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    Does anyone know if these will fill 4 tires after trail rides? I'm looking for a system that I can take with me and fill up myself.



    An alternative would be an air compressor that I can carry with me and will fill my 35" tires in a reasonable time without having to wait for it to cool. I know there are many on board air systems out there, but they are kind of expensive. I'd like to have something that won't be a waste of money because I will get what I really want down the road.
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    Usually yes - Depends on how low you deflate them, psi you normally run and how many psi is in the tank. Usually it will get you to where you can get more air if needed.
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    do you know anybody with a tank like that? if so, borrow it, fill the tank, let out the air in your tires to where you think will be how you do it off road, then refill with the air in the tank. id proly try this at a friends that has an air compressor or the base hobby shop (automotive), so if its not enough you could top them off with the proper psi

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    It's not a matter of if, but a matter of how long it will take. Usually on the boxes they say what size tires they will fill in how long. Just go to your local walmart.
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    My 15 Gal home compressor will not fill my 33X12.5X15 (from 15 to 28psi) in one fill. I tried by filling the tank disconnescting it and then attempt to fill the tires. The tank almost fill two tires.

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    That tank is gonna take up a lot of room. Here's my suggestion. get a small compressor. I have an MV-50 that I got two years ago. I did a lot of research, and this one got the best reviews. Takes my 32s from 15 to 35 psi in about 2 1/2 minutes each. I can air up and put my doors on in about 20-25 minutes. It cost me about $54 back then. Up to $60 now, from Amazon. The first one had a problem, so I sent it back, and they replaced it free. It comes in a nylon case, and takes up very little space.

    Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BM8RT8/...l_7wsc7wto56_e

    Here's a link to a site that shows you how to port it:http://4x4wire.com/index.php?option=...ects&Itemid=83

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    theres no way that tank will fill up even 1 tire from 8 psi or so to say 35 psi.

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    Nope that tank won't fill your tires back up. I've got one and with 100 PSI in the tank it will ALMOST fill ONE 33x12.5 tire back up from 8 psi to 32 psi.....

    Go with what H2OBOB said....get a decent small compressor and just use that. Make sure you check the "duty cycle" of the compressor though.......you don't want to burn it out the first time you use it.

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    Go CO2 and dont look back. No drag on motor and if your broke down still have air power. And its a long time between fills. I got mine used for 150. After searching for the parts to make one and realizing the cost would be about 150 I snatched it up. It was a little less then 1/2 full and I filled at least 20 jeeps all 4 tires. $20 to fill

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    Does anyone know if these will fill 4 tires after trail rides?
    No, it will not.....You'd be lucky to get one tire to street pressure.

    An alternative would be an air compressor that I can carry with me and will fill my 35" tires in a reasonable time without having to wait for it to cool.
    You're not going to be able to do all of this without spending some cash.


    I know there are many on board air systems out there, but they are kind of expensive.
    Remember, you get what you pay for.......


    I'd like to have something that won't be a waste of money because I will get what I really want down the road.
    You'll be money ahead if you save cash toward a good system......whether an electric, engine-driven, or CO2 system.
    You'll be wasting money on those cheap little 12V compressors and air tanks that won't do the job anyway.
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