My Air Compressor Kit

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When I got my Smittybuilt air compressor I knew there was a few things that I needed to change right away. 1st thing was to get rid of the flimsy bag that it came with and decided to put it in a tool box. I spent few weeks looking around the web for a big enough tool box that was strong and not too expensive. The second thing I need to do was change the fittings from the Chinese fitting it came with and make them standard. Here is a list of things I used with links.


Smittybilt 2781 5.65 CFM Universal Air Compressor:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004K25GMG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


YOTOO Heavy Duty Air Compressor Accessories Kit 20 Pieces with 1/4 inch x 25 feet Polyurethane Air Compressor Hose, 100 PSI Tire Inflator Gauge, Air Blow Gun and Air Hose Fittings:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GC4XBYS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Air fitting 5/8 hose to ¼ standard fitting


DEWALT 24 in. 1-Touch Latch Tool Box:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-24-in-1-Touch-Latch-Tool-Box-DWST24082/202710560






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This is interesting, I just bought that compressor a few weeks ago to use on a trip. It works well, the fittings are cheesy and switching them is a good idea.
 
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This is interesting, I just bought that compressor a few weeks ago to use on a trip. It works well, the fittings are cheesy and switching them is a good idea.
It was easy to switch out, I used it every day at the beach going from 20 psi to 36 psi on stock JLUR tires it used took about 7-10 minutes from time of setup to finishing 4 th tire.
 

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Do you have deflators? I think that is my next purchase.
Last we did air down/air up about 5 times. I learned that I could time the deflating with my watch and get close, but this wasn't accurate and over time I had a few tires that were farther away and when airing up using my watch I would end up below 36. Deflators would help to keep things uniform.
I just saw another thread where someone created a manifold of 4 hoses so they could air up all tires at the same time, to the same pressure. This might be a lot of stuff to carry but it would also be convenient.
Another thought I had- using the pump like I did it would be convenient to have a hand-held switch that I could carry from tire to tire.
More things to think about before my next trip in 6 weeks or so.
 

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RE: Deflators: I’ve done a lot of research and it seems that the low priced ones are pretty useless, so I went with the ones linked below. Arriving Sunday so I will be doing some testing to see how they perform. Easy return if they don’t live up to their reputation.

Staun Automatic Tire Deflators (Standard Duty 6-30 PSI) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QBPBLWY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2pQ.Eb2T270WX
 
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RE: Deflators: I’ve done a lot of research and it seems that the low priced ones are pretty useless, so I went with the ones linked below. Arriving Sunday so I will be doing some testing to see how they perform. Easy return if they don’t live up to their reputation.

Staun Automatic Tire Deflators (Standard Duty 6-30 PSI) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QBPBLWY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2pQ.Eb2T270WX
I just used the inflator that came with the kit and left the hose off. It was easy to pull the trigger and release the air, I would just release trigger to check the pressure. I found that the gauge was within 1psi then what the system read.
 

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I just used the inflator that came with the kit and left the hose off. It was easy to pull the trigger and release the air, I would just release trigger to check the pressure. I found that the gauge was within 1psi then what the system read.
Yes that’s basically what I have done in the past but that’s time consuming. I want something I can just screw into each tire that will take them to the desired pressure all at the same time.
 

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Yes that’s basically what I have done in the past but that’s time consuming. I want something I can just screw into each tire that will take them to the desired pressure all at the same time.
I had a pointed tool in one hand and a gauge in the other hand. It would take about 2+ minutes per tire plus checking pressure several times. The worst thing was that I had to be down on the ground doing it. With deflators it seems that you just screw them on, wait a few minutes and take them off.

This is the cheapest that I found that looked reasonable:
https://www.amazon.com/Rugged-Ridge...utomatic+Tire+Deflators&qid=1593571026&sr=8-9
 

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Previously had that Smittybuilt air compressor, it died and replaced under warranty, the replacement died with
in a few months. Gave up on Smittybuilt and got a Viair 440P, works great..

For deflators, I use the JT Brooks pro, a bit expensive, but easy to set and forget.
 

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Regarding deflators...

Staun Automatic Tire Deflators (Standard Duty 6-30 PSI) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QBPBLWY
I have these, and they are great. Very high quality, and couldn't be easier to use. I likewise got the 6-30 psi model; they were preset to 18 psi as advertised. Since I haven't done any hardcore off-roading, I just left them at the preset so it's been totally painless. But there are videos showing how easy it is to adjust the set-point if you prefer a different pressure. I'm thinking about a second set so I can have a set for 12 psi and a set for 18 psi.
 

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Regarding deflators...



I have these, and they are great. Very high quality, and couldn't be easier to use. I likewise got the 6-30 psi model; they were preset to 18 psi as advertised. Since I haven't done any hardcore off-roading, I just left them at the preset so it's been totally painless. But there are videos showing how easy it is to adjust the set-point if you prefer a different pressure. I'm thinking about a second set so I can have a set for 12 psi and a set for 18 psi.
Good to hear! Mine will be here tomorrow and 18 will be fine for my needs as well.
 

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