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Old 02-25-2014, 04:05 AM   #1
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Getting ready to install new Firestone Air Rides on my Super Duty F350. Thinking of doing the on-board compressor. If I don't get the On Board I have a small ATV compressor that plugs into the 12V in my pickup. My question is will this supply enough air to get the 50 psi I need in the Air rides? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:32 AM   #2
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What is a ATV compressor? Do you mean like all terrain vehicle?

It doesn't take much to get these filled up. It takes my on board about 4 minutes to get them up to 80 psi, and its not a very big compressor (cheapest they make)
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:53 PM   #3
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I don't know what the stats are on your 12v., but I have one on mine that I use to pump up my air hitch. I also have it so I can inflate tires. Max. output is 110 psi. The hindering factor is the length of time it can run at a time. It'll only inflate about 1 tire before I need to let it rest, but usually this is all I need at one time.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:17 PM   #4
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You should be fine, it just may get tiresome after a while to have to adjust... So it depends on how often you change the pressures.

On our previous 5er I had a 12v compressor that did the job, just slowly, bought a Sears 3 gallon compressor that did a quicker job rated at max psi was 150, but it's duty cycle never would support over 80 psi in less than a day

So in our case it got tiresome very quickly since mine is a daily driver and hook up and unhook had enough 'steps' that I wanted to eliminate one more by going with an airlift wirelessONE on board compressor....

pretty slick to be able to use the key fob to adjust from inside the truck while going down the road !!!
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