Let's Talk: Air Compressors

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I've been on the verge of ordering the twin ARB + EXE bedside mount for a couple of weeks.

See this thread for install on said setup: https://tacoma3g.com/threads/expedition-essentials-arb-dual-compressor-bed-mount-kit.632/

I've read a few threads on TW, and watched a few other videos on the subject. One detail I just can't decide on is whether I want a single or dual ARB compressor. I'm not so sure I'll need the power or speed of a dual setup, but I hate the idea of needing something I wasn't willing to spend the few extra bucks on (we're talking $300 in this case).

Any experts out there care to enlighten me on the pro/con of the single vs dual compressors?
 

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don't have one yet but plan on the dual. just never know what I might decide to do in the future and wanna be ready. buy once cry once as everyone is going to say
 

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Just watched this video. He points out that a dual ARB can run some air tools. That may be there deciding factor for me.

 

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don't have one yet but plan on the dual. just never know what I might decide to do in the future and wanna be ready. buy once cry once as everyone is going to say

This is really why I am leaning towards the dual setup. As I mentioned above, I don't want to need but not have.
 

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Do you really want to permanently mount it?
 

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Get the dual, the extra output is worth it after a day on the trail when it's hot out and you want to head home. It's crazy fast.
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Do you really want to permanently mount it?

I definitely do. I have no reason not to, and convenience of wiring it to my switch pros is a no brainer for me.
 

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Also if you can help others faster airing up if something goes wrong with theirs or when someone steals it from your taco (happened to me ?)
 

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I've been on the verge of ordering the twin ARB + EXE bedside mount for a couple of weeks.

See this thread for install on said setup: https://tacoma3g.com/threads/expedition-essentials-arb-dual-compressor-bed-mount-kit.632/

I've read a few threads on TW, and watched a few other videos on the subject. One detail I just can't decide on is whether I want a single or dual ARB compressor. I'm not so sure I'll need the power or speed of a dual setup, but I hate the idea of needing something I wasn't willing to spend the few extra bucks on (we're talking $300 in this case).

Any experts out there care to enlighten me on the pro/con of the single vs dual compressors?

I love my dual setup. It will air up your tires faster and has enough output to run some air tools as well. I hope the write up I did helps if you decide to go the twin with the EXE mount.
 

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I think my only hangup at this point is sales tax. haha. Living in the same state as EXE, I'd have to give Gov. Jay and his cronies my tax money. I don't like that part of it.
 

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I think my only hangup at this point is sales tax. haha. Living in the same state as EXE, I'd have to give Gov. Jay and his cronies my tax money. I don't like that part of it.

I feel ya. Sometimes ya just gotta do it to support the locals though.
 

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I have the ARB CKMA12 installed in the bed. For me it was too slow and gets really hot airing 4 tires from 12 to 35 psi. I put together a 20lb Co2 tank and couldn't be happier. The compressor is now the backup and pretty much only use it for airbags.
 

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Has anyone ever tried to fill an inflatable paddle board with an OBA setup? I travel with my boards and can't get a straight answer if they will push enough volume to fill the board rapidly. In the meantime I have a pump that attaches to the battery.
 

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Has anyone ever tried to fill an inflatable paddle board with an OBA setup? I travel with my boards and can't get a straight answer if they will push enough volume to fill the board rapidly. In the meantime I have a pump that attaches to the battery.

I have not inflated a paddle board but I filled a 5 gallon air tank to 110psi in less than 2 min.
 

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Finally ordered. Got the mount, twin compressor, and extension harness. Went through Toytec Lifts to avoid sales tax, and even found a Tacoma World discount. Saved over $100 versus buying in state.