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    Fresh Catch Magilla's Avatar
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    On Board Air or Co2?

    I am trying to decide between getting on board air or Co2 tanks for our 2013 JK. Many of the forums and discussions that I have found are outdated. I'd like some current product input from people that have used it.

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    Nothing but a Thing Jackal01's Avatar
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    Here is a thread from last year.

    http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?t=30253

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    I haven't used CO2 for OBA, but I do have an ARB CKSA12 installed on an EVO-1087 mounting bracket. Its the smallest/cheapest compressor that ARB makes, takes about 40 mins to air up 4 35x12.50x17 from 14psi upto 32psi. It maybe slow but its way better than not having air at all, i used it the other day to air up someone's complete flat. Not sure of the tire size but it went from 0 to 38 psi in about 10 mins or so.
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    I have a lot of experience with both. I bought a power tank several years ago and after running several trails and having to air up, I realized that the co2 alone would not cut it. I purchased a via air compressor that works great.

    Here's the advantages of c02:
    Very very fast to air up tires.
    You can run air tools.
    You don't need to hook up to a battery.

    Disadvantages:
    Line freezes if airing up larger tires in cold weather.
    You'll run out.
    Pricey to fill.
    When in a group, everyone asks to use it.

    I've started taking both my via air and co2 tank now.

    I seem to use the via air more although it takes longer to fill tires.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubicon310 View Post
    I have a lot of experience with both. I bought a power tank several years ago and after running several trails and having to air up, I realized that the co2 alone would not cut it. I purchased a via air compressor that works great.

    Here's the advantages of c02:
    Very very fast to air up tires.
    You can run air tools.
    You don't need to hook up to a battery.

    Disadvantages:
    Line freezes if airing up larger tires in cold weather.
    You'll run out.
    Pricey to fill.
    When in a group, everyone asks to use it.

    I've started taking both my via air and co2 tank now.

    I seem to use the via air more although it takes longer to fill tires.


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    Being a Master SCUBA Diver, I have 9 tanks at home. I used an extra regulator and attached air quick disconnects. I have been using a 63 cfm aluminum tank, mostly due to it's size. It's fills tires up quickly with good filtered air and the refills are only $5. I get about 4 good fill ups on a tank. However, I plan on putting a compressor on the rig too. As in diving, sometimes having a redundant system is good.


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    Knows a Thing or Two cavfighter's Avatar
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    For now I use CO2. Its cost effective but one day Id like to have OBA. I wanted to be self sufficent and didnt want to be that guy that begs for air after a run. Rubicon310 has some good points.

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    I have the ARB twin. Last time I was out, I did a set of 33s and a set of 37s in 15 minutes. This was airing up both from around 15psi to 29 psi. Bad ass machine.

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    I've only had VIAR, but I wouldn't want any tank I couldn't fill myself.

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    Been Around the Block Heavyhaul07's Avatar
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    I've used both both good and bad. If it were me and I had the money I'd get the arb twin compressor it is fast. Or one of the arb compressor as I feel they are faster than the viair. Then down the road a co2 tank for back up


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