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Air your Tires Up Fast!!

The Offroad Air Buddy is my creation. I have worked at a CO2 company (Carbonics inc) for years and made one these for my JKU. Recently I've realized that others might want something like this too.

This Kit comes with a 10lb tank (you can downsize to a 5lb if you want), regulator, steel regulator guard, quick disconnects, 25' of air hose, Tire Chuck with pressure gauge, 4 tire deflators, a tire Repair kit that includes patches, plugs, rubber cement, valve cores and valve core tools, valve caps, etc.

$485 regular price.

$450 for Wrangler Forum members (if you mention Wrangler Forum) Call 713-944-7900 to order and we'll calculate the shipping for you. Ask for Chrisy to place your order!

www.offroadairbuddy.com

If you are near Houston, you can come by the shop and we'll fill your tank first time for free! (Tanks must ship empty)

Cheers!
Sam
 

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Looks like a pretty useful package. :thumb:

For us dummies- quite possibly just me- a couple of questions:
* Can you quantify how much air is in the 10 lb tank? Like if I air down all 4 tires 15 lbs for offroading and then air them back up when done... how many times could I do that with the 10 lb tank?
* What sort of businesses can refill the tanks?
 

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Looks like a pretty useful package. :thumb:

For us dummies- quite possibly just me- a couple of questions:
* Can you quantify how much air is in the 10 lb tank? Like if I air down all 4 tires 15 lbs for offroading and then air them back up when done... how many times could I do that with the 10 lb tank?
* What sort of businesses can refill the tanks?
Thanks for asking! I tested the 10lb tank on my Jeep. Aired my 33" Falken Wildpeaks down to 12 psi each, and back up to 32 psi. 5 times. All 4 tires, 5 times. It took 2 lbs of liquid CO2 to air up all 4 tires once.

I'd be very interested in hearing how it works with larger tires, or if airing down to only 15 psi makes a difference.

Also, it took me 120 seconds per tire. My regulator frosted over pretty hard by the third tire, each time, but never iced over to the point of restricting air flow.

If I ever get the chance to go on one of those Jeep Jamboree things, or a long multi-day overland trip I *might* pack a 2.5 lbs little mini tank, just so if I ever run out i know i have at least 1 good 4-tire fill up in reserve!

You can get your CO2 tank refilled at Welding shops, paintball stores, or even better at CO2 suppliers that focus on the beverage industry. NuCo2, Airgas, and National Gases are some big national names. My place, Carbonics Inc in South Houston Texas, is just a little family owned business. If you google for CO2 refill there has to be some in your city, because all your gas stations, bars, and restaurants use these cylinders for sodawater and beer. Worst case scenario, go to a draft beer bar, or anyplace that serves fountain sodas and ask where they get their gas filled. If they don't know, it's printed on the label of their tank, by federal law, so all they have to do is look down at the tank and read the name on the label!

there's some information on the FAQS on the website also Offroad Air Buddy

PLEASE ask any other questions you can think of, this is a new project for us and I'm sure I haven't done a great job of organizing information or presenting it well, yet. working on it though!

Cheers! :beerdrinking:
Sam
 

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Since i started this project, I've been able to find all parts wholesale/bulk now, so I'm able to drop the price!

I've also added a blow-out gun, and upgraded the gauge on the air chuck to a more accurate gauge.

Regular price: $440.00
Wrangler Forum Members: $400.00
 

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PRICE DROP

We are now selling these in groups of 5. And we're offering a discounted price on those purchases. I convinced the powers that be in my company to let me offer Wrangler Forum members the same price break. So if you want to get in on this. Call 713-944-7900 (Carbonics, Inc) and ask for Chrisy. Tell her you are a Wrangler Forum member and you will receive the 10lb kit for $375!!! If you want the Tire Repair kit too (Tire Buddy) that will only be $30.

Cheers
Sam
 

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Price is now $283.00 for Wrangler forum members

Great news here.

I have been able to purchase larger quantities, and source some of my minor parts from overseas. The cylinder, and regulator (the main equipment) is still made in the USA. (regulator made in San Antonio, TX)

But between all the outsourcing, and streamlining of my process, the price is now just $333 for a complete kit. (for everyone else)

For wrangler forum members is still $50 off of the regular price, so $283.00 for you.

Just a reminder your kit includes 10lb co2 tank. Taprite Premium regulator with steel gauge guard, Industrial quick connect fittings, 25' of compressed air hose, plus air chuck with gauge, plus 4 brass tire deflators, plus tire repair kit, plus Quick fists or bungee cords (your choice), plus air gun with multiple tips.

The most important part of the kit is the Taprite premium regulator. This high-flow, high-SCFM regulator is what sets this apart. This is an American made regulator that was originally developed for the coke/sodawater industry. It's made to provide a constant steady flow at higher pressures. This makes it perfect for inflating your tires FAST or running air tools.

(if you JUST want the tank, handle, regulator, guard, air hose and tire chuck with gauge that's $235 with your forum discount)

If you're local to Houston that cylinder comes filled. If I'm mailing it to you you'll need to get it filled once you receive it.

Cheers!
 

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Can you do a price without a tank? I have to tanks, but would like to replace the cheap regulator I have and replace my consumables that come with your kit.
 

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Sure, the regulator by itself is $86.50, but call 713-944-7900 and ask for Chrisy or Sam. We have prorated the members discount across all items. For example the regulator by itself is $65 for wrangler forum members. I'd highly recommend the steel guard that goes over it. I think it's good protection for the gauges for $11.00 (for wrangler forum members).

This regulator is adjustable from 0-160 psi. I use it on 30 psi for the air gun, 20-40 psi to run my liquid pump, and 90-100 to fill my tires. 90 psi works good for me on my air-impact gun. FWIW.
 
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