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Old 02-16-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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12 volt air compressor recommendations?

I've been using a Powertank with CO2 for a few years to reinflate tires. It works great, and is fast, but is fairly bulky.

So I've been thinking pretty hard about going to a 12 volt compressor, just to reduce bulk. I need you all's recommendations.

Doesn't have to be permanent mounted, can be in a bag or carry case.

Performance and reliability are more important than low price. Made in USA would be a plus for me. Higher price is OK.

Speed of inflation (high volume) would be good. Higher volume and 25 psi would be better than low volume and 100 psi.

Recommendations please, what should I get?

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Old 02-16-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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Thats what i have on my list

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Old 02-16-2011, 01:09 PM   #3
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That looks pretty cool, I hadn't been aware of it. Maybe exactly what I'm looking for. Looks like it's belt driven, not 12V, and hence a probable high volume.

Anybody using this Kilby system?
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I run a Viair 460C. its continuous duty. had it since 05 sometime...works for me.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:32 PM   #5
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I have this under my hood, fits great and powers my semi horn and has a plugin on the side of tank to attach an air hose to do multiple things...Love it. Amazon.com: Wolo Model 800 Tiger Tank and Compressor Two Piece Air Supply System - 12 Volt: Automotive
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:36 PM   #6
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On a budget, a Q-Industries MV50 (around $60 I think), mid-range you can't beat the Q-Industries Q89/1090 (around $120) and on the high end, the Viair 460C complete onboard air system (around $359). All three are great.

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