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air compressor question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bagster, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Aug 23, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    bagster

    bagster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking about getting a plug kit and 12v, plug-in air compressor to carry in my truck. What's the best brand of compressor to get? I bought a $19.95, made-in-China cheapo from Wall Mart several years ago and it shelled the 2nd time I used it.
     
  2. Aug 23, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    tony92629

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    I had this floating around my house. I keep the hose in the under seat compartment - Bought it at Kregan Auto parts for $49.00 on sale. I purchased a larger compressor for the house/garage now with a ceiling mount retractable hose. This one is tied down and locked, but can be removed quickly. I actually used it the other day/night. My son was off roading at Holy Jim's (Trabuco Canyon - South Orange County, California) and got a flat tire (305's) on his 1989 F150 4x4 (302 small block with 3" pipes and custom headers and with Dana 44's - Nice truck....at freakin' midnight. He called me after a lot of thought and depleting all his friends phone numbers. The Tacoma to the rescue. It worked perfectly - BTW, I have a 2010 DC prerunner and I really didnt get it for off road use. Maybe some light trails...but if you been to Holy Jims's...it gets sorta scetchy, especially between midnight and 3am. I was about 10 miles into the trail and I am thinking - no way, I must have made a wrong turn. As I was turning around to leave, I see headlights. About 15 minutes later it was another truck. The guy said I was about half way there to where they broke down. Did I mention I brought a 13/16 socket and not the thin wall 13/16. So I did Holy Jim twice in one night in my 2010 DC Super White Tacoma. Yes, she is no longer a virgin.

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  3. Aug 23, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    these work really well......takes a few minutes to build up, but great for airing up tires......

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    Q Industries MV50 Air Compressor/Tire Inflator

    i have one, have used it a few times, and im gonna install an oba setup soon with it and a 7 gallon tank.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    afd23a

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    I've got a Slime heavy duty compressor. Works good for me. Gets a little warm when airing up tires, but I think almost any 12V compressor is going to.

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  5. Aug 23, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    ktmrider

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    Im working on my own harbor freight OBO set up, Im just struggling making brackets to mount the tank under the bed.
     
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