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Best portable air compressor that won’t break the bank

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by CementTaco4, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. Feb 9, 2020 at 9:14 PM
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    CementTaco4

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    I’ve been looking for air compressors now for awhile and all either seem cheap or expensive. The arb seems the best but to much for a beginner off roader. Anyone have any suggestions thanks!
     
  2. Feb 9, 2020 at 9:14 PM
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    Shellshock

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    good middle of the road compressor.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2020 at 9:20 PM
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    CementTaco4

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    Ok thank you
     
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  4. Feb 9, 2020 at 9:21 PM
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    DavesTaco68

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    Big plans, small budget - ICON UCAs, SCS wheels, 285 KO2s, Leer 100XR canopy.
    I picked up the Viair 400P automatic, really like it. A bit cheaper than the ARB.
    Amazon and eBay can have some good deals.
     
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  5. Feb 9, 2020 at 9:23 PM
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    CementTaco4

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    Great thanks you!
     
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  6. Feb 9, 2020 at 9:28 PM
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    ryfox0276

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    Harbor freight sells a big one for around $50. Get a coupon and get it for cheaper. Worked great for me but I also went with a viair 400p with a 1 gal tank. Still have the harbor freight model and I take it with me as as a spare when I go way out there.
     
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  7. Feb 9, 2020 at 9:29 PM
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    I have the Viair 300p. I run 255/85/17s and air down to 15-18psi when I go off-road. It reinflates all four to 38psi within about 12min.
     
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  8. Feb 9, 2020 at 10:42 PM
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    I like cordless auto-shutoff air compressors. Bonus if they are add-on to your powertool sets.
     
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  9. Feb 9, 2020 at 10:59 PM
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    AltaTacoma

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    I bought the Q Industries MV50 Superflow for $150 bucks CDN from Amazon and I’m happy with it. Only complaints are the case it comes with is junk and the pressure gauge isn’t super accurate.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2020 at 5:34 AM
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    CusterFan

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    I have the Viair 88P and I bought this bag to put it in. Sits in my access cab neatly out of the way. You will be surprised how well this little jewel works.

    https://www.amazon.com/Viair-00088-88P-Portable-Compressor/dp/B005ASY23I?ref_=ast_bbp_dp&th=1&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/Rothco-G-I-T...B9VCTWREJPP&psc=1&refRID=38E1GC4VAB9VCTWREJPP
     
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  11. Feb 10, 2020 at 5:57 AM
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    I’ve got the sv 50, only aired up a corolla tire, took about a minute.$85 delivered from Walmart app
     
  12. Feb 10, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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    Been using the Viair 88P for 4 years and the little sucker has been great. I keep looking at nice Arbs installed in the engine bay, fancy onboard CO2s... and then I remember the 65 bucks I paid for the Viair... Yeah, I'm usually the last one to air back up... but then, I'm not off roading to win a race. I'm there to slow down and enjoy the experience.
     
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    I bought the cheapest Amazon one I could find, think it was $30, and it’s lasted me 3 years. I use it about once a month for all 4 tires. If it ever fails and it’s an emergency, I have a manual tire pump in the toolbox.
     
  14. Feb 10, 2020 at 6:40 AM
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    I wish I had or could find a good manual tire pump. Grandpa passed away in 2008 and I wish I would of stepped in his shed and got the one he had. It was vintage but he took care of his tools and that air pump I used allot growing up in the 60's & 70's. :(
     
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  15. Feb 10, 2020 at 6:48 AM
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    Same. If you watch Amazon and/or ebay, you can usually find this one pretty cheap. I think I got it for under $50. And I have a similar sized bag I keep mine in, fits just right behind the seat in my double cab.
     
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    I enjoy my 300p. My friend got the 88p to save some money but just from handling it and seeing the air hose it came with I’m happy i went with the 300p!
     
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