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Can I install the Firestone Air Pump on it's side?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PaulPhotographer, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Nov 27, 2014 at 12:04 PM
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    PaulPhotographer

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    Question: Is it okay to install the Small "Firestone Air Pump" on it's side (like in the photo) that was included to inflate my Firestone "Air Bags" on my 2012 Tacoma 4x4?

    It does not say anywhere in the instructions whether or not the Air Pump has to be installed in an upright position.

    But "being oil-less" (I would guess?) makes me wonder if it would still be lubricated correctly on it's side? So what is your thoughts? Okay or not?

    Thanks!

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  2. Nov 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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    No problem.
     
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    Yea. I was thinking about that but I need to be able to read my psi.

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    Mine is on it's side. Working great.

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    Thanks everyone! Much appreciated! I also posted the same question on a Facebook FJCruisersFlorida Page that I started years ago. (And I still have the FJ Cruiser, which my wife uses as a daily driver.)

    But one of those FB guys posted a separate Amazon link. Just for the Air Compressor. Which shows all the specs. Great link. But I bought a complete kit. and never saw that link. That linked helped a lot me feel good about my decision, along with your confirmations.

    Specs!
    Air-Rite Standard Duty Air Compressor
    Maximum air pressure: 130 psi
    Amperage: 18 amps
    >>> No oil or belts - can be mounted in any direction <<<
    Works with air spring kits using up to 1-gal tanks

    http://www.amazon.com/Firestone-9284-Air.../dp/B003EOVPYE

    My wife still loves the FJ Cruiser. Even after all my wheeling battle scars/badges, and I have a lot. lol :) And I have so many, I have scared people from wheeling with me. The Tacoma is for a different purpose. More of a Photo-Shoot Vehicle, and thus the Slide-in camper. And why I needed help with the suspension.

    I still intend to go off road with the Taco, even with the Slide-In on, every once in a while in Florida, but nothing as radical as I did with the FJ Cruiser. And hopefully even more off roading on a extended future road trip going out west without a time table. But only AFTER Spring almost comes to an end done here. (Hm: maybe try to time the wildflower blooming in the mountains.) But I need to stay here for one of the the Best States for the Bird photography season which starts real soon and ends near the end of spring.

    That is why I also am going to install the Daystar Air Bag Cradles at the same time.

    :bowdown:
    Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. I one you guys one. lol
     

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