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post #1 of 11 Old 05-06-2019, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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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:

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What do you use and recommend?
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-06-2019, 01:56 PM
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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.
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-06-2019, 03:23 PM
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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.
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I run the ARB twin. works good with no issues.
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I have this puma I got off ebay.

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

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post #7 of 11 Old 05-07-2019, 04:20 AM
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Are you set on having an OBA system? As far as portability, a powertank cant be beat.

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post #8 of 11 Old 05-07-2019, 06:31 AM
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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.

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post #9 of 11 Old 05-09-2019, 11:23 AM
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I have the Viair kit that comes with the 2.5 gal tank and it's been a solid performer over the years.
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-09-2019, 12:40 PM
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the smittybilt heavy duty one seems fine for me. fills up a 35" in 2-3 minutes from 10 - 25 or 30 psi
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post #11 of 11 Old 05-14-2019, 01:26 AM
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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.

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