Compressor

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 13, 2002 at 01:00
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Hello All,

Can someone recommend a reliable Air Compressor to suit a 1993 Landcruiser RV Petrol engine.

Regards,

Woz
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Reply By: Kevin - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2002 at 01:00
Woz, I've got an ARB compressor but I am thinking of a new unit Faster using same tecnolagy as air conditioner compressor for only $350 ring this no 03 9584 4785. No affilation with the company but a friend had an extra air conditioner compressor fitted with a tank to a ute and it works faster than mine.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2002 at 01:00
Tank, compressor, and fitting for $350????

Im there.
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Follow Up By: Kevin - Thursday, Nov 14, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 14, 2002 at 01:00
No this one is just the compressor and fittings you fit yourself as I rang today
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Reply By: Axel + Karen - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2002 at 01:00
Speed versus $$$$$$ ,,,the $139 unit from supa cheap does it all,and is reliable, just not as quick as some ,,,but then HOW OFTEN do you use it
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Thursday, Nov 14, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 14, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Axel+Karen...

I'm looking at getting the Super Cheap one. What's the flow rate of the $139 unit (on special now for $129, btw). My local Super Cheap doesn't have a clue about it.
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Follow Up By: Kevin - Thursday, Nov 14, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 14, 2002 at 01:00
Axel & Karen I use mine all the time when I go off road. Last Sunday I filled up Four 4wds, thats 16 tyres after a weekend in the sand. My ARB compressor cost $412 and takes 10 minits for each 4wd from 12psi to 44psi . I had to cool it down after toping up 2 4wd. so the hole process took aprox 1 hour. This other unit would take less than 10 minits for 4x 4wds at less $$$ than I spent At ARB!!!!
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Follow Up By: Axel + Karen - Friday, Nov 15, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 15, 2002 at 01:00
Kevin , different horses for different courses,, I would only use my compressor 12/13 times per year after beach / sand trips ,, as said earlier ,not as quick as some, but is reliable, have done 6 tyres from 15psi to 36psi [ 4x4 + trailer ] , takes about 1/2 an hour or so ,, even though is not big $$$$$ it will reseat bead, and at the price 2/3 years use is cheap enough to throw away if the need for more air is needed .Axel
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Follow Up By: Axel + Karen - Friday, Nov 15, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 15, 2002 at 01:00
Kevin , different horses for different courses,, I would only use my compressor 12/13 times per year after beach / sand trips ,, as said earlier ,not as quick as some, but is reliable, have done 6 tyres from 15psi to 36psi [ 4x4 + trailer ] , takes about 1/2 an hour or so ,, even though is not big $$$$$ it will reseat bead, and at the price 2/3 years use is cheap enough to throw away if the need for more air is needed .Axel
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Follow Up By: Axel + Karen - Friday, Nov 15, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 15, 2002 at 01:00
Ooooops,, did a double click,,blame red wine or old age,,pick 1.
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Follow Up By: Diamond - Saturday, Dec 07, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 07, 2002 at 01:00
i just bought the same compressor but $99 from repco huricane or cyclone i was actually impressed by how fast it did pump up a tyre
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Reply By: Truckster - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2002 at 01:00
It all depends on what you want it for.

if its just occasionally pumping up the tires after a day on the beach, and maybe the airbeds, then go for something like Big Red, Blue Tounge, etc.
They are all good, and all around the same $. they all have heat issues, some more than others. They over heat sometimes and cut out, and cant use until cools down again.

ARB make a good one thats adaptable for use later with their lockers.

You can also run an air tank off a truck($40) for stored air if your pumping up more than one car.
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Follow Up By: Janset - Friday, Nov 15, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 15, 2002 at 01:00
Hi guys.

As you would no doubt have noted from my past posts, the compressor path is well trodden by me. I have had A/C compressor (which I again have), Blue tongue, ARB, which I now use for my diff lock and a Truck something or other from Marlows which I had a very long time ago.

So what is my opinion. A/C is the best way to go if you have the room or are prepared to spend a LOT of time getting one to fit.

Of the 12 volt type, plan for the future if you intend to fit air lockers sometime in the future then get an ARB.

If no to all the above then the Blue tongue is the only way to go, and if you have zillions of dollars then the double blue tongue.

The benefit of the Blue tongue/s is that they are open fan cooled motors that will run all day and do not suffer from thermal cut outs. I am told they are so fitted for protection but I have never had one overheat or stop for me.

Their strong point of never overheating is also their down side in that they are open, and as such are open to to the ingress of dust and dirt so they have to be fitted inside the vehicle.

The actual output performances of the 12 volt type should be treated with caution as the figures are very easy to fudge. Even if the identical setup is used on all the tested compressors the difference between them is not really noticeable.

If brand X take 10 minutes to inflate a tyre and brand Y takes 11 minutes, does that cause any great significance in the grand order of the universe?

The final consideration that has already been said is how often to you intend to use it. I subscribe to the theory, in this particular case any way, and that is, you only get what you pay for. A cheap compressor ceases to be cheep if you have to replace it one or more times.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Friday, Nov 15, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 15, 2002 at 01:00
So what is my opinion. A/C is the best way to go if you have the room or are prepared to spend a LOT of time getting one to fit.



Or just buy a Endless Air system with brackets, and get it fitted where you get it......

:)
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Reply By: Janset - Saturday, Nov 16, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Nov 16, 2002 at 01:00
Well put Truckster, but I think you already know my views of THAT particular brand of A/C compressor :-)

Regards
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Reply By: Tim - Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00
woz - i'vr got an arb unit that has been faultless for years
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