Portable Air Compressor

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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:12 am

olyelr wrote: So do you have a jumper cable connection wired up to a 50 amp quick disconnect so you can use it as portable setup
Yes. Dismounts in a couple minutes, still portable with quick connect on original jumper cables.

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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by Ducky's Dad » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:32 am

BLMRig
Pretty slick, eh?

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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:51 am

Ducky's Dad wrote:BLMRig
Pretty slick, eh?
Thanks for inspiring this mod!!! :notworthy:
It's out of the way, yet easy to use when I need it and doesn't take up any tool box space, except for hose/accessory storage.

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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by Chubbs » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:10 am

Any idea if the Viair 400P fits in the RAMBOX?
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by TankerZak » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:48 am

adeluca73 wrote:
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I've read good things about the various MasterFlow compressors out there, like the MF-50, and the 1089, which is a jumbo version of the MF-50. They put out a new kit recently w/in the last year called the M240, it's a compressor & accessories built into a .50Cal ammo can:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00VROSS ... PDKIKX0DER

It's a 2.18cfm, but 50% duty cycle compared to 40% like most others. The Smittybuilt has the highest volume rating at 5.65cfm.

Smittybuilt 2781: 5.65cfm, 40% D.C, 1/3HP, 30A fuse, $156
MF-1078: dual piston, 3.18cfm, 40%D.C., 45Afuse, $149
M240: 2.11cfm, 27pc kit, ammo can, 50%D.C., $199
Viair 400P: 2.3cfm, 33%D.C., 40A fuse, $215
Viair 450P: 1.8cfm, 100%D.C., 40A fuse, $256
ARB CKMP: 2.6cfm, ?%D.C., ?A fuse, $325
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by HammerTime » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:51 am

Chubbs wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:10 am
Any idea if the Viair 400P fits in the RAMBOX?
I carry mine in the Ram Box.

Of course, I can't remember off hand if I have the Viair 400 or 300....! Dang, if memory is not the first thing to go... I forget what was!

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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by TJ02Gopher » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:08 am

I used to have a Viair 400c mounted in a .50 Cal ammo can. It also contained a 25'air hose, 15' power cable with 50AMP quick disconnects. This made it nice and portable and fit the RAMBBOX nicely. For Christmas, my wife got me the Viair Heavy Duty OBA Kit (400C, 2.5 gal tank), so I decided to rebuild my old compressor and mount both compressors and air tank in the passenger RAMBOX. While I was at it, I plumbed in my airbags and added an in cab control paddle switch and gauge for the airbags. The two compressors are fast and I like it so far.
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by XPLSV » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:29 am

I have the Vlair 450P. Haven't had any problems with it, although I only use it occasionally. Fits in the Ram Box.
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by PWJouster » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:50 pm

Chubbs wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:10 am
Any idea if the Viair 400P fits in the RAMBOX?
you could probably fit 5-8 viair 400p in a single rambox...



any portable viair kit will kick ass. you pay more for a faster fill, and durability over extended runs. i love my portable viair kit in a bag, 5 years going strong.

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both compressors and air tank in the passenger RAMBOX. While I was at it, I plumbed in my airbags and added an in cab control paddle switch and gauge for the airbags. The two compressors are fast and I like it so far.
i pretty much want to mimic this setup..

any info you could pass along as to the best way to mount the hardware within the rambox? im not sure what lays beneath the box, and what the best supporting member is.

i want a setup just like yours, dual compressor and tank, tank to OBA fill and deflate system.

air chucks at all four corners mounted near or on frame, utilizing whips to connect each tire individually to the system. front and rear tires separated on different Ys to a multi way valve. you can fill all four at once, and front or rear separately for bias PSI.

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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by EasyDoesIt » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:15 pm

Retired BLM Rig wrote:
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I recently picked up the same compressor and will mount it in the same position. Any more details on the mount or wiring? Did you install a switch and relay or just hardwired to the battery?

I'd like to add a switch in the cab and route the quick connect through the grill or bumper. The goal being that I don't have to pop the hood to use it and I have a little extra electrical protection if I decide to do a river crossing.
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

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EasyDoesIt wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Retired BLM Rig wrote:
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I recently picked up the same compressor and will mount it in the same position. Any more details on the mount or wiring? Did you install a switch and relay or just hardwired to the battery?

I'd like to add a switch in the cab and route the quick connect through the grill or bumper. The goal being that I don't have to pop the hood to use it and I have a little extra electrical protection if I decide to do a river crossing.
3rd gen trucks like mine have the grill attached to the hood, so when you open the hood the grill goes with it giving complete access to the core support. The compressor sits on rubber directly on top of the frame to isolate & insulate when it's running to dampen noise. It mounts to the frame with a rubber insulated U-bolt on one end and a rubber insulated bolt on the other end (a three point mount). Because it's completely mounted on rubber, there is a little flex if I yank on it, but it hasn't budged in two years of daily driving. The compressor is mounted to it's own plate on rubber mounts as well, so it's double insulated I would have preferred using two U-bolts, but I didn't have the room for it. It's hardwired to my jumper cable plug-in box which is hardwired to my battery. The compressor has it's own built in circuit breaker and switch.

Do yourself a favor and paint the chrome before you install it, mine has started to get rust spots on the chrome after a couple winters driving in the rain. Other than that it seems to be holding up fine with its minimal exposure to the elements. I'm still very happy with my purchase. :patriot:

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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:57 am

I've been using two Viair units for awhile attached to a wooden base that I cut to perfectly fit into the pocket in the back of my rambox.

I air up both sides at once usually.
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Just used a simple Anderson style connector to the battery so it's always ready to go.

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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by MJockey » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:55 pm

I just ordered a M240. It is currently on sale. ($180 shipped)
https://www.specialopstools.com/air-arm ... essor-kit/

I was going to get a Viair 440P but I like the hose that comes with the M240 better. Plus it is $70 cheaper. I thought about the Smittybuilt 2781 but I'm suspicious of its flow rating. In real world tests is is slower than the ARB CKMP.
https://youtu.be/Lmk4YUlnifM?t=1m25s

So I settled on the M240. I'll do a test when I get it to see how long it takes to go from 30psi to 60psi.
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by HeavyDuty » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:12 pm

We run a VMAC air compressor on our service trucks. Nothing compares to these high quality onboard air compressor. Can run anything with these babies. Little pricey but if you want the best..........
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by olyelr » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:08 pm

HeavyDuty wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:12 pm
We run a VMAC air compressor on our service trucks. Nothing compares to these high quality onboard air compressor. Can run anything with these babies. Little pricey but if you want the best..........

https://www.vmacair.com/wp-content/uplo ... 930234.pdf
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by DamageWagon » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:24 pm

olyelr wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:08 pm
HeavyDuty wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:12 pm
We run a VMAC air compressor on our service trucks. Nothing compares to these high quality onboard air compressor. Can run anything with these babies. Little pricey but if you want the best..........

https://www.vmacair.com/wp-content/uplo ... 930234.pdf
That air compressor looks more structural than an AEV suspension kit. Damn that’s cool.

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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by Reloaderguy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:44 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:24 pm
olyelr wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:08 pm
HeavyDuty wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:12 pm
We run a VMAC air compressor on our service trucks. Nothing compares to these high quality onboard air compressor. Can run anything with these babies. Little pricey but if you want the best..........

https://www.vmacair.com/wp-content/uplo ... 930234.pdf
That air compressor looks more structural than an AEV suspension kit. Damn that’s cool.
Everything looks more structural than an AEV suspension kit.
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by Colibri » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:16 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:44 pm
DamageWagon wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:24 pm
That air compressor looks more structural than an AEV suspension kit. Damn that’s cool.
Everything looks more structural than an AEV suspension kit.

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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by HeavyDuty » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:44 pm

Ya, they are more meant for heavy duty applications. You can run a 3/4” air impact all day if you want. I use it for changing edges on dozers and loaders in the field. Doesn’t miss a beat
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Re: Portable Air Compressor

Post by MJockey » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:51 am

MJockey wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:55 pm
I just ordered a M240. It is currently on sale. ($180 shipped)
https://www.specialopstools.com/air-arm ... essor-kit/

I was going to get a Viair 440P but I like the hose that comes with the M240 better. Plus it is $70 cheaper. I thought about the Smittybuilt 2781 but I'm suspicious of its flow rating. In real world tests is is slower than the ARB CKMP.
https://youtu.be/Lmk4YUlnifM?t=1m25s

So I settled on the M240. I'll do a test when I get it to see how long it takes to go from 30psi to 60psi.
I got my Air Armor M240 air compressor.
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I ended up not liking the air hose chuck that came with the compressor and replaced the hose and chuck.
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It does fit nicely in the RAM Box.
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I did a quick test and it took about 3' 30" to go from 45 psi to 60 psi on stock 33" tire. The compressor got warm but cooled off quickly.
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