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quick deflate valve stems

I remeber reading about a valve cap or stem that was adjustables for quick airdowns. Anyone ever here of anything like this? I am tired of spending 20 min airing down b/f my OR excursions.. Thanks.
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A company named Klune V makes some, but they will run you about 89 dollars, and it replaces the whole valve stem.
There's also an Australian company that makes valve caps, but the name is not coming to me right now. check the back of Off Road or Four Wheeler, thye advertise in there. They run about 60 though.

For the cost, I'd rather do it manually.

What are you doing that takes 20 min!? A quick way is to get a valve stem core tool, then just unscrew the core. Be careful though, you could lose all pressure quick if you don't screw it back in!

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Yeah... Did that... Once. As for what I do... I do to OC a lot during the summer months and go on the beach. Usually a few times a day. It usually taked like 5 min a tire to let all the air out with a press guage. Figure I do that a few times a day and it becomes a real pain in the a$$. Could this be the other company?

http://www.staunproducts.com/tire-deflator-features.php

I found them for around 50 or 60. Might get me a set.
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I just use the valve stem core tool and count to about 35 on my boggers. Works get. I was going to buy those valve cap things but went with the stem core tool instead. Try a search on valve cap air down or something. One of the local jeep guys here in NM sells them for like 40 bucks or something. U put them on and drive away. Sound well worth it. I'll get them if you want me to.
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ok. Thank you. I will searh for them, if I do not find them I will give you a shout. Thanks
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Yeah, I think it was Staun. See their new "bead locks" yet? Inflatable bladders in the wheel, pretty cool.

60 bucks is about what they go for, if someone has them for 40 I'd think even think about it.

Problem is I just don't like the idea of driving with something that lets air out, though I beleive they won't fail...
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I would prob put them on and deflate the tire. then take em off (so they do not fail or get broken on a rock).
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we used to use those at the beach, only problem was they would get sand and dirt in them and stop working. what you do, is go buy a 78 bronco with 37s and just leave it in 4wd with 10psi all the time. thats what i did
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