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    I'm thinking of install a air compressor in the engine bay of my 2008 Hilux v6. I do have a 105 amp battery in already.
    What is the options with the compressor? Pump tyers and possible using a pneumatic impact wrenches tool to loos the wheel nuts.
    What is the best one without air tank (will it be able to operate pneumatic impact wrenches) Is the air pumps that is used in suspension of cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico H View Post
    I'm thinking of install a air compressor in the engine bay of my 2008 Hilux v6. I do have a 105 amp battery in already.
    What is the options with the compressor? Pump tyers and possible using a pneumatic impact wrenches tool to loos the wheel nuts.
    What is the best one without air tank (will it be able to operate pneumatic impact wrenches) Is the air pumps that is used in suspension of cars?
    Arb compressor. But are a bit pricey but worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by circe View Post
    Arb compressor. But are a bit pricey but worth it
    Agree. Mine is now under the bonnet for 9 years without any issues.
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    Mine is in a carrying case. And lives in the bakkie. I can install it but don't want to loose the compressor if i sell the bakkie

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    Default Re: Air compressor in bonnet

    Unless the compressor you install can supply a constant 4CFM (114 l/min) to 8CFM (230 l/min) at about 3bar pressure, you won't be able to use any air tools. I haven't seen any of the 12v automotive compressors that can supply anything close to that type of flow rate.
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    Default Re: Air compressor in bonnet

    No way that an under bonner air compressor would be able to power air tools without a air tank,….. even with a tank you will wait for it to be recharged at some stages of your wheel changing experience.

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    Default Re: Air compressor in bonnet

    Quote Originally Posted by Woolf View Post
    The ARB twin with a 4L air tank will do it but you'll hoes
    Agree, works for me for the last +- 10 years.
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    Default Re: Air compressor in bonnet

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul#25 View Post
    Unless the compressor you install can supply a constant 4CFM (114 l/min) to 8CFM (230 l/min) at about 3bar pressure, you won't be able to use any air tools. I haven't seen any of the 12v automotive compressors that can supply anything close to that type of flow rate.
    True for most. The ARB twin will come close for intermittent air tool use - it is rated at pressure, unlike the 160l/min Chinese versions. The only true air tool compressor will be a belt driven compressor.
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