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Re: Portable Air Compressor

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I have been looking for a tyre plugger, where did you get that kit from ?
It is From ARB (I am pretty sure they are Australian so it should be easy to find)

Here is a link to the website http://www.arb.com.au/products/gener...e-accessories/

Here is an Australian site that has a great price: http://www.trdparts4u.com/Scripts/pr....asp?brand=ARB
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

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Could be the unit draws more amperage than the cigarette fuse can handle. Not the units fault.
The unit promises to draw no more than 15 amps but it blows a 20-amp fuse.

IMHO, any gadget that draws over 20 amps through a cigarette lighter outlet is broken by design.
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Does the rear outlet use a larger fuse?
All three outlets are on 20-amp fuses, according to the owner's manual.
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

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On mopar.com if you look up OEM parts (parts diagrams) for the 2011 GC and go to wheels/jack stowage it lists a compressor for $109. It's under the OEM parts so at one time it must have been destined for inclusion in the builds? Anybody seen one of these things?
Wow, that's a real interesting find. If I'm reading that diagram right, that top resevoir is supposed to hold tire sealant.
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

I would recommend VIAIR. They make great compressors
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

I've read good things about VIAIR's compressors in some other forums.

http://www.viaircorp.com/
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:46 AM
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

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Don't forget, your WK2 will have a 110v outlet in the hatch. You can use a 110v compressor if you do not have a 12v one onboard.
Where is this? I have a 12v outlet in the hatch area, don't see the 110v outlet.
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

110v is on the center console in the back seat.

One thing I would caution- any air compressor that is good will inflate your tires from zero pressure to 34psi in about 2.5 minutes. With that said the compressor will get very very hot after filling all 4 tires. So you will have to let the compressor cool for about 15 minutes before putting it away.

All of the compressors that I see people using out in the field that I am impressed
with are the VIAIR and connect to the + - terminals under the hood and do not connect to the cigrette lighter or 110 outlet.

Becareful of the units that are built into a plastic case-- they are usually rated very low and will take 5 minutes or longer to fill a single tire. So unless you want to hang out for about 20 to 30 minutes and constantly checking tires for proper inflation...

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Re: Portable Air Compressor

I picked up a Viair 90P and have nothing but good things to say about it so far. Constuction quality looks really good and it just feels solid. Nice rubber coated PSI guage and quality air hose line/clamp etc. Leagues above any cheap cigarette inflater I have used in the past.
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According to the reviews on that site, it can blow the fuse on your cigarette lighter outlet.
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"You get what you pay for" has never been more true when it comes to car tools. I really don't want something to fail when I really need it.
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Could be the unit draws more amperage than the cigarette fuse can handle. Not the units fault. Does the rear outlet use a larger fuse?
Yes. If you have a 10amp fuse it'll be susceptible to blowing it. Most cig lighter ports now have 13-15amp fuses to deal with our thirst for power...

This is a heavy duty pump, not meant for like Smart Cars.. The Jeep will handle it fine.
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Celly,

I dont doubt that you have had good luck but it all comes down to expectations. If this compressor is there just to inflate the occasional flat or low tire .. it looks to fill that role. However, if you are looking for a air compressor that will re-inflate all your tires after a day of off roading I would look elsewhere (personal opinion). Even with the VIAIR after filling 4 tires I need to let it cool down before letting anyone else use it that forgot or has a faulty unit.

The specs you want to look at is Duty cycle and 0 - 34 PSI R18 fill time. You will see other compressor manufactures try to dummy this number by putting 0-24 PSI R14 or something like that to show its filling fast.

http://www.viaircorp.com/OffRoad/400P-A.html

I know that a few people on the trail have had other compressors ( I dont know if its this one, $50 is a great price ) that crapped out on them on the second tire --- or the thing just fried itself. The most common one is that after 1 hour its still trying to fill the last tire and everyone is hanging around wanting to leave but does not want to leave anyone behind ...

Again dont know anything about this compressor -- but usually you get what you pay for -- sometimes there is a diamond in the rough and I hope you found it ...

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Looking to add a portable air compressor to my "survival/emergency" Kit. Mainly used to inflate tires and a few other toys and misc.
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Celly,

I dont doubt that you have had good luck but it all comes down to expectations. If this compressor is there just to inflate the occasional flat or low tire .. it looks to fill that role. However, if you are looking for a air compressor that will re-inflate all your tires after a day of off roading I would look elsewhere (personal opinion). Even with the VIAIR after filling 4 tires I need to let it cool down before letting anyone else use it that forgot or has a faulty unit.

The specs you want to look at is Duty cycle and 0 - 34 PSI R18 fill time. You will see other compressor manufactures try to dummy this number by putting 0-24 PSI R14 or something like that to show its filling fast.

http://www.viaircorp.com/OffRoad/400P-A.html

I know that a few people on the trail have had other compressors ( I dont know if its this one, $50 is a great price ) that crapped out on them on the second tire --- or the thing just fried itself. The most common one is that after 1 hour its still trying to fill the last tire and everyone is hanging around wanting to leave but does not want to leave anyone behind ...

Again dont know anything about this compressor -- but usually you get what you pay for -- sometimes there is a diamond in the rough and I hope you found it ...

Cheers !!
I was more responding to the original request from BHHJEEP. The big reason is that this compressor will fit in the storage with the spare tire.

That being said, you're right. I'd probably not use this for inflating trail tires. But, I have used it for inflating the 275/55/20's on my old tundra from flat to 36psi in about 5 mins. And it inflates kiddy pools like a mo-fo.
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Ah ... that makes sense and we need to keep the Kiddies happy
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