co2 tank-how big? - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > General Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 23rd, 2012, 07:58 PM   #1
CheapThrillB2
FAWK YEAH!!
 
CheapThrillB2's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-06-06
Location: Middleville, MI
Posts: 31,298
iTrader: (61)
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Default co2 tank-how big?

Finally looking into cashing in my powertank gift cert from Snofari. But unsure what size tank to get. They offer 5-10-15-20.


Those with with portable tanks, what sizes do you like and are you happy with yours?
CheapThrillB2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:02 PM   #2
Jeeperz Creeperz
Senior Member
 
Jeeperz Creeperz's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-08-05
Location: Wyandotte, MI
Posts: 3,120
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Send a message via ICQ to Jeeperz Creeperz Send a message via AIM to Jeeperz Creeperz Send a message via MSN to Jeeperz Creeperz Send a message via Yahoo to Jeeperz Creeperz
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CheapThrillB2 View Post
Finally looking into cashing in my powertank gift cert from Snofari. But unsure what size tank to get. They offer 5-10-15-20.


Those with with portable tanks, what sizes do you like and are you happy with yours?
10# seems to be the most popular for convenient size. I believe it holds the equivalent of about 600+ gallons of air. Costs about $13 to fill.
Jeeperz Creeperz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:04 PM   #3
oz97tj
Wasn't this attached?
 
oz97tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-06-07
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 3,998
iTrader: (16)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

I have a 10 and a 15. A 10 will fill my 37s about 3 times. Its also much shorter than the 15 is so that is the one I carry in the jeep most of the time.
__________________
Support the sport. Join GLFWDA!
********GLFWDA.org********

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alter Ego View Post
Oz's Jeep is downright anti-bling.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Green again View Post
Will someone please argue with me?
oz97tj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:06 PM   #4
jeepbrattt
New car smell.....Mmmmmmm
 
jeepbrattt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-31-08
Location: mi
Posts: 7,076
iTrader: (28)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

I have a 20# tank for mine, very happy with it.

Last edited by jeepbrattt; July 30th, 2012 at 08:43 PM.
jeepbrattt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:07 PM   #5
SANDVIPR
Yeeeee Haaaaw!
 
SANDVIPR's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-10-06
Location: Holland
Posts: 7,596
iTrader: (58)
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Default

20 pounder here too. I fill it about twice a year- depending on how many times I need to change the air in my tires.
SANDVIPR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:19 PM   #6
xj4life
Senior Member
 
xj4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-09-05
Location: LaPorte, IN
Posts: 7,791
iTrader: (15)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

i have a 15# Ultimate Air tank. kind of big but holds a ton of air.
__________________
This is my Jeep. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My Jeep is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I master my life. My Jeep, without me, is useless. Without my Jeep, I am useless.
xj4life is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:23 PM   #7
liv2mx
i like jungle gym's.
 
liv2mx's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: silver lake and up in the air building america
Posts: 11,262
iTrader: (4)
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Default

bigger is better john...we used most of chucks tank in 2 days last weekend.
liv2mx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:28 PM   #8
CheapThrillB2
FAWK YEAH!!
 
CheapThrillB2's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-06-06
Location: Middleville, MI
Posts: 31,298
iTrader: (61)
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Default

How large was his?
CheapThrillB2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:37 PM   #9
liv2mx
i like jungle gym's.
 
liv2mx's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: silver lake and up in the air building america
Posts: 11,262
iTrader: (4)
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Default

think it was a 10 or 15.
liv2mx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:51 PM   #10
hamsmotorsports
Senior Member
 
hamsmotorsports's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-09
Location: hazel park mi
Posts: 1,033
iTrader: (34)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

The one that I have on the truck is a 10lb, I started the trip one pound low, erin filled the 44's up at least 20-25 times and what ever the trail guide used? And it still has a little left. The 15lb is half again as tall as mine and I think the 20 starts getting fatter. I have a 20 that I keep in the tow rig, I have been happy with the 10 and is nice to package and mount in the rig
hamsmotorsports is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2012, 09:12 PM   #11
BUTLER
Senior Member
 
BUTLER's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-01-06
Location: White Lake, MI
Posts: 7,850
iTrader: (26)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

I have a 15# Ultimate Air tank and love it
BUTLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 24th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #12
whiterhino
I'm not old, honest...
 
whiterhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-06
Location: Davisburg MI
Posts: 21,756
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Default

I have 2, a 15# and a 20#. (same diameter, just taller) I bought the 20 first but found it to be big in the back. It's extra height would not let my rear seat back go all the way back and latch and it also kept me from running my duster when I wanted to keep crap out of the back. The 15# is just enough shorter that it solves both problems for me.

