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    What I have learned so far from the web that you need to take air out from the wheels to drive in desert? and pump air back on hard surface.

    Has anyone used any of the portable air pumps on their jeeps? and what are the good brands available in the market?
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    dude i guess u can get a gud 1 frm mughal autos montgomery rd......
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    Checked with Mughal Autos. They have 2 types of pumps available:

    1. Foot Pump
    2. Electronic Pump

    The foot pump is compact in size and seems more suitable. My only concern is how long will it take me to pump air in a jeeps tyre with a foot pump ?

    Can anyone give feedback on the foot pump?
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    I am also looking for the mini air compressor but so far i found only cheap chienes junk. Any one point the availability of good quality compressor pump in good price?
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    you might want to look into converting an AC compressor into an air pump. easy conversion and install. most good jeep mechanics would have done one so easy enough to do it. i have it on a 1942 Ford GPW jeep. works well.

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    i never took out any air....ever!.......just rammed in the desert !
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    For desert driving you need a larger foot print that is why you reduce the pressure in your tires by atleast 10psi. So if you run on 30psi, your desert running should be 20psi.


    The idea is to increase the foot print by an inch. A simple way to do it is to place a brick or anysort of marking object, an 3/4 inch away from the side wall & start to deflate. When the side wall touches the object, that's your pressure to run.


    As for portable compressors, there are lots of them available in the market. Dont go for a foot pump as that would take you an hour easily to inflate back. The electronic ones that are recommended are AirMan, Dayga Devalt etc etc. Dont worry if you get a chinese one, it serves the purpose doesnt it & its cheap to replace.


    Like we have Shershah (used part market) you guys have Bilal Gunj (Lhr) and Sultan Ka Koh (Rwp), you can get 'Dayga' style compressors that fit on to the vehicle. These can fill up 5 tires at a time.





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    One can always choose to inflate using the AC too.
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    What is the price range if this 'Dayga' style compressor/pump? Any proper brand names so one can google it details pls?
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    Stay away from the chinese and Taiwaneese ones as they are just waste of money and have a very small motor. Run them 2 or three times and motor will be blown .


    The Dayga style shown below is a good compressor and I have one in my car. It costed me around 2300.


    The price of such pumps is from Rs 1700 - 3000


    Another good characteristic of these pump is that in case they get too much heated then they have a saftey mechanism which protects the motor from getting burnt and the pump cease working. When it get cooled after 5-10 minutes you can use it again.
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