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ARB Compressor Mounting Schemes?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tomtom, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Jun 4, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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    tomtom

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    I may put it in that spot for now until I can get the shelf built. Tired of having paid for a front locker and still running it open.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    FWIW, there is room for the twin ARB if you don't have ABS. :D It is a tight fit. We did have to move the control module and cruise controller over a bit to make enough room.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jun 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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    Just wanted to let you know I have now spent the entire day at work watching these videos...

    I will now sell my LT 2WD and buy a 4WD and armor the shit out of it..
     
  4. Jun 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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    lol, I'm on my lunch break right now and too scared to revisit that site. Productivity here will go way down if I do :p
     
  5. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    Tonight I did another hour's worth of work. Took the metal I already bent and cut it down a little and drilled holes for the side bolts:

    [​IMG]

    And so two mounting options available, 1.:

    [​IMG]

    and 2.:

    [​IMG]

    I like #2 better. Now, just have to figure out how to anchor it on the wheel well, make better measurements and fab up the end product.

    I'm still looking at putting it on the firewall like BigOly posted but I'm perplexed as to how they did it. Going to see if there is a write-up for it.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    Hmmm, reading the paperwork on the compressor, I can rotate the manifold to re-orient the solenoid and pressure holes relative to each other. This solves one riddle.

    I'm still attempting to figure out how the compressor shown sits so low. I wonder if they cut the pinch seam. When I hold mine in the same position, the mounting feet touch the hood seal.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    hmmm good luck haha
     
  8. Jun 9, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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    I think I found my solution. Was over at Silas' and checking out the latest trail wear from Moab. Peaked into his engine bay to check how he routed his locker air line. Noticed a module sitting in the big open space I have. Looks to be a cruise control unit. Anyways, it is sitting on this nice, heavy duty bracket. So, I'm off to the dealership tomorrow to order the bracket and I'll deform it into a nice shelf.

    Should've snapped a picture while I was there. Maybe if he stops by later to check out the new skidplate.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    Part No. 88291-04020, just ordered it. Hopefully it'll be here by the weekend and can get this going again.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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  11. Jun 15, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    Test fit the cruise control bracket:

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    And the compressor:
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    Have to do some trimming on the bracket and possibly cutting and bending but going to work.
     
  12. Dec 28, 2014 at 3:40 PM
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    Know I'm way late to the game... but for what it's worth, I was thinking I'd put it there when I ordered it, but when I got it, it's way too heavy to put there without putting nuts on the other side of the metal... I ended up putting it in the same place the OP did, but just shared a bolt with the electronic unit right next to it (toward the front of the truck), and drilled on more hole and bolted it... easy installation.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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    Are the ARB's not reliable???
     
  15. Dec 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM
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    At least twice, I've seen guys on the Rubicn with a failed ARB compressor. Really pissed off, with all the money they spent on the locker, and can't use it. This was many years ago, so maybe the units are better now.
     
  16. Apr 2, 2015 at 6:25 PM
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    So what happened?
     
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