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Tyre Inflator

Post by Avtar » Mon May 10, 2021 11:30 am

Hi Gents,

I am looking for a good tyre inflator to keep in the car, any recommendations as the choice out there is mind boggling? The standard BMW supplied does not cover a high enough BAR rating.

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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by Jules Sunleu » Mon May 10, 2021 12:37 pm

Hi, I have one of these. I got mine from Costco ages ago but you can get loads of places online if you don't have access to a card. Just google CAT 1000 jump starter and compressor.

https://www.costco.co.uk/Tyres-Automoti ... /p/9141571

I keep in the boot of my daily and although not a small thing as it's a full jump pack it does mean you have portable power if ever needed (charge phone/tablet etc) and if anyone ever wants a jump-start I don't need to touch my car (surprisingly it has come in useful a couple of times to help others out). Not bad for £80 imo. It also means no need to plug into your cigarette lighter to power as all enclosed. Tends to stay charged for ages and a digital display to show the state and I just periodically take into the house and plug into the mains to keep topped up.

Really useful for us with 4 cars and 2 bikes in the household so I can just wander round each on the occasional weekend and check/adjust pressures without any cables.

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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by PhillV8S » Mon May 10, 2021 1:08 pm

I have the rechargeable Ring pump. Has been great and with no trailing wires very user friendly. It is costly but I got mine with Nectar points😁. The Centre pin disappeared recently which was annoying but a quick email to Ring and they sent me a complete brass connector out to me free of charge no questions asked!
https://www.ringautomotive.com/en/product/RTC6000
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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by Trilly-Uk » Mon May 10, 2021 1:38 pm

Had one of the Michelin ones for years and keep it in the back of the car. They still sell the same one currently at Argos rather than Halfords where I got mines years ago. I use it often, rated upto 50PSI, so what you need.

Link https://www.argos.co.uk/product/7405244 ... lsrc=3p.ds and only £45.
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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by BarryM » Mon May 10, 2021 3:12 pm

PhillV8S wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 1:08 pm
I have the rechargeable Ring pump. Has been great and with no trailing wires very user friendly. https://www.ringautomotive.com/en/product/RTC6000
I like the idea of a self contained unit, having to get out the inflator and 12v power out each time is a bind. I've been converting to a few Makita 18v tools and see they do an inflator too so as I already have the batteries I might go for one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Makita-DMP180Z ... B085M2C6CP
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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by simon13 » Mon May 10, 2021 8:00 pm

i had the Michelin one from halfords for 10 odd years but it died. I bought another and that lasted about 3 goes

So i bought this, its mega but only really useful if you have the batteries makita tools already

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234001238453 ... SwrVRgX9Wb
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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by Norrie » Mon May 10, 2021 8:30 pm

I got the Michelin one had it 10 years, won it in a competition. Plug in lighter, doses PSI and Bar.
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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by Grumpyjohn1957 » Mon May 10, 2021 10:23 pm

The supplied BMW inflator is as much use as a chocolate tea pot. I use it exclusively for my bicycle.

Bought this instead, lives in the boot with a can of Tyreweld, £50.
Heavy duty, capable of running a small air receiver.
Never used it on Brunhild, pumped up the 275/19s on the diesel from flat to 2.7 bar in about 3 mins.
Quiet, hardly any vibration, accurate gauge, long lighter lead, 5 mtr curly whirly hose that’s easy to unfurl, connect and stow.
Can reach all round the car with it standing in the boot.

Saying it’s a product of the PRC, actually, very good.

Everyone’s needs are different. Yer pays your money……….

