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Portable or Onboard air compressor

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Kywildman, May 1, 2021.

  1. May 1, 2021 at 12:56 PM
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    Kywildman

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    Hello Group I’m looking opinions on an air compressor. I’ve heard great things about the ARB unit, I’m just worried about dropping the coin and it not being great. I am a mechanic and mainly want to use it for occasional flat tires or Good Samaritan stuff.
    Thanks
     
  2. May 1, 2021 at 1:07 PM
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    thearborbarber

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    I use a cheapy green slime portable compressor. If i aired up and down regularly I would get an ARB.
     
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  3. May 1, 2021 at 1:17 PM
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    I use a TJM unit like this. It's a bit loud and comes with a crappy hose. But it seems to work well enough for occasional use, and for inflating rafts, and so on, and was not a bank breaker at all. Because it's portable it makes airing up the tires on the camper easy. I would probably not pick it if I were airing down/up regularly, but certainly OK for $100 or so.
     
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  4. May 1, 2021 at 1:38 PM
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    I have had the arb unit for a handful of months and has been nothing short of great. Airs up my 295s really fast, install was a breeze. Only down side I have seen so far is the price point , I’d be interested to hear from a more long term user on the overal reliability of the unit , you also need to consider some sort of mount for it. I will also suggest a 90° elbow for ease of access

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  5. May 1, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    eick

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    Have a portable viair that I nodded to use the trailer 7 pin instead of batter clamps. Works great and has a nice long cord and hose.

    I’d get on board if I was going to do a tank or have airbags etc.
     
  6. May 1, 2021 at 2:30 PM
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    Nm6300'asl

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    Same as above, works great, cost effective option vs the Arb onboard.
     
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  7. May 1, 2021 at 2:38 PM
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    YotaBro

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    Lots of shenanigans.
    Im currently building a CO2 air system. Lot cheaper and faster than compressed air
     
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  8. May 1, 2021 at 2:39 PM
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    I thought about a tank but I don’t want to deal with filling it and wouldn’t want to waste my tank filling up other cars lol
     
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  9. May 1, 2021 at 2:40 PM
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    Lots of shenanigans.
    Hahaha, makes sense! I think I saw somewhere we’re someone is selling a direct bolt on for the ARB compressor
     
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  10. May 2, 2021 at 6:27 PM
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    Which Viair did you use and do you mind sharing your mod..:)
     
  11. May 2, 2021 at 6:35 PM
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    Sounds like an awesome upgrade going to the 7 pin
     
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    Can't take all the credit, I got the idea from @JimboSlice413

    Here's the post I got it from - https://www.tundras.com/threads/viair-400.61729/#post-1617428

    I used a viair 400p, keep it in the cross bin of my diamond back cover.
     
  13. May 2, 2021 at 6:48 PM
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  14. May 3, 2021 at 3:17 PM
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    i got the idea from here this morning, and promptly came home with a 7 pin in hand and spliced it in, keeping the battery clamps (in case another vehicle don’t have the 7 pin). Going to like this a lot better than raising the hood to use it every time. Thank you for sharing.
     
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  15. May 3, 2021 at 3:18 PM
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    Viair 88. Fills up 285/33's. I had mine down to about 15 psi. Took about 30-40 for all four tires back up to 35. Enough to get me to a gas station. Cheap, not quite as fast as OBA, but easy enough. And I can transfer it to another car if I'm using something else for a trip.
     
  16. May 3, 2021 at 3:24 PM
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    Keep the battery clamps too because you can add a 7 pin socket and wire it to those clamps and use it elsewhere if you travel with someone who doesn’t have a 7 pin
     
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    Is this compressor faster than the typical cig lighter compressor that takes 15 min to add 15lbs of pressure?
     
  18. May 3, 2021 at 4:04 PM
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    Yea it's the 400p you can't use it with a cig lighter because it will smoke the fuse

    https://www.viaircorp.com/portables/400p

    Rated for 35's, says it can fill from 15 to 30 in 2 min45 sec but I haven't tested that personally as I don't have 35's yet. Once my new bumper gets on I'll be getting new wheels and tires
     
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    I kept the battery clamps on the compressor, that way I can use either/or. I spliced a wire in both negative and positive and soldered/ heat shrunk, then attached those to the 7 pin plug. So I have both.
     
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  20. May 3, 2021 at 4:55 PM
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    Nice! I tossed my clamps and then later on I was like....hmmmm. Oh well lol
     

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