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portable air compressors

Postby NVSteve » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:45 pm

I've been searching for a number of months for something that would prove reliable the few times I would need it. I ended up deciding this would be the best, moderately expensive, air compressor to throw in the back when heading out on the trails:

http://www.autoanything.com/suspension- ... 9A0A0.aspx

All the other options seemed pretty good, but only 1 or 2 others seemed worthy of a purchase. While shopping at Costco the other day, I ran across a compressor from Q Industries that I ultimately purchased. There is nothing on the net covering the specific model number, but it was about $50. Alligator clips for the battery, 16' air hose, etc. I'll se if I can remember to post some photos of it & maybe a mini review if I get the chance to use it.

While researching options, I came across this site:

http://www.parksoffroad.com/prodreview/ ... ormain.htm

Pretty good info on a few of the many options that are out there.

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Postby blink32 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:18 am

Interesting article. VIAIR was the choice for me prior to the article and it still seems like an excellent choice. I had never heard of the Oasis brand but its just an electrically driven york-style compressor it would seem. For the price of just that comp I would get a york from a Jyard and fab up a full system with tanks and various chuck locations and still have gas money left over. ;) Of course then that would require your engine still be running at the end of the day.

Viair with 1 or 2, 1-3 gallon hotdog tanks stuffed in a frame rail or tucked out of the way somewhere, 1 chuck and a hose. Done.

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Postby PFhopefull » Fri May 02, 2008 8:19 am

Saw this on a episode of TRUCKS tv show. http://www.warn.com/powerplant.shtml

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Postby Captain » Sat May 03, 2008 6:29 am

At a 1:18 there showing a PF airing up after a day of playing on the trail. :D

If your not into running a compressor you can do this.

I have used my Scuba tanks to fill tires and run air tools. A standard scuba tank is a Alum 80 cf. @3000psi. all you need is a cheep scuba regulator with a 1/4 femal connector. you can find all of this at your local dive shop for under a 150$ if you get used.

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