thought about that but don't want to deal with another belt in the XJ and find a place to mount it and move the battery(PITA). My dad was looking at one of these and asked me if I would like one for my birthday....
A friend of mine has the model 500C compressor. It is very beefy. It is a little on the larger side but still fits under the hood(about the length of the average battery and a little narrower). It is triple the compressor that the ARB is for about the same price. A local tool dealer here stocks them and usually has most models on the shelf. After looking at the Viair line I wouldn't bother with a 200 series when the larger ones are only a few dollars more.
Worked great, even got dunked once or twice (I mount in the back, where the spare tire used to go on my Navajo).
I only got it to thermal shutdown once, and that's was on the sixth 35" tire we was trying to fill up. We waited a little bit, it cooled off, came back on, worked great.
The only complaint I had - the remote kit you can buy is cheesy, plastic air line, and had a switched rated for only 10 amps, when the compressor pulls close to 25. You can build a better remote kit visiting Radio Shack for the relay and switches, and Grainger for the gauges, hoses, pressure relief and other good stuff.
Well I should mention that I only have 31's and it will probably be some time before I get 33's. Also the hardmount would be nice but I don't have really any place under the hood to mount it. The only portable units are the 200 and the 400. The 400 is also 80 dollars more. I think I'll go ahead and try the 200. It should be fine for my needs. Thanks.
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