Let's Talk: Air Compressors

Sour_Taco

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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?
 

solscooter

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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
 

Sour_Taco

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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.
 

DuneShoot

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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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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.
 

Taco_primo

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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.
 

Lord Humongous

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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.
 

PNWTacoma

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I had both the single and eventually got the twin. While the price is higher, you’ll appreciate saving time when airing back up. Often we go down to 10psi in the snow and 15psi in the sand so airing back up is a breeze with the twin. The single will do the job but takes longer. Only problem with the twin is that you’ll end up airing up everyone else too!
 

Mr. Nobody

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I like my mount from Mountain Off Road, aka M.O.R.E cause it allows you to mount an air tank below the compressor.
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I dig that. Hadn't seen that. Thanks for sharing. I've been wanting a setup that I could add a tank to.
 
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