1. Want to have your TJ featured as the November 2018 "Ride of the Month"? The winner will receive a $200 gift card from Metalcloak! Click here to submit a photo of your TJ. Submissions are accepted until October 20th!
    Dismiss Notice

What tire inflation system do you run?

Discussion in 'Gear' started by tomtaylz, May 6, 2018.

  1. lowranger

    lowranger TJ Addict
    Supporting Member Ride of the Month Winner

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2017
    Messages:
    2,607
    Likes Received:
    2,805
    Location:
    Kelseyville, CA, United States
    The tank is mounted up next to the frame on the driver's side behind the driver's seat. I"ll try and get a picture for you today.
     
    ac_ and JMT like this.
  2. ac_

    ac_ zombicon
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2017
    Messages:
    3,008
    Likes Received:
    2,840
    Location:
    AZ, United States
    I am actually seriously considering this too. I have changed my intake to an external filter so I can get rid of my box to put the compressor there.
    I was going to buy this kit unless you have a better suggestion.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000YC42RG/?tag=wranglerorg-20
     
  3. Garza

    Garza Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    94
    I've tried and had just about every "on-board" air setup there is. Converted AC compressor, 10lb Co2, 20lb Co2, Viair w/5lb tank. I hated all the plumbing associated with the converted ac compressor (separator, oil, tank) . The Co2 tanks were fast but take up too much room and I wheel often so required constant refills (not to mention people who always want to "borrow" some on the trail). The Viair was ok, but slow and tank took up way too much room. I have a dedicated ARB CKSA12 mounted on the firewall solely for air locker duty. I currently run the ARB CKMTA12 for tires and tools. It's 100% duty cycle makes it worth the $$ for me. I typically air down to 6psi on the trail and back up to roughly 20-25psi for the street on 40" tires. It's not as fast as Co2, but I'm usually still putting my gear up before anyone else. (Ignore the big red power wire) :D it goes to my sub amp.

    I installed a nice swivel chuck, and can reach all 4 tires with a single coil hose. 20180515_101329.jpg 20180515_101349.jpg 20180515_101401.jpg
     
    ac_, JMT and tomtaylz like this.
  4. ThatsilverTJ

    ThatsilverTJ Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    United States
    I run a viair 200psi fast fill on board system so I can run my impact and have an air hose to air up and down without hassle
     
    ac_ likes this.
  5. ac_

    ac_ zombicon
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2017
    Messages:
    3,008
    Likes Received:
    2,840
    Location:
    AZ, United States
    Pictures?
     
  6. ThatsilverTJ

    ThatsilverTJ Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    United States
    20180603_033900.jpg
     
    #26 ThatsilverTJ, Jun 2, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2018
    ac_ likes this.
  7. ac_

    ac_ zombicon
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2017
    Messages:
    3,008
    Likes Received:
    2,840
    Location:
    AZ, United States
    ThatsilverTJ likes this.
  8. ac_

    ac_ zombicon
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2017
    Messages:
    3,008
    Likes Received:
    2,840
    Location:
    AZ, United States
    Off topic what kind of roll bar covers are those? And do you like them?
     
  9. ThatsilverTJ

    ThatsilverTJ Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    United States
    I dont know they were on it when I bought it, but I do like them, they will be for sale in the future ;)
     
  10. 05 Blue Unlimited

    05 Blue Unlimited TJ Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    484
    Location:
    Oro Valley, AZ, United States
    Aren't they stock, just really clean?
     
  11. Chris

    Chris Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Messages:
    28,668
    Likes Received:
    17,135
    Location:
    Salem, Oregon
    I run a VIAIR 400P air compressor. Pretty simple, but it works well and it's never let me down. Hard to beat for the price too!
     
    ac_ likes this.
  12. ac_

    ac_ zombicon
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2017
    Messages:
    3,008
    Likes Received:
    2,840
    Location:
    AZ, United States
    Mine didn't have a seam going down the back like that. Also they do neoprene at closer look they probably wouldn't work for me. That would last about a day here. They are cool looking, but I think the UV would vaporize those in one season here if they are actually neoprene.
     
    ThatsilverTJ likes this.
  13. ThatsilverTJ

    ThatsilverTJ Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    United States
    They are not neoprene, pretty sure they are stock heavy cloth? Or some other material, the seem is the zipper :)
     
  14. ac_

    ac_ zombicon
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2017
    Messages:
    3,008
    Likes Received:
    2,840
    Location:
    AZ, United States
    Oh ok they look different for some reason. Anyway they look good
     
    ThatsilverTJ likes this.
  15. Drizit

    Drizit TJ Addict

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2018
    Messages:
    1,044
    Likes Received:
    712
    Location:
    Canada
    I run a similar setup with the small arb for the locker and Sway bar disconnect and the large one for tires. I have mine backed up with the small (I believe 1gal) air tank that arb put in the portable kit that it started life in. I keep the switch and chuck mounted beside the tailgate. Generally the friend I wheel the most with will pull up behind me at the end of the day and I'll do my tires and one of hers before she does the other 3. The tank is helpful because as switch from tire to tire the compressor is still doing useful work filling the tank. Generally by the time I get my hose out and hooked up and the valve caps off the tank is full and ready.
    488b021272af9edcf25a851b55b338a8.jpg

    --
    There must have been a time
    when we could have said no.
     

Share This Page