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Hank 10-18-2006 12:00 PM

Good on-board air compresser
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?

Scout 10-18-2006 12:18 PM

Look at York, Kilby or Viair. Northridge 4x4 has a complete Viair OBA setup for about $ 450.00.

RWsJeep 10-18-2006 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by Simple Scout
Look at York, Kilby or Viair. Northridge 4x4 has a complete Viair OBA setup for about $ 450.00.

I have the Viair 100% duty cycle setup - It's okay, but I wish I had just gone the york route to begin with. As it is, I'll be pulling it out sometime next year and replacing with the york.

04moneypit 10-18-2006 12:56 PM

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.

Scoob 10-18-2006 06:32 PM

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.

1BLKJP 10-18-2006 06:37 PM

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.

Tdad 10-18-2006 08:07 PM

I've got one of these.I don't use it every weekend, but it works and it was only $50. It does get really hot after 4 tires, so you need to let it cool off before putting it away.

MR.CLIFFORD 10-18-2006 08:17 PM

Get one of these :D

Scout 10-19-2006 08:12 AM

^^^ I gotta admit, that is pretty cool. ^^^

Hank 10-19-2006 09:26 AM

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.

Scout 10-19-2006 10:26 AM

Keep in mind that ARB makes a portable air compressor. That's actually what I've been using. I think it cost me about $ 250.00.

It's 33% duty cycle. It takes me about 20 minutes to air back up, but that's better than nothing!

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