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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.

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

Cons:
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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