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Onboard air

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by '73 K5, Apr 27, 2001.

  1. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    I just came to a realization yesterday. I don't really NEED to convert an A/C compressor to use for air. I mean how often will I really NEED to use air tools on the trail. For no more than it happens, I can use a 4-way and socket set for trail repairs. So now I just need a compressor for airing up the tires and thats it. What about the QuickAir 2 electric one??? Anyone used this one? I just think an electric one would make for an easier, cleaner installation and take up alot less space.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  2. reddog64

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    May be cleaner, but which is cooler??? Nothin beats being to air up all 4 35's in under 5 minutes.. try that with a little electric one... Besides the option of helping others on the trail is nice too... with on board air the possibilities are endless...

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  3. BIGJ

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    You make a really good point about the air tools, and I used to feel the same way. But, after experiencing how much faster and easier trail repairs go with air tools, I'm real glad I can run em'. Running a die grinder is a heck of a lot faster than using a hacksaw. You may never need air tools on the trail, but consider this: If your onboard air setup supplies enough air to run air tools, then that means it also fills tires quite a bit faster too. And, it could supply enough air to re-set a bead if you need it to. The quick air setup should work ok, but I would run a reserve tank with it instead of just the compressor. You could also run a Power Tank, or make one. That would be another option. Just a few things to think about.

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  4. JunkYardCrawler

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    i would like to know how to change my ac pump over to an air compressor. do you got anything on how to do this?
     
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    Do a search on the topic. There were alot of posts obout this within the last month.

    '71 Blazer CST with alot of rust
     
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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://home.europa.com/~bateman/jeep/78cj5/mods/air/schem.gif>http://home.europa.com/~bateman/jeep/78cj5/mods/air/schem.gif</A>

    For the extreme lazy
     
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    I have a co2 tank that I can mount in my truck when I go wheelin.It holds 1200lbs of co2.It will air up tires run air tools and it lasts quite a while.Its a small tank,28" tall by 9" in diameter.


    All work and no play makes Frizz a dull boy.
     

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