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Unread 14th December 2013, 06:36 PM
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Probably about 10 minutes from pulling it out of the boot to packing it up, i usually inflate from 18-38psi 205/75/15.
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So that's 18->38 across 4 tyres? Which compressor? "SCA Air Devil"?
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This one looks good too, currently on special for $200.00 and comes with 5yr Warranty so the extra $50 could be worth it.

TJM Compressor.

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Gidday Folks

I originally got this from Princess Trading -

http://offroadsubarus.com/showpost.p...3&postcount=20

(Lots of photos here)

It lasted about 6 tyres, blew fuses, and ultimately the power switch shat itself. The main switch is the same as the one in a PC power supply, rated at 6 amps/240V. I replaced it with an old PC PS switch, and gave it to a friend.

Princess Trading came to an amicable agreement (eventually ... ), supplying me with the heavier duty model at a price that was fair to us both. They didn't want the other one back, so I repaired it.

The twin cylinder one they sent me was assembled extremely poorly. So much so that one of the cylinders wasn't seated by around 1/8th inch, and the cylinder head was cactus in the same way.

They were most apologetic, and sent me a replacement as soon as they got my photos. Again, they didn't want the old one back ...

The full tale of this saga is here:

http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=4578

(Lots of photos here too)

So, the replacement twin cylinder one went into the original carry box (it's just superb!), and I then pulled the other 2 cylinder one apart and repaired it ... .

I now have 2x two cylinder ones. They both work perfectly (to date), and the power switch is a 10A/240V, and a heavier duty type of switch, so should be relatively better.
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That TJM looks good, esp with 5yr warranty. Its not as fast (72LPM) as some others but reliability is the most important aspect of a compressor out bush IMO.

Mine is a Kinchrome (72LPM), not sure bout its warranty, but I'm happy with it. Takes bout 10min from taking out to putting away for 4 tyres 16-36PSI. $150 from ebay posted
Kinchrome 12V 72lpm 150PSI
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Quote:
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So that's 18->38 across 4 tyres? Which compressor? "SCA Air Devil"?

yep all 4, I just looked at the SCA site and they don't list the one i have anymore. It's about 5 years old now never had any problems though, can't say anything about the newer ones, could be good could be crap. Mine looks almost exactly the same as Nachaluva's

Branded models have better support if you can afford them, but price doesn't always = quality, but on the other hand there's al ot of Chinese imports that look the same as branded models like tjm, or projector. While these ones are most likely build from the same plan and spec's in different factories, the branded one's will usually have higher QC standards. But you also have what i call the "4WD Action" mark up on some brands to consider.
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Quote:
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That TJM looks good, esp with 5yr warranty. Its not as fast (72LPM) as some others but reliability is the most important aspect of a compressor out bush IMO.

Mine is a Kinchrome (72LPM), not sure bout its warranty, but I'm happy with it. Takes bout 10min from taking out to putting away for 4 tyres 16-36PSI. $150 from ebay posted
Kinchrome 12V 72lpm 150PSI
The TJM compressor is also 72LPM (listed under features) but as the pressure in the tyre builds the LPM drops and it would be same for any compressor I would think.
Have a look at the LPM specs in the bottom RH corner of the link in my post above to see how pressure affects the LPM flow.
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My 150L princess trading compressor died after airing up a mates 35" tyres, started making a noise when hot. Princess paid return shipping but despite a recipted delivery claimed they had not received the faulty item and it was not until I "advised them to settle the matter promptly" that my replacement was sent.

Replacement works well so far.
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