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Old 05-22-2009
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need to hardwire my new air compressor

its the superflow mv-50. not much, but for the money, it seems like it does pretty well

im just wondering how to go about wiring it to the battery. right now, it has the little pinchers that go on the battery terminals, do i snip those off, extend the wiring and do it that way? or what?
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Yep cut the pinchers off and run longer wires to the battery. Make sure to run a fuse and a switch too.
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actually, the wiring has a fuse inline already, and a switch on the compressor itself

so i'm good to go as far as that goes
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next question is what guage wiring to use

20 wouldnt be enough would it?
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sweet found some good 2ga wiring around the house, its all wired up, and works great

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secured by that rod going to the other side of the box till i decide how i want to mount it in there

and its a 16' hose that reaches all 4 tires with no problems
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Badass man!
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Dam nice man!
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Nice, mine stuff shoudl be here next week.
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How fast will it air up a tire?
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They claim 2-3 min for a truck tire. And slightly more for oversized tires.
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Yeah, I've wanted to get some type of on-board air but don't want to pay the crazy prices they want for some kits.
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Yeah this compressor was like 50 bucks. I plan on getting the rest after I get my job lol
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Where did ya get it at? I saw one at Harbor Freight for around that price...
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You're gonna want a viair soon. You'll burn that one up. lol
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Yeah Tre you went through how many of the harbor freight ones? Like 9? lol
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7.... After the 7th one they said they can't keep returning my compressors. Gave me my money back. Went and bought a ViAir, a few months later bought a 2nd ViAir... Won't ever look back.
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i got that same compresor. it works good and i can air up my 32s from 15 to 35 psi in about five minutes give or take. i was thinking about hard wireing mine but i dont have any place to put it yet.
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lol tool box ftw

and yeah, if this one burns up on me, i'll step it up and get a nice viair setup. since i'll have a job after this week most likely lol. but for now, this should suffice.
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i been lookin for a diamond plate box on craigslist but its hard as hell to find one to fit a step side bed
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