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Portable Air Compressor

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by SamSter0077, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    SamSter0077

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    I am in the market for a portable air compressor to mount under the hood of my truck. Google unfortunately isn't pointing them all out to me very well, and I stumbled on a site that has a couple of reviews of different makes. Great info IMO.. Curious about inflations times/ real world comparison.. check it out:D

    http://www.parksoffroad.com/prodreview/inflatortest/inflatormain.htm
     
  2. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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  3. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    thats a nice setup DN!
     
  4. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    yeah, according to the comparison.. it was the fastest at 51 seconds.. but 200amps, Holy Shit!

    Wow, that looks kickass.. two because one wasn't fast enough? How long does it take you to Air up?
     
  5. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    Thanks Keason
     
  6. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    Call me simple minded, but I like the way DREW has his setup.. no holding tank, just straight from the ARB pump..
     
  7. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    It's the super duty kit (pn: 10008) offered by VIAIR. Heres the fill rates.

    more specs

    on average. I air down to 20 psi. going back up to 35psi takes, guessing, 1-2 min per tire??? I've never had a clock on it though...
     
  8. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    i went the simple route. this compressor only cost me $60 at the autoparts store, but it will fill my tire (265/70/17) from flat to full pressure in about 3-4 minutes. so the average air-up only takes about 5 minutes for all 4 tires. it's been mounted under the hood for over a year and running as strong as the day i got it. i have a splitter coming directly out of it with one hose going to the back, inside one of the storage cubbys in the bed. the other side is just open. both have chucks on the ends so i can attach one of those $5 curly yellow hoses with whatever attachment i want. thinking about adding a tank in the future though.

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    yep... wish my tank was bigger. mine will run air tools but it works the compressors like a 19th century mule. :deadhorse:
    (haha never got to use that one before)
     
  10. Jan 26, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    The newer ARB high output compressor performs much better than the ones they used in the test.

    If you're going to use air tools you'll probably want a tank and a compressor with a higher CFM output than what an ARB can provide. If you just want to air up your tires, then you don't need a massive compressor, just something that will get the job done and work consistently.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    What kind is this? Do you have an install thread or instructions on doing this? Thanks!
     
  12. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    here's the compressor (sold at advanced autoparts) http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Direct-Drive-Tire-Inflator-Victor_1060041-P_N3474_T%7CGRP2003____ as you can see, it comes with a cigarette lights plug and a very small hose. to install it, i cut the cigarette lighter plug off and just ran 14 guage wire to the battery positive and then more 14 to ground it. it has a switch built in on the side of the compressor, so there was no need to wire a switch sepparately (though once i get a tank i will wire a switch inside the cab as well). to mount it, i drilled a hole straight down through each foot (and rubber pad underneath to absorb vibrations), adn then just bolted it right inside of the engine compartment. then to take care of the crappy hose it comes with, jsut go to your favorite hardware store and pick up all of the hoses/fittings/attachments that you need to make best fit your uses. so for just under $100, i got a very functional setup.

    hope this helps.
     
  13. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    sweet setup DN... a larger tank would be more effective, but its compact & works for you!
     
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    Thanks. I like all the extra room still left in the tool box.
     
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