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Devon-Rover



Member Since: 22 Jan 2015
Location: South Devon
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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Aintree Green
Sad Sad Day RIP Mr T-max

It is with a tear in my eye that my trusty T-max compressor Had a seizure and has stopped breathing. Taken from us at the tender age of 10.9 years old It is pumped countless tyres back to full pressure, Helped reset many a tyre bead and even aided in many a workshop task when crud needed to be blown away.
Willing to take on any task one noteworthy occasion was inflating a friends double airbed after a late night puncture repair, Even if it did mean running my old V8 disco to keep the battery topped up. Even to the disdain of the contiguous camped who didn't appreciate the heroics and requirement of a largely unsilenced 3.9 V8 running at 12:30 am. Whistle

Due to the relative sudden death a post mortem will be commenced and a burial arranged. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad


On other news this means I need a new compressor Single Vs Twin ARB who's got what? Also can be found on Fb, Ytube, Insta & Twitter @4WDSouthwest

Post #734106 10th Oct 2018 8:02pm
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kmac



Member Since: 07 Oct 2009
Location: Middlesex
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United Kingdom 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

The ARB ones are a significant step up in cost from the T-MAX

Post #734114 10th Oct 2018 8:11pm
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custom90steve



Member Since: 21 Jan 2010
Location: South West England
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Stornoway Grey

Thinking of your air filled friend with great sadness at this difficult time.

He will be winging his way up to the scrap yard in the sky. Sad Crying or Very sad Sad Watts ÷ Volts = Amps.
Amps X Volts = Watts

Post #734115 10th Oct 2018 8:11pm
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NickMc



Member Since: 01 Oct 2014
Location: Norn Iron
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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Keswick Green

If it’s served you that well would you not buy the same again? Laughing

Post #734118 10th Oct 2018 8:15pm
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custom90steve



Member Since: 21 Jan 2010
Location: South West England
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Stornoway Grey

I would say they were good for the price vs age!
I would get one but it's the power supply issue that would be a pain a pain to sort out. Watts ÷ Volts = Amps.
Amps X Volts = Watts

Post #734121 10th Oct 2018 8:19pm
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Devon-Rover



Member Since: 22 Jan 2015
Location: South Devon
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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Aintree Green

Rumor has it the current crop of T-max are not made like they used too...

Honestly I would like a hard mounted vehicle compressor as 99% of my requirements are within air hose reach of the vehicle and future proofing towards other ARB air reliant products.
Whilst the current setup has worked I not one to change it up and was happy to put up with the whole dive under the seat to connect it. Now I have a chance to upgrade the setup and the performance and in light of future planned Overland trips It's time to make that happen

Not to mention as a by product it'll make YT vid to boot. Also can be found on Fb, Ytube, Insta & Twitter @4WDSouthwest

Post #734123 10th Oct 2018 8:25pm
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Rashers



Member Since: 21 Jun 2015
Location: Norwich
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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Corris Grey

Sorry for your loss, Devon-Rover Crying or Very sad

Post #734126 10th Oct 2018 8:31pm
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NickMc



Member Since: 01 Oct 2014
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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Keswick Green

What about engine mounted compressor?

Post #734127 10th Oct 2018 8:32pm
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gilarion



Member Since: 05 Dec 2013
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Wales 2007 Defender 90 Other CSW Willow Green

Do not be too sad there is a compressor heaven Laughing



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Post #734134 10th Oct 2018 8:59pm
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L110CDL



Member Since: 31 Oct 2015
Location: Devon
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England 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi PU Coniston Green

Sorry for your loss Sad still thinking of the puncture in the air bed Laughing 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

Post #734136 10th Oct 2018 9:00pm
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blackwolf



Member Since: 03 Nov 2009
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

I have never regretted splashing out on a twin portable ARB, it is almost as quick as a workshop airline to inflate a tyre.

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Post #734140 10th Oct 2018 9:17pm
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miker



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United Kingdom 1999 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Rioja Red

I keep debating single vs twin ARB. Because I plan to use it between defender and work van, and for various trailers, I need the portable version, and can't quite stomach the cost of the twin portable!

Post #734149 10th Oct 2018 10:11pm
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Scoobeenut



Member Since: 04 Mar 2015
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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Santorini Black

I have the ARB twin and it is a fantastic piece of kit, expensive but will last a lifetime. I use it between my def and my works van so is always handy and if not needed is left secure at home.

Post #734164 11th Oct 2018 7:07am
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sako243



Member Since: 08 Jul 2014
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United Kingdom 1995 Defender 110 300 Tdi CSW Alpine White

Engine mounted for me. Ridiculous output - keeps cutting out (filled the tank) when running my 50A plasma and that's when the engine was just idling. Ed
07 Range Rover L322 3.6TDV8
95 Defender 110 300Tdi

Post #734294 11th Oct 2018 9:04pm
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davew



Member Since: 02 Jan 2012
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England 1990 Defender 90 V8 Petrol PU Auto Rioja Red

I got sick and tired of replacing dead ARB compressors and went T-Max on the grounds that, if it lasts as long as any of the ARBs I'll be quids in. The T-Max has now lasted for 5 years, 2 years longer than the best ARB I had, and is still going strong. Would I buy ARB again ? Nope, overpriced, unreliable and cost more to repair than the T-Max cost new.

My T-Max is permanently plumbed in with a pressure switch (mounted on a dead ARB as it happens !), a reservoir cylinder and with an airline connector at each door.

That said, the ARB compressor in our 90, in a MUCH dryer and cleaner environment, has now lasted 5 years but then it only gets used once every 6 months whereas the T-Max on my 100 inch is used for winch freespool, air locking diffs and airing up tyres at least once a month so does have a harder life as well as being a much damper and dirtier environment. http://www.yorkshireoffroadclub.net/

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