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    Thumbs up Blue Tongue Air Compressors

    Just for you Folke ...

    From local retailer OppositeLock
    http://www.fastlane.com.au/Products/...TwinTongue.htm

    Comparison to "BigRed" & ARB
    http://www.4wdwarehouse.com.au/bigred.html

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    What a coincidence I was just reading through some air compressor tests last night. To sum things up, York is the best, but buying a small electric - especially if you are getting it installed with lockers - is a great idea. You have a backup if anything goes wrong with the york, you can also pump up air matresses without blowing them up, hehe.

    BIG RED PLUS
    0lb 1.38cfm
    30lb 1.01cfm

    Blue Tongue
    0lb 1.07cfm
    30lb 0.65cfm

    ARB pump
    0lb 0.85cfm
    30lb 0.35cfm

    System 1
    0lb 1.31cfm
    30lb 0.83cfm

    This figures look a little off to me as I have seen a review of the new ARB and its figures are as follows:

    ARB - RDCP or RDCKA
    30lb 1.08cfm
    single tyre inflation 5min56secs
    4 tyres from 15-35psi 17min20secs

    Blue Tongue III - new version
    30lb 1.25cfm
    single tyre inflation 5min42secs
    4 tyres from 15-35psi 16min23secs

    Twin Tongue
    30lb 2.08cfm
    single tyre inflation 3min43secs
    4 tyres from 15-35psi 9min59secs

    BIG RED - first version
    30lb 1.22cfm
    single tyre inflation 5min11secs
    4 tyres from 15-35psi 15min34secs

    Also that system 1 compressor is a quick air 1, I can't be bothered going to the qa website to look up the figures but it is supposed to be a very good unit. Anyone have any recent prices on these?

    Big red (not plus) - AUS$514
    ARB - AUS$393
    Blue Tongue III - AUS$425
    Twin Tongue - AUS$870
    System 1 - AUS$349




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    Thumbs up

    York $50 from wreckers
    and a LOT more CFM at every PSI....

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    QuickAir2 @ 30psi = 1.6 CFM

    QuickAir3 @ 30psi = 3.0 CFM

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    Oasis Trailhead-4cfm @ 100 psi
    If you buy for the warranty, buy two. You're gonna need them because warranties don't get you home.

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    Guys, You are the best! I'll check into this and next time I'm down there I just might do some shopping...

    Thanks again,

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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mrblaine:
    Oasis Trailhead-4cfm @ 100 psi </font>
    York, 4 cfm at 90 psi. 4 amp draw too!

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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Brad Kilby:
    York, 4 cfm at 90 psi. 4 amp draw too!

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    thats a good point - most electrics run at around a 20amp max draw. You should also look into other things like duty cycle, temp cutout switches, life expectancy etc.

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    Thumbs up

    Did I mention "York $50"
    heck for the extra $$ of those fancy compressors you'll have a fully setup tank, lines & money left for

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    Sorry aussietj. I like playing "tag" with mrblaine sometimes. I believe the compressor he's speaking of is a York compressor driven by a winch motor. It's a portable package that Oasis created to offer the 4 wheeling crowd a different option.
    It's techincally a 12v compressor system and will kick arse over any other 12v unit on the market, however I have certain reservations about the setup. Instead of boring everyone with the details, I'll just say that it does work and if you have the room for it, it's *way* better than anything you'll find in the 12v department. The "4 amp" comment was said because the Yorks clutch pulls 4 amps vs. a winch motor that pulls ?? amps.

    BTW mrblaine, if I remember correctly, the electric motor is turning a lot faster than an engine driven York is at idle. If their specs are 4cfm @ 100 psi, you should ask them what rpm the compressor is working at. If the rpm is what I think it is (1700) The cfm should be a lot higher than 4.

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    I would love to have a York, but alas, the details are too complicated for me to acquire and install, not to mention the fact I have a 2001 TJ and I dont think Brad has developed the kit for that year yet, plus I am ADVERSE to cutting my fender well. So, for simplicity sake I plan to buy a QAIII. It is an electric, but compared to the compressor driven models seems much simpler to install and so far as inflating tires is concerned its PLENTY FAST filling a 33" tire from 15 to 30 lbs in 80 SECONDS. John

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    Power Tank. Fast. You do have to refill these, but they are super portable. What if you have a buddy stranded somewhere with an unseated bead that youi don't want to take your Jeep into? Actually, I bought one from Seal's Gas (thanks, mrblaine!).

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