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Thread: Airing Up

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    Default Airing Up

    Gentlemen,

    What is your preferred method of airing up after a day on the trial?

    I was looking at this: http://www.amazon.com/Viair-40043-VI.../dp/B000X9AXR8

    But it seems a little pricey.

    I took the kids out last weekend to Indian Valley Reservoir and did not air down as I had no way to air up again. The kids got a little tired of the washboard type roads. Was I driving too slow?

    Thanks for your opinions,

    Clem
    1999 Montero (Winter Package)

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    Not sure about you driving too low on the washboard, but IMO that looks like a good way to air up your tires after trail running.
    J.W.
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    There are a few threads down in the recovery section regarding this topic. The MV50 compressor is a popular choice for an economy-minded solution.

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    For <$75 I'd also choose the MV50

    For about the price of that compressor (cheaper actually) I'd choose this instead... http://www.4wheelparts.com/Winches-a...t_pn=S%2fB2780

    5.56cfm Smittybilt compressor instead.
    SmittybiltCompressor.jpg

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    And it's 5.56!

    ...anyone?
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    Thanks for the tips everyone.

    Clem
    1999 Montero (Winter Package)

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    It is a much much faster compressor. Not to discourage you but it's also quite a bit larger than the MV50. Unfortunately I don't have a shot of the two side by side but from what I've found online the 2780/2781 is W11” x H12” x L16" (yes it's bigger) while the MV50 is probably ~25-30% smaller.

    1996 Montero SR (3.5L v6, rear Locker), 35" mudders, 3.15:1 xcase crawler gears
    Build Thread: http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...su-build-up...
    1989 SWB Montero RS (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 33" mudders (sold)
    1990 LWB Montero LS (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 33" mudders (gave to rxinhed)
    1990 LWB Montero LS (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 31" AT's (rolled 1st time I ever drove off road)

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    I use C02, and love it. Yes its something that needs to be refilled, but its cheap fast and i dont do it very often. i have a 20 pound tank and a 10 pound tank and have less than 75 into both of them.

    Mike

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    Yeah I've also got a 15lb tank and formerly a 10lb one but IMHO they're a pain to store securely in the rig. Yes I have a mount for them but they're so ungainly in size & that's what I see as the main problem with them. OK if you have the space though.

    1996 Montero SR (3.5L v6, rear Locker), 35" mudders, 3.15:1 xcase crawler gears
    Build Thread: http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...su-build-up...
    1989 SWB Montero RS (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 33" mudders (sold)
    1990 LWB Montero LS (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 33" mudders (gave to rxinhed)
    1990 LWB Montero LS (3.0L v6, rear LSD), 31" AT's (rolled 1st time I ever drove off road)

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    One nice thing about the Viair is that it has a continuous duty cycle.
    I'm not sure if the Smittybuilt has that feature.
    An old adage, that is so often the case: You get what you pay for...
    All the rigs that I wheel with have Viair compressors (various models), and all have worked flawlessly.
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