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WTB: Air Compressor(Yes I tried searching)

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by bozotaco, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Jul 24, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    bozotaco

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    So I'm looking for an air compressor I can bring with me for airing down tires, etc. I have no clue what I'm looking for or how much I should spend.. Any ideas reviews or input? Whenever I try searching threads I can never find exactly what I'm looking for, even though I know there is a bunch of info on here somewhere. Also I plan on eventually getting a locker for the rear, and am aware that for an ARB locker on board air is neseccary, so would be wise to get an ARB compressor now, so I could have it when I do get a locker.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Jul 24, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    rcbs204

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  3. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    45acp

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    Just go with the ARB. Especially if you're going to get an ARB locker down the road anyway.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    Chickenmunga

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    Indeed. If the locker doesn't happen, Q-Logic MV50 or MV90 units can be purchased from eBay for good prices.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    ARB offers a few different styles of compressors. THey have one that is designed more for the lockers and does not do a great job of airing up tires. The High Output version is decent and can air up the stock tires from 12psi to 36psi in a little over 12 minutes. It is rated at 50% duty cycle and has ports on it for the locker solenoids. They recently came out with a beast of a compressor rated at 100% duty cycle and 4.6cfm @ 29psi. They claim it will run air tools.

    Spec sheet on the compresors from ARB.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    The Viair kit I had was weak sauce. It was the one with 2 compressors and a 2 gallon tank. The ARB heavy duty I have now does better and is nice and compact.
     
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