Clisby 12 volt air compressors

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 21:45
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G'day all,
I'm new to the forum and have enjoyed all the banter from "the outside"

I'm wondering if anyone has heard anything about the 12 v Clisby compressors?
They are meant to have a displacement of 1.18 litres per sec.(2.5cfm)
Draw 32 amps,and inflate a 750 x 16 tyre in under 2 minutes
I have been used to an endless air comp. under the bonnet but my new toy(prado) just doesn't have room.
I'm looking for a decent compressor that doesn't take forever to pump up tyres.
Any info will be greatly appreciated.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 22:08

Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 22:08
Very good pumps, but very expensive...

There are others out there that are better value.

750 tires arent exactly big to have to pump up!
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 23:27

Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 23:27
what do you recoment truckster ?? Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 12:30

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 12:30

Depends on your budget really and what size and how many tires...
I have an ARB compressor, works for me Theres a ton of compressors out there all within a nats dick of each other in quality, and price.

I just wouldnt pay $400+ for a compressor.
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Reply By: Luke - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:07

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:07
I'm very happy with the Cyclone compressor I bought from Repco recently.

Pumps up my 31x10.5's very quickly.

They're around the $100 dollar mark.

Comes with a nice extension cioled air hose with an inline guage.

Haven't had it long enough to report on durability, but Diamond has the same compressor, and I think he's been happy with his.


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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:29

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:29
We've have the same compressor for about a year now and it's had a fair bit of use. Found it excellent and keeps up with our mates ARB compressor. Doesn't seem to slow down with use or as it gets hot as some of the other cheaper ones do and as we're normally towing a trailer, I'm talking about pumping up 6 tyres at a time as opposed to 4.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 14:16

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 14:16
Mate the Clisby looks bulletproof and industrial quality, but it costs a lot of coin. As others have said, there are a lot cheaper alternatives that will do the job, but if you are used to the endless, than it may be an option. BradLife is short- but there's always time for a yarda.
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Reply By: chrisfrd - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 18:08

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 18:08
Anything except that crap at Supercheap!

I've been a Thomas reseller for a while and I've got a megga 980 series compressor unit, like that on the Humvee. It ROCKS, but it's over 1100 bucks!

Additionally, you can get units such as the Thomas blue-toung 2 and 3 that are just fine. The killers to any compressor are the pistons and motors. If the company goes cheap on either, then it won't last.

I've seen some DIRT CHEAP units that are nothing special, but have good motors and piston components, then you see some expensive units that are just bleep . Supercheap have one that is in both camps.
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 19:06

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 19:06
I agree. I have had a Thomas for years & they are a great compressor & good value.Not as good as a 980 series however it is a great 4wd accessory.
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