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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Could I install a tank (like normal) and use a 12V compressor to keep it full and get somewhat comparable performance for simple tasks such as airing up after being off-road? I know it wouldn't most likely run my power tools, but what about just airing up?

    Brian
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    As long as it will pressurize that tank up to 120psi. If not, then its not even worth it. A lot of 12v compressors I've seen only go to like 60psi as they are designed to only fill tires.

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    It also depends on the size of the tank. you may have to wait a while so your tank will fill enough to air up another tire.

    ARQ.

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    Do you have an air compressor at home? If so, mount your tank and just fill it up before you leave to go wheeling for the day.

    Most likely, the 12v portable compressors will not be able to push enough psi to fill that kind of tank.

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    I have been looking at some of the 12V systems offered by a company called Air Lift (My Jimmy with all her projects!
     
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    That's not even enough for one tire of say 35-36. 2.5 Gals at 125psi. will go from 10psi to about 25psi.
    on a 35 bfg. So for 156 and say 5 mins. a tire is like 20 mins. at 12volts....
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