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I'd like a 10lb Powertank. What Powertank option would you recommend for mild use. I would be airing four 35" tires from about 15psi to 30psi once or twice each month.

I know that Package B is the most popular and is the one most retailers recommend, but do I need everything it comes with, or can I get by with the basic package or Package A. The price difference is more than $100.

Are the better regulators, valves, etc. REALLY that much better? What should I expect from the basic package?

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I'm curious about this as well (also use 35s). I have the mother of all portable compressors, and it still just takes too damn long to air up.

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Call and they will hook you up of what you need only, He'll work with you..

A 10 lb. is good for the trail

air up from 8 to 25 lbs, and still have left, however i carry a spare tank and leave it at camp.

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I would go with the Package B for the difference in money.

I'm a Powertank dealer and can help you make that difference a little easier to swallow too.

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I have one left 10lb package B yellow

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What do these go for? I'm curious how it would compare with just bringing along a 40 cf scuba cylinder with regulator and tire fill adapter. I could even get a mount/straps for it. Total cost would be about $300 for used stuff.

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Appx street costs of a new 10lb tank is $340 for basic package, $380 for package A and $450 for package B. Of course, these are street costs at the cheapest places around. If you buy from a reputable dealer, the prices may be a little over that, plus shipping, etc.

I'm looking at a basic package right now, but am also considering a compressor with a 2-gal storage tank as a viable option.

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What do these go for? I'm curious how it would compare with just bringing along a 40 cf scuba cylinder with regulator and tire fill adapter. I could even get a mount/straps for it. Total cost would be about $300 for used stuff.
CO2 systems can range from the mid 400 range down to just below 200 (low end price is you tracking down all the needed parts-easily done). The output pressure is about the same for both (some CO2 systems have adjustable output). Also the CO2 system would outlast a 40 CF tank. Most guys claim they can air up 4-5 times with a CO2 system and I would figure you could only do one maybe 3 off a tank that size.
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Go to your local welding store like airgas. I run a 20lb beverage tank(this way it's a nice spun aluminum tank with handle on top. These are $90-$100. Constant regulator 100-150 psi is $35. Then all you need is your hose.. I can do mine and 4 other jeeps going from 8psi to 30psi. Going this route when your bottle is empty you just drop it off and grab another bottle and go. Problem with powertank is 1. Refilling most places will require you drop it off, and when they need to do some bottles then it will get filled.
2. All bottles have a date stamped on them, when your powertank date expires. Alot of places have to ship them out for inspection and new stamping so you lose it for awhile


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Go to your local welding store like airgas. I run a 20lb beverage tank(this way it's a nice spun aluminum tank with handle on top. These are $90-$100. Constant regulator 100-150 psi is $35. Then all you need is your hose.. I can do mine and 4 other jeeps going from 8psi to 30psi. Going this route when your bottle is empty you just drop it off and grab another bottle and go. Problem with powertank is 1. Refilling most places will require you drop it off, and when they need to do some bottles then it will get filled.
2. All bottles have a date stamped on them, when your powertank date expires. Alot of places have to ship them out for inspection and new stamping so you lose it for awhile
Thanks. I looked into this. There's a beverage place nearby called American Brewmaster - it's only 4 miles from my house and they will refill a Powertank. I spoke to them yesterday and they told me they fill a few of them already for some other off-road junkies. They charge $30 for a 10-lb tank and fill it on the spot in less than 5 minutes. They make sure the tank has been inspected at least once in the past 5 years - so every 5 years at least it should get inspected - which I think is a good idea anyways.

I was looking for a Powertank for this weekend, but I think I may just wait and install the Viair HD system with a 2-gal tank under the hood and the quick release at the driver's footwell. It's a little slower than a Powertank, but still sufficiently fast to not be annoying, has unlimited air, there are no storage issues and it costs about the same.

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Thanks. I looked into this. There's a beverage place nearby called American Brewmaster - it's only 4 miles from my house and they will refill a Powertank. I spoke to them yesterday and they told me they fill a few of them already for some other off-road junkies. They charge $30 for a 10-lb tank and fill it on the spot in less than 5 minutes. They make sure the tank has been inspected at least once in the past 5 years - so every 5 years at least it should get inspected - which I think is a good idea anyways.

I was looking for a Powertank for this weekend, but I think I may just wait and install the Viair HD system with a 2-gal tank under the hood and the quick release at the driver's footwell. It's a little slower than a Powertank, but still sufficiently fast to not be annoying, has unlimited air, there are no storage issues and it costs about the same.

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I like your plan! I think it suits your needs better than the Powertank and come on....who wouldn't want an air chuck by their steering wheel!? Lol!

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I like your plan! I think it suits your needs better than the Powertank and come on....who wouldn't want an air chuck by their steering wheel!? Lol!

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Say, you wouldn't happen to have one of these Viair kits for sale, would you? I didn't see it on your website.

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Having looked into it, looks like a 10 lb tank is close to an 80 cf cylinder. Fortunately, I have a spare 95 cf cylinder and an easy way to mount it, spare regulator/hose. All I'd need is the air chuck ($15-ish). The bonus is refilling only costs about $5.

Eventually I'll go the same route and get a compressor, though. Honestly, tanks just seem to be more hassle than the minutes saved is worth.

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Welding shops are much cheaper and just swap out tanks.
Costs me $11-$13 to swap out my 10lb tank.
Home brew beer shops are expensive when it comes to co2, from my experience....also buy a fixed pressure regulator, I have an adjustable regulator and it freezes up and leaks every use.


FYI a 10lb tank fills my 4, 35" tires from 8lbs to 30lbs, then it's almost empty.
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i run a 20lb co2 traded an old welding bottle or there about 100 bucks, guage reads hose pressure and tank pressure 60 bucks both from welding supply store and a home depot 200 psi hose 15 bucks . running 35s 15lbs to 35lbs i have used it about 7 times and am now needing to refill witch only costs 18 bucks. and i can air uo in about .... well less then 10 minutes
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Say, you wouldn't happen to have one of these Viair kits for sale, would you? I didn't see it on your website.
Just saw this...I can get anything you want. Except for Rough Country. LOL

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Be sure to check out Paintball supply stores as well.. I have a local store I use for my 10lb tank. 21 bucks, while I wait.
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I don't see why Powertank stuff is so expensive. Tanks are a commodity and It really isn't that difficult to make a decent regulator. Anybody use systems by Offroad air? (http://www.amazon.com/OffRoad-Air-OA...258411&sr=1-13).
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Poly Performance/Synergy offers some cool builder parts for air systems too!

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if im not mistaken Hitmoney uses one of them if i recall the popcicle bottle picture right.

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Love my 10# power tank. Puts bead back on with 40" tires no problem and super fast air-up.

The best part that Powertank sells is their digital inflater with the clip-chuck. This is the best piece of air-up gear I have ever used, and everything else totally sucks in comparison after you use one of these. No more 2 handed fill-ups while stooping in awkward positions

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I don't see why Powertank stuff is so expensive. Tanks are a commodity and It really isn't that difficult to make a decent regulator. Anybody use systems by Offroad air? (http://www.amazon.com/OffRoad-Air-OA...258411&sr=1-13).
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if im not mistaken Hitmoney uses one of them if i recall the popcicle bottle picture right.
Yip.

Fills my tires up just as quick as a Power Tank...lol

Although... I really like that candy blue tank that Power Tank offers... its purdy.

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