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Default Cats eye vs crossfire dual tire pressure monitoring

After the problems we have had with our dual tires losing air due to faulty valve extensions I would like to get a different type extension (I'm a glutton for punishment)...
Has anyone compared cats eye to crossfire? Or even the single tire systems?
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Adrian, we run cats eyes on our trucks and have for several years. We purchase them for a specific tire pressure and if they drop even a pound or two the eye opens up a bit. This allows our drivers to check tire pressure visually. They are a very good quality IMO as well.
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I've been running Crossfires on the rear duals on my 'Bird for the last 6 years with no problems, they also are easy to check visually when doing the walk by, just like Jim I ordered them for a specific tire pressure.

For those of you that may not know what we are discussing here are the links to both systems.


Crossfire Dual™ Tire Pressure Equalization System
http://www.dualdynamics.com/crossfires/

Cat's Eye® tire pressure maintenance system.
http://www.linkmfg.com/catseye/catseye.html
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Ive been thinking of getting a set of those, so...

Taking a quick look, the main difference seems to be that the crossfire shows over pressure, the catseye dosnt.
Other than that specs seem the same, or am I missing something??

Wheres the best place to order from? Is there a price difference between the two?

How about pressure... Havent weighed my new (to me) '93 WBPT40, whats a good pressure to pick? Im thinking 105 or 110...??


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I need to weigh our coach again without a trailer attached but the Cat scales showed 19640 drive axle not sure if that was for both on rear duals and tag axles...
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We've been running the Crossfires for 2yrs now on the rear duals as well. Luckily we haven't had any issues alerted, but still peace of mind if one were to occur.
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I run 110psi Crossfires on my drives with one Pressure Pro on each.
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We've been running the Crossfires for 2yrs now on the rear duals as well. Luckily we haven't had any issues alerted, but still peace of mind if one were to occur.

Thanks... What PSI do you use? Yours should weigh about what a '93 does.


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I run 110psi Crossfires on my drives with one Pressure Pro on each.


Does that work? There is a check valve that isolates each wheel when one looses pressure...

One would hope the low pressure would show up at the one valve stem ;} Have you checked?

Those Crossfires run about $75 ea. If you figure you save $50 on a Pressure Pro thats a deal!


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Does that work? There is a check valve that isolates each wheel when one looses pressure...

One would hope the low pressure would show up at the one valve stem ;} Have you checked?

Those Crossfires run about $75 ea. If you figure you save $50 on a Pressure Pro thats a deal!


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Joe I know one thing.....the Pressure Pro does send accurate info regarding pressure. Now I don't know if it would alarm if one dual lost air. I'm assuming it would as I think the Crossfire won't isolate the leaking tire until ten pounds or so it lost and that should be enough to send me a signal through the Pressure Pro system. Belt and suspenders I know but what does it hurt. Yes you're correct on the $50 saving per side.
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