Best portable air compressor for jeep - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 05-06-2019, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 1
Feedback: 0 reviews
Best portable air compressor for jeep

I am looking for a portable air compressor to put in my jeep when driving on the beach and to my backcountry hunting.

5 minutes googlesearch narrowed down my search to these 3 options:

ARB CKMP12
Smithtibilt 2781
VIAIR 450P

What do you use and recommend?
RyanV8 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 05-06-2019, 01:56 PM
Gunnery Sergeant USMC (ret)
 
Uncle Sams Misguided Child's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tucson AZ
Age: 52
Posts: 21,921
Feedback: 8 reviews

Welcome to JKO.


Viair or ARB

Quote:
Originally Posted by lohchief View Post
If people don't take a stand now,you'll be bitches under their thumbs tomorrow.
Quote:
Originally Posted by StubEXrube View Post
I think too much of a pressure variant between Earth and outer-space... lack of oxygen... something like that.
Uncle Sams Misguided Child is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 05-06-2019, 03:04 PM
Rock God
 
Az Scooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 502
Feedback: 0 reviews

I have the Viair. I wish i would have bought the ARB. Now i use the Viair as a backup and am using a Powertank.
Az Scooter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 Old 05-06-2019, 03:23 PM
Wheeler
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 25
Feedback: 0 reviews

Have had my VIAIR for years and it's held up remarkably well. The switch is a little harder to press on and off, but other than that... total trooper. And it really gets dirty. Ton of off roading.
Schlieko is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 05-06-2019, 04:04 PM
Wheeler
 
bignblack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 65
Feedback: 0 reviews

I run the ARB twin. works good with no issues.
bignblack is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 05-06-2019, 05:30 PM
Granite Guru
 
JKommuter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 381
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

I have this puma I got off ebay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Puma-12-Vol...8AAOSw3pZbIBix

Works well only put it in the jeep when going on a trail. Can put it in the truck if I want too.

2009 JKU
JKommuter is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 05-07-2019, 04:20 AM
Granite Guru
 
KnightJK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Southwest FL
Posts: 141
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

Are you set on having an OBA system? As far as portability, a powertank cant be beat.

Chase Weston
KnightJK is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 05-07-2019, 06:31 AM
Super Moderator
 
j3ff3ry_j33p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nashville
Posts: 5,697
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

Viair


Search my threads from past 6mos. You'll see one about a recent Viair support instance I went thru. I recommend Viair above others. I have a little 880p in my XJ , an older 400p (iirc) in my YJ and the 480p in my JKU.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
j3ff3ry_j33p is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 05-09-2019, 11:23 AM
Granite Guru
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 354
Feedback: 0 reviews

I have the Viair kit that comes with the 2.5 gal tank and it's been a solid performer over the years.
SurfnSnow is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 05-09-2019, 12:40 PM
Wheeler
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: colorado
Posts: 18
Feedback: 0 reviews

the smittybilt heavy duty one seems fine for me. fills up a 35" in 2-3 minutes from 10 - 25 or 30 psi
supercell is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 05-14-2019, 01:26 AM
Granite Guru
 
larry0071's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Age: 47
Posts: 365
Feedback: 0 reviews

The big Smittybilt, I've had it for around 4 years now, it's faster than the dual ARB, I can move it to my truck, the Jeep or anywhere I need it. I would buy it again with no hesitation. It's a brute, affordable and portable.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2014 JK Willys, 37x13.5-18 STT Pro, 3.5" RK with 1.25 body lift, 28" Fox 2.0 IFP, Ruff Stuff Tie Rod, Synergy Trackbar/Bracket/Sector Bracket, WTO Ram Assist, EVO RockStar Rear Brackets, ProRock 44U, RCV/Ten Factory shafts/E-Locker, Synergy Balls, Factory Rear LSD, 12K LB X2O Gen 2 Comp, SB SRC Front/Body Armor Rear bumpers, RR and RE armor, Adams Shafts, 4.88 Yukon Gears. My toy.


2016 Cherokee Trailhawk V6, Mango Tango.


2016 Cherokee Trailhawk V6
larry0071 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Viair 400P Automatic Portable Air Compressor - Pros & Cons RalphTomaccio JK General Discussion 14 11-13-2018 03:26 AM
For Sale: Portable Husky Air Compressor MAKE OFFER DataByte USA - Florida 0 11-19-2011 03:29 PM
Viair Portable Compressor Help Needed - Automatic vs. Standard JeepingGreen Modified JK Tech Dept. 4 01-23-2011 01:51 AM
Visit 400P heavy duty portable compressor kit Bubblegoose1 For Sale 14 12-01-2010 04:35 PM
portable air compressor options skeptic JK General Discussion 17 10-16-2009 09:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome