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8/14/22: Casner Mountain Trail | Near Sedona/Flagstaff | 4x4 Moderate | Day Trip

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Please remove me.  I'll be out of commission for a while.

 

Mike

 

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48 minutes ago, mbuckner said:

Please remove me.  I'll be out of commission for a while.

 

Mike

 


Sorry to hear that Mike. Hope you get to feeling better!

 

 

 

@English Al - you’re off standby and on the list!

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Hey @JL Goat thanks for the message - I added you to the standby list.

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On 6/24/2022 at 7:02 AM, 4x4tographer said:


Sorry to hear that Mike. Hope you get to feeling better!

 

 

 

@English Al - you’re off standby and on the list!

Thx! +1 (wife)

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Posted (edited)

For those interested in an alternate date (September) for running this trail, please check out @SonoranWanderer‘s trip posted here!

 

Please note that the trip in September is for the premium ORP Club only.

 

Learn more here!

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You can remove me from the list as I am jumping on the Club run.

 

@Ken Ford you’re in!!  Enjoy the run.

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4 minutes ago, AZRNintheJeep242 said:

You can remove me from the list as I am jumping on the Club run.

 

@Ken Ford you’re in!!  Enjoy the run.


Thanks Darryl!

 

@Ken Ford I’ve moved you to the attendee list.

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Can I be standby for this one? I’m likely going to be there that weekend anyway.

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Hey all…..do I need anything special to air down? I’m guessing there is some tool??  Thx

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Posted (edited)
On 7/17/2022 at 10:42 AM, snoopy61 said:

Hey all…..do I need anything special to air down? I’m guessing there is some tool??  Thx

 

Hey @snoopy61

 

Sorry for the long post - but there's a lot to say on the subject!

I personally use 2 different deflator options - you only really need one:

 

Option 1 is the popular ARB ARB600 Deflator. It's been a workhorse - I've been using it for every trip for about 6 years without fail. It works by removing your valve core on your valve stems to allow the air to defeat very quickly. You have to manually monitor the pressure until you are where you want to be. There are several different, cheaper options out on Amazon.

  • PRO: You manually control the pressure and can stop at any PSI you want for the trail conditions.
  • CON: It takes a little longer to use to deflate since you're working 1 tire at a time. You also have to crouch while using it.

 

Option 2: I also use a set of 4 Coyote Automatic Tire Deflators. They're very similar to this popular option from Staun that many folks here use.

  • PRO: They're nice because you can deflate all 4 tires simultaneously, and automatically - meaning you can walk around, chat with friends, while the deflators do their thing. Once they stop, you just take them off and you're good to go!
  • CON #1: You have to put in the time up front to preset them to the tire pressure you prefer to run on the trail. Once you have them dialed in, it's as easy as screwing them on to your valve stems and waiting for them to stop automatically, about a 4-5 minute process.
  • CON #2: You're stuck with the pressure you set them to without the ability to easily adjust pressure to the trail conditions on when you're running (sand, rock, snow, gravel road - for example: you might want to run 20 psi for an easy dirt road, but 12 psi for sand, etc. 

 

There are some fancier systems out there, like those from MorrFlate, but they are pretty pricey - but well-designed for airing up and down with the same gear.

 

What I do is:

  1. Initial deflation with my Coyotes (all set to about 16 psi)
  2. If I need to deflate further, I'll make some adjustments with the ARB.

 

My recommendation for the first time user is to get the ARB style of deflator to get you started. You can always grow into some auto-deflators in the future. 🙂

 

Also - if you air down - you're going to want a way to put air back in to the tires for the trip home! Don't forget a compressor!

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