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Where the rubber hits the road. Discussion about drive train; (locking) diffs; wheels; hubs; suspension and, of course, tyres

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Old 02-07-19
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Default ARB digital tyre inflator/deflator - ARB601

Hi guys,
I'm in the market for a new DEFLATOR since the one I have is almost falling apart.
So, looking at alternatives to the valve core removal deflators, I came across this ARB digital inflator/deflator.
As an inflator it comes in handy since there is no need to turn the compressor off to check the pressure, just release the lever and that's it. Not enough? Push it again! Awesome!

As a deflator, well here comes my question.
It is not a deflator per se, but it has a push button that you can use to deflate the tyres if you have over inflated them.
What i would like to know is....how fast is at doing that?
Can it really be used as a full time deflator?
I went into an arb shop and when comparing it to the EZ deflator the guy working there said "it would be much slower like 10 times slower because it is not a valve core type of deflator, but i've never used it".

Not that i dont wanna trust him lol, but has anybody ever tried it?
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I've got one. It is slower but it's handy. I'm not a big fan of removing the valve each time, althought that's very quick. I use a simple tyre valve tool or a stick to get most of the air out and then switch to the deflator to get it where I want. Once I've done one tyre, I count the time I needed so i can quickly deflate the next one for say 20 seconds, and then put the deflator on.

Mine reads 5 psi too much but as long as I know that, it's workable.
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For speed, you cannot do better than a set a Staun Deflators, I have 2 calibrated at 20psi and 2 at 15psi, this covers me for general low range off road pressures and sand pressures. When dropping to sand pressures I put the 20psi regulators on the first 2 tyres then fit the others, I come back and manually deflate the first 2 tyres the last 5 psi.

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Agree with OJ, people bag them but they are super handy. I have 2 set at 18 and 2 at 16. I only do beach work so 18 is my first step, 16 looks as low as I’m comfortable as I have 18’s on my Pajero and they just look too low at 15.
Only issue I found with them is they need to drop the pressure by 15 psi I think to activate them. So you can’t drop 2 tyres to 18 then put ones set at 15 on these as it won’t open the valve. Doesn’t bother me now I know, annoyed me when I didn’t and was rushing to drop my tyre pressures a little more, the tide was coming in when leaving Fraser Island using the southern tip and I didnt want to back track and use the inland tracks.
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Well then, I will agree to disagree. I have found nothing faster than my valve core removal deflator, Staun included.
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Agree with OJ, people bag them but they are super handy. I have 2 set at 18 and 2 at 16. I only do beach work so 18 is my first step, 16 looks as low as I’m comfortable as I have 18’s on my Pajero and they just look too low at 15.
Only issue I found with them is they need to drop the pressure by 15 psi I think to activate them. So you can’t drop 2 tyres to 18 then put ones set at 15 on these as it won’t open the valve. Doesn’t bother me now I know, annoyed me when I didn’t and was rushing to drop my tyre pressures a little more, the tide was coming in when leaving Fraser Island using the southern tip and I didnt want to back track and use the inland tracks.
You can get them on special online regularly

If you just pull the centre stem they will start to activate again.

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Well then, I will agree to disagree. I have found nothing faster than my valve core removal deflator, Staun included.

Hi Shane,

Hopefully our paths will cross one day and we can do a test whilst having an ale then sit around the campfire with a red or two and solve the worlds problems.

On my next trip with some of the Adelaide Forumites we might do a test. just for the fun of it!

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I use a supercheap small dial pressure gauge which has an air release button on the side. Simple and effective for normal size tyres
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I bought a Repco branded valve core removal deflator but took it back unopened because I decided a plastic KFC fork works well, easy to replace and if one prong breaks off you have 3-4 more before you need to replace it. Itís fully weatherproof and because the prongs are slim it doesnít take all that long to deflate.


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Blahaha, that's a beauty! LOL
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