Portable Compressor Viair/ARB

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Thinking of getting a portable compressor like the VIAIR 400p or 450 or the ARB. Will one go from the duratrac 35's from 50psi to 70psi. I see numbers for 20 airing up to 40psi but not sure if they'd go that high or how long it would take. Probable not going to mount it anytime soon. Looking to air down after I tow into the woods then air back up to tow home.
 
The CKMP12 will go to 120psi. Of course it's gonna be half as fast as the twin comp model. BTW, it seems a lot of us are only running those Duratracs at 55-65 when not towing.
 
The CKMP12 will go to 120psi. Of course it's gonna be half as fast as the twin comp model. BTW, it seems a lot of us are only running those Duratracs at 55-65 when not towing.
Thanks for the input - yes I run mine at 53 all around - still experimenting but may go 55 front and 52 rear or thereabouts. Will air down when I get to camp and air back up when leaving probably going to 60 front 70-75 rear for towing my 8k pound travel trailer.
 
You can get the ARB's in portable boxes and can mount them permanent later on. This should give you and idea of how the ARB compressors will perform: https://view.publitas.com/arb-4x4-accessories-1/2017usacatalog/page/62-63
Thanks yes saw that. It’s not totally apples to apples with the Viair comparison. The ARB is 50% duty cycle bs 100% Viair. The ARB is I think 3cfm vs 1cfm 150psi. The ARB stats looks to be more techincal so I’m not sure if they’re compared correctly. Just looking for one that will take all 4 tires from 50psi to 75psi while we’re cleaning up camp to head home.
 
Thinking about going the homemade route with a 5lb co2 tank. Faster, non electric, more versatile, much lest expensive.
 
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The Co2 makes these orange hoses pretty brittle after a while. I have a coil of food and beverage hose with fittings in the truck that can handle the cold.
I got my tank from my welding supply shop, make sure to get one with this style DOT handle on it, it protects the valve.
 
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The Co2 makes these orange hoses pretty brittle after a while. I have a coil of food and beverage hose with fittings in the truck that can handle the cold.
I got my tank from my welding supply shop, make sure to get one with this style DOT handle on it, it protects the valve.
Nice setup. Is there a brand name on that handle?
 
Nice setup. Is there a brand name on that handle?
Luxfer is the brand of tank. I think all of them that are DOT approved have a valve protector.
If you go to a beverage supply house you can buy/refill them there also.
If you buy a new one off amazon, it will have to be Hydro tested before they will fill it.
 
Mine is a 10 pound bottle, not a 5.
Thanks very much. Have my 5lb tank from brewing beer, never came with the handle though. Definitely want that for traveling.
 
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