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How does an air pump work?

When we set out to build the Air Armor M240 air compressor we started with the question, what should this thing do? Our answer was, it should be durable, be able to be tossed into a truck or mounted on a jeep. It should have some room to keep some tools or a beer dry. But, most important, it should do what it’s intended to do…. inflate a tire!

Let’s face it, there are a lot of 12-volt portable tire inflators on the market these days. Some have a lot of features and claim they can perform a variety of jobs. You’ll see tire inflators with all sorts of bells and whistles from digital gauges to handheld, and cordless to rechargeable. Some claim they are versatile and can “do it all”

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In our over a decade of research and design, we’ve learned, when you try to put too many demands on one little piece of portable equipment, you’re asking for trouble. We all remember the TV with the built in VCR right? Then we all remember that same TV sitting on top of the new VCR you had to buy because the VCR in the TV broke. A 12-volt portable compressor should be just that…a TIRE INFLATOR. It should be portable, durable and ready to inflate your tires when you need it. It doesn’t need Bluetooth speakers, fancy digital gauges, or be able to jump your car or do your laundry (although, the laundry would be nice). Over-thinking and refining by adding different features and functions, just opens you up to owning a broken product that you throw away.

Keep it simple! If you want safety and the security of knowing you’ll be able to inflate a tire on the side of the road in minutes, or if you’re looking to air up and air down quickly out on the trail, then the Special Ops Air Armor M240 portable air compressor is for you. It’s just a quality, 12-volt portable tire inflator built into a cool looking ammo can – because some things are just better left alone.

Portable 12 volt tire inflator

Direct drive, high volume air pump, 25 foot air hose built into military grade ammo can. Includes 27 piece tire repair kit.

What is it?

They say it’s one of the best portable tire inflator. Airing up has never been easier thanks to the M240’s high output patented design. Instrument panel with built-in pressure gauge, extended 50% duty cycle and an unprecedented 25′ hose that reaches all 4 tires of even the longest wheelbase vehicles.

Whats in side that counts!

Packed in the accessory box is an arsenal of 27 tire care and repair parts which features a convenient large folding carry handle, snap tight latch, and a water resistant O-ring to keep dirt and moisture out, leaving your equipment clean, dry, and ready for action. Inside is a 12-Volt, direct drive, high volume air pump.

Performance

This 40mm powerhouse delivers outstanding performance in the critical tire inflation pressure range. Powerful tire inflation solution for heavy trucks, light trucks, passenger cars, SUVs, ATVs, motorcycles, sports balls. Great for U.S. Forest Service, and First Responders a must have for any Jeep, off-road, or 4×4 enthusiast.

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12 Volt Air Compressor and Off Road Lingo

You have a nice four-wheel drive, a quality Special ops tools Air Armor 12v air compressor and you have read our tips for off-road driving, you are almost ready to head out on your very first trip. You see, here is the thing; you are going to want to be well-versed in the terminology used in off-road driving. So when somebody comes by and asks you about the approach angle, you don’t just stare back at them with a dumb look on your face.

Approach Angle

This is the steepest angle a vehicle can climb or descend before any part of the body, bumpers or any equipment mounted on the vehicle makes contact with the ground. Lift kits can be installed to improve your vehicle’s approach angle.

Articulation

This is your suspensions capacity to droop on one axle over terrain that is uneven. Your axle should work at extreme levels to navigate uneven ground while keeping the body of your vehicle relatively level. If not, it feels as though you are driving a roller coaster.

Breakover Angle

This is the degree of slope defining the largest hill your vehicle can travel over without scraping the midsection. That is, this is what you can clear without any danger of getting high-centered.

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Bull Bar

The bull bar is a structure mounted to the front of your vehicle that protects your bumper and the underside of the front of your vehicle from impacts. In essence, it is a bumper for your bumper or an extension of your front bumper. Keep in mind that when installing a bull bar, it will change your approach angle.

Dead-Man

This is a fixed anchor point, like a tree, that is sturdy enough to remain in place while force is applied to it.

Ground Clearance

Ground clearance is the space between the lowest part of your vehicle and the ground. You can improve your ground clearance with the installation of a lift kit.

High-Centered

This happens when you attempt to travel over a hill or ridge higher than your vehicle’s breakover angle. Basically, your vehicle gets stuck halfway over as the wheels get too far off the ground to break away.

Push Bars

Push bars are mounted to your vehicle’s grill and are designed to line up with the bumper of other vehicles to push them out of harm’s way without causing any damage to either vehicle.

Skid Plate

A skid plate is a flat metal plate that is installed on the frame of your vehicle and offers protection for your oil pan, steering linkage and other components under your vehicle.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase is the distance from the center of your vehicle’s front wheel to the center of the rear wheel on the same side. A longer wheelbase will offer you a smoother ride, but a shorter wheelbase is advantageous as it makes getting high-centered less likely.

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