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Do yourself a favor and follow the instructions below
to swap out Smittybilt’s high flow schrader connections
with an industry standard connection:
Please note, since writing this article, we have launched our Plug N Play Smittybilt Adapters. If you would like to permanently modify your Smittybilt compressor to use standard air fittings, then continue on with the article!
Do you have a Smittybilt Mobile Compressor? Have you noticed that the connections on your compressor are non standard connections? If you haven’t then take a second to check it out…
Below we have a few of the most common connections for the air and pneumatics industries. You have probably seen and recognize these guys from dealing with different off road components throughout the years.
Most off road companies stick to these industry standard connections. Power Tank, Viaire, ARB and Warn all use the same “I/M” connections for most of their air products. Smittybilt, however, likes to use a non standard plug known as a “Japanese Nitto Q” connection. Here is what the Nitto Q connection looks like that is on your Smittybilt compressor:
The Nitto Q connection is nice, because, with a larger inside diameter (ID) (or orifice), it can push a lot more airflow through it than the industry standards listed above. However, do we really need this higher air flow?? Let’s take a look and do some math.
Above you can see a chart that shows air flow capabilities through an orifice in cubic feet per minute (CFM) at different PSIs. Take a look at 2 key cells (highlighted). Your tire valve stems (and any regular Schrader Valve) is roughly a 1/16″ diameter orifice. This means that, at 20 PSI, your tire’s valve stem can only handle about 2CFM of air flow. The industry standard connections above are roughly 1/4″ diameter orifice (maybe a tad bit smaller… but bigger than 1/8″). At 20 PSI, the industry standard connections can push 31 CFM of air flow. That is 15x more than what your tires can actually accept. \
With the Nitto Q connections that Smitty uses, you can definitely achieve much higher flow rates than 31 CFM, but you won’t actually be able to use it at all because those compressors put out a max of 5.65CFM, and your tires can only accept 2 CFM. So why setup a compressor with non standard, high flow connections, that end up rendering your compressor useless if you want to use it with any air accessories? Nevermind that the Smittybilt terminates its air hose with a regular schrader valve to connect to your tires, that renders the high flow schrader connections completely useless.
Tools you will need to make the swap:
- Flat Screwdriver
- MORRFlate Smittybilt Adapter Kit
- 5 Minutes of Time
Take your favorite pair of scissors and cut the black, rubber Smittybilt hose at the red line pictured above.
Insert the MORRFlate Smittybilt Adapter into the black hose that you just cut (the end that is still attached to the compressor).
Put the hose clamp over the black rubber hose, within 1/4″ of the MORRFlate Smittybilt Adapter and tighten it down with your screwdriver.
Sit back and admire your handy work! Now that you have successfully converted your Smittybilt Compressor to industry standard fittings, you can use your MORRFlate 4 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit plug n play! And now that your Smittybilt compressor can actually use all of its 5.65CFM, you should notice a huge difference in air up times and lower heat levels on the compressor itself.
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The My Off Road Radio, MORRFlate Off Road Multi Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit- Inflate, Deflate, Equalize up to 4 Tires at Once!
General Info — Usage — Vehicle Fit — Pricing — FAQs
What is a MORRFlate?
The MORRFlate Multi Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit is our invention taken from a conglomerate of ideas on the market for off road inflation and deflation systems. We looked at various other designs on the market that use different components, in different ways. After 4 years of development, finding all of the best parts that work together seamlessly and effortlessly, and then testing it in rugged terrains such as The Rubicon Trail, and Fordyce Creek Trail, we finally hit a final product! And after 1 year in business to test the waters, it is full steam ahead!
The MORRFlate Quad 4 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit is a portable, off road 4 tire inflation/deflation system. It is plug-n-play, ready to go out of the box. There is no setup required. There is no installation required. Just throw it in your rig and go wheeling!
We also have a MORRFlate Duo 2 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit for those that want something a little more compact and manageable.
You can use it to inflate and deflate your tires without moving air hoses between tires, or constantly squatting to check PSIs.
You can also use it to equalize all of the tire pressures on your vehicle. It is also extremely easy to set your front tires at a different PSI from your rear tires.
Watch this 2 Minute Tuesday video that we shot with Snail Trail 4×4 that goes over a little bit of what makes the MORRFlate Quad 4 Tire Off Road Inflation Deflation™ Kit so fantastical!
Key Parts That Make the MORRFlate 4 Tire Inflation Deflation Kit Awesome
A couple of key components that make the MORRFlate Multi Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kits awesome, are the Flexzilla hose and the Haltec air chucks.
