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Old December 17th, 2010, 08:27 PM
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Arb compressor

About 6 months old. Got it pretty wet a couple of times. It seized. I sent it to them and am waiting for a response. Whats the best way to deal with them to get it fixed for cheap/free?

I figured it should be built to withstand water in the first place but heavy bitching does not always get you very far.

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Old December 25th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Let me know if they fixed it for you. Are they really sensitive to water? I'm in the market for a compressor. Should I perhaps be looking at other brands?
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Old December 25th, 2010, 07:05 PM
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Just called me back Wednesday. They are sending me a new one. It was the nicest one they sell, but I don't remember the model number. Service was good. I would look for something more durable. If you can find one that can deal with being submerged, let me know. I want it also.

The optional air up kit is pretty nice. I'm starting to wonder if depending on air is a good idea. I might have to rig some fittings and carry a bit of air with me in case I fry the thing deep in the woods. That and plastic lines to deal with. The Toyota setup is sounding better now then when I made my purchase. I'm too deep in to make a change now. I guess its just another failure to prepare for.
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I use a EAS compressor from a Range Rover with a remote air inlet. Been underwater, buried in muck, abused and still going for about 8 years. I use 2 EAS air reservoirs, about 10 liters each, for powering the lockers, tools, inflation. Also have locker controls isolatable and could be fed by CO2 if the air compressor fails.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 06:16 PM
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go co2 much less hassle and you can run your front locker on without the rear engaged; I use my power tank for my arbs. you can build one using various types, google it if you don't want to spend the money on a power tank.

You could probably get away with running one of the comp crawler tanks which are super small if all you want to do is power lockers My experience is that power tools run the PT down too fast anyway. My .02
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I've been toying with the idea of finding a way to put a engine-driven compressor on my future D90. That way I can get high-output air on demand. Lots of "ifs" in that plan, so we will see if I finally execute.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 10:34 PM
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Thanks for the ideas guys!
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2nd the EAS Compressor. Quite powerfull for the size.

Now if I can only find the EAS air reservoirs..... I am running a line right off it to emergency air needs.

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I use a EAS compressor from a Range Rover with a remote air inlet. Been underwater, buried in muck, abused and still going for about 8 years. I use 2 EAS air reservoirs, about 10 liters each, for powering the lockers, tools, inflation. Also have locker controls isolatable and could be fed by CO2 if the air compressor fails.
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Where do you get an EAS Compressor?

Does anyone have experience with Quickair? http://www.rocky-road.com/quickair.html

Other than ARB what are the top performing brands out there for Air Compressors?
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I rigged up an adapter so I can use carry on air in case of a failure on the trail.
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