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Old 12-21-2017, 01:16 PM
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Cheap inflator

Anyone recommend a cheap tire inflator off amazon or anything like that? Not looking for anything crazy!

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Old 12-21-2017, 01:46 PM   #2
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Define cheap.

I have one like this, that I paid less than $10 for it. It is slow as hell, but works.

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Old 12-28-2017, 07:03 PM   #3
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I got one of these from Amazon:

It was cheaper when I bought it (there are others) and it works great.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:35 PM   #4
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You can't get a good, or even a decent compressor cheap. A decent compressor can be had for around $50 on Amazon. I bought a Viair 88P after my cheap, plug into the cigarette lighter compressor crapped out on me. I'm much happier, and it fills my tires so much faster. (It's still noisy, and gets hot as h*ll). YMMV, and invariably will...
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:20 PM   #5
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December 2016 issue of JP Magazine did an article where they used 2 Tsunami MF-1050ís from harbor freight with a small tank. I got the exact same compressor and hard wired it under the front passenger seat (2015 JKU) to my Apollo intec switch. With a coil hose I can fill all of my stock size sahara tires from 12PSI to 35 PSI in about 2 min a tire with only enough break between to switch tires. Does it get hot? Sure, but itís got a fuse and itís not melting the carpet underneath. Iíve got 33s coming in Jan and may be disappointed but so far Iíve been pretty happy.

$50 on Amazon.

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Old 12-28-2017, 10:48 PM   #6
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To OP:

What size tires do you need to inflate? From what aired down psi to what street pressure? How often will you use it? Do you offroad with others who have compressors in case yours fails?

Personally, I would not own any of the "cheap" compressors, including the ubiquitous little red Chinese compressors (MV-50 or MF-1050), nor would I own any S**ttybilt compressor.

The least expensive reliable portable compressor is probably the Viair 88P which would be adequate for stock tires but undersized for regularly refilling 33" tires. If you let us know your actual needs we can probably suggest specific compressors that will do the job without breaking the bank.

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Old 01-01-2018, 12:02 AM   #7
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You can always use a bicycle pump. It takes some effort, but will get the job done eventually?

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