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Choosing on-board air

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OneWheelDrive, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Sep 3, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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    OneWheelDrive

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    Krazie Sj

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    That's going to draw far more than 2.6 from the bed plug my friend.

    You're best bet is getting one that hooks directly from the battery.

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    This is what I got for something like $200CAN.
    Works phenomenally good. Approx 6 CFM at 0 PSI.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    After years of using cheap air compressors that takes of upwards of 45 minutes to fill 4 tires I finally stepped up and bought a 10lb Co2 tank from Smittybilt. Now it takes 5 minutes to fill all 4 tires. One of the better investments that i have made for the taco so far!!!

    And I can use my air tools with the tank as well..
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  5. Sep 3, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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    I have to agree with Tom, the cheap route can be a bigger issue down the road, I usually have one 10# co2 tank on the truck and a second on the Expo trailer, very handy refills are around 30bucks.
     
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    MonkeyProof

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    I pay 20 bucks for a fill at a beverage/ fire extinguisher place in Glendora
     
  7. Sep 3, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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    YotaDan

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    VIAIR is a leader in on-board air systems. From full mounted systems to portable emergency compressors. There are many options we just haven't got added to the site yet. So if you see something else your interested in, just let us know.

    http://www.viaircorp.com/products.html
     
  8. Sep 3, 2013 at 2:54 PM
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    Noted.
     
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    Mitch

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    I like my harbor freight compressor. Cheap and does the job well for me
     
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    I bought one of these, you just have to park near your buddy's truck, and Tada.
     
  12. Sep 3, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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    I definitely recommend a CO2 tank. I have a 20lb CO2 tank that costs $27 to refill. I can air up my 33x12.50x15's from 12psi to 30psi in 1 minute per tire. By reading from some calculation charts, I can air up over 40 of my tires before it's empty. As somebody else has said, I use air tools with mine as well. I do plan to get an on-board compressor in the future as well, that way I'm never caught without air. Both are good, CO2 is just MUCH quicker.
     
  14. Sep 3, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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    alegav

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    I'll chime in, I went with the ARB CKMA12 and pump up kit and it works WONDERS!. I can go from 12 to 46 PSI in about 10 mins. Running tankless also. It's very compact, quite and gets the job done. I have it mounted in the back seat cubby on the drivers side, fits in their nicely and reaches all 4 tires without issues. I am filling 265 BFG's
     
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  15. Sep 3, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    I checked out your Build Thread. Great Looking truck. Any pictures of where or how you mounted your CKMA12?
     

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