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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Farang View Post
    The only thing that I dont like is the pressure switch. Appears that 150 on / 200 psi off is not adjustable. Yes, you will have more volume at 200 psi, but it is making the compressor work a lot harder than maybe necessary.
    After a closer look they have range of pressure switches:


    • 85PSI/105PSI
    • 90PSI/120PSI
    • 110PSI/145PSI
    • 165PSI/200PSI
    • Ideal would be to fit 2, 1 low and one high pressure. Just add a bypass switch across the low one if you need higher pressure.


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    So far in this discussion there is no mention of alternative suppliers so I'm not sure if you're all aware that there is an AOB commerce site.

    I have been looking into it and it seems to me that the smallest (4 litre) tank would meet most 4WDers' requirements and it would conveniently fit in one of the RFSV side baskets.

    I haven't checked the prices but I mention the AOB site here for the purpose of "comparison shopping"

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    Similar system is a very similar price. Compressors duty cycle is the same too. Probably all come out of the same factory in China.

    They are in Melbourne though so I could go check the stuff out in person next time Im over that way. 👍


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    Looks the same as the Air On Board systems.
    AOB slightly cheaper, I like their mounting systems too(for their 9lt tank), where you have the option to mount the compressor to the tank, and tank mounted to... (whatever) .. otherwise separate them if that's better.

    Also, AOB is just up the road from you Nick, up in Research, main road out to Kangaroo Ground on the left just before the paddocks(maybe 10-15mins drive).

    I've been eyeing off their 9lt tank kit with manifold for a while now.
    Slightly cheaper, but also comes with the wiring kit needed to complete it(no coiled air accessory line tho). Only extra I'd go for is the manifold they also have.

    Sorry don't have their exact address, but it'll be on their website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK83 View Post
    Looks the same as the Air On Board systems.
    AOB slightly cheaper, I like their mounting systems too(for their 9lt tank), where you have the option to mount the compressor to the tank, and tank mounted to... (whatever) .. otherwise separate them if that's better.

    Also, AOB is just up the road from you Nick, up in Research, main road out to Kangaroo Ground on the left just before the paddocks(maybe 10-15mins drive).

    I've been eyeing off their 9lt tank kit with manifold for a while now.
    Slightly cheaper, but also comes with the wiring kit needed to complete it(no coiled air accessory line tho). Only extra I'd go for is the manifold they also have.

    Sorry don't have their exact address, but it'll be on their website.
    Near mum and dads then, i will need to remote mount the tank i think but worth a look since they are just down the road.
    I do have a TJM Ox (thomas ) compressor so i could just get a tank but its a little slow and over heats quickly.

    Checked the address and they are in the small industrial estate just before Eltham College.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangie View Post
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    Checked the address and they are in the small industrial estate just before Eltham College.

    Yeah, that's them.
    I can't remember seeing any obvious signs, but that was a while back now.

    Yeah, get a tank, whatever other bits you need etc.

    Brother's D2 TD5 came with a ARB compressor fitted(for the diff locks), and on a trip to the VHC, I was having a few tyre issues.
    Was (supposedly) easier to pop his bonnet and use his fitted compressor .... rather than using my 17 yo cheapo Chinese compressor, unpacking it, pulling out it's gear, connect it via alligator clips to battery .. etc.
    Problem was that the ARB was overheating and only allowing about 10sec of operation, maybe every minute or so.
    They'd installed it where some folks add a secondary aux battery against firewall, near turbo(heatshield still on), and I reckon turbo was 'overheating it' so it started off hot .. no chance for it to run for a few minutes from cold.

    Anyhow, due to it overheating, I unpacked half my gear, dug out the little ever reliable Chinese pump, and just took a few minutes longer to add air to my two leaking tyres!
    Left it on the passengers floor for the rest of the trip.


    So is the Ox 'installed'(like bros ARB in his D2) or a mobile setup(like me in it's bag with all it's fittings and stuff).
    if installed, maybe re think it's location.

    Like I said, I've been thinking about an AoB setup, small tank, manifold for the various stuff(added fittings, gauge, etc) but I've never had it overheat and shut down on me .. ever.
    Got it in 2002(for my Rodeo ute), not used in anger like many folks sometimes do, but used a fair bit.
    Takes for ever to inflate 4 x 225-255 sized 16's from 15 to about 30 or so PSIs, sometimes I give up, and just get up to the high 20's and find a servo down the road or something .. I'd estimate a minimum of 10 mins.
    Makes no difference high up in the mountains at 0C or out in SA deserts at 40+C .. it never fails(or more accurately never failed).
    Dinky coiled hose got chucked fairly soon, and I got a slightly better hose .. and then got another better one a few months back again.
    So part of my reasoning for not yet going with the AoB(yet) has been that the little cheapo(about $120-ish back in 2002) has worked all this time.

    The tank tho is something I'm more interested in too. Having that reserve to help fill the tyres a little quicker is more about what I'm after.
    Cheers,
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    The Ox is portable, i picked it up off gumtree brand new for $20 but it was bare so i made up the rest of the kit.
    I could just add a tank and bits which would help with airing up time.
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