12 volt compressor

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:53 am 
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Hard Yaka

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Hi what is a good brand compressor to buy,will be used on 35"tyres.


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 Post subject: Re: 12 volt compressor
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:02 am 
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Hard Yaka

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Arb or convert your air conditioning pump


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 Post subject: Re: 12 volt compressor
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:30 am 
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4wdbits.co.nz 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 12 volt compressor
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:50 am 
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I got myself a Terrain Tamer one, it is quite big and does the job well on my 35's.


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 Post subject: Re: 12 volt compressor
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Hard Yaka

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Was that the typhoon model Nis-man.


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 Post subject: Re: 12 volt compressor
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:53 pm 
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Hard Yaka

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I wouldn't waste my time with any of the electric ones on tyres above 33". Convert the a/c pump or put another one on. To do a 35" tyre you need (imo) to have a reserve of stored air so it has had some time to cool down, and if you are going to have a tank why not use a compressor that can fill it effectively?


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 Post subject: Re: 12 volt compressor
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:55 pm 
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Hard Yaka
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Depends what you want.
If you want to pump up 35s from 10psi to 40psi in a minute or 2 then you really need a descent compressor, regardless of whether a tank is used or not (because the compressor will be going pretty much full time while pumping up the tyres). There is limited choices, ARB twin motor, Boss Imagehttp://www.4wdbits.co.nz/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=4283 or Extremeaire Imagehttp://www.4wdbits.co.nz/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=4188.
For something truely portable you want this Image http://www.4wdbits.co.nz/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=4130 or the Magnum version Imagehttp://www.4wdbits.co.nz/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=4307.

The other end of the scale is spending 30 minutes pumping the tyres up with a cheapy Imagehttp://www.4wdbits.co.nz/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=573


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 Post subject: Re: 12 volt compressor
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Hard Yaka

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Thanks for the info guys,I didn't realise top of the the line compressors were so expensive,may look at a dive bottle or I'll be calling 4WDbits.


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 Post subject: Re: 12 volt compressor
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:56 pm 
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Hard Yaka

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For a top end ARB (twin motor & compressor ) youll be looking at about $900 plus tank cost, manifold & installing it ....but they are real good ....you get what ya pay for !!!


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 Post subject: Re: 12 volt compressor
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:11 pm 
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Hard Yaka

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As a comparison, I just bought an elcheapo 95ltr compressor from Supercheap. Stripped off the 240v motor and air compressor, hooked up the wiring to the feed for the aircon compressor and fitted air line and high temp hose in between as required.
Compressor $145
Misc bits $150

Can run air tools and sorts out my 40" tyres from 5psi to 30psi (although I have not timed it, estimate about 1.5 - 2 mins a tyre).


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 Post subject: Re: 12 volt compressor
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:20 am 
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Hard Yaka

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Yeah rok I know air con pumps go hard but I want to keep my air con and if I could fit any thing else around the motor I would.


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 Post subject: Re: 12 volt compressor
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:52 am 
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Bush Crasher

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Hi Klompy

Mine just has Terrain Tamer on it, I have not had an issue with it, from memory it was on special for approx $250.00. It has a maxium 150 psi and does 160L/min.

It takes a little while but not too long, normally just pump up my 35's while I am havn a chat with the lads. It is definetly quicker than the smaller options.


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 Post subject: Re: 12 volt compressor
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:14 pm 
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Hard Yaka

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I have just got around to installing my arb twin motor compressor. They are rated to roughly 170 lpm free flow which is more than any other 12v compressor on the market. Haven't got around to pumping up tyres yet but when I do I will let you guys know. They run rattle guns happily. Only 700 from Pete Munroe in chch. Would have liked an sanden on york but I don't have enough room under the bonnet as I am not getting rid of my ac.

Sam


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