Introducing the New Gen 2
VIAIR’s NEW 485C Gen. 2 compressors have now been released to our dealers! In case you haven’t heard, this 485C compressor features a newly developed sleek head design, and duty cycle of 100% @200PSI. And, due to thicker vibration isolators on its feet, the compressor is also quieter than ever before. These 485C compressors have the same mounting footprint as our 480C, making it easy for a 480C to be upgraded to the new 485C.
Available in Platinum or Stealth Black, the 485C comes equipped with a stainless steel braided leader hose with an inline check valve, and NEW VIAIR removable filter cover. The Gen. 2 485C compressors are available as a single compressor or dual performance value pack for both colors.
We first announced our NEW 485C Gen. 2 compressors at last year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. For those who may not be familiar with SEMA, many in the automotive industry consider it to be the largest automotive trade show in the world. More than 6,000 automotive companies came together to present new products, show case top-notch vehicles, and connect with customers. VIAIR showed off our first models of these Gen. 2 compressors at SEMA, and many were excited that these pumps would have game-changing performance rate and internal component upgrades.
Continuing the Excitement
Piggy backing off the success of our SEMA reveal, we began taking pre-orders of the NEW VIAIR Gen. 2’s at the 2018 Forbidden Fantasy Show Presented by VIAIR. This show is one of the premier events on the West Coast showcasing vehicles ranging from full size and mini trucks (lifted or slammed), classic cars, and quite a few other surprises.
First Gen 2 Install
Tre5Customs was the first to install our Gen. 2 compressors into a vehicle: Bradley McFarlin of Select Glass’ 1981 GMC truck, which was featured at our SEMA booth last year.
This show-stopper recently graced the cover of Street Trucks Magazine May 2018 Issue, adding to its long list of awards it has won since its debut at SEMA.
Since Bradley’s truck has been the first (and only!) vehicle that has been running Gen. 2’s, we caught up with Bradley at Forbidden Fantasy Show to hear about his experience:
Revolutionizing the Heart of Any Air Suspension
We launched our next generation compressor with our core belief in mind: that VIAIR is the heart of any air suspension system, and is the compressor company you can count on.
A compressor is a fundamental part of any air suspension system, so skimping on tried and true quality is the last thing you’d want to do. If your heart fails, the rest of your body cannot function. The same idea applies to your air suspension system: buy a good quality heart, get a good running system.
VIAIR’s 485C is one of our most durable and dependable compressors for air suspension. As the first pump with a true 200PSI working pressure, the 485C is one quality heart you can count on.
To learn more about our 485C Dual Pack and see its product features and specs, visit our product page here.
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