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My on-board air effort...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ENIGMA206, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    ENIGMA206

    ENIGMA206 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm putting on the finishing touches for my on-board air system. This is not for horns, just for airing up my air bags and tools such as a air gun and tire inflation. I only installed a 1-gallon tank and quickly wished I would have gone for a 2-gallon. The way I installed the tank I may just end up adding another 1-gallon under the other fender. I have an air switch in the dash for filling and deflating the air bags, the pump power switch and a two needle gauge