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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Ghostrider52, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Jan 20, 2020 at 7:19 AM
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    Ghostrider52

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    Hi all,

    I'm new to off-roading but I have gathered that I probably need an air compressor for the times when I should air down and then have to air back up to get home. I wanted some opinions of good air compressors, keeping in mind that I don't want to spend 400 dollars for one when I'm a weekend warrior at best. Let me know your thoughts!
     
  2. Jan 20, 2020 at 7:43 AM
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    Also curious about this. Been looking into various ARB offerings as well as other manufacturers. Still undecided as to what's "enough" for somebody that just gonna air tires back up every once in a while.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2020 at 7:53 AM
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    I suggest an MV50 air compressor for around $70-100.
    Its been bouncing around in my Jeeps trunk for about 5 years now and dropped several times, still works perfect. Able to fill four 35" tires without overheating in the 110 plus degree sun in AZ.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2020 at 7:57 AM
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    Def will be looking into these! Thanks
     
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  7. Jan 20, 2020 at 8:02 AM
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    Blais03

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    I just got a Smittybilt 5.65 CFM compressor and it seems really powerful! I bet with a tank this thing could run an air tool.
     
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    The Viair 300p is a great choice, I’ve used one for years.
     
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  9. Jan 20, 2020 at 8:03 AM
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    I've been looking at the 300p and Smittybilt 5.65. Neither have any issues with bigger tires before cool down? I am running 305/55/r20 (33.5") tires and wanted to make sure they will do the trick. Leaning 300p as the connections aren't wonky as it appears the smittybilt is.
     
  11. Jan 20, 2020 at 8:15 AM
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    You won't have any issues. With it being a 20" rim there's not that much more volume than stock.
     
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  12. Jan 20, 2020 at 8:27 AM
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    Would it be better to go with the 400p if I were considering going 35's on the 20" rim? Have been throwing that around once these tires wear out (will be a while obviously). Not sure there is a huge difference between the 300p and 400p
     
  13. Jan 20, 2020 at 8:32 AM
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    Just for reference you're tire has less volume than the common 265/75/r16 tire. I can run math for the 20s after.


    Really, I'd just say it's up to your financial situation. If you can swing the 400p and feel like you'll end up on 35's after then it's up to you.
     
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    Another vote for the 88P. Got mine last week and already used a couple times - filled up quick without issue. I cut off the stock fitting and replaced with a locking air chuck :thumbsup:
     
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    The MV50 is a great little pump. I ran one of these for years. Used it to charge a tank for an airhorn in my old Chevy, then mounted under the hood of my Tacoma for the horn and for tires. On a summer day at the dunes it couldn't quite fill all 4 of my OEM 265/70r16s from 15 to 35 before shutting down and needing to cool off. I usually got 3 tires full and the last one up in the 20s. I'm betting if it wasn't in my engine bay, it would have got them all filled.

    I'm now running the ARB CKMA12, but that's nearly $300.
     
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    Duty cycle is a key factor to look at when shopping for small compressors.

    I have a fast fill kit which has a 300C compressor and a 2gal tank. It has worked fine for several years:

    https://www.viaircorp.com/ask/ask200fastfill

    The compressor has a 100% duty cycle rating at 100psi. 50% at 200psi....

    However I scuba dive and have quite a few 80cf aluminum tanks. I also have old first stage regulators that I don't use for diving anymore since they can't be serviced any longer and they have IP creep. A tank and old first stage has been far more convenient for me for filling tires. You can get used tanks on craigslist and used regulators on ebay cheap. A 3000psi tank will last forever in this application....
     
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    I too have been a fan of the MV-50. It never overheated for me, but mine was not in the engine compartment, either!
    It fills my 265/76-16 tires from 15 psi to 34 psi in just 3 minutes each. They are not too expensive, either.

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    if you do get one and find it overheats often and the cord is long enough, you can stick it on your drivers or passengers floorboard and max out the floor A/C to cool it down and stop it from overheating
     
  19. Jan 20, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    To be honest, I like the stock fitting better than the locking one. Locking ones are ok, but I like that the screw on is just promotes a positive engagement.
     
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  20. Jan 20, 2020 at 11:15 AM
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    Anybody try running a AC small compressor off the truck?
     

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