The Flexzilla hose is kink resistant, wear resistant, temperature resistant (-40 to 140 degrees), it will ALWAYS lay flat and never hold memory, no matter how long you keep it coiled up in your rig over the non-wheeling seasons. It is also extremely pliable and easy to handle. The neon green color also makes it so that you will always know exactly where it is at all times.
The Haltec air chucks default closed (they won’t let air out when pressurized). They have 3 lock-on-teeth to lock onto your valve stems (no more air chucks coming loose and leaking air!). The teeth don’t engage until you engage the locking collar, which helps your valve stems and the Haltec teeth last longer. To pull them off, just pull the locking collar away from the valve steam, thus releasing the teeth and the air chuck all in one swift, easy movement.
How Do I Use the MORRFlate to Inflate and Deflate My Tires?
Simplicity and convenience are key with a MORRFlate Multi Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit, and that is exactly what you get! Just take the MORRFlate out of its plush and rugged carrying bag, make sure the ball valve on the manifold is closed, and attach the 4 air chucks to your 4 tires.
In order to air down, once the air chucks are attached to the desired tires, open the ball valve!
To air up, connect the ball valve to an air source, open the ball valve, and turn on your air source. Air will flow from your air source, into all 4 of your tires.
To check the PSI of your tires, turn off your air source (if using an air source that does not have a regulator or pressure switch), close the ball valve, wait 5 seconds for the tires to self-equalize, then attach your MORRFlate Digital Gauge to the valve stem on the manifold. The reading is what all of the connected tires are at.
The MORRFlate 4 Tire Inflation Deflation Kit is Simple and Easy
By using a MORRFlate Quad 4 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit, you save the hassle and annoyance of airing up and down. Just think of EVERYTHING you go through just to air down and air up 1 tire. Now multiply that by 4 for all of your tires. With the MORRFlate Quad 4 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit, all 4 of those processes are brought down to doing it only once. You then get to lounge back and have a drink, or tidy up your rig, or get other things ready for the trail. All while the MORRFlate does the tedious work for you. We personally pull out our lounge chair and a drink, and lounge back next to someone else that is constantly walking around their rig getting their squats in.
The MORRFlate Digital Guage is hands down the best gauge you can get for your MORRFlate.
This beautiful beast measures 0-200 psi, and can handle upwards of 300 psi without damaging the unit. This means that you can use it on (pretty much) any 4×4 or off road air application, including CO2 Tanks and any off roading compressor currently on the market.
Sure, rotary, analog gauges might be less expensive, but they also only read accurate in the very middle of their range. A 0-60 psi analog dial gauge can be as far off as 10-12psi near 0 or 60, yet will read accurately at 30 psi. This means, that with analog gauges, you really need to have separate gauges to air up and air down with.
With our MORRFlate Digital Gauge, you get within 1% accuracy down to the tenth of a PSI across the entire range of 0 to 200 PSI. One guage. Simple and easy. Accurate. Precise. And crazy rugged.
Will the MORRFlate Off Road 4 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit Fit My Vehicle?
The MORRFlate Quad 4 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit is built to fit vehicles with a hub to hub measurement (WMS hub to hub) of 85 inches or smaller. And a wheelbase (hub to hub wheelbase) of 125 inches or smaller. This includes all Jeep Wranglers (JK, JL, JT, TJ, LJ, YJ, CJ), most Tacomas (the Dual Cab Long Bed will need a MORRFlate Quad +), and all 4Runners.
It is setup for an air source in the middle of the front or rear bumper. If you have a mobile 12v compressor that you hook up to your battery, this works great. If you have your on board air source hookup somewhere else on your vehicle, we also make 7.5 ft & 15 ft MORRFlate Extensions that can be fed from your air source location, to your MORRFlate Multi Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit. These work great if your air source connection is in the bed of your pickup, or in your engine bay next to your master brake cylinder or firewall.
The MORRFlate Quad+ Off Road 4 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit will fit vehicles with a maximum WMS hub to hub measurement of 95 inches, and a maximum hub to hub wheelbase of 155 inches. If, for some reason you need something bigger, Contact Us for a free custom quote.
MORRFlate Off Road Multi Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit Pricing
The MORRFlate Quad Off Road 4 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit is a simple $179.99 (plus tax if you are purchasing from within the state of California). Shipping is free!
The MORRFlate Quad+ Off Road 4 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit runs you $199.99 (plus tax from within California). Shipping is free!
The MORRFlate Duo 2 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit runs you $134.99 (plus tax from within California). Shipping is free!
The MORRFlate 7.5′ & 15′ Extensions are $24.99 & $29.99 (plus tax in CA, and free shipping with a MORRFlate order).
The MORRFlate Digital Gauge is $24.99 (plus tax in CA, and free shipping with a MORRFlate order).
All versions of the MORRFlate Off Road Multi Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit come with a 1 Year Warranty and a 60 day “No Questions Asked” return policy.
MORRFlate Off Road 4 Tire Inflation Deflation Kit FAQs.
Q: Do I need a minimum volume output compressor to make the MORRFlate work?
A: Nope, no minimum! However, there is a maximum on it: Roughly 20-25 CFM. This is limited by the valve stems on your tires. So, if you have high flow valve stems, this number can be increased drastically. Have you ever used a compressor, where, while airing up, the gauge was reading a higher PSI than when the compressor was off? This indicates that your compressor puts out more air than your inflation system can handle. In other words, there is a bottleneck in the system (usually your tire valve stems), and the compressor is putting out more air than the bottleneck can handle.
This usually happens around 4.5 CFM and higher being pushed into a single tire. This is generally bad on a compressor because the back log of air pressure in the compressor makes the compressor work harder, run hotter, and use more power from your battery. By splitting the airflow 4 ways, you alleviate the back log of pressure on the compressor. This helps your $500 ARB Twin Compressor run cooler, and last much longer.
Q: Is my compressor powerful enough to push air into all 4 tires at once?
A: Absolutely! If you were able to fill up your tires before, then using a MORRFlate Multi Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit will just be easier on your compressor. Just make sure that your compressor is rated for the PSI that you plan on putting in your tires.
Q: How long does it take to fill up a set of 4 tires with the MORRFlate?
A: Your mileage may vary. With our Smittybilt 5.65CFM Compressor (on Amazon for roughly $150), we were able to fill up our set of 37×12.50×15 tires in under 14 minutes. This was from the time we connected the MORRFlate Quad 4 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit to the tires, to the time we turned off the compressor. We fill up our 28 inch Rav4 tires in under 5 minutes.
With our new ARB Twin Compressor and 5 gallon air tank on board air setup, it takes us on average of 5 minutes on the dot to air up our set of four 36×13.50×15 Iroks.
We have personally aired up some 33×12.50×17 tires with a PowerTank in under 45 seconds. And some 38.50×14.50×17 tires with an ARB Twin Compressor in under 12 minutes. If you add an air tank into the mix, you will get even faster times.
Deflating our 37×12.50×15 tires was even quicker at 11 minutes, 9 seconds. Our tires are also mounted on a 3500lb 1st Gen 4Runner. So, your 5,000lb Jeep or 7,000lb full size will air down even quicker with more weight pushing the air out of the tires.
Q: What air connection is on the manifold to connect to an air source?
A: The ball valve has an “Industrial/Milton Adapter” to connect into an air source. You will need an “Industrial/Milton Coupler” or a “Universal Coupler” on your air source in order to connect to the MORRFlate Quad 4 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit.
If you need a coupler, then add one on when you place your order. Our I/M Couplers come setup on a 1/4″ Hose Barb. All you need to do is push the barb into your air source hose, and add a hose clamp to it. If you don’t have a hose, then remove the barb, and screw the coupler onto a 1/4″ Male NPT connector for your air source. Make sure to use nylon pipe thread tape!
Q: Does the MORRFlate Quad 4 Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit come with a gauge included?
A: It does not! The tricky thing about air gauges is that they only read accurately in the very middle of the gauge. So, if you have a dial gauge that reads from 0-100 psi, it will only read accurately at 50 psi. The further away from middle that the gauge gets, the further away in accuracy it gets as well. So, on a 0-100 psi gauge, if you are airing down to 10psi, the reading on the gauge could be upwards of 5 psi off at that measurement!! Crazy right?!
This means that if you use dial gauges, you will need to find 2 gauges that work for your intended tire PSIs. If you normally air up to 45 psi, then you will want a 0-90 psi gauge. If you normally air down to 5 psi, then you will want to find a 0-10 psi gauge.
The easiest way to fix this problem, is to get a MORRFlate Digital Gauge. They are rugged, accurate within 1% across their entire range, and can handle upwards of 250psi before being damaged. We do not include it with the MORRFlate Multi Tire Inflation & Deflation™ Kits because some people would still prefer to use one of the 15 gauges they have laying around and save some money.
Q: I have other questions! Where can I get them answered?
A: You can ask them in 4 different ways! Please allow 24-48 hours for an answer, as we often find ourselves getting lost in the mountains for a few days at a time.
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