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can anyone recommend good 12v tire inflator?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Hot2na, May 1, 2012.

  1. May 1, 2012 at 4:12 AM
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    Hot2na

    Hot2na [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm new here,I'm sure its covered somewhere in these threads...but can anyone recommend a good portable 12 v tire inflator that isnt too large and won't burn out ?
    There are tire inflators at the off road spots on the beaches I go to ,but they shut them down certain times of year...want one on baord at all times,just in case...

    THANKS...
     
  2. May 1, 2012 at 5:01 AM
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    Ridingontrd

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    Pugga

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    I bought a cheap $30 one at Advanced Auto. It's lasted a few years but takes a while to inflate a tire.
     
  4. May 1, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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    YotaDan

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  5. May 1, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Or if you have the money go with an arb
     
  6. May 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    thanks so far...
     
  7. May 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    Trifenix

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    I use a hf one i got for 12 bucks. Works good just slow.
     
  9. May 1, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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    Southern01Taco

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    I have an mv50. I haven't used it much but so far I like it.
     
  11. May 1, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    i got a craftsman n3 from sears. for like 50 bux it does really well
     
  13. May 1, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    deadhed61

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    I've seen an air pump on a jeep that permanently mounted to the frame and had 2 quick connects counted the the sliders on both sides. The thing was Badass!! But I haven't been able to find one online.....That's the one I want to get..... Anyone know of a manufacturer? Or is this something the guy did custom and just permanently mounted it on his frame??
     
  14. May 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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  15. May 15, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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    CrunchyTaco99

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    The Superflow MV-50 seems very hit or miss. I ordered one off of Amazon several months back when they had it as "Deal of The Day". Took it to Utah on a trip and it filled 4 32X11.50 tires from 18psi to 35psi rather nicely. 2 days later it filled 2 of the same tires, started skipping and shut off. It restarted to fill the 3rd to 30 psi and shut off again to never restart! It wasn't super hot and I used it according to directions. It was outside of Amazon's window for returns so now I must send it back to the manufacturer (haven't done so yet).

    There is a thread somewhere out there where a gentlemen upgraded the wiring, fuse, and air hose. I meant to do this before I left but ran out of time. If you get one definitely check that out.

    Just be advised that the mv-50 may work wonderfully for you for years (like quite a many vouch for) or it may fill 6 and a half tires, die, and leave you driving forty miles back to Moab on an front tire with 18 psi in it.
     
  16. May 15, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    HBMurphy

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    I have just finished using the ARB medium duty one for 13 hours damn near continuously.... It would have burned out nearly any other compressor :)

    [​IMG]

    I would only consider getting rid of it if I could get this one:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. May 15, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    Money decides.

    Limited budget? Viair

    Unlimited budget? Oasis
     
  18. May 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    HBMurphy

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    I have a V Twin Warn too. For my money if I was going to get any winch motor driven unit I would get the twin ARB. The Warn and Oasis will eat batteries and load alternators more than you need to. :)
     
  19. May 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    You can buy 2 MV50's for the price of 1 Viair compressor and still have money left over. Thats what I did.

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  20. May 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    HBMurphy

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    Great setup and I've always loved the idea of using a water extinguisher as a tank! :)
     
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