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Old 09-03-2012, 12:13 PM
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Portable air compressors

Anyone have any recommendations for an air compressor? I have to air my tires down when beach driving and the gas station pumps are too slow and won't fill my tires up to spec.

I bought the best portable one from Pep Boys and it over heated after 1 minute and barley got my tire to 50psi.

I'm looking for one that hooks up to my battery, is capable of filling a tire to 70-80psi with continuous running time per tire. No tank, something portable. The Pep Boys model claimed better than this but clearly didn't come close.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:17 PM
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check out Viair: VIAIR Corporation - Portable Compressors
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:22 PM
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Seeing how this truck takes every penny I have in repairs I can't afford a $1,400 compressor.

$100-200 range possible?
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:26 PM
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I will call but are the Viair's capable of air up to 70-80psi without problems? "0-30psi in 5mins" doesn't mean much to me.
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I know, but they're badass and you'll never look back. You can't get a good compressor for what you need for under $200.00. I have the viair 480c and it fills my 5 gallon tank in about 1.5- 2.0 minutes.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:39 PM
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That fills up 5 gallons at 150 psi in tat time frame
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As mts678 has said , i would also recommend going with a viair 480 , i have 2 running a 12 gallon tank , You can find a nice small tank 5 gallon hot dog style for very reasonable and mount it some where out of your way , get 1 nice viair compressor and get a air chuck set up with a hose section long enough to reach all your tires , it will be money well spent , youve already got xx amount into that pep boys one , heres a pic of mine very mobile air ,I tried resizing before posting so sorry for big pics , resizing didnt work!!

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Here's mine: . I've recently added a quick connect so I have air hose an tools to run off it. I also added a 90 degree elbow on the pressure switch so it's not sticking out
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Thanks for the info. Those are awesome set-ups guys!
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