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What compressor when airing up

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rollinn, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Sep 20, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    Rollinn

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    what compressor do you guys use/prefer after airing down in the sand then needing to air back up? please list where it was purchased and aprox how much..
     
  2. Sep 20, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    you dont carry that in the vehicle do you? that seems like it would work great-more than enough.. I was hoping for something smaller/portable.. similar to the Viair 300p or similar.. I have always been a big fan of Viair as I have used them for a number of years on customs vehicles I use to build.. They are very good for the most part duty free cycle compressors. Looking for longevity and reliability..
     
  4. Sep 20, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    I prefer an Co2 set up.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    No I don't carry it with me. I just found out it worked yesterday. I may bring it with me when I wheel but I wouldn't always carry it around. I have a bed box also so it wouldn't be sliding around in the bed.

    I was just informing you that that was a fairly cheap solution that would work.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    gotcha.. jason thx for the heads up bro
     
  7. Sep 20, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    No prob. Good luck with figuring it out.
     
  8. Sep 20, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    hey chris-how big of a tank do you bring? I really just want something small I could hide in the cubby in the bed or under the rear seat.. Co2 no question will be quick though.. and then i have to go get it filled etc.


     
  9. Sep 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    I had a 15# set up that worked really well. Only had to fill it about once a year. Ran air tools all night when a dude had a broken front end after a jump at the dunes, and still had plenty left to fill 12 tires for the ride home the next day.
     
  10. Sep 20, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    Right now, after much research, im looking at buying either a Viair 400 or 450 compressor, or a Source sport CO2 system in 10 or 15lb size. Its a tough call for me right now due to a few things:
    I want to add ARB air lockers and a air horn to my truck, so I dont know if the portable CO2 is the best. But being portable is nice for the times I need some air and dont have the truck right by me. The CO2 also fills tires in like 1/4 the time of the Viair systems. But then you also have to get the CO2 tank refilled periodically and what if you run out when you really need air? The CO2 would be a little cheaper for the initial setup too.
    Those are some of the things im trying to weigh out and decide which to go with.
     
  11. Sep 20, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    hey eric- good feedback.. im stuck in the same dilema-let me know what you come up with when and if you pull the trigger..



     
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    I'd vote for the viair on board system. Like you said, you don't have to worry about running out, and you can use it for your train horns. I have a 480 in my garage that will go in my Taco, when / if I get one.
     
  14. Sep 20, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    I must say, the draw back to the Co2 set ups, aside from needing to refil, is that mine was stolen a while back. They are much harder to secure than an OBA set up.
     
  15. Sep 20, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    Even the most POS compressor is better than nothing. ;) I used one of those piles-O-shit one time at the dunes. A friend of mine poped a bead (interestingly, it reseated it self :confused:), and I had to use one of those things. It ran for 4 hours trying to air that tire up, but it did. :D
     
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