Kilby Enterprises Air Compressor For Air Tools - Max AirPosted in How To on December 1, 2002 0) (
A simple fact of life on the trail is that once you air down your tires for better traction in the dirt, you have to get air back into them before hitting the pavement-unless horrible handling and blown tires are your thing. Lots of compressors are out on the market nowadays to assist you in getting your tires back to street pressure. However, many of them are somewhat slow, and can make airing back up a long ordeal. Some also have short duty cycles that require the compressor to stop and rest every now and then to cool. This adds to the already long airing-up time. Most also do not have the capacity to run air tools.
There is a compressor out there, though, that can run all day and fill up a tire rapidly. It can even run air tools without any problems. What is this magic new product? Well, actually, it has been around for quite a while in the form of your vehicle's air-conditioning compressor. These powerful compressors move a lot of air and can be run pretty much all day long.
Finding one in good condition can be a chore, though, and adapting one to a vehicle can also be a headache, as there is a lot to be figured out. Luckily, the folks at Kilby Enterprises have everything you need to assemble a complete kit to put a powerful engine-driven compressor into your vehicle. From fittings to brackets to regulators to tanks and complete compressors-Kilby Enterprises has everything. The company will sell parts individually or can custom-tailor a whole kit to fit your application. We followed along as Kilby technicians put one of the company's systems on a Jeep TJ.