Originally Posted by PepsiManKolt
I haven't really decided. My original plan was to mount small compressors in the useless storage bins toward the front of the bed but those small compressors were crap. Thats when I started looking at different brands/makes, prices and CFM. I decided to go with the 480c. The cheapest 480c I could find was $245 shipped but I found a dual 480c kit for $350 shipped so I just went with that.
While going through this thread I have found a lot of good mounting spots but, like someone mentioned earlier, I worry if I mount the compressors too far away from the tank I will loose compression through the lines. I will probably use the storage bins for the breathers at least. I'm pretty sure I will be installing the gauges/regulator in the bed above the power unit.
Do you guys stay pressurized at all times or do you just air up when you plan on using it? Did anyone end up getting those AVS 2 gal slim tanks?
No need to worry about loss of compression with extended leader hoses, it's just more space for the compressor to fill. It's going to fill until the entire system reaches the pressure switch's set PSI. I have a leader hose thats 2x the length of the included. Just make sure to get a stainless steel hose made that can withstand the heat and pressure.
I'd mount the 480's behind the tail lights. I wish my Air Zenith would have fit there. Somewhere you can co-locate them together would be good too, it'll minimize the fittings and wiring. The AVS slim tanks arlong, so they'd have to go inside of the bed sides. A ton of work, to get access to the tanks, and fittings. I have the AVS 5 gallon under my bed. e
If I know I'm heading somewhere to air up, I'll kick it on so it'll be full when I need it. I do have a slight air leak somewhere I need to locate so my compressor kicks on every 2hrs or so when it drops below 160psi.