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=tirewell+1 ... -doa-p_1_8
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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by James_G » Tue May 11, 2021 12:07 pm

BarryM wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 3:12 pm
PhillV8S wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 1:08 pm
I have the rechargeable Ring pump. Has been great and with no trailing wires very user friendly. https://www.ringautomotive.com/en/product/RTC6000
I like the idea of a self contained unit, having to get out the inflator and 12v power out each time is a bind. I've been converting to a few Makita 18v tools and see they do an inflator too so as I already have the batteries I might go for one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Makita-DMP180Z ... B085M2C6CP
I have this one Barry and I really rate it. So much so that I did a YouTube review of it, which can watch here if you like:

https://youtu.be/KCBSZmFsNLE
Currently: 2003 Audi A4 3.0 Sport quattro


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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by BarryM » Tue May 11, 2021 3:16 pm

James_G wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 12:07 pm
I have this one Barry and I really rate it. So much so that I did a YouTube review of it, which can watch here if you like: https://youtu.be/KCBSZmFsNLE
Thanks for the link James, as you & Simon both recommend this I've just ordered one :)
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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by James_G » Wed May 12, 2021 9:12 pm

BarryM wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 3:16 pm

Thanks for the link James, as you & Simon both recommend this I've just ordered one :)
Great to hear Barry. Funnily enough I used it today (seems I have a very slow puncture) and I've found since buying it I check/top up my pressures much more regularly, which can only be a good thing.
Currently: 2003 Audi A4 3.0 Sport quattro


Previously:
2013 BMW M135i 3dr, Mineral Grey with Red Leather
2001 Alpina B3 3.3 Coupe #170, Orient Blue with Grey Leather
2006 Z4MC, Silver Grey with Red Leather
2001 E46 330i Sport, Silver with Red Leather
1997 E36 323i SE Touring, Calypso Red with Grey Cloth

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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by Avtar » Thu May 13, 2021 1:13 pm

BarryM wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 3:16 pm
James_G wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 12:07 pm
I have this one Barry and I really rate it. So much so that I did a YouTube review of it, which can watch here if you like: https://youtu.be/KCBSZmFsNLE
Thanks for the link James, as you & Simon both recommend this I've just ordered one :)
May I ask where you ordered this from and did you buy it as a complete kit, there are a great variance of prices out there? I do have Makita tools but they are of an older battery design.
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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by simon13 » Thu May 13, 2021 5:48 pm

Avtar wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 1:13 pm
BarryM wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 3:16 pm
James_G wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 12:07 pm
I have this one Barry and I really rate it. So much so that I did a YouTube review of it, which can watch here if you like: https://youtu.be/KCBSZmFsNLE
Thanks for the link James, as you & Simon both recommend this I've just ordered one :)
May I ask where you ordered this from and did you buy it as a complete kit, there are a great variance of prices out there? I do have Makita tools but they are of an older battery design.
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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by James_G » Fri May 14, 2021 11:15 am

I bought mine from FFX here:

https://www.ffx.co.uk/Product/Get/Makit ... -Bare-Unit

Alternatively it seems to be available with a battery and charger from here, although I haven't used these folks so can't vouch for them:

https://www.fastfix.co.uk/makita-dmp180 ... lator.html

It might be cheaper to buy the battery and charger elsewhere so worth doing some further research.

As a tip, if there is a "Z" in the product title then it comes as a bare unit. No "Z" means it comes with a battery.
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2013 BMW M135i 3dr, Mineral Grey with Red Leather
2001 Alpina B3 3.3 Coupe #170, Orient Blue with Grey Leather
2006 Z4MC, Silver Grey with Red Leather
2001 E46 330i Sport, Silver with Red Leather
1997 E36 323i SE Touring, Calypso Red with Grey Cloth

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Re: Tyre Inflator

Post by BarryM » Fri May 14, 2021 11:57 am

Avtar wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 1:13 pm
May I ask where you ordered this from and did you buy it as a complete kit, there are a great variance of prices out there? I do have Makita tools but they are of an older battery design.
Plenty of options as per Simon and James but I was specifically interested in the bare unit as I already have a couple of the Makita batteries & charger so the pump cost £52.99 from Westward Builders - it's arrived and nice to not have to plug it into a power pack to use like my old one
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