So.. you let air out of your tires.. now what - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > JK Wrangler Technical Forum > So.. you let air out of your tires.. now what

The Original 3/8" Ruffstuff Diff Cover!Building a Bumper?Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Reply
Unread 11-25-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
orviston
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 43
So.. you let air out of your tires.. now what

so after a wheeling session.. your tires are 10-12 pounds and you need to hit the pavement.

what is the best portable compressor option to air back up again?

orviston is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-25-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
COLOUXJ
Web Wheeler
2010 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 1,995
This is probably what I would run. What is "best" depends on a lot of things.

http://www.viaircorp.com/10009.html
__________________
"When i die, bury me with my jeep. Its never been in a hole it can't get out of"
Black Jeep Society
My JEEP helped win a War > Your Honda mows my grass!!
Mechanical Engineers Build weapons Civil Engineers build targets

Quote:
Originally Posted by cyberpyrot View Post
is it a plink plink kerrrrdunk? or more of a brrrrrconk doc doc miiiidge pang!!!? or is it a badonk ka donk? if it is the latter its just the normal fat *** of the JK

COLOUXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
orviston
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 43
good option.. I checked on amazon and there are all the viair optoins and pricing .. their website doesn't list any of that stuff.


mounting.. Mmmm.. have to do some noodling on that.
orviston is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #4
bogleparsons
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: fayetteville, NC
Posts: 1,806
Or, if you skipped the gym that day and need a workout!
bike_pump.jpg

__________________
If it's not supposed to move and does use duct tape.
If it's supposed to move and doesn't use WD40
bogleparsons is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-25-2013, 12:00 PM   #5
nwbronco
Registered User
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Olympia, Washington
Posts: 1,240
ARB makes a good one. Northridge has it with a bracket that bolts to the brake booster. Small, out of the way and does a good job.

Bob K.
__________________
His 14 Anvil JK
Hers 09 Blue JK
Kid's '08 Yellow JKU
'13 Black 10A Rubicon JKU
nwbronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-25-2013, 12:37 PM   #6
ROCKR8R
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 339
How about CO2? Powertank or Poly Perfomance.

-Dan
ROCKR8R is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #7
HappyTrails
Registered Voter w/ID
 
HappyTrails's Avatar
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Georgia
Posts: 1,686
Quote:
Originally Posted by nwbronco View Post
ARB makes a good one. Northridge has it with a bracket that bolts to the brake booster. Small, out of the way and does a good job.

Bob K.
I use that ARB single compressor with the mounting bracket. Love it! I like that it is hidden away under the hood. Fills up my 37's from 10 psi (trail setting) to 25 psi (pavement setting) in about 3 minutes.
__________________
2008 2-dr Rubicon, auto,
RK 2.5" Max Travel lift, Fox 2.0 shocks, 37" Nittos, 5.38's, River Raider skids, Warn VR8000-S.
RIPP Gen 2 Stg 2 Supercharger.
Re-inventing the circle and straight line.
HappyTrails is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-25-2013, 02:17 PM   #8
orviston
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 43
that sound nice.. i have wanted raise this question for a while.. but seemed simple. The ARB sound perfect
orviston is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-25-2013, 02:38 PM   #9
Metalman
Registered User
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 108
I just installed the ARB compressor kit from northridge, like HappyTrails said about 3 minutes per tire. I love it!
Metalman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #10
XTRyan
ExtremeTerrain.com
 
XTRyan's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Malvern, PA
Posts: 1,270
I have the Viair Medium Duty System on my TJ. I like the fact that it has a 2.5 gal tank so I can run an air tool for short bursts if need be. It fills my 35's from 12psi to 35psi in less than 2 minutes a tire. I have to stop between tires and let the compressor breath because I don't have a 100% duty cycle compressor, but that's no big deal.

I also run my ARB off of that system and will run air horns as soon as I get some mounted up.

There are few good options, CO2, portable compressors, mounted electric compressors with or without tanks, York style engine-driven compressors, ect.

I like the Viair system because it's fast, reliable, and there is room to add other air driven devices.

Let me know if you have any questions at all!

-Ryan
__________________
Ryan H. | ExtremeTerrain.com Off-Road Outfitters
Toll Free: 800-988-4605 | Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM EST
Free Shipping on Orders Over $75!
EARN UP TO $200 TOWARD YOUR NEXT PURCHASE!
PM me for our JeepForum Discount Code (must have 25 posts) or Price-Matching!
GET YOUR FREE JEEP PARTS CATALOG!
XTRyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-26-2013, 11:27 AM   #11
orviston
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 43
Ryan,, is the tank mounted .. or do you just pack it and use it when needed? i have a portable 2.5 gallon but not sure how many tires I can do with just it.. or how to run air tools off it.

Being and enduro guy.. I always try stuff out in the driveway first, ensure i have all the tools needed, so i will be letting the air down and try some refills on my tank alone.
orviston is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-26-2013, 12:05 PM   #12
jeepwrnglr92
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: WPB FL
Posts: 1,891
ARB sounds nice. I have a suitcase style compressor in my truck for emergencies. It will fill them relatively fast, and its portable from the truck to the Jeep.
Runs off the battery with 2 alligator clips.

Any model numbers etc on the ARB unit? Price etc.
__________________
2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport
2002 Avalanche: To many mods to list
jeepwrnglr92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-26-2013, 12:27 PM   #13
XTRyan
ExtremeTerrain.com
 
XTRyan's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Malvern, PA
Posts: 1,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by orviston View Post
Ryan,, is the tank mounted .. or do you just pack it and use it when needed? i have a portable 2.5 gallon but not sure how many tires I can do with just it.. or how to run air tools off it.

Being and enduro guy.. I always try stuff out in the driveway first, ensure i have all the tools needed, so i will be letting the air down and try some refills on my tank alone.
I have my tank mounted under the tub and a quick disconnect mounted up high under the hood to keep it clean and dry.

I may have gone with a totally portable kit if I didn't have the ARB in the rear, but I'm really happy with the kit I have overall.

Let me know if you have any other questions at all!

-Ryan
__________________
Ryan H. | ExtremeTerrain.com Off-Road Outfitters
Toll Free: 800-988-4605 | Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM EST
Free Shipping on Orders Over $75!
EARN UP TO $200 TOWARD YOUR NEXT PURCHASE!
PM me for our JeepForum Discount Code (must have 25 posts) or Price-Matching!
GET YOUR FREE JEEP PARTS CATALOG!
XTRyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-26-2013, 02:36 PM   #14
Metalman
Registered User
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepwrnglr92 View Post
ARB sounds nice. I have a suitcase style compressor in my truck for emergencies. It will fill them relatively fast, and its portable from the truck to the Jeep.
Runs off the battery with 2 alligator clips.

Any model numbers etc on the ARB unit? Price etc.
If you get the ARB under hood mounted compressor make sure it is the ARB-CKMA12 model, that is the compressor for air lockers and/or filling tires. I got the kit with mounting bracket, air hose, and inflator for $319.95
Metalman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-26-2013, 03:38 PM   #15
Maertz
Hating Jk's Since 07'
 
Maertz's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Farmington, NM
Posts: 1,608
Dual viar 444cs and a 5 gallon tank and install items for $300~...Will dominate many things.



__________________
Wishing I Wasn't Part Of The 'JK' Crowd...
September 2013 JKOTM
A JK On Junkyard 60s
Maertz is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.