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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Question On Board Air Tank Location

Air On Board /OBA sounds like a common addition. My big question is: where on a 4dr tracker is a good place to put a tank so it is safe and doesn't encroach on space? Underneath? In a door? lol

I guess the next logical question is: What size of a tank is needed?

I'm not a crawler, just exploring backroads. So No extreme stuff and only 30X9.5" tires.

Suggestions much appreciated.
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onboard air...

All the crazy offroaders with their custom-built tube buggies buy a CO2 bottle and strap it with a regulator to an inboard facing frame...

...wait, we are talking Suzuki here!

Actually, probably the best way to "pack air" is with a small 12v powered compressor that you can buy at an auto parts store, Walmart, Harbor Freight, etc., etc.

It is cheap.
It is small and can be stored in lots of out-of-the-way places.
It inflates tires.
It is cheap!

Zero cool factor.
It does not have a bling-y pricetag
It won't fill a knobby 33" tire in thirty seconds flat.
It won't power compressed-air tools.
It won't fill a 205R75x15 tire in 30 seconds, either!
Did I mention the lack of cool factor???

Seriously, unless you are really gonna wheel your 4-door tracker like you stole it, you only need one of those cheap (or not-so-cheap) 12VDC compressors.

I hope that this helps!

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I'm not going with a tank as it does seem like overkill. On the other hand, I DID go with a Boss PX07 compressor. Yup, seems like overkill. But only $50 bucks more than its little brother and a world of difference in power and potential. And much more power than ViAir or similar 'high end' units for same or better price.

One of my 215s has a stubborn leak thats on again off again. From totally flat to full in about a minute. Takes longer to pull the PX07 out and hook it up! Not even late for work! I s'pose I should get it plugged...NAH!

Thanks for the input. I have a cheapy compressor. Like watching paint dry.
but it was cheap. So I guess it comes down to how much time one has to watch tires inflate.
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