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Which compressor is best?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by BigRedToy, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    BigRedToy

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    I am looking for a vehicle mounted compressor for my current needs of airing up tires but I also want it for air lockers in the future. What would you recommend or what do you use? I have seen some of the ARB compressors say they are only recommended for use with lockers.
     
  2. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Via air makes some good stuff...Decide what kind of duty cycle, and air flow you need, and check them out.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    DDD

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  4. Jun 14, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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  5. Jun 14, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    rpoint16

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    I have the Quick Air 2. Love it!

    I mounted it under my hood on my 95, but it won't fit in my 08. I have it in a small tool bag for a carry-on.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    I have the ARB CKMA12. While not the fastest compressor out there, it does just fine running my rear locker and airing up my tires after the trail
     
  7. Jun 14, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    Right, pretty much all of them are good. First detemine how much output/power you need, then find the size and price that'll work for you.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    I have seen those and they work like a champ but I want something that I can install in the engine compartment to run a locker and to air up tires.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    If you are dying to spend a lot of money on one, then get an Air Zenith. They are nice, but probably not worth it for your application. But if you ever want to run tools, it would be a great compressor for it.
    VIAIR's are nice too.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    uood8

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    people on the frontier board (prev truck) put them in a toolbox with a small air tank in the bed of the truck....if you have a 4cyl you can find plenty of places to put in under the hood.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    yep on the driver side engine bay there is a ton of room.
     
  13. Jun 14, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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  14. Jun 14, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    x2, I keep mine behind the drivers rear seat. Never tried to run tools with it, but it works great for airing up. I have a 5 gallon portable tank that I could rig up to run tools most likely, I should try that someday...
     
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