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Has anyone found a really good air compressor for both trail emergencies and airing back up when coming backm off the trails. I have a couple of cheap ones that I carry with the atv's but wonder if anyone has found a good one for our purpose.
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I know people use the ARB compressors and are pleased with them.
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I have the ARB CKMA12's installed in both FJ's. They work like a champ and will not let you down. We air up and down all the time for trail runs and have had to use them on the highway after a wayward bolt found it's way ito a brand new KO2.

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ARB dual. Gonna need a fairly large tank if you want to power tools though. I think electric impacts are a better option nowadays.
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VIAIR 450P - top rated and 100% duty cycle...flawless performance and NOT an ARB



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VIAIR 450P - top rated and 100% duty cycle...flawless performance and NOT an ARB
I have the same compressor, the VIAIR 450P is awesome, quiet, and pretty dog gone fast!
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Is the 100% duty cycle worth the extra dough over the 400p?

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IMO no. I used the 400P to fill up 8 tires all the time. Plus its faster.

https://rvtofreedom.com/viair-400p-r...ressor-review/
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Is the 100% duty cycle worth the extra dough over the 400p?
Good question! Living in the desert southwest, IMHO 100% duty cycle is mandatory when its sunny and 112 degrees outside.

Heat destroys the insulation that covers/protects the windings in an electric motor. It's just a matter of time ................

With that said, either compressor would serve you well.
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I've had an ARB under the hood here for 4 years - it's been flawless.

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