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Airing down , airing up...

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by saltndirt4x4+, Nov 7, 2021.

  1. Nov 7, 2021 at 5:46 PM
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    saltndirt4x4+

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    I'm fairly new to off-roading . Been out a few times on some easy stuff. I got some good tips about airing down and up from a couple of people that I liked up with from Tacoma world. Ready to pull the trigger and buy a compressor and air down device. Just wondering If any one could throw some advice my way... brands... model #'s , dos ,don'ts? Im still running the stock Goodyear wranglers that came on My TRD OR.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2021 at 3:10 AM
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    Can also get the "frequently bought together" items get the compressor & deflator kit. The plug wouldn't be a bad idea, but one of those items you don't need until you need it. Or a good spare tire to get you back or to a shop.
     
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    Thanks for the info and links!
     
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    I'll be that guy: I use a Harbor Freight 3gal 'hot dog' compressor off the bed inverter. Airs up my 33" tires from ~20psi to 35+ in about a minute each with a standard chuck. Maybe it will crap out on me some time, but I use it around the home workshop for the last several years with no issue.

    It was $40.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2021 at 7:52 AM
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    https://specialopstools.com/products/mv-90-air-compressor-high-output-heavy-duty

    This one is rebadged under a lot of names, including Smittybilt as referenced above, and has worked well for me for several years. Keep in mind that high pressure ratings don't really mean much - most of us won't go over 45 psi on our trucks. CFM (volume) at a reasonable psi (say 70 or so) and duty cycle (run time before needing to 'rest') are much more important factors.
     
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    I been using this Harbor Freight compressor with no issues so far. Nothing fancy but it does the job and airs up my 33's. For the price its worth trying it out.
     
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    A/C compressors make for an awesome air compressor that can put out as much as 80psi or more air pressure . I did this to few York and Sanden style A/C compressors back in the day

    With that set up I could re-seat blown beads on tires and run air tools without fear of running out of air
     
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    That's about as good as it gets - No worries about duty cycle and plenty of cfm at a decent psi. I cobbled together a York based system on my 2k TJ some twenty years back and its still going strong but I don't think there's enough room under the hood of today's vehicles for the brackets and plumbing.

    From an old buck sergeant (STRATCOM, 69-70), thanks for your service and a day's early tip of the hat to you and our fellow vets.
     
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    I ended up buying the Viair 400P at $171. I thought it to be a good price. I'm not happy with the hose it came with. Actually, the hose and fitting that goes from the hose to the compressor are nice but the gauge and mechanism to release or let air out are funky. I'd prefer the gun type inflator. does anyone have any suggestions? Looks like I'm going to spend the money saved and possibly then some to get the system where I want it.
     
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    Has anyone stored or installed compressor in one of the storage boxes inside the tuck bed sides? I want to install one small enough to fit in there and hard wire it so all I need to do is connect hose to it from there and was wondering if anyone has done that and can share some tips or pics please?
     
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    There's an aftermarket box that replaces the bed cubby box because most (if not all) compressors that can handle tire inflation are going to be larger than that space. I don't have a link but if you search for the OBA thread there is tons of info.
     
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    So I tested the napa system yesterday. I was able to air up all 4 tires from 18 to 36 psi in 3 minutes. My tires are roughly 31.5 ish. I am also using a simultaneous 4 wheel air up system.
     
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