Date Posted:20 July 2015
This week we look at the Staun Tyre Deflator, give you some great tyre pressure tips and look at our latest fit-out. This week we look at the Staun Tyre Deflator, give you some great tyre pressure tips and look at our latest fit-out.
This week we look at the Staun Tyre Deflators.
Staun's Tyre Deflators are a well known 4wd after-market accessory, wholly owned and manufactured in Australia.
The patented and trade marked Staun Tyre Deflators are the ORIGINAL and the BEST! They have proven time and again to be the easiest and most accurate way for decreasing tyre pressure and improving your off-road performance.
The tyre deflators are simply screwed onto each tyre valve stem doing all of the work for you! All you have to do is take them off your tyres when they stop deflating and you're set to go off-road!
The Staun Tyre Deflators can be used for all types of four wheel driving ranging from coastal sand driving, desert sand driving and rock climbing to mud driving. The standard tyre deflators are supplied at a preset pressure of 18psi, but this pressure can be adjusted to your desired level. How much you reduce your tyre pressure depends on a variety of factors, such as how much weight your tyres are supporting and the softness of the surface that you will be travelling on.
ORC 4WD ADVICE
As we are highlighting the Staun Tyre Deflators today, we'd like to also provide you with some tyre pressure tips.
Changing the pressure in your tyres is one of the most effective ways you can improve the performance of your 4WD in most off road situations, and, generally this is by reducing the pressure. A 25-30% decrease in pressure can give you up to 250% improved traction.
When driving in sand, reducing your tyre pressure increases the surface area and helps stop your 4WD from sinking. This helps you drive over the sand, and prevents you getting bogged.
When driving over rough or corrugated tracks, reduced pressure softens the tyres, absorbs vibration that would otherwise be transferred through the suspension and increases your comfort. It also allows the tyre to shape around objects as opposed climbing over them.
So, how low should you go?
The looser the serface e.g. sand, snow or mud, the lower the tyre pressure needs to be. You should start by reducing the pressure by half your usual road pressure. if you notice it's still struggling and you need to reduce it further, do so in small increments (2 to 4 PSI at a time)
For hard surfaces e.g. rocks, hard dirt etc you can start by reducing to 1/3 of the standard road pressure.
Remember: The lower you go, the slower you go!
It is very important to note, when you're back on the bitumen you will need to ensure you reinflate your tyres. Driving with deflated tyres at highway speeds will cause tyre failure as the reduced pressure can cause heat to build up in the tyre which causes it to weaken the rubber causing tyre blow outs or your tyre to roll off the rim.
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