12 volt air compressor recommendations? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-16-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 271
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?

village idiot is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2011, 11:49 AM   #2
KawiMonsterSahara's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: DFW
Posts: 416
::Kilby Enterprises::

Thats what i have on my list

OIF 08-01 Marine Veteran
"'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing'' --Edmund Burke

My OTHER vehicle is a 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R
KawiMonsterSahara is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2011, 12:09 PM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 271
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?
village idiot is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2011, 12:29 PM   #4
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,060
I run a Viair 460C. its continuous duty. had it since 05 sometime...works for me.
UnlimitedLJ04 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2011, 12:32 PM   #5
[]D [] []V[] []D

WF Supporting Member
97sport09's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hoosier State
Posts: 695
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
97sport09 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-16-2011, 12:36 PM   #6
Supporting Vendor
JeepAddOns-Chris's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 1,095
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.

We are currently away from the forums and unavailable for quotes. Please contact our sales team at 800-388-8637.
JeepAddOns-Chris is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
24 volt winch jbone03 TJ General Discussion Forum 2 11-20-2008 04:29 PM
Power Door Locks C.I. Joe TJ Tech Forum 10 05-30-2008 04:19 PM
CB Radio Install Cout Communications and Electronics 7 02-04-2008 05:34 PM

logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:06 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC