VIAIR 300P Air Compressor for an 09 Xterra
Reviewed By Jeffrey K (Albuquerque, NM) Reviewed for a
Nissan X Terra
—7/29/2009 8:25 PM
The pump and accessories are well made. The flexible hose has an insulated quick release connector and a high quality valve stem chuck. There is an inline deflator that works well but probably isn't worth the effort to use to release air. The instructions recommend running the engine when using the pump, both to keep from running down the battery and to keep the voltage up. With the engine running, it took about 2 minutes to go from 20 psi to about 37 psi for 265/75-16 tires. The gauge is reasonable accurate though the scale is compressed. I'll still use a separate gauge to set the pressure.
I did remove the metal tray or base. With the base removed, the pump fits in the in the rear storage tray of my 09 Xterra secure and also accessible. I wrapped it in a piece of thin neoprene sheet both for some protection and for a mat to set the pump on when in use. Without the base, the pump sits on either side of the engine compartment with the hose easily stretching to the tires.