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Old 02-16-2009, 09:12 PM
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Even though I do have a CO2 setup in my 80 I am not a fan. I have a problem carrying a gas that is 6 times heavier than air has no odor and a small 10# bottle can displace all the O2 in my wagon twice over! If I had room under the hood for a belt driven compressor it would be there already. Electric compressors are slow. Even a "fast" one is far from quick! CO2 is very convenient, I have to admit! If I didn't have brain damage from shop teachers and welding instructors warning me and showing those spooky videos about how dangerous compressed gases are, I wouldn't have any problem having co2 in every vehicle I own. I use the heck out of mine and Johns 4x4 in Boulder will fill it while I wait for $20.
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I just bought a CO2 setup from Steve (Crash), I got two 10 lb bottles which was a great deal, thanks again Steve.
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I will travel to Moab with 2 10 lb bottles of CO2 AND my 12v compressor just in case.
You won't mind if I bum a fill or two from you, will you Tom?
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:22 PM
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Additionally the CO2 tank has proven valuable around the house to run my finishing nailer.....
That is true, I have used CO2 to run remote trim nailers, which is super handy. Just remember to regulate the pressure down a bit! In fact, this is what I probably miss the most about not having CO2 anymore...
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You won't mind if I bum a fill or two from you, will you Tom?

I guess not...........
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Well after reviewing all the input and assessing the pros and cons I have struck a deal with Marco for his 20lb co2 setup. I guess that 20lb bottle will fill the 235 75 15s on my 40 about a kajillion times! Thanks for your help guys.
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I used to use CO2 but found the bottle to be unnecessary weight and in my way when sleeping in the back of the truck. Running out always happened at the worst time. It was made worse by folks bumming air - hate to say no, but then I ran out when I needed it again. A small aluminum bottle (5lb.) along with compressors would not be too bad I guess.

Now I run twin MV50 compressors that cost me all of $50 for the PAIR. They have proven durable once I eliminated the internal relays. Not all that fast... but fast enough. Slow enough that the folks bumming air usually go ask the CO2 guys for a fill!!

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Just wait till the Eco-nazis find out how much C02 you guys are releasing back into the atmosphere when you air down.

I figure they are about a year away from being banned
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You think you are kidding but... the ATV/offroad motorcycle industries right now are wrestling with new requirements for lead content that would effectively ban sales.

Gotta protect the kiddies from gnawing on those clutch cable ends!!
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You think you are kidding but...
The only thing I'm kidding about is the date, I fully expect to see a ban or restriction as soon as they start crunching numbers and come up with some crazy contribution to "global warming"

Remember the Moab group bitching about the pollution from other states being released when people air down ... C02 "emissions" would be the next "logical" step
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Remember the Moab group bitching about the pollution from other states being released when people air down ...
Hmmm, I seem to have missed that one... Imagine their dismay when I eat Mexican food.
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Just a note though, be aware of where you buy ice cream in Moab. The Moab Diner has some great stuff and you are buying ice cream. The other place in the middle of town has some great stuff and you are funding radicals.

Not to take this thread off course or anything....
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