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    Default Compressor recommendation

    I'm thinking my next purchase will be a compressor and looking at this Smittybilt one:
    http://www.4wheelparts.com/prodDetai...eep-parts=true

    Any reasons not to get this one or a better choice?

    not too sure if I'll be mounting it in the engine compartment or jsut tote it in the back.

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    That should do you fine for now. If you get 35's, you will end up waiting all day to air up your tires, but it's a simple solution for the time being. I know that there are some people that have gone to Sams Club, Costco and are happy with the compressors they got there. Maybe they will chime in.
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    that one looks good. I like some of the cheaper Walmart ones but I think they take 6-7 minutes per 33 inch tire.
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    If all you need is to air up tires up to 33's you will be fine if you want to air up faster get a second one and hook them in tandem..... Two of them suckers are still a lot cheaper than any OBA you can buy from any web site!!!

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    I had that Smittybilt compressor on my 2000 TJ it works great for 33s, but like has been said if you go bigger you'll need something more
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    I have the Harbor Freight one that is similar to that one. It probably about the same price once you figure in the 25% off. Both are lower end but work good enough if you aren't in a hurry and don't want to run tools. I choose the Harbor freight because they have good customer service and when it goes out, and it has, I can easily get a replacement. Mine worked fine for 35's.

    I used CO2 before and it was much faster but I got tired of having to refill it all the time.
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    I do not know the budget nor the requirement, so I will suggest an excellent pro-sumer portable compressor that has a continuous duty cycle and designed to fill 35' ties.
    Like everything, I will not suggest a product without owning it myself or have used it extensively..... that being said take a look at this one, only slightly more expensive yet worth every penny when you need it to work! http://www.4wheelparts.com/prodDetai...eep-parts=true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fifthpro View Post
    I do not know the budget nor the requirement, so I will suggest an excellent pro-sumer portable compressor that has a continuous duty cycle and designed to fill 35' ties.
    Like everything, I will not suggest a product without owning it myself or have used it extensively..... that being said take a look at this one, only slightly more expensive yet worth every penny when you need it to work! http://www.4wheelparts.com/prodDetai...eep-parts=true
    I agree with fifth. buy nice or buy twice. Get a compressor that you know you will be happy with versus one you think you may be happy with.

    I have a CO2 tank and love it, but it is a pain to transport with the kids and gear in the back. We have a backup one from wally world similar to what you are looking at. It is put out by the people that make that SLIME and it works ok airing up four 35 inch tires from 10 to about 32 without overheating, but it does get very very hot and takes forever. Someone has a CO2 tank on the trail last time when I blew my tire and I was sold on the usefulness of it not only for airing up, but tunning tools. I ran out the next week and bought everything I needed to get my tank on the trail.

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