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Looking for a good tire air compressor

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by Brian007Taco, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Nov 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    Brian007Taco

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    I am looking to buy an air compressor to keep in the truck. What do you suggest?
     
  2. Nov 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    I bought a $30 one at autozone. If you air down to off road, you would want something better since it takes a while to get a tire up to pressure but if it's emergency use and you'd only need it because you had to plug a tire on the go or bring them up a couple pounds, it does the trick.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    http://www.viaircorp.com/oba.html
    i recommend you spend the extra bucks on on of these.. never will let you down! all the other compressors i got for under 100 always burnt out
     
  9. Nov 7, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    This is two samples of what you want to get... they clip onto the battery directly and pump up a truck tire at the rate of 5-6 psi per minute. If you go with the pumps that plug into a cigarette lighter outlet, then they take 3 times longer to fill a tire (2 psi per minute). The ones pictured here cost between $49 and $79.



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  10. Nov 8, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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    Ok, thank!
     
  11. Nov 8, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    I have this one as well, and it has been running well for the past 2 years, have it hardwired to the rear of my runner.

    I got mine from 4wheel parts with the Smitty Built label on it, but it is the almost identical. The big difference is the quick release fitting, which is a standard NPT type coupler, some of these come with a cheap fitting that is not a standard fitting, and you cannot replace the hose or fittings if needed. Just something to be aware of. The one below has this fitting. I also relocated the gauge to fit my application.

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  13. Nov 8, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    I have the red Monster Air or whatever it's called (Schlep Boys, $60). The fitting is some proprietary BS that I spent over three weeks trying to find the proper thread type for. I ended up just wrenching a 1/4" NPT on there......and cracking the compressor head at the fitting -- a shit-ton of JB Weld later and it's holding up like a champ.
    I have mine mounted in the engine bay, between the ABS pump and the intake pipe. I've routed 1/2" truck airbrake line to a fitting in the front bumper, and another tucked up under the trailer hitch. I also tee'd off a line for my airbags, complete with air switch and gauge mounted in the small passenger cubby in the bed (by the 120V outlet). I'll eventually be adding a tank, once I correct the factory exhaust to be something of a more manageable size. Once this compressor goes out, I'll probably upgrade to a Viair or ARB. But this is what I had from my other 1994 base-model Mitsubishi truck, so it only cost me airline and fittings (which I would have done anyway, regardless of compressor type).
    Anyway...back to the compressor. It fills up plenty fast. In fact, it's pretty much the same compressor Viair makes, but with much cheaper parts that wear out faster. The volume, motor, and overall design are identical. I suspect I might even look into adapting a different manufacturer's compressor portion onto the motor once it wears out.
     
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