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What’s the “best” Onboard Air Compressor

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by doc76, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Apr 11, 2021 at 1:58 PM
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    Hey there
    Looking for input into brands of onboard air compressors.
    Looking to be able to air up tires, if needed, and my Firestone air bags as well.
    Seen a few guys mount them everywhere but I like the mounting in the rear right storage bin in the box by the inverter the most.
    I know nothing of the brands and reliability and that’s what I am after.
    Any inputs?
     
  2. Apr 11, 2021 at 2:04 PM
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    JaCado

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    Arb single or twin
    Or viair are the 2 most popular.
     
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    Like, so many.
    Don’t they need to be run from the battery?
     
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    Yes:

    1. Close to battery.
    2. Save and secure.
    3. Convenient to use.
    4. Out of the way (it is not a frequent use item for me)
    5. Zero mod install.
     
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  11. Apr 11, 2021 at 2:37 PM
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    I was thinking possibly stealing power from somewhere out back or running power back there but I just looked at that inbox storage compartment and there’s no way that unit is fitting in there.
    Maybe I’ll fabricate an aluminum box on the left where Toyota used to put the larger storage box or just under the hood. I just wasn’t too fond of the access under the hood vs in the box
     
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    Yes
    Get the ARB Twin you will not regret it, the extra $ = time saved airing up
     
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    Do you want to remotely air up the airbags? If so, @spectacolar.adventures did something like that over here
     
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    I have a tonneau so not too concerned on the security but good call on the zero mod for sure.
    I did plan to fab in a storage box on the rear left so maybe I’m just doing it a little sooner than planned
     
  16. Apr 11, 2021 at 2:39 PM
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    Big compressor CFM low pressure you don't need 100psi in your tires
     
  17. Apr 11, 2021 at 2:40 PM
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    Yes I don’t want to have to find air or air up before I pick something up. That’s gonna be a pain in the #ss
     
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    My buddy uses desert armor compressor. Works good
     
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    I have a single arb compressor in the toolbox of my truck. Been using it for a couple years without issues
     
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