Compressors & Dtronic

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 03:24
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1.......Any recommendations on a reasonably priced air compressor
2.......Any body got any comments on improvements experienced after fitting a dtronic system. I am looking to fit one to my Navara str 3.0 turbo diesel
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 08:08

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 08:08
Compressor, I like my ARB one.. But search the archives, there would be 100 threads on this !

Dtronic, search the archives, heaps of threads, nothing negitive on them.
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Reply By: Roachie - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 10:38

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 10:38
I have a Max-Air which I bought to replace an early style ARB unit....the new one is 4 times faster at filling up my air receiver tank and I'm very happy with it. There has been some threads on these Max Air's recently (last week I think) and apparently they are for sale quite cheap at about $200+ (I paid $390- for mine and was happy with that price as I had been contemplating a Twin Tongue @ $790- which has about the same performance figures).
Another brand that we don't hear much about is the Australian made "Clisby"; supposed to be real good too.
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Reply By: paul2.8d - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 10:52

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 10:52
Check eBay for your compressor, there is one brand called 12 volt gear similar to the Bushranger, you can get them for around $200 or even cheaper. I got one myself the super heavy duty one, and its great...

Cheers Paul2.8d
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 15:56

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 15:56
Just won ebay auction on 1, $190 so when it arrives I will compare it to my ARB one & let you know they compare.Regards Bob
Where to next
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 11:28

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 11:28
I have a Dtronic on my 3.0TD GU Patrol and would thoroughly recommend it. It works across the rev range but best of all significantly boosts power at very low revs.

I still get 12.2 l/100kms when driving on the daily freeway (carpark?) grind, yet have noticeably more power, enough to hold 3rd gear right to idle then be able to accelerate away smoothly.



Nissan 2003 GU 3.0TD
Windsor Rapid Offroad
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Reply By: Emo - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 15:31

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 15:31
The one on ebay looks the same as the Bushranger. Bushranger comes with a 5 year warranty though (the one on ebay only has 12 months)
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Reply By: the puddle duck - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:22

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:22
gday marklynn.
repco sell a great compressor for about $100 its called a cyclone.
ive used mine heaps and heaps and still going strong.
it actually bet an arb by nearly 1 tyre .
all 8 tyres were the same size all at 18 psi and all pumped up to about 30.
they have now improved it with an air filter and a sand tray.
cheersdidnt survive duck season
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 22:39

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 22:39
1. Max Air is the go ... not reasonably priced (read cheap) but I reckon value for money.

2. Dtronic comes well recommended and has not received much in the way of negative posts, however in my research I have been told they do not have the ability to adjust i.e. learn different driver's techniques, which is an integral part of many on-board ECU's in newer vehicles. I have been led to believe there are alternatives for similar dollars which include this advanced technology. I have decided not to go there at this stage primarily for warranty reasons as I am yet to be convinced the black box doesn't record changes to the system which could well go against you in the event of a warranty issue arising.

I may well be wrong .. just ask herself, as she knows best. ;- D

CheersFidei defensor

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