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Old 12 August 2011, 16:36   #1
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Best Tyre/SIB Inflator

Not too sure whether to put this in the Cars section or the SIB section, so put it in both.

I'm looking for a decent electric Tyre pump for the 4x4 and whilst browsing the web had the idea of combining a pump that could inflate a SIB and pump up tyres.

Obviously a tyre needs high pressure and a SIB/Tubes need high volume, can one pump do both?

Is there such an air pump that can be carried in the boot?
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I'm not sure you'll find a pump that will do both really well, but it may be worth looking on some of the 4x4 websites that sell good quality pumps for re-inflating large tyres.

The better(read expensive) ones have to put out quite a high volume to do it quickly.

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I had my eye one one perticular model. Here
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At 55l/min that compressor has about 10% of the flow rate compared to a Bravo while in the turbine stage and 30% of the flow rate of a Bravo in the piston stage... so it will be rather slow.

I put off buying a Bravo for a while but now I've forked out the 100 don't regret it at all... designed to do the job for a SIB and does it well.

Unless you are regularly inflating 4x4 tyres from flat a 10 Tesco tyre pump is probably OK.... no doubt though that one you linked is a nice bit of kit for tyres.
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I had my eye one one perticular model. Here
if it works as my non-ring it's very good , I an buying another 2 of them one for each car!

But what you want fit a SIB is low pressure high volume, that pump is low volume high pressure ...

Dad left the pump on for extra few minutes and his car tyre went to 45 psi! from 35psi...

I never paid that money for mine...
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I bought something very similar to what you're looking at, but got the twin piston model.

To be honest, I though it'd be rubbish, especially for the price, but it's been excellent. I pumped up one of my SIII Land Rover tyres from nothing in about 2 mins. I've used it on loads of mobile trailer services and it's been great. I also used it to do the motorbike tyres too, straight from the bikes' battery. The vehicle has to be running though, because I think it draws about 30amps when on full chat!

It went from this psi:



to this psi:



in this amount of time:



it look like this:



And I bought it from Amazon for 59.99 - and free P&P too

I'm in Fareham too - if you wanted to have a play, before you buy one, feel free to drop me a pm.
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I have a similar twin pump compressor I bought from Britpart though basically the same Chinese item is sold under various other brands - T-Max is one.

Link Land Rover Accessories | Portable air compressor - Double pump 12 volt \ 30 amp - Britpart - The Quality Parts for Land Rovers

I've not tried it on a boat (mercifully the boat I have now is largely pump-free!) but it is great for tyres.
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I've got this for the Landy, pumps a flat 265/75R16 up in about 1min 30sec

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That's the single pump version of mine - there is a single and a twin.
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Old 21 August 2011, 10:26   #10
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Nice pumps! Not sure I can justify the price on one of those type of pumps for the occasional top-up. Will go for the cheaper ring model instead.
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