Best Air Suspension Compressor Kit Options

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Best Air Suspension Compressor Kit Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the different types of air compressors available for air leveling systems, try to give you an idea of which one is going to work out the best of your particular application. Now basically there are gonna be four levels of compressors that we offer and have available for you. Start with, you're gonna have your light-duty compressors, moving up from there we'll go to standard-duty, then to heavy-duty, and then we get more into the extreme or the ultimate-duty compressors.Now your light-duty compressor systems are geared more towards your SUVs, half-ton trucks, and are really only going to be for inflating or deflating the airbags. You won't use a light-duty compressor system for any type of an on board air situation. A light-duty compressor is typically gonna move less air than what we'll see in the other compressors, and traditionally they're gonna have a shorter duty cycle, which means they're gonna be able to run for a shorter period of time before they need a break.Now when we get into our standard-duty compressors, these are also gonna work out really well for your SUVs, your half-ton trucks, but also your three-quarter-ton, or your one-ton trucks. Again, these are going to be mainly geared towards just adding air into your airbag system, although a lot of your standard-duty compressors will work with a half gallon or a one gallon tank.

Now moving from a light-duty compressor into a standard-duty compressor, our compressor is gonna move more air, which means it's gonna fill our airbags more quickly, and it's also gonna have a longer duty cycle. That means it's gonna work for a longer period of time before it needs a break.Now when you get into a heavy-duty compressor, this is gonna really be great for all types of applications. What it does is moves a lot of air very quickly, and they're gonna have long duty cycles. So this is gonna be good for regular use, you can run an air tank system here, so you'll have stored on board air. Typically, with a heavy-duty compressor you're looking up to maybe a three gallon tank.

But you can have a remote air location to hook on, maybe you need to maintain tires on a trailer that you're gonna be hauling, or you just want air on board for any situation that might come up while you're heading down the road.Once we get into the extreme, or the ultimate-duty situation, that's when we're really gonna get into moving a lot of air. This pumps air very, very rapidly, they're able to work for long periods of time to replenish air supply. So these are really gonna come in handy for any application where you wanna run a large tank. This tank's probably about a two gallon tank, but with these extreme or ultimate-duty styles of compressor you can go all the way up to six gallon plus tanks, have plenty of on board air.Think you're gonna be looking at this compressor if you do a lot of trailer work, if you need to put air in tires regularly. Maybe if you do some off-roading and you want your support vehicle to have on board air for tire situations, or even at the race track, if you need to have air on hand to make adjustments.Now once you have decided what level of compressor's gonna be appropriate for your application, the next thing you'll want to decide is how you wanna control that.

We have wireless systems, which are really quickly becoming the most popular that we carry. This is gonna allow you to mount your compressor in an ECU style system outside of the vehicle. And the only thing you'll have inside is gonna be a wireless remote. This eliminates the need for us to run air lines and additional wires from the compressor or ECU into the cab of our vehicle.The next system will be an analog style system, which means you're gonna have levers inside the cab of the vehicle, this happens to be a dual set up. So you'll press up on the button to add air, down on the button to release it.

And you'll see the needles here are gonna go accordingly. There's two in this one, so it'll tell you the difference between the two airbags if you need them off center.Now, I like these systems because you can constantly monitor the air pressure. You can quickly make adjustments up and down, which you can do that with the wireless system too. The thing I don't necessarily love about an analog style gauge system like what we have here, is that you'll have to run from the compressor your air lines into the cab of the truck, and then from the cab of the truck back out to your airbags. You'll also have some wires that need to come inside of the vehicle, so it can be a little bit more tricky to install an analog gauge style set up.Now if you want your system to be completely automatic there also auto-leveling systems available, which will either use levers or magnets to detect the height of your truck and adjust accordingly. The next thing to decide is whether you wanna go with a single, a dual or a quad path compressor. So if you just want to air up one side of airbags to the same PSI, you can use a single path compressor. If you wanna control each side individually, left to right, or if you wanna control a set of airbags on the rear axle, and a set of airbags on the front axle, to the same pressure, then a dual path would work out. Also available would be a quad path, it's where you can control each corner individually.And that's gonna complete our look at the different types of air compressors available. We hope it's cleared up some of the confusion and helps you in picking the right one for your application.

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