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On board air?
Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:53 PM
Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:04 PM
i just got some air compressors off of some 80's cadillacs that had air ride and put a bigger alt on.the drag the compressor makes on the engine is worth getting rid of.just a thought.cheers, brian
Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:47 PM
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:16 AM
Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:48 AM
Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:16 PM
If I didn't have aircon in my car, I'd use the pump as a compressor for sure. But for now I'll just rely on someone else or a fuel servo nearby
Posted 26 June 2009 - 10:12 AM
then just have a normal compressor to plug in and use to air up the tires.
Posted 26 June 2009 - 10:33 AM
Posted 26 June 2009 - 10:41 AM
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:17 PM
Edited by Phizinza, 29 June 2009 - 01:46 AM.
Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:15 PM
A/C pumps are the easiest way to make alot of air quickly. And cheap. You should look for a York air compressor. they have a piston pump with an enclosed crankcase that has the oil. The air traveling through the pump does not need to be lubricated, but it does need to be filtered.
You can find these pumps on ebay fairly cheap. Might have enough room to mount em somewhere on a EA81.
Right now, I use a portable pump that plugs into my cig. lighter. Im about to convert it over so it clips to the battery itself instead, and wire up a second battery. This is all for my 4Runner however, which I air down quite frequently. And airing a single 35" swamper from 8psi to 35psi can take quite a long time!
This is why I cannot wait to rig up a better onboard solution!
Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:07 AM
Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:55 AM
Just gotta find me a good york on the cheap, and make the brackets.
Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:35 AM
Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:52 PM
Posted 29 June 2009 - 03:44 PM
I have a 12v portable compressor, a high-volume/medium pressure (100-120 psi) that attaches to the battery with "alligator" clamps (like a battery charger). Compared to typical battery-powered inflators, it quickly pumps up my tires, and only cost me about $35USD (on sale) at Harbor Freight Tools. And it comes in its own case.
PSI is one thing.
CFM is another. (cubic foot per/min)
CFM is what we are after. Sure you can get that $35 pump to build up to 120 psi (mine will do it too). It just takes forever to do so. Its because the volume of air it is able to pump diminishes the higher the compression gets. I paid $90 for my pump (has a nifty bag too) and i believe it pumps at 1.1 CFM at 0psi. But once it reaches near 30psi it is only pumping at .7 CFM, and if it were to ever reach 100psi, it would be close to .3cfm
I think when I was doing some research on the Yorks they can pump something like 3.3 CFM at 50psi and that is depending on the RPM given to the pump.
Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:03 PM
I don't air up and down much since now I have separate ATV tired I switch to, and yes I used to store the ATV tires where I had to air things up and down with a cheap Walmart cig lighter compresser and it hasn't got hot or let me down, but it takes FOR-EVER to air up a set of tires, I figure it took me around an hr to do the deed lol!
Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:13 PM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:31 PM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:36 PM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:19 PM
My last trip there was just to get an airline dryer/water separator for $15 and I came home with a new tow strap (with-out hooks to replace my damaged one with) and a cargo holding bar for the bed. I really think the new recovery strap was needed, and the bar will make hauling my off-road tires much easier, just I always end up spending 2-3x what I planned there.
Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:15 PM
This is what is running my neighbors air bag suspension system. He is using a york, every day. Its about the size of a gallon of milk but taller and on a v8.
I forgot, your controller, pressure cutoff and on switch.
Edited by Yo'J, 14 July 2009 - 12:10 AM.
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