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Old 03-16-2009, 12:31 PM
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Right now you can get a high volume ARB compressor for $208, the tire fill kit for $30 and you can get a 2.5 gal air tank for $65. This comes pretty close to meeting your budget. Thats what I have and it never runs out.
where can you get this deal??

check out this one, too...$209 on their website for a 10 gallon tank
http://forum.ih8mud.com/**-ih8mud-co...t-special.html
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:35 PM
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I would like C02 but I know I would forget to fill it and that was the main reason I went with a compressor.
I have not had a chance to use my Puma to refill after wheeling but it has worked great around the garage and Friday I filled a friend's Volvo tire and it took a bit over a minute from dead flat to 35 psi.


Plus side- cheaper than most C02 setups or high end compressors. It fills much faster than the small Qmax compressor it replaced.

Neg side - heavy and a bit bulky (though not much bigger than a C02 tank) slower than C02 or engine-driven OBA.
Hmm....another thought...I have a small Craftsman Compressor...little 3 gallon 1 hp unit...and I have a power inverter....I guess short term that would be a pretty good combination for airing up?
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:57 PM
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Hmm....another thought...I have a small Craftsman Compressor...little 3 gallon 1 hp unit...and I have a power inverter....I guess short term that would be a pretty good combination for airing up?
That is very close to the size of mine and should work great.
If the inverter is up to the load you should be good to go
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do your math on the inverter. the inverter is listed at peak, and the motor on the compressor will be rated as constant load, not peak. Meaning? a 1500 watt inverter, at 110v, is approximately capable of a 13.63 amp load at peak, but not at constant. they usually don't list what the nominal amp load rating is, and that depends on the circuitry of the inverter.

Dave A. can explain it better.

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do your math on the inverter. the inverter is listed at peak, and the motor on the compressor will be rated as constant load, not peak. Meaning? a 1500 watt inverter, at 110v, is approximately capable of a 13.63 amp load at peak, but not at constant. they usually don't list what the nominal amp load rating is, and that depends on the circuitry of the inverter.

Dave A. can explain it better.

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In other words, unless it is one heck of a stout inverter, I will fry it trying to run a compressor to fill my tires....I kinda thunk so...
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Has anyone tried the QuickAir 3? It supposedly has a lot more capability than the QuickAir 2. I don't have a method of airing back up yet, and found this thread very valuable. Thanks.
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It would have to be a LOT more capable than the quick air 2. Sure my QA2 is probably 10 years old and my tires are 36x13.50, but I bet it takes 30 minutes per tire to go from 7 to 25 PSI.

Also, the QA3 is only rated up to 70 PSI. That is BARELY enough to power my ARB's (By the book anyway. I'm sure the ARB lockers engage at less than 70 PSI, but that is where the ARB pressure switch turns on.)
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Hmmmm, ok scratch the QA3. The ExtremeAire Severe Compressor looks promising and costs about the same as the QA3. 4 cfm and 150 psi max working pressure. Anyone ever try one?
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