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air, co2, nitrogen poll

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Supreme70, Dec 15, 2005.

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which would you rather run for airing tire's and arb????

Poll closed Dec 18, 2005.
  1. air compressor with back up tank

    19 vote(s)
    57.6%
  2. air tank

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. co2 tank

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
  4. nitrogen

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. Supreme70

    Supreme70 1/2 ton status

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    Was wondering what people use for filling tire's and running arb's
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I voteed CO2 as that is what i have. Granted it does run out, but it is not like i am trying too run a pit crew off of it
     
  3. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    CO2 I love it!
     
  4. Supreme70

    Supreme70 1/2 ton status

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    What size co2 tank do you run and how long does it last???? I'm looking to run my ARB and fill tires from trail pressure to street pressure.
     
  5. walla2k5

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    Still sitting in the garage and need to install but,I voted air.....
     
  6. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Mine is a 20Lb and it lasts quite a while.

    I just ran it out yesterday and i will try to estimate how much use i got out of it.
    1. Used in the garage for Impact gun and cutoff whel for about 15 minutes of trigger time
    2. Used at the Badlands for cutting a stubshaft out of a truck. The ears were so deformes that it would not come out of the knucles. That was about 20-25 minutes of trigger time.
    3. Aired up 33' on a jeep, 36's on a ford, and 35's on a chevy at the Badlands for two days. Usually just one time per day each. Pressures were from 20 back up to 35ish.
    4. Aired one of my BFG's up at least 2 times a week for 2 months. (slow leak)
    5. Various other, but limited duties around the garage. Mainly whne i did not feel like turning on the compressor
    I also always run it at 125Psi out.
    My crap cutter takes at elast 7CFM to operate

     
  7. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    CO2, 14.5 aluminum tank for 10 lbs. ~25 lbsT and the PepBoys 12V compressor for good luck. Filling w CO2 is trick when you get back to the tar.:D I mounted the tank on the RR wheel house.
     
  8. Geargrinder

    Geargrinder 1/2 ton status

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    This is what I use, I built it my self for about $120, and I can run the impact gun right off it with no holding tank:D:D:D

    Compressor1.jpg

    Compressor2.jpg
     
  9. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    A pair of those 25.00 compressors and a 6 gallon tank under the frame with an 80 psi cutoff switch.
     
  10. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Can you post pics cause that sounds trick?:bow:
     
  11. Supreme70

    Supreme70 1/2 ton status

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    have have any pics of the mounting of the air tank and compressers???
     
  12. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah I haven't really paid attention to how long it lasts but you can get a lot of work out of it.

    I like that it is mobile, I use it in two trucks and the shop, the only real downside is that it isn't 'renewable' like a compressor.
     
  13. supersize75k5

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    I have a 300 cubic foot tank of nitrogen:D

    i think is ways more then I do:haha:
     
  14. Supreme70

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    do u guys have pics of the tank mounts. and the air compressor mounts.
     
  15. fireplug

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    No pics but I used a fire extinguisher bottle and so a bracket for one. Bolted to the inner side panel.
     
  16. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    On board air is nice but after using Toby's CO2 portable tank, that thing kicks ass!:bow: Besides trail use, we used in a salvage yard couple times including when I pulled my new 4L80 tranny. It was a huge life saver getting the torque converter bolts off. Having the portability to take it anywhere is a huge benefit.

     
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    What about the co/2 coming out @ 100 degrees below zero? :eek1:
    Any issues with that?
     
  19. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Geargrinder, is that winch motor or starter???
     
  20. readymix

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    We quickly found out that you should wear gloves when using the cut off tool. It will freeze to you hand pretty fast.


    Kinda like in The Christmas Story movie.......I Double Dog Dare You:haha::haha:

     

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