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Looking for a good portable compressor

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Ob1-adobe, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. Dec 26, 2020 at 9:55 PM
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    Ob1-adobe

    Ob1-adobe [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Some of you might remember my thread "kevlar my ass" where I was pissed because a screw when through my tire.

    It happens and it happened again. Thankfully I was just down the street from discount tire and they patched it up for free.


    I'm looking for recommendations for a good portable air compressor to keep in the truck (I was also be keeping some tire kits).
     
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  2. Dec 26, 2020 at 10:04 PM
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    Car Ram-Rod

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  3. Dec 26, 2020 at 11:29 PM
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    ninernation

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  4. Dec 26, 2020 at 11:31 PM
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    TwinTaco31719

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  5. Dec 27, 2020 at 12:04 AM
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    Ensemble88

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    Big ones are King suspension, SSO bumper w/winch, Pelfreybuilt sliders.
    If you're running stock size tires the vair 88 is totally the way to go. I went to the 450 for a better duty cycle and the ability to run larger tires. But it's 3x the price. Anything 33" or larger will need a bigger compressor.
     
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  6. Dec 27, 2020 at 12:06 AM
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    Ensemble88

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    Big ones are King suspension, SSO bumper w/winch, Pelfreybuilt sliders.
    As an alternative, if you have the money, the twin ARB is the best on the market and most compact. Lots of options for onboard air setup where it's tucked away neatly.
     
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  7. Dec 27, 2020 at 2:56 AM
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    Woodrow F Call

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  8. Dec 27, 2020 at 3:19 AM
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    LoveableWerewolf

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    I like the large harbor freight compressor, had pumped up at least 80 tires for me on 12 months for me no problem. However larger that 33s definitely need something bigger or with a reserve tank.
     
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  10. Dec 27, 2020 at 3:58 AM
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    Toyko Joe

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    Just saw this recently Milwaukee m18 portable compressor. Small and portable. $349@ Home Depot upload_2020-12-27_6-22-5.jpg
     
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  12. Dec 27, 2020 at 4:53 AM
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    slowtacotruck

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    88p and a rothco zipup bag. When I inflate my tires I keep the compressor on my floorboard with the AC blowing full blast on it to try and keep it cool.
     
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    rblalliance

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    Never even thought about doing that. Makes so much sense though. :fistbump:
     
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  16. Dec 27, 2020 at 7:44 AM
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    I have a Viair 400 and it’s great. Mine is almost 8 years old and still works great. It was mounted to my Jeep with an air tank and all that. I’ve since removed it and set it up as a portable unit. My buddy has the ARB twin air and after seeing/using it that’s what I want mounted to my Taco. If you want good and inexpensive get the Viair, best bang for the buck. It’s just slow but if you’re not airing down 4 tires for off roading then it’s perfect. Just keep in mind if you plan on getting bigger tires or airing down all four you might want something with better CFM and is 100 percent duty.
     
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  17. Dec 27, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    On the viair88 how long is the hose and how big is the unit?
     
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  18. Dec 27, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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    I have this and it is a great little unit.
     
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  19. Dec 27, 2020 at 1:31 PM
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    Car Ram-Rod

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    About a foot long for the compressor itself and the hose can definitely reach the back tires, especially because the power cable is decently long as well
     
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  20. Dec 27, 2020 at 1:38 PM
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    Mas Olas

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    A friend gave me his cast off 15 year old viair. No clips just raw wire to touch the battery posts and the hose was dry and kinked. It worked flawlessly and last time I saw it a Mexican rancher was smiling with it as I drove away after filling his flat 40 miles from the pavement. As soon as I got home I immediately bought a Viair300 for piece of mind while traveling “out there!”
     
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