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Airing up your tires

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by MadeInMaine, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Nov 14, 2010 at 6:29 AM
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    MadeInMaine

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    Hey fellas,

    so I just wanted to know what units you all use when you go off roading, and have to drop the PSI in your tires.

    What do you use to pump them up?

    if there is a thread I missed, by all means, post that link.

    Cheers
     
  2. Nov 14, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    I use my OBA, which consists of air compressor, tank, hoses. I think most people just carefully go to the next gas station.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    is that something that you can take in and out of your truck?
     
  4. Nov 14, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    No. My tank is mounted under the bed. I have one hose going from the tank to inside the cab and another hose that goes from the tank to the small box in the bed.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    roger... i guess i was hoping for something more portable, so i could remove it after the offroading trip
     
  6. Nov 14, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    try on of the like sears pancake compressors....they plug into the bed outlet
     
  7. Nov 14, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    You can make it anyway you want. I wanted a more permanent system.

    Also there are CO2 systems that are just tanks and I hear they last a good while before you have to re-fill them.
    Here is a very popular brand: http://www.powertank.com/
     
  8. Nov 14, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    whats it cost to fill a tank???
     
  9. Nov 14, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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  10. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    dam thats not bad at all.....saw richs setup this weekend sweet n simple
    and you could always cool your beer down quick in a pinch....as well
     
  11. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    I use a masterflow mv50 portable compressor. Have mine mounted on passenger front wheelwell under hood. They are between 60 and 80 bucks . They come with everything you need. Had mine for 2 years and its never failed me. Can provide pics if interested.:)
     
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  13. Nov 14, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    I made my own mounting plate for it. I had it in my cab for about 6 mos. but I needed the space so I put it under the hood.
     
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    Absolutely nothing..for now..
    I just have a little compressor that plugs into the 12v in the dash. Takes a little while, but it works damn good.
     
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    x2. Easy and cheap. You can pick one of those up at about any advance auto, sears, etc. They take a while to fill up a tire and some of the really cheap ones won't bring a tire up to full pressure but overall not a bad option at all.
     
  16. Nov 14, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    The things required to pull bitches
    If you don't mind weight you can get a co2 Steel tank from welding and get a regulator and have the same set up for cheaper. Or get an aluminum tank like this and a pre set regulator

    http://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Tank-Compressed-Cylinder-Beer/dp/B0036BJKFG

    You can also run an impact gun off it if you need to.
     
  17. Nov 14, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    I thought about doing that, but didn't want it to have the chance of it hitting a rock.
     
  19. Nov 14, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    its pretty tucked up in there, Id have to check but I would say Im going to crush my exhaust before I hit that tank, just from the picture it doesnt look like that,
     
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    The MV-50s are great. Just alligator clip it to the battery (the ones that plug into the cig lighter are much slower .. direct clip to battery gives more power).

    http://amzn.com/B000BM8RT8
     
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