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Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor #4760169
05/17/18 05:30 PM
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BeerCan Offline OP
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If anyone has recommendations on a good 12v air compressor I would appreciate it.

I need to do big tires and higher pressures, 85psi or more. I have a decent compressor now but it is so slow it's killing me.
This is what I have

I am willing to pay good money for a great, compact 12v compressor if anyone has any suggestions.

Thanks


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Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: BeerCan] #4760188
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I have been using the Harbor Freight 12v 100psi one for a little over a year, it gets borrowed every weekend we ride and has been abused on the trails. My buddy has a high dollar one i forget the name and mine is a whole lot faster than his.. its been a beast... all metal and good fittings. $35 without coupon.

https://www.harborfreight.com/12v-100-psi-high-volume-air-compressor-69284.html


if this one peters out i will probably go with this one next.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BM8RT8/ref=s9_dcacsd_dcoop_bw_c_x_1_w

Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: BeerCan] #4760200
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Hate to say it, but if your compressor is working properly, it appears like a very good one for being a 12 volt unit. Big tires 85 PSI plus? For a semi, I'd have an air line with a glad hand coupler to plug in the semi to air the tires.


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Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: BeerCan] #4760208
05/17/18 06:11 PM
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BeerCan Offline OP
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Not for semi so I have no available air. I have some trailer tires that need 110 and another that needs 80. My truck is 75 when I tow.

Just found this holy cow, that price


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Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: BeerCan] #4760220
05/17/18 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: BeerCan

Just found this holy cow, that price


See if you can find who makes that for ARB.


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Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: krismoriah72] #4760222
05/17/18 06:29 PM
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Rand Offline
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Originally Posted By: krismoriah72
I have been using the Harbor Freight 12v 100psi one for a little over a year, it gets borrowed every weekend we ride and has been abused on the trails. My buddy has a high dollar one i forget the name and mine is a whole lot faster than his.. its been a beast... all metal and good fittings. $35 without coupon.

https://www.harborfreight.com/12v-100-psi-high-volume-air-compressor-69284.html


if this one peters out i will probably go with this one next.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BM8RT8/ref=s9_dcacsd_dcoop_bw_c_x_1_w



A 40$ 55$ viair is about 67% faster.

Hf = .88CFM
viair 88p 1.47cfm

if your budget is higher
3.71 CFM Output
https://www.amazon.com/Compressor-Portab...+air+compressor

for $180

or this slime model which is 1.9cfm
https://www.amazon.com/Slime-40026-Heavy...&dpSrc=srch

not sure about the durability on that one but people seem to like it.

FWIW I have the viair 87P and its plenty for me.
1.26CFM rated. IIRC I paid around $45

Its light years faster than some but to pump up big truck tires 40psi, I would probably want something faster.


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Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: BeerCan] #4760306
05/17/18 07:57 PM
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You're only going to get so much through the lighter socket-- anything serious will be hardwired (with quick connect) or at a minimum use alligator clips.

The old jeep guys used to use a belt-driven compressor running off the engine.

Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: BeerCan] #4760321
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so somehow I misread the first post
if you already have that 1.80CFM viair..
sorry for the poor reply.


https://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-2781-5...Y8N4KJGG5M08CMK

5.65cfm $165

or you could step up to this :):)
https://www.amazon.com/Oasis-XD4000-Heav...&dpSrc=srch


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Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: BeerCan] #4760325
05/17/18 08:10 PM
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Not looking for one that goes in the lighter. My current one hooks to the battery. It works fine but it is slow. Maybe I'll get the arb and some airtools:)


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2016 Ford F150 3.5 EB
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2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
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Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: BeerCan] #4760333
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I use one of these:
https://www.harborfreight.com/12volt-150-psi-compact-air-compressor-69285.html

I used a 7 port manifold to make a device with 4 air lines, a gauge and a ball valve so I can deflate / inflate all 4 tires on the Jeep at once. This compressor works great! I've inflated my 4 33'' tires, and another set of 32'' tires without it overheating. Was really surprised at how well it works.

I also use it to inflate the 4 truck tires on my truck after putting it in and out of my garage.


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Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: BeerCan] #4760346
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My dad has a Viair and he swears by it. Not sure which one he has but knowing him, it's one of the bigger ones.

Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: BeerCan] #4760359
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I use a small 120v hot dog compressor on an inverter. It takes more space, but unless you want to spring for something like that ARB that is probably the only way you are going to upgrade from what you have.

Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: BeerCan] #4760381
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It sure sounds like a 2300PSI, 40 cubic foot nitrogen bottle and regulator would be the right answer.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/lg/tools/nitrogenTire2.php

Last edited by Cujet; 05/17/18 08:59 PM.

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Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: AVB] #4760414
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Originally Posted By: AVB
I use a small 120v hot dog compressor on an inverter. It takes more space, but unless you want to spring for something like that ARB that is probably the only way you are going to upgrade from what you have.


+1 This

Last edited by user52165; 05/17/18 09:25 PM.
Re: Need a good, powerful 12v air compressor [Re: Cujet] #4760439
05/17/18 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted By: Cujet
It sure sounds like a 2300PSI, 40 cubic foot nitrogen bottle and regulator would be the right answer.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/lg/tools/nitrogenTire2.php

Or a scuba tank setup, might be cheaper and easy to fill?


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