newracer previously posted:
"While I think it definitely has a cool factor I think its a lot of work and a lot of potential maintenance and problems (leaks) for not much gain. Personally I have always used CO2 as my main way to fill tires and my on board compressor as a back up. My JKU has 33s and I can fill a tire from 10 psi to 35 psi in about 30-40 seconds with my CO2 setup. I have one lightweight hose that can easily reach each tire that fits in a small bag."
No doubt CO2 is a good solution. I'm trying to carry less stuff that takes up storage space in the back of the Jeep, though. Too bad I didn't keep my 5lb CO2 tank when I stopped homebrewing years ago, as it would be great for this. Unfortunately, it was also quite large considering the limited space in the Jeep with 4 people, a dog, and the day's provisions.
And yeah, the hard mounted air lines is ~60% cool factor, 20% convenience, and 20% something to occupy some time this winter.