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Old 12-30-2020, 11:10 AM   #1
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Air compressor requirements to fill up tires?

Buying a air compressor for taking off and installing rivets soon. Was wondering if I needed to consider special needs to air up tires also.

Currently looking at 4-5cfm and 4-6 gallons size compressor. What do you people use?

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Old 12-30-2020, 11:52 AM   #2
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What’s the max pressure on your tires? Make sure your compressor can generate more.
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A compressor of that size should run an air riveter ok. It may have trouble keeping up with an air chisel to remove rivets. You will want a max air pressure of at least around 120 psi to air up your tires. Your tires probly run between 85 to 120 psi.

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Old 12-31-2020, 03:00 AM   #4
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Buying a air compressor for taking off and installing rivets soon. Was wondering if I needed to consider special needs to air up tires also.

Currently looking at 4-5cfm and 4-6 gallons size compressor. What do you people use?

I have a unit with about those specs. It can fill the tires fine. It *can* spray implement paint okay ... with a little patience and planning (the tank runs out of air quickly while spraying). It will run an air chisel for short periods, then I have to wait for it to fill up the tank again. A unit that can handle more CFM and has a larger tank is better.


You *can* add additional tanks (sort of like adding batteries to an electrical system), but you have to have the tanks to add. Also, it may take a long time to fill the additional tanks with the unit as spec'd.
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