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its time to get a portable tire inflator

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by texastacobueno, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Oct 29, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    texastacobueno

    texastacobueno [OP] Effin A Cotton, Effin A

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    I've had to flats in 2 days, and so I'm ready to get a portable tire inflator. I DONT want onboard air, I just want something thats 12v and will keep me from having to walk 4 miles with a flat tire. Any of you guys using anything?
     
  2. Oct 29, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    Burgman

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    slime makes one that is sold at most autostores that i have heard works well
     
  3. Oct 29, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    CopDoctor

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    got one from lowes, it's an automatic one. you just tell it the pressure you want and push the "play" button and it fills it automatically for you. got it for about 20 bucks
     
  4. Oct 29, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    Rodallg

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    Is it 12 volt or you plug into the 120 in the bed?
     
  5. Oct 29, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    just a cigarette lighter
     
  6. Oct 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    jdtemple

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    have you actually used it, how long does it take to inflate a flat tire?
     
  7. Oct 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    MF1040 for about $35 from pepboys. its saved my ass plenty of times. though i would step up to the next bigger model this ones alittle slow.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    use it all the time. flat? dunno. but it'll put in 4-5lbs in about 2min.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    i have a double cab, will any of these fit in the storage areas?
     
  11. Oct 29, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    supataco

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    I've got an AC, and mine wouldn't fit in any of the compartments. I ended up using a trunk organizer to store the compressor and a bunch of other necessities.
     
  12. Oct 29, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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    I have the HD one. I do not recomend it. It will work fine for 1 tire. But takes for ever to fill 4 after airing down.

    I would get the all-in-one things. IMO they are more useful.
     
  13. Oct 29, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    Don't get one that plugs into the cigarette lighter. They're slow as hell. Get one with alligator clips that can be hooked direct to battery. A lot of guys swear by the MV50 / MF1050 - http://amzn.com/B000BM8RT8. Cheap solid performer. There are a few threads out there on the Net showing how to mount it under the hood for an onboard air solution.
     
  14. Oct 29, 2010 at 11:41 PM
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    YES!!. My brother has the MV-50. It is a great air compressor.
     
  15. Oct 30, 2010 at 1:26 AM
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    Harbor Freight has a good one at $49 on sale, often... Battery clips...
    This one from Harbor Freight fills three times faster than the cigarette lighter ones... 6 psi per minute (1 psi per 10 seconds)... or 5 minutes from 10 psi to 40 psi.

    The Coleman or other cig. lighter models only filled at 2 psi per minute (1 psi per 30 seconds)... or 15 minutes from 10 psi to 40 psi.

    It connects to the battery, like jumper cables do, and has a gauge (not accurate, but once you know the error, just fill to the corrected point... for mine it is off 13 psi, so when it reads 45 psi I am really at 31 psi per my 'precision' gauge).

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    Here refilling my Cooper Discoverer STTs (back in 2007), which need lot's of air removed for sand... and 40 psi for the highway. Rugged Trails work at 15 psi for the sand, and 32 psi highway.
     
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    MonkeyProof

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    here's my solution for air...

    hard mounted the famous and dependable MF1050 compressor from Pep Boys..
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  17. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    texastacobueno

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    what kind of tire repair kit do you guys use?
     
  18. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    Rodallg

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    Does anyone know of a portable 120 volt small compressor that I can use to plug into the outlet in the bed?
     
  19. Oct 30, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    not one that draws less than 3.2 amps
     
  20. Oct 30, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    I don't think the outlet in the bed can produce enough watts for a tire compressor... but a mattress air pump, yes. Check and see (400 watts in park or 100 watts driving).
     

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