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Airing down tires before hitting the trail is one of those rituals that we all endure, but don’t necessarily enjoy. Whether we are about... QUICK TIP:  How to Air Down Tires While On the Trail

Airing down tires before hitting the trail is one of those rituals that we all endure, but don’t necessarily enjoy.

Whether we are about to hit rocks, mud, sand or just bumpy dirt roads, airing down improves your tire’s traction and footprint; gives your kidneys a break with a softer ride; and allows you to traverse more and slip less.

There are several ways to air down your jeep before hitting the trail, from complex tools that remove the valve stem to auto deflators… all of which work while you’re sitting by the side of the trail.

But what if you could air down WHILE you were on the trail?

We found these Trailhead Automatic Tire Deflators that do just that.

Most air down systems involve kneeling and time-consuming moves, but the Trailhead Deflators are extremely easy to use.

Just screw them on, and drive off.

They come preset from the factory to about 13 PSI, but you can adjust from 5 to 20 following the easy to understand instructions.

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  • Chuck in Phoenix

    October 17, 2018 #1 Author

    Theses are the ones I use.
    Before you go out find a smaller car tire and pump it up to around 30 psi, put these on and see where they end up.
    They are adjustable with an allen wrench so you can set them where you like.
    For wheels that are NOT Beadlocks, I set them at 12 psi.
    For deadlocks I go around 5.
    Make sure to buy the correct setting range that you’ll need.
    They have Red ones and Blue ones, each cover a different psi range.
    Put these on at the Trailhead and start your drive in, but the 1st obstacle they should have dropped to your setting. Just get out take them off and you’re set to go..
    See you one the Trails..

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  • Rockinbob

    October 20, 2018 #3 Author

    knarly suggestion n will pass it on to others that haven’t made big investments.
    I gota quick guage deflator n on board viair compressor with lots of gadgets.

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