Link to Product: Pro Tire Deflator Kit
All right – you guys know Rhino USA is the KING of tie down strap technology. Well they are applying that same expertise to recovery equipment and tire equipment, and they are now manufacturing a complete line of tire care products including tire repair kits, five different Inflator gauges as well as professional deflator kits for your off-road vehicle.
Today we’re going to be talking about how to properly and professionally deflate your tires but first, let’s talk about why you would do that. It may be obvious – but when a tire is low on tire pressure more rubber from the tire makes contact with the dirt, rock or road that you’re driving on. If you’re rock crawling or mud running that can be a good thing. It means you’re getting more grip and traction. Many off-road vehicles run on-board air systems so that their owners can “air down” and “air up” depending on the trail conditions. And sometimes that can mean the difference between getting stuck or worse, rolling over.
So how do you properly and professionally air down on the trail? Well what you don’t do is jam a sharp object into your tire valve stem and guess how much air you’re letting out of your tires! Don’t do that. You want a solution that is made from quality machined parts and compliments your expensive tires. That’s where the Rapid Tire Deflator Kit comes in from Rhino.
The Rhino USA Rapid Tire Deflator removes the needle inside your tire valve stem temporarily to allow a LOT of air to come out quickly and precisely. The attached 60 PSI gauge will give you constant feedback on the air pressure as you do this. We’re not going to go into every step but it’s only a six step process for each tire and only takes a few minutes. The important thing to understand is that you’re unscrewing your valve core, letting air out, then screwing the valve core back in. It’s that simple.
Now if that process makes you a little nervous don’t worry. Rhino has an even simpler solution and that’s the Pro Tire Deflator Kit which includes four individual locking deflators that attach to each of your tires valve stems and allow for very fine tuning of your tire pressure on the fly. Simply use the provided 60 PSI gauge with built in deflator valve to lower your pressure to the desired amount – then screw on the deflator body and you’ve got instant access to additional deflation as needed with a quick twist of the deflator body.
No matter which method you use, just be sure to inflate your tires to the proper on-road pressure before returning to streets or highways. We also recommend removing the deflator valves on your valve stems when not operating at low pressure or slower speeds.
Both Rhino Deflator kits come with extra valve stems and valve stem sleeves, as well as a multi-tool for working on your valve stems and the included instructions walk you through each process step by step. The Pro kit comes in a waterproof indestructible hard case, and the Rapid Tire Deflator Kit comes in a tough as nails nylon pouch. Perfect for keeping everything clean in the mud, sand and tricky water crossings.
Remember normal car/truck tire pressure is usually between 32 to 40 PSI when cold. Be sure to refer to your tires manufacturing specs for details on proper inflation. Properly inflated tires save fuel, last longer and increase handling & performance. So be sure to check your tire pressure at least once a month for your vehicles.
We are running the Pro Tire Deflator Kits on all of our big boy UTV’s and we use the Rapid Tire Deflator on our bigger one ton trucks. Both are rock solid and actually force you to be SMART about controlling your tires air pressure while on the trail climbing. Sometimes the smallest patch of rubber can make all the difference – especially in Mammoth or Moab!
All of The Rhino USA Tire Deflator kits come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied for any reason, they will refund your money. Don’t trust your tires to cheap imported junk – buy from an American owned and family operated father and son business.
You can pick up the Rhino USA Rapid Tire Deflator and Pro Tire Deflator kits at your local automotive shop, or head over to Rhinousainc.com and buy direct. And remember – everything Rhino USA makes is engineered here in America and comes with a lifetime money-back guarantee.