If “airing down” makes off-roading safer, easier, and more fun, then why the heck don’t more off-roaders do it? The answer is simple. It is a massive pain in the posterior. Who wants to bend over and air up 35″ tires, one by one, after a hot day on the trails or beach? Nobody. Well, consider this problem solved. Up Down Air Systems® launched what this off-roader thinks to be the best on board air system ever, at the 2017 SEMA show. I had the opportunity to take a first hand look last week at the Keystone Automotive BIG Show in Grapevine,TX.
ADS – On Board Air Delivery System
Up Down Air’s Air It Up® system is a game changer, making airing up or down easy, hassle-free and accurate all the time. All four tires are affected simultaneously. Yes, meaning, at the same time. With the vehicle parked, simply connect 4 provided short whips to your tire valve stems and then to the installed hi-flow valves near each tire. With the Air It Up controller and your choice of ARB or VIAIR compressors you are 100% self sufficient, at the flip of a switch.
The controller and bracket mount under the hood can exactly set your tire pressure to all 4 tires at the same time. The complete kit includes a built in pressure gauge and regulator, and a handy pouch in which to store the whips.
Currently kits are available for the 07-18 JK Jeep® Wrangler (and 2nd gen Raptor), allowing for front or rear engine mounting of the controller, and available with or without compressors.
Up Down Air is the brainchild of Founder/CEO Scott Poncher. If his name sounds familiar to you, it’s possibly because he’s 3rd generation automotive aftermarket and the former owner of ReadyLIFT. After selling the highly-successful suspension company in 2015, Poncher envisioned enjoying the fresh air on a golf course somewhere. He couldn’t stymie his drive to innovate, and now he’s delivering air in a way never before possible.