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Adventure Forum A place for outdoor side of your XJ/MJ. Discussions revolve around camping, equipment, and camping trailers. As well as outdoor activities that take off from your XJ/MJ like hiking, geocoaching, and rock climbing. Also the place to discuss tips and hints for the best places to camp off the beaten path.

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Old September 13th, 2013, 22:50
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Re: On-board air vs. portable air compressor

I have CO2 and enjoy it.

That said I've got ARBs and an associated compressor and will be plumbing it for additional air one day. CO2 does run out if you don't plan well (or, say, have a leaky valve).
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Old September 14th, 2013, 07:07
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Re: On-board air vs. portable air compressor

I have C02 and use it for ARBs and tires. Pros: Quiet, simple, high volume and pressure. Cons: Limited supply, expensive to fill - all the shops around here started doing cylinder exchange only, so 10lb tank is about $30.

I'm going to keep the tank for lockers only and mount a Viair for tires.
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Old September 16th, 2013, 11:43
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Re: On-board air vs. portable air compressor

Highly recommend the 450C. My only complaint is more storage capacity, as I only run a 2 gal tank. I've love to have an aluminum tank built to the dimensions of the storage space under my driver's side rear seat.

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Old July 22nd, 2014, 23:19
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Re: On-board air vs. portable air compressor

I'm a big fan of CO2. You don't have to spend the big money on the Powertank kits and whatnot either.

Just a plain ol' 20 lb CO2 tank and a oxy regulator off of Ebay. Less than 150 bucks usually to get the setup. Just make sure it doesn't have a siphon tube in it. You want one without a Siphon tube. It takes a long time to run a 20 lb unit down unless you are airing up a lot of big tires.
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Old August 18th, 2014, 15:31
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Re: On-board air vs. portable air compressor

I use a Viar Portable compressor fast on air ups on 33x12:50's from 17 to 32 psi continuous duty and @170 psi. Really nice kit everything included that you will need.
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