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Air Compressors!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tac000, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Aug 4, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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    Tac000

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    I'm thinking about getting a compressor/tank setup, and I wanna know what y'all have.

    So here we go, post up all your ideas and experiences on which compressors are best and how you've mounted everything. :)
     
  2. Aug 4, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    beachingtaco

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    I'm looking to do the same thing. I hope this post get's some replys.....
     
  3. Aug 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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  4. Aug 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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  5. Aug 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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    I have thought od getting a compressor as well but i ended up buying a cheap $99 generator from Harbor Freight and used my 3gal compressor............i HARDLY EVER air down for when i go off road but this setup is pretty sweet
     
  6. Aug 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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    Click the white taco in the banner. It'll take you to MrGrimms build. He has a pretty awesome setup.

     
  7. Aug 4, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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  8. Aug 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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  9. Aug 5, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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    How loud are most of those compressors? It seems to me that you wouldn't want them in the cab.
     
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    I use a Viair 440, it is really quiet.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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    I got a mini 12v compressor from Canadian Tire for 5 bucks. I've had it for 4 years and it's never done me wrong. All I know it's take a shit load of time to do my tires. It's already paid for itself, I ain't paying for air at a gas station. Yes! Gas stations are now charging for air.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    I've got a Viair setup it's 100% duty cycle into a 4 gallon tank. This is my compressor I've always had it inside the truck away from the elements

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    my air tank

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    I moved it inside closer to the compressor to make fill time quicker I had it mounted in my box before

    Invest in a good compressor I went through 4 cheap ones before upgrading
     
  13. Aug 5, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    I can't even hear it when I'm driving and have my music on a little
     
  14. Aug 5, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    What size tank is the one you have? I like how it fits in the compartment, and seems to be less permanent.
     
  15. Aug 5, 2013 at 8:28 PM
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    How long does it take to fill your tires with that setup? and what size tires?
     
  16. Aug 5, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    x2^^^
     
  17. Aug 5, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    What do you guys use your compressor for? I have a 20 lb co2 tank that I use for air tools and tires.
     
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    What model compressor is that? Does it get hot being in tat compartment running? Curious if it will melt the plastic if ran for a bit.
     
  19. Aug 5, 2013 at 9:14 PM
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    hondarider215

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    It's a 1.5 gallon. Fits perfect in that compartment and you can run the airlines and powers wires through the back for a clean install
     
  20. Aug 5, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    It's a viar 120psi air compressor. Haven't noticed it get to hot, it has a safety for when it gets to hot it automatically turns off so idk if it will get hot enough to melt the plastic.

    I got it running my train horn and have an air hose attached to fill up my tires.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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