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Old 12-19-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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What kind of air compressors does everyone use when off roading?
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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I use an MV50.

Works great for the price.

I have 31" tires btw
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http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/viair.htm

On-Board air, or there are also portable compressors.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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I have an ARB compressor mounted under the hood that I use to air up after offroading
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I use a portable home compressor that I plug into bed outlet.
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I got the big smittybuilt. It works great for airing up. 265/75r16 from 15 to 40 psi in under 2 minutes a tire. Filling up a small tank is very fast from 1 - 70 psi, but slows substabtially 90 - 115. Over all a good deql since i paid $125 for it.
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Thanks guys. I need to pick one today to put on my Christmas list. I think I'll end up going with the Viair 300p.
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Thanks guys. I need to pick one today to put on my Christmas list. I think I'll end up going with the Viair 300p.
Good choice....it's been a great little portable compressor with 1 small drawback. It has alligator clamps to attach to the battery, and that cable is kinda short, when airing up I can only reach 3 tires. I intend to take my compressor to an electrical company and see if they can splice 3 - 4 feet of cable on there so I can easily reach all 4 tires.
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I intend to take my compressor to an electrical company and see if they can splice 3 - 4 feet of cable on there so I can easily reach all 4 tires.
You can prolly do it yourself. Home depot should have the stuff you need.
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C02 FTW! 33's filled from 15psi to 35psi in 15 to 18sec OBA is too slow for me and I can run air tools with no waiting at a full 90psi
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #13
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since you've already picked a compressor, i'll just ad this as a little trick that makes airing up a lot easier.

a great little system to fill up all of your tires at the same time, and to the same pressure (no need to extend wires either) is to use a multiport manifold and multiple clip-on chucks.

you can run hoses to each tire and the chuck clips on, so all you have to do is turn off the compressor once the correct pressure is reached. (make sure not to exceed your duty cycle)

allows you to run hoses to one or all tires vvvv


clips on to the valve stem for hands free airing up vvvv
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C02 FTW! 33's filled from 15psi to 35psi in 15 to 18sec OBA is too slow for me and I can run air tools with no waiting at a full 90psi
It's a beautiful thing! you can build your own for about $200 as well if you take your time gathering parts.

only system i've ever seen fill tires faster than the CO2, was a massive belt driven compressor on an older land rover. he filled all 4 of my tires with a 4-way fill setup like i mentioned above, and filled his onboard tank, faster than CO2. crazy CFM
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