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Old 27th July 2018, 18:47   #1
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Hi Guys, I was looking across the web for a tyre deflator. I have always felt the need for one during the occasional off-road stints in my Fortuner. Came across this great valve which can reduce the pressure to a maximum of 18 psi at one time. If anybody knows of some other product which is easily available in India, kindly throw some light upon the same.

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You can buy the ARB tire deflator kit from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.in/ARB-ARB505-Arb...+tire+deflator

Though priced a bit steep, it is a well-designed tool that has been used over the years by off-road enthusiasts all over the world.
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Hello,

Doesn't most good pressure gauges have options for deflating? Also, I consider counting the seconds and removing the valve stem to be a cheaper and better way.
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Two related threads that might help you:

Portable Inflators

Places to buy 4x4 stuff

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For Mumbai folks:

Stumbled upon this shop/office in Opera House which sells Pressure Gauges, Inflator Deflators and all sorts of Automobile tools. (toolKits, garage equipment, spanners, jacks)

Great collection, good quality stuff and really nice and knowledgeable person running the show.

I bought a tyre pressure gauge (analog pencil type, imported one, extremely sturdy) but ended up browsing for a while. Gadget lovers paradise.

Industrial Machinery Tools Corp (IMTC)
15 Avantikabai Gokhale Street, Mumbai 400 004
Phone: 022 5635 6162
Contact person: Rupak

It is on the first floor of a building opposite Impala Motors. Looks like an office but they do sell retail stuff
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Hi Guys, I was looking across the web for a tyre deflator. I have always felt the need for one during the occasional off-road stints in my Fortuner. Came across this great valve which can reduce the pressure to a maximum of 18 psi at one time...
These are preset deflators and you will need to re-calibrate them in regular intervals as they might end up deflating more or less than the preset pressure after a period of use.

Also, as they are preset, you cannot use them if you need to deflate more or less than this level.

The easiest way to deflate is to get one of those valve removal tools from your friendly tire shop and learn to remove the valve. If you are indeed friendly with them, you get them free of cost.

The first few times will be a challenge, but once you get used to it, it is a breeze. Just make sure that you do not lose the valve pin or carry few extra's, always.
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I use JTBrooks tyre deflators. Outstanding stuff.

Comes as four pieces. You dial the pressure you want on each and put it on the tyre valves and forget about it. It slowly releases the air (not as fast as ARB) but it gives you enough time to complete your other pre offroading checklist tasks and not constantly keep checking on tyre pressure.

Highly recommended.

http://www.jtbrooks.com/our-products.html

EDIT: i have this one (it's a screenshot from their website):
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The simplest one seen till date is this one.

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I use the JT Brooks and ARB. JTB is set for 15 psi for entry into sand and the ARB is used to for further reducing upto 9 psi when soft sand is encountered.
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The simplest one seen till date is this one.

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Actually that would be this!
I have the upgraded steel version. Less flammable. The flat end fits nicely in a tyre air valve. The sharp end does not need an air valve and can be inserted directly into a tyre, e.g. if your neighbor keeps parking in your driveway.
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Thank you everyone for the great advice. Sorry,I am a tad late. I have logged in to TeamBhp after a long time. I am thinking of getting the ARB as in my personal opinion there products have a great track record in terms of reliability.
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