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Old 10-06-2008, 11:26 AM
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Air Compressors - who's running what?

I wanted to see which compressors were preferred by the members here... post em up..
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I wanted to see which compressors were preferred by the members here... post em up..
I use the Q-Industries Superflow MV50:





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I use the air compressor that comes with the Warn PowerPlant



Its worked well for me both out in Colorado last year and at CampNL here in Ontario this past August.

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I've got the Superflow like JD for a backup, but to save lots of time, a CO2 Powertank for quick fills (30 seconds a tire). 10 pounds of Co2 gets me four fills from 18->35 PSI. (Mine's black, though, because I got it used. Really wanted yellow or blue. Whine, whine. )





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I've got the Superflow like JD for a backup, but to save lots of time, a CO2 Powertank for quick fills (30 seconds a tire). 10 pounds of Co2 gets me four fills from 18->35 PSI. (Mine's black, though, because I got it used. Really wanted yellow or blue. Whine, whine. )

Does the superflow run your airbags? Can you tap into that air circuit?
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No, the superflow just waits around for the powertank to run out. The airbags are run by an Airlift Load Controller II hidden in a rear compartment with controls on the console. I actually forgot I put in a Schrader valve on the air bag lines so I could use it as a backup to the backup, but small compressors like that suffer from the same problem as the $20 auto store units - crappy flow rate and duty cycles. They advertise themselves as being good for 150, 200, 250 PSI !!!!!!! But PSI isn't the right thing to compare them on, and they all fall flat on their face when it comes to airing up a 31-33" tire or four. Criminal fraud disguised as marketing, that's what it is.

And the backup to the backup to the backup is wheeling with Teebes with his serious on-board air setup.

Oh, Teebes? Paging Teebes......

I know he's waiting to install a new bigger storage tank before posting. Nothing like an expedition to flush out as many mods as you have time to finish! (4 more days.....)



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No, the superflow just waits around for the powertank to run out. The airbags are run by an Airlift Load Controller II hidden in a rear compartment with controls on the console. I actually forgot I put in a Schrader valve on the air bag lines so I could use it as a backup to the backup, but small compressors like that suffer from the same problem as the $20 auto store units - crappy flow rate and duty cycles. They advertise themselves as being good for 150, 200, 250 PSI !!!!!!! But PSI isn't the right thing to compare them on, and they all fall flat on their face when it comes to airing up a 31-33" tire or four. Criminal fraud disguised as marketing, that's what it is.

And the backup to the backup to the backup is wheeling with Teebes with his serious on-board air setup.

Oh, Teebes? Paging Teebes......

I know he's waiting to install a new bigger storage tank before posting. Nothing like an expedition to flush out as many mods as you have time to finish! (4 more days.....)
Interesting... I figured your air system was a little more substantial than those $20 'sale bin' compressors (I had one of those for a couple months... until it smoked itself to oblivion).

The reason I purchased the superflow was to someday mount it to the vehicle and include it in a on-board air system. I'd really like to see Teebes's (is that correct? it looks strange) setup. Really curious where he mounted the tank and compressor...
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i think the superflow would be a good set up for me, again, the limited locations to do any offroading in NJ would make for very random times in which i would need to air up...
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The possessive of Teebes is Teebes'.

Just heard from him - picked up the Teebes-mobile with sliders! I'll let him post pics when he gets time.

For initial pics of his OBA install, you have to go back to May, 2007:
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For initial pics of his OBA install, you have to go back to May, 2007:
https://forums.trailvoy.com/showthread.php?t=25358

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WOW! thats fancy! lol
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