I looking for a good air compresser to keep in my TJ. Space is limited, so I would like to find a small one that can air up a 33 fairly fast and easy. Does anybody have any experence good or bad with one?
Location: Under the hood of the jeep from hell (not mine)
My dad runs a viair set up, the 450 I believe, with 35 in tires and thinks it was a waste of money. Not nearly as fast as they say, and I've seen it in action. Harbor Freight tools sells a similar pump, for a lot less money. I have a cheapy one I carry with me (cost $15), it's a little slow, but it works. York compressors are awesome units, nothing beats a belt driven unit. But you could get that portable CO2 tank thing, hear they work pretty good, but you have to refill them.
If there's a will, usually there's a way, but then you get to that bolt that you still can't get to with two extensions, two universal sockets, and a contorsionist midget trying to help you.
1999 XJ Four door, mostly stock for now, but I am in the process of building a custom plate bumper.
I run the York based system and love it. Airs up a 285/75R/16 from 10 to 28 pounds in right at a minute a tire. Also have the ability to run air tools, which is something very few electrics can do. However the electrics do cost less.
I run a 20lb. Co2 tank in my rig. It can run air tools and fill up my 35's from about 8lbs to 28lbs. probably 5 times between tank re-fills, and only takes about 30 seconds a tire. Costs me 19 bucks a fill at a local place here in town.
It all depends on what you want and what you want to spend.
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I think for my price range the one that Tdad recommends would be the best for me. I can't wait to get one. I'm only going to be using it to air up after I air down. I'm not even sure how often I'll be doing that. Thanks for all the info.