My version of onboard air.............

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TwinStick
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My version of onboard air.............

Post by TwinStick » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:40 am

:roll: Well, I cheaped out today on my onboard air. I really wanted a WARN VTC but they stopped making them. Then I really wanted the ARB Twin kit in the rugged box, $841.00. I just could not bring myself to do it. I bought this today: http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-1-Gal ... /300507507

I gotta say, so far I am impressed. It gets up to 120 psi fast, kicks back on around 75-80 psi & get back up there fast. I am already into the Ridgid HD 18v tools for close to $800+, so i figured why not. It probably is not in the same league or ballpark of an ARB twin but I like it. I already have 3 chargers, 6-4ah batteries, 1-5ah battery & 4-2ah batteries. I wanted something that I can use to reinflate a tire that I plugged, if in the middle of nowhere when traveling. It is rated at only .2cfm less than the 60v DeWalt one & $100 cheaper. It will fit in my caps d-side tool box easily. It can be transferred from vehicle to vehicle easily & I can recharge the batteries in all of my vehicles. :rockon:

Certainly no record breaker but it filled the 235/75/15 camper spare from 0 psi (I removed the stem & let it completely drain) to 52 psi in 4 min 48 seconds. So, I think it would do my stock size truck tire in 10 min or less. It seems to be faster if I stop when it kicks on & let it go till it shuts off & then refill till it kicks on again. With 2 fully charged 4ah batteries, going from 0 psi to 52 psi, the batteries were above half but less than 3/4 charge.

I have a 5 gal & a 7 gal air tank. Was thinking of maybe mounting 1 in/on the truck for more volume ? We will see. If I do, it will be a quick release set up, with the tank, some hose & a front & back bumper mounted air hookup staying on the vehicle & just unplug the compressor from it when needed elsewhere.
In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Re: My version of onboard air.............

Post by TwinStick » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:11 am

So far, this thing has been working great. I am really liking it. Has not failed to do anything I have asked of it. That said, filling tires & using it as a blower, to clean off sawdust, metal chips from drilling or to just clean up is all I have used it for. So handy that it is small-ish & portable. Doing a Boston trip soon in the 4Runner & will have it with us. :rockon:
In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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