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Portable air compressor - input

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by WhiteTaco82, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Mar 28, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    Pilsner

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    Where do you put your truck guns?
     
  2. Mar 28, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    Depends on what size tire you want to inflate and how many. Many guys are starting to use c02 tanks. I have dual ARB myself. If I were trying to save money I would try running 2 viair. If you look at a dual ARB it’s basically 2 single ones with a little manifold linking them together. Get one. If it’s not enough get another. Easy enough to link them together. Just my $.02
     
  3. Mar 28, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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    I am same. Buddy has a harbor freight special. I do my 4 and his rear 2 in the time he does one lol. I added 1 gal tank underneath for when I hook up air horn. :woot:
     
  4. Mar 28, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    Mounted behind my retractable headlights, of course.
     
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  5. Mar 28, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    I was really thinking of getting the viair 88 as it's not too expensive and sounds like it would work fine for close to stock size tires. I also don't need to fill up anyone but my own tires. However, if the 88 is overly noisy or cheap and not likely to last I'd rather move up to something like the 300 or the smitybilt. Can anyone make a good case for any of these over the others?
     
  6. Mar 28, 2019 at 10:04 AM
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    Bought my VIAIR 400 through Home Depot. (Must be ordered on line, not stocked in stores) I was able to use a gift card and a discount card to save almost 50%.
     
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  7. Mar 28, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    I dont feel the 88p is overly noisy or cheap feeling. I have only had it for a few months and have only used it to air up my tires once after snow wheeling. I think it will work fine for stock tire size.

    Downside is that I feel like it will be a pain to air up multiple vehicles which is often the case when wheeling. I'm already wishing I had went with a bigger compressor. But I think the viair 88p is awesome and very well made.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2019 at 10:11 AM
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    Thanks. That's helpful feedback. I'd plan on being air for other people. Let them buy their own 88p as well :).
     
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  9. Mar 28, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    What sort of discount card?
     
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  10. Mar 28, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    We have a commercial account through a buyers club. They give us a rebate/discount card every 6 months based on our volume of purchases. One of their vendors is HD. I got about $75 knocked off "retail" ...
     
  11. Mar 28, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    Nice. Guess I won't be finding one of those in the local ads :(.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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    The Smittybilt looks a lot like my Masterflow MV-90. Good compressor. I wish there was some standard rating system all the mfr would use - CFM without pressure is meaningless as is pressure without CFM. Duty cycle is key but sure is hard to find.
    https://www.tooldiscounter.com/Item...Q-5SfbDlc5XSnCUKBPAtjV4kwZoHouMoaAhFnEALw_wcB

    I'm running an engine driven York on my TJ with a three gallon tank. 4.0 cfm at 90 psi all day long.
     
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    York>all others.
     
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    I used the 88p for over a year and although it worked well I wanted something that would work a bit faster. The 88p was so cheap though I actually had 2 one for each side of the truck.
     
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    Ya that was my main reason for choosing the 88p. It cost like $65 from Amazon. And pretty good little compressor for the price. When moving up in size and performance the cost increases quite a bit.
     
  16. Mar 28, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    Thats so funny, I bought my Vivair 400 from 4WheelParts (El Cajon?) because one of the guys told me thats what HE runs, most likely not the same guy just funny. They probably push whatever one they have most in stock lol, I'm sure both compressors are solid.
     
  18. Mar 28, 2019 at 5:43 PM
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    I've been toying with the idea of a reserve tank. Did you just go with the one from ARB or another option? Allegedly the extra 1 gal buffer lets you use air tools...any truth to that?
     
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    VM Innovations is where I picked mine up my 400p from, and I looked at what I paid again...$165, not the $145 I thought.
     
  20. Mar 28, 2019 at 8:40 PM
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    What exactly is the difference between the 300p and 400p? They have very similar specs.. just on the fence and wonder if the extra 40-50$ is worth it?
     
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