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Which airpump to buy

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zerophive
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Which airpump to buy

Post by zerophive » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:47 pm

Hello all,

I am looking to purchase an air compressor for autocross events. I do not feel like breaking out the Porsche emergency air compressor on a regular basis and want something that has better capacity but is also durable and reliable. Bringing an air tank is not a viable option for me, as I do not have a compressor and am not looking to get one at this time exclusively for this purpose.

I looked at a some HarborFreight model online, but they seem to have poor reviews, break down often, are not strong enough. So I have looked into a VIAIR, Slime and Q Industries on Amazon, they all look good, but really nothing stands out. So, does anyone have a recommendation? Or any advise that can help guide me to a decision?

Many thanks!
-Arthur

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Re: Which airpump to buy

Post by Andrew Forrest » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:26 am

Arthur, consider using a hand operated bicycle floor pump if you're contemplating only changing pressure by a pound or two -- they are reliable and there is no issue with routing a power cord to your cigarette lighter/accessory outlet.

e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_pump
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Re: Which airpump to buy

Post by zerophive » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:53 pm

Thanks!!

I ended up at a Sears near my work and they had a unit similar to the Slime, Craftsman .60 SCFM @ 30 PSI pump. It was the one that seemed good for what I was looking for and will work across all of my cars and motorcycle.

Will be trying it this weekend at AX, will let you know how it works out.

-Arthur

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Re: Which airpump to buy

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Re: Which airpump to buy

Post by Chris » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:52 pm

We also have a 110v air compressor we keep in the timing trailer. Anyone who wants to use it just needs to ask.

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