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Air Compressor Reviews?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by raimieb, Nov 4, 2023.

  1. Nov 4, 2023 at 5:42 AM
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    raimieb

    raimieb [OP] Hobby Mechanic - Love Our 4Runner!

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    Greetings, what air compressor do you use? Wondering about your experience, which one you bought, and how portable they truly are.

    best,
    Raimie
     
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  2. Nov 5, 2023 at 6:19 AM
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    MusashiSushi

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    I have the ARB twin compressor and it works great, with my Fasterflate 4 tire hose kit I can air up in just a few mins. As for portability mine is mounted under the hood behind my air box on a Hefty Fabworks aluminum mount so it's always with me, so I huess you would say it's very portable.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2023 at 11:18 AM
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    ChessGuy

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    Too many..... Performance: • Magnusum Supercharger • Gibson exhaust with dual black tip • Pedal Commander * PowerBrakes • Suspension – Old Man Emu BP-51 front and back with Medium load coils • Tires: AT3 Faulken Wildpeak – 285/70/17 • Wheels: Relations Race Wheels, RR7-H with -12 offset • Full roof rack and ladder by Westcott Design (removed the stock Yakima basket) • Molle storage panels by Rago fabrication • Front light brackets by Rago • Illuminator light bracket by Rago (roof rack location) Lights • Morimoto front and back with sequential signals • Morimoto fog lights and side mirrors with sequential signals • 40” Baja design light bar for roof rack • 20” S8 Baja design driving combo (winch location) • Squadron sport baja design ditch lights • S2 Chase lights by baja designs (mounted on roof) In the bay: • Odyssey 34-PC Battery • SDQH Aluminum billet battery terminals and bracket • Switch Pro 9100 with aluminum tray • Anytime front and back camera • ARB twin compressor Recovery & Protection: • Smittybilt X20 synthetic rope winch • Factor 55 fairlead and flatlink • Southern Style Off-road (SSO) low profile bumper • SSO stage 2 high clearance wings • Weekend warrior recovery kit by treaty oak • RCI – skid plates – entire vehicle + catalytic converter protection wings Interior: • Nano Ceramic IR – Avery Dennison Window tint – all windows • Several phone mounts • Upgraded Rear Hatch lift gate struts (ladder is heavy) • Boom blaster horn switch (featuring La cucaracha)
    Just like the previous member, I also run the ARB. If you are serious about offroading then this will do well for you, if it is just occasional then you can go with many portable and much cheaper options.

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  4. Nov 5, 2023 at 11:54 AM
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    backpacker

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    Viair 400p for me. I can air up in about two minutes per tire.
     
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  5. Nov 5, 2023 at 1:06 PM
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    If it’s just for occasional use, buy whatever they sell at Walmart or Home Depot or …

    ARB is awesome but not at all necessary for most.

    Cheers
    Mike
     
  6. Nov 5, 2023 at 1:34 PM
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    raimieb

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    thank you Mike, I took your advice and bought a Milwaukee M18 that I can use in both cars. Hope to upgrade to the arb one day but bidenflation is kicking my butt these days.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2023 at 8:59 PM
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    Mr. Snuffleupagus

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    I run the ARB single on board and it's awesome. Not as fast as the twin but gets the job done better than most portable compressors I've used.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2023 at 9:01 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Viair 450P of ARB twin.
     
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  9. Nov 5, 2023 at 9:39 PM
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    I have a 25+ year old ARB portable. Works great except for the one time I tried to run it before attaching the hose. Apparently it'll shut off if you don't have a hose attached.

    I probably should change the air filter or something at some point. I've never done any maintenance to it.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2023 at 10:05 PM
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    Slopemaster

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    I’ve got a Viair 88? Used it a bunch, works great.
     

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