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Best air compressor

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoma08brandon87, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. Sep 2, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    tacoma08brandon87

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    To air back up after the trail what you guys have. Also looking for a Deflator kit. Hate using my keys than going one tire at a time

    Qny TW discounts would be great
     
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  2. Sep 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    JdevTac

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    Top 3 options are:

    ARB or VIAIR
    Or CO2 tank setup (diy kit or from a company)

    CO2 will air you up extremely fast and can run air tools very well. Con is finding a place local to fill your tank. Some areas only have companies that will fill commercially or their own tanks only. The other con is with a CO2 tank you likely aren’t hauling it around on a regular basis, whereas with a compressor you can hardware it and keep it on board which would be nice for local travel or instances where you aren’t bringing your CO2 tank.

    On board compressor setups will leave you sitting for a couple minutes (per tire) or more depending on the compressor.

    Lots of people are springing for the ARB stuff but it comes at a premium price, for compact size and performance.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2018 at 12:01 PM
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    JaCado

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  4. Sep 2, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    tacoma08brandon87

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    Looking at getting ARB one
     
  5. Sep 2, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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    Sudsman44

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    I have a Viair 88P and it will take four tires from 20 to 34psi in about 1.5min per tire, with no down time. For deflating I like the screw on type that you can preset to whatever psi you want. I like to be able to do all four tires at once. I have found that the gauge on the 88p is not accurate consistently reading 4-5 lbs. over what it really is. Other than that its a solid little unit.
     
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  6. Sep 2, 2018 at 12:55 PM
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    m603holden

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    Fluffymonkey

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    +1 for Viair
     
  8. Sep 2, 2018 at 1:04 PM
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    tacoma08brandon87

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    I want something that i can mount in the engine bay
     
  9. Sep 2, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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    m603holden

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    Just a consideration. If you'll be doing airlockers you'll need to get an air compressor designed for it. If you're just looking to do your tires, you might want a stand alone. If you're ever out with other people who could benefit from airing down but don't have a compressor, it's easier to just grab the bag and walk it over.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    Ostrichsak

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    If you don't care about onboard options you can get a pancake compressor from Harbor Freight for less than a hundred bucks that will power off of the outlet in the bed. With one of the 20% off coupons I think they're about 70 or 80 bucks. If you were in the Northern Colorado area I have one that's only been used a couple of times that I'd let you have for less than that. I actually have two of them and for that purpose they work very well.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2018 at 1:27 PM
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    I love my ARB compressor. I have the bigger single compressor. It airs up in plenty if time for me. I like my ARB deflator too.
     
  12. Sep 2, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    Tacomamike mike

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    ARB twin...have put in a few rigs, works great!! I bought a shops inventory that was going out of business.
    Still have a few.
    Going to put one in wife’s 2018 Rubicon.
    They are fast and reliable .
     
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  13. Sep 2, 2018 at 1:42 PM
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    Then you’ll probably want the ARB. I have the single compressor mounted under the hood (3rd gen) on the left side firewall. Pretty easy to install, esp. when you use a tray. Wiring is easy but the supplied switch does not fit in the dash. Had to order a Tacoma specific push on.
     
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    I keep a VIAIR400P behind my seat. Very happy with it so far.
     
  17. Sep 3, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    I have this one and had to use it on a road trip due to a slow leak. Each time I used it my fuse in the truck blew and had to be replaced. I had to use it about 6 times, each time replacing a fuse. It claimed to draw less amps than the fuse was rated for. I made sure to check what else was on the circuit and remove anything else that may be using power. From that I determined 100% the inflator was at fault. Mine was pretty old (several years) but nothing happened to it that would cause it to break
     
  18. Sep 3, 2019 at 12:14 PM
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    I have this same compressor. With 265/75R16s it will go from 25 psi to 45psi in about 2 minutes per tire. It's a large compressor so you probably won't want it under the hood (I like being able to carry it in any vehicle) and the gauge on the compressor isn't great so factor in buying something more accurate.
     
  19. Sep 3, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    Yep my gauge doesn’t appear to work at all anymore but the compressor itself still works great.
     

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