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Old 06-10-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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what ya guys think OBA (kind of)?Review.

Well after some research, for an air pump. I decided to buy one from Costco.

Its a master flow MF-1052. Its the same pump as the old mv-50. I read this was the best bang for the buck.. 48.99.. pep boys sells them for 59.99

Since we are limited space in our jeep I decided to tie it down in the engine bay.

I aired up from 35 -40, to improve slight mpg.. it took les than a minute per tire.

Im happy with that. Well I used zip ties to hold it down. The hose feels cheap but it works well. The hose reaches every wheel even the spare. I will use it next week and a half for offroading.






If I deally need to I will hook up a 2gal tank in the future, but I am not hard core yet.

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Old 06-11-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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could you wire it into the jeep? maybe on a switch? is it possible with this model?

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with big tires these small electric air compressors are too slow. they overheat before all tires are aired up. i damaged 2 of these compressors on that way.
now i have an arb hd compressor with a 1.75 gallon air tank. it needs about 1.5-2 minutes to air up a 35" tire from 14-28 psi.

i would mount the comprssor with bolts and not with zip ties.
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not bad but i would recommend making a bracket for it instead of 23 zip-ties(they tend to melt when they get hot)
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:54 PM   #5
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:21 PM   #6
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i mounted that compresser under the hood, almost exactly where you have it.

just drilled 3 holes and used rubber gromets for noise isolation.
as a bonus of mounting it under the hood that bag it came with makes a sweet trail gear bag, i have 10ft of 3/8 chain, 19k pound snatch block, winch controller, and jumper cables all in that nice little bag

next thing i did was get rid of that stupid quick connect. tapped it to 1/4" pipe and insalled a normal fitting. i havent gotten around to hard wiring it yet but i did pickup a switch and relay to do so.
i'd recommend pulling it apart either way as mine was full of metal shavings and every single bolt was only finger tight.
great bang for the buck though, that "little" compressor puts out a lot of air, id take it over an arb or viair anyday of the week.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:43 PM   #7
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Nice!

The difference with the ARB is it has a small airtank the size of a soda can and an 80 lbs cut off switch. You could probably fab a small airtank from something in the garage like an old propain cylinder. ARB would probably sell the cutoff switch as they are pretty good about that stuff. I've thought of this myself. But I have a York system.

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with big tires these small electric air compressors are too slow. they overheat before all tires are aired up. i damaged 2 of these compressors on that way.
now i have an arb hd compressor with a 1.75 gallon air tank. it needs about 1.5-2 minutes to air up a 35" tire from 14-28 psi.

i would mount the comprssor with bolts and not with zip ties.

I am trying to do cheapie mods that are very useful.. Too broke right now to spend tons of money.. Little things like this makes me happy..

It actually does real well compared to other pumps. I have read reviews, and real jeepers test it from a flat 35'' tire.0psi to 35 in 3plus minutes. I think that is pretty decent without a tank..

The cable has a 30 amp fuse on it.. i am sure I can hardwire it into the jeep with a relay and switch.. But I dont have air lockers and dont go offroad that much. to spend time getting a tank and the effort to install.. Maybe in the future I may..

I will bolt it down ehan I have time..
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There is an article on another forum about how to hard wire this compressor into the Jeep in that location.

I have one too, and I love it. Never had a problem, have aired up all my tires after offroading, has fixed flats for me on roadtrips, and even filled up my air mattress for me when the pump died

Only suggestion I have for mounting it there, is to maybe put the supplied bag over top the compressor to try and keep water off of it
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that spot I mounted does not see water.. even in rain.. unless I water cross.. which I would never go that deep.. however I am tryung to think of a way to waterproof or resist it. just for saftey.
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sean sorry dude, i like the zip ties better.
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with big tires these small electric air compressors are too slow. they overheat before all tires are aired up. i damaged 2 of these compressors on that way.
now i have an arb hd compressor with a 1.75 gallon air tank. it needs about 1.5-2 minutes to air up a 35" tire from 14-28 psi.

i would mount the comprssor with bolts and not with zip ties.
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I've used mine 20-30 times airing up from 10-28psi and never had a problem. It takes about 4min per tire, tires are 33-12.50
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:02 PM   #13
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sean sorry dude, i like the zip ties better.
zip ties are very strong.. I doubt there is enough heat to melt them.. these are not the tin ones..

they are used in racing all the time.. for body damage...

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