The Barricade tire deflators are for those of you that have a 1987 and up Wrangler and are looking for an easy and fairly quick way to deflate your tires, so that you can have some better traction when you're off-road. These aren't really an item that you're going to install on the jeep. They're something that you're going to put on, let them do their job, take them right back off again. You don't actually drive with these deflators in place. So again, not much of an install to talk about. What we will talk about, how to get these calibrated and how to use them in just a second. Now when you are in an off-road situation, having your tires aired down is going to be a huge benefit. It's going to give you a larger contact patch with the ground, giving you some additional traction. It's also going to make it a much more comfortable ride when you're off-road. You're not going to be bouncing around as much and those tires can absorb a lot more shock. So airing down, definitely going to be a good idea. But, going around from one tire to the other with a traditional tire gauge to air down can take a little bit of time that you could be using for other things. So once you get an item like this calibrator, you simply screw it on to the valve stem, it airs down the tire to a desired pressure automatically, and then stops airing down. So you can go ahead, disconnect your sway bars, do whatever else you need to do while your tires are airing down. Now, like I said, this is gonna be pretty quick but it's not going to be quite as quick as some of those devices that will completely remove your valve stem core. That's going to be the quickest way to air down your tires. But, you have to be there doing that and can't be disconnecting your sway bars at the same time. So just a little bit of a different flavor. Now, there are gonna be a couple different options of these out there. These ones in particular are going to be solid brass. They have a couple of rubber O-rings inside of them and they are pretty easy to calibrate. They come with this pouch. So overall, I think a pretty nice package. But again, there are going to be some other options that are going to work very similarly. So as for construction, like I said, these are going to be solid brass. You have a couple of rubber O-rings on the inside of them. But overall there's not going to be any plastic on them, so they are going to hold up and work really well for you. You're gonna get the full set of four plus a handy carrying pouch, so you can stuff all four of the deflators in there, throw 'em in your center console area in your glove box, and have them ready for when you need them. Now these do have a way to calibrate them, so these can work for a 0 to 30 pounds of pressure. So you're going to have a set ring that you're gonna be able to unscrew. You'll set the tire pressure that you want this air down to and reset that set ring, and then you really don't have to mess with that anymore, as long as you wanna continue to air down to that same pressure. Of course if you get different tires, you wanna change the pressure, you can always re-calibrate these whenever you need to. So like I said, not much of an installation at all for this item. The way that you're gonna calibrate them is to air down one tire to your desired pressure. Then you're going to screw the deflator onto the tire, loosen up the set ring, and adjust it until air starts coming out of the tire. Then you're gonna back off, just a little bit, so there's no air coming out of the tire and set that set ring in place. You're gonna do that same process for all four of these, and that is what's going to allow these to air down to the same pressure, every time and then stop airing down once they get to that desired pressure. Then when you wanna use these, just take your valve stem caps off, screw these onto the tire, they'll start deflating and then walk away. Like I said, disconnect your sway bars, do whatever else you need to do. They'll all stop deflating when they get to that desired pressure, you simply unscrew them and screw your valve stem caps back on. Now these are a big heavy brass piece. You definitely don't wanna drive with these on. So again, you're going to screw them on, let them air down, and remove them again before you actually hit the trails. This set of deflators with the carrying pouch comes at right around $30, which I do think is gonna be a pretty fair price. Like I said, there are some other options out that are gonna be very similar, also going to be well built, probably right around the same price range. I personally have a set of these in my jeep. If I am going to be airing down the tires and doing some other activities, I will use these versus some of those other types of deflators that completely remove the valve stem core. These have worked really, really well for me and I think that they are fairly priced for what you're getting. So if you're looking for a way to easily deflate all four tires to a desired tire pressure and give you the ability to do some other things while they're deflating, a set of tire deflators like these ones from Barricade are a great option. And you can find these ones right here at extremeterrain.com.
Improve Traction. Whether the trail conditions are dirt, mud, sand, or rock, proper tire inflation is crucial for traction. Barricade Off-Road Tire Deflators are an easy and safe way to deflate your Wranglers tires quickly for the trail conditions ahead.
Adjustable. Barricade Off-Road tire deflators are fully adjustable so you can set them to any preset PSI you desire. Accurate to within 0.05psi. The deflators have a 0-30 PSI pressure range.
Quality Construction. Each Barricade Off-Road tire deflator features heavy duty brass construction and is fitted with a rubber O-ring to ensure an airtight seal when the proper PSI is reached.
Application. This set of four Barricade Off-Road Tire Deflators is designed for use on all 1987-2020 Jeep Wrangler models equipped with standard valve stems (Schrader Valve).
These are great once they are calibrated properly. The directions don’t tell you that when you are dialing in the pressure setting to start from a full tire each time you make an adjustment. In other words a proper 8lb setting on the deflator adjusted from 35lbs of tire pressure may not be the same as when you already have it down to 15lbs. At least that’s what I found with mine.
The Barricade tire deflators work well, though one of the set appears to be a little more sensitive than the others. The build quality appears to be excellent and they come with a leather case. I was overall pleased with the purchase. My only disappointment was with the way they arrived from ET - I received an obvious returned set that arrived loose, rattling around in the box instead of in their packaging.
Work as expected. Set up was very simple. Have used several times now and they sure make airing down easy. Put them on while filling out paperwork at the off road park and when I'm done with that we're ready to go.
Ryan E, 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJMarketing Coordinator I have been into Wranglers since I was young. My dad has owned quite a few over the years and if I wasn’t in a lifted wrangler I was in something lifted. When I was old enough to drive I bought a Cherokee and went through 3 of them before deciding I wanted a Wrangler. So I sold my Cherokee and sat o...
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