Home Forums General Karting Discussion 12v Portable Air Compressors for track

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  • #25664

    Matt Kalevich
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    Hey everyone! Hope everyone is all good!

    I use a cheap craftsman 12v cig lighter plug air compressor for the track for tire adjustments. Compressor went on me and would like to stay away from Craftsman. Any suggestions? I do not need anything crazy, just something reliable and simple. My OTK mxc wheels have very little space to fit a large valve adapter on it, so the Kobalt I just purchased was returned. The Craftsman had a screw on adapter. Iver googled and looked, just need some opinions.

    Thanks everyone!

    -Matt

    Kart-less for now....

  • #25674

    John Matthews
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    Portable air tank, much easier than a compressor for topping off tires.

    Then get a small 110v compressor that you can hook up at the hot dog stand to fill it on the odd chance that you use all the air from your tank.

  • #25783

    Daniel White
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    I used a portable air tank (Craftsman) for 3-4 years before it broke. Now I use a bicycle pump. Works great.

  • #25814

    Eric Gunderson
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    My recommendation would be to either go with a portable air tank (someone will have a compressor for you to fill it up again if you need to), or to go with a good brand. For air tools I would suggest Northern Tool. They are a bit pricier than their competitors, but the product will last a long long time.

    ericgundersonracing.com

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