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    Titan or Brute II

    I know some guys have noted their experience with either Yellow Jacket Titan or Brute II manifolds.

    I would like to hear the positive and negative of both.

    All comments are welcome ...
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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    I have used a brute 1 for many years ( I replace the valve assys. with brute 2 units ). I have had good and bad luck with the valves...all I can say is that when they work they work good. If were going to buy a 4 valve I would consider the new JB Ball Valve deal ( it comes with some serious weight however ).

    And on that note I'll say that I am done with 4 valve manifolds. And there are very few quality 2 valve manifolds on the market ( I am searching ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    YJ41 at present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-fridge View Post
    The laws of physics know no brand names.

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    Thanks Guys

    With all I have read on HVAC Talk on 4 valve manifolds, I think I am going to stick with my Yellow Jacket 41's.

    I like them best and are the only ones that have stood up more than a year.

    Guess I was looking to "move up" and looking at my options. But with all the problems with 4 valve setups, I like my 41's better all the time. Another tech at work has the Titian and loves them. Guess to each his own.

    I appreciate all the input.
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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    maybe to upgrade your yj manifold. look into the brass class 1 gauges. i have 2 sets and have used the exclusively until i bought a digicool.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep6275 View Post
    maybe to upgrade your yj manifold. look into the brass class 1 gauges. i have 2 sets and have used the exclusively until i bought a digicool.........
    Now THAT would be a real upgrade. Maybe add some lens protectors and I will be in good shape.

    Just not ready for digital yet.
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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    A few guys I know have had sight glass leaks on their titan/brute manifolds. Easy enough to fix but a pain none the less. I'm somewhat happy with mine, have a set of both.hate the handles, hard to turn under pressure. Light weight compared to jb tho

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    YJ41s FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt1124 View Post
    YJ41s FTW!
    I must agree. I love mine. Just need the lens protectors. And upgrade to class I gauges.

    Thanks!
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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    I actually had some JB gauges that had 4 hoses, one being the 3/8" vac hose. Much too bulky to deal with. Sold them and bought 41s.

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    when i purchased my testo and sman3 i retired my Brute to recovery duty.

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