I try not to do major air ups with my CO2 tanks but rather just give me enough boost to be road worthy (raise from 5psi to 10-12) or to air up the tire that burped a little. Airing up and down all weekend needs to be done by an air compresser.

If it were me doing it all over again knowing I am running 38+ tires, I would not get anything smaller than a 15#. If you have the extra room in the back and the taller tank won't bother you, go 20#.

DISCLAIMER; I really don't remember the sizes but I looked at my tanks this morning. One is stamped 18.6 and the other 14.(something). That's what I am basing my sizes on. They are both Ultimate Air tanks so maybe Brian can shed some light.
__________________
GLFWDA member since 1979.
Member Southern Michigan Rock Crawlers.

Last edited by whiterhino; July 24th, 2012 at 07:44 AM.
whiterhino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 24th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #13
CheapThrillB2
FAWK YEAH!!
 
CheapThrillB2's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-06-06
Location: Middleville, MI
Posts: 31,298
iTrader: (61)
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Default

I always ment to buy an ultimate air unit, kept putting it off and putting it off . Rather of bought from him being more local.
CheapThrillB2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 24th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #14
BOGDOG
Senior Member
 
BOGDOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-11-06
Location: White Lake/Wixom
Posts: 2,271
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

I bought the biggest one Brian had but after having it filled a couple times the local place that filled them closed. I decided to buy a high volume 12v compressor & use the tank for air tools only.
BOGDOG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 26th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #15
CheapThrillB2
FAWK YEAH!!
 
CheapThrillB2's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-06-06
Location: Middleville, MI
Posts: 31,298
iTrader: (61)
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Default

I ordered the 15 lb basic kit. Thanks SoFo
CheapThrillB2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 26th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #16
phittie1100
Senior Member
 
phittie1100's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-26-05
Location: Burton, MI
Posts: 1,852
iTrader: (16)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

When my friend rolled his Jeep out of state and had the opportunity to go to the impound lot and grab all of his aftermarket suspension & other accessories, they took my 20# tank and ran air tools on it all afternoon while they grabbed anything useable off of his Jeep. It's probably too big for me since I only run skinny 33s, but for the $15 or so to refill it it's nice to have enough air to get most of a group back on the street after a SnoFari or club trip.
__________________
Paul - 2005 Wrangler Unlimited
KD8PAV
phittie1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 26th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #17
RADRICK
Senior Member
 
RADRICK's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-28-09
Location: Galien, Mi
Posts: 455
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CheapThrillB2 View Post
I ordered the 15 lb basic kit. Thanks SoFo
Good choice on the 15lb. I have a 20lb ultimate air, it's a little big for my liking, but it holds a ton of co2. I got 4-5 years out of one fill, basically topping off tires, reseating beads, a few impact gun uses for trail repair- you get the point. It's supprising how much they hold.
RADRICK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 28th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #18
John D
Senior Member
 
John D's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-01-08
Location: Rockford, MI
Posts: 577
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

20# for me and I'm on my 3rd year of this fill. If you have the room, you probably won't be sorry.
John D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #19
andy doddie
Senior Member
 
andy doddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-19-09
Location: hazel park michigan
Posts: 101
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

If you have the room, go with the 15#. You wont regret it.
andy doddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #20
jeepbrattt
New car smell.....Mmmmmmm
 
jeepbrattt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-31-08
Location: mi
Posts: 7,076
iTrader: (28)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John D View Post
20# for me and I'm on my 3rd year of this fill. If you have the room, you probably won't be sorry.

2nd fill on mine and I keep a full spare in the truck...I guess it depends if youre running an air locker, which i am.....and how many people run a slow leak in your crew.....i can go thru that tank pretty quick
jeepbrattt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > General Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.24845 seconds with 81 queries