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Look to Buy Portable Air Compressor

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by Fred4, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Mar 14, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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    Hey, I'm looking to get a portable air compressor for my 2002 Tacoma. Just for the tires right now, but maybe I will add a front locker down the line. I dunno how useful it would be or what the extra expense would be like, but maybe something to run some air tools as well, though that's a tertiary concern.

    Anyone got anything like that used?

    Edit:

    Also appreciate suggestions on models if you don't have one for sale yourself.

    And if a mod could change the title to "Looking to Buy..." I would feel less retarded.
     
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  2. Mar 14, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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    Hey welcome to the forum!

    Check out the ARB's for the whole locker and air tool route. Make sure you add a tank as well... or if not the monies for that go to harbor frieght. They have a couple that will handle the tires and you can save for a better setup.
     
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    Actually I was looking at the ones smittybilt has and they can be mounted and a tank added to them too. Cheaper too.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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    Oh jeeze, my first post. I thought I had posted here before, but I guess not.

    Where would you locate a tank? Does it fit in the engine compartment? What size tank am I lookin at?
     
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    Take a look at Wheelers off road they are a vender on this site, they have a few different options
     
  8. Mar 14, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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    Thanks, I'll check it out.

    Edit: I like the prices on Viair compressors there. And I like the idea of being able to upgrade to a tank later on. Do I need a constant duty one if I wanna run air tools? I also do not plan on having huge tires, as I'm more interested in gas mileage than serious rock crawling.
     
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    I'm going to mount the compressor and tank under the bed.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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    495 new, ill go 450
     
  11. Mar 15, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    Yea, too high for me I'm afraid. I'm probably looking at a couple hundred at the most.
     
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    Adding these tanks is no one ever worried if someone rear ended you and the tank somehow ruptured?
     
  13. Mar 15, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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    View the build. Too much to list.
    I don't think you drive around with it filled all the time. Just when you are going to use it, fill it up.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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    I see. Good to know.
     
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    Still looking for used one if anyone has.
     
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    Search "Puma 12v compressor". You'll likely eventually end up at Buzzard Gulch's eBay store. About $200 shipped for a 3.5cfm 100% duty cycle 12v OBA compressor.
    Mine came in a couple weeks ago. It's about 85% mounted up, just gotta connect it to the battery, do one last air line fitting, and it's done. I have it under the hood, on the PS wheel well, where the stock intake tube would go (I rerouted that to my cowl). I do not currently have a tank installed, but will as soon as I get the time, find the space to fit it (I'm trying to fit a 7-gallon tank), and possibly down-size the stock muffler.
    It's pretty big. And heavy. Think stock Tacoma battery size and weight. But it pumps a LOT, and is pretty quiet.
    While the Puma is well-built cheap Chinese crap, it does have some advantages others don't, like a built-in cooling fan.
     
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    Im rocking the big smittybilt. It inflates my tires from 15-35 psi in about 2 minutes each. I've tried filling a 2.5 gallon air tank before. it inflates it to 75psi in 2.5 minutes, 0-115 in 5 minutes. It is not constant duty however. smittybilt says 40 on, 20 off.
     
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    Is it this one?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-volt-1-5...004?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c6ca9b7dc
     
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    Yup. That's the one. I guess I meant $230 out of pocket. Still a hell of a deal.

    I divorced the tank from the pump and motor. Mounted the motor/pump on the PS wheel well where my stock intake used to be (rerouted the intake to the cowl), will be mounting the tank elsewhere once I get to that point (likely under the bed somewhere) (I may be using a different tank than the one it came with, seeing as I have four tanks of various sizes sitting around).

    As I discovered this weekend, while it may not exactly be mandatory to do so, it is *HIGHLY* recommended to use the switch mechanism it comes with. The unloader is pretty much necessary in order to get it to start again without drawing ~100 amps (ask me how I know :anonymous: ). That is about the only part of my system I haven't worked out 100%.
     
  20. Mar 19, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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    Awesome, thanks man. And your thread should be real helpful. Does seem like a good deal.
     
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