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Old 06-26-2013, 10:34 AM
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12V Air Compressor

A flat this Am got me to looking for an on board or portable air compressor.

What has the Knowledge Base used and recommend?

I have an inverter but don't carry a full size 110vac compressor.

Is a small 110 better than any 12v ?

37" tires BTW....

Denny
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:49 AM
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Don't get a 110v compressor unless you have a generator to run it, the small 110v compressors are useless!

There are many different brands of high quality 12v compressors out there that will do a great job, it just depends on how much you want to spend (more cfm = more $).

12-volt Air Compressor Guide - Technical Articles - Four Wheeler Magazine
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Viair has always been my choice.
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I've got a "12-volt air" in my bed.
It comes in a metal enclosure that doesn't take up much space but can also be removed and mounted in a toolbox or whatever. My dad has one in the front box of his pronghorn flatbed and its a short bed.
Got mine hooked up to the factory upfitters. It doesn't take long to air up a tire and its handy as hell. I'll get some pics this afternoon.
EDIT- there have also been a ton of farmers around here hook them to 24v and have em last just as long, then they'll really build some air.
http://www.12-voltair.com/pdf/sales_brochure.pdf from their website. Mine sits about 2-2.5 inches below bed rails.

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Try this !!

Viair, 100C 130psi Air Compressor Pump
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Are you looking for a stand alone system? Or a compressor and tank mounted to your truck?
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I would look at duty cycle also, you want something with a 100% duty cycle if you can swing it. I got one that is rated at 100% duty cycle and literally have ran it for hours on end with out issue. Now if I could remember who made it.
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I have a 100% duty cycle 12v Viair that has trouble free. During the summer it gets a lot of use.
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I bought a $99 12v at harbor frieght, it wont put more than 25 psi in my 35's!! When it comes to air compressors, u get what u pay for!
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I bought a $99 12v at harbor frieght, it wont put more than 25 psi in my 35's!! When it comes to air compressors, u get what u pay for!
Vair is a good brand and not much more money either...VIAIR Part v/a10000 - Ultra-Light Duty Onboard Air System

Duty cycle is low, but for $150 it would be a great(and cheap) DIY starter kit! Fills a 1 gallon tank from 0psi to 100psi in under 2 min. Not bad for the price.
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