In this video we are going to put 4 different tire inflators to the test to see how fast they can fill up a 35” tire from 15 psi to 32 psi. Now it’s probably pretty easy to figure out which one will be fastest and which one will be slowest, But I thought it would be interesting to look at the prices of each compressor compared to how much time you are actually saving airing up.
Smittybilt Portable #2781:
ARB Single CKMA12:
ARB Dual CKMTA24:
Everything I’m using on my Jeep can be found here:
DIY CO2 Links:
For the first test we are using a well-used Smittybilt portable tire inflator model number 2781, this inflator sell for around $159
The benefits of this compressor are its portability and ease of use. It comes in its’ only bag for storage and you don’t have to worry about installing and wiring hard wiring it. It just attaches to your battery with some alligator clips, screw it on to your valve stem and flip the switch and it’s ready to go.
Next up is my ARB single piston compressor that I have been using for over a year now. I have it hard mounted and wired under the hood. I love the compact design and reliability I’ve received with the compressor so far. One of the added benefits is you can run your air lockers off this unit as well
Up next is my buddies ARB dual piston compressor, which just like the last one works great to inflate your tires and can run your air lockers, but you can also run some air tool off this compressor and they sell a storage tank you can attach to give you even more air output.
Last up is a home built CO2 tire inflation system. Now you can buy purpose build tire air bottle, but they will run you $400-600. This system cost just over $230 My friend built this system using a 10lb CO2 bottle from a beverage store and some regulators and attachment that you can find online… I’ll leave links in the description if you are interested. He can inflate all 4 of his 37” tires 4 times, and it only cost him about $20 to recharge the CO2 bottle.
We knew this was going to inflate the tire quickly, but we had now idea how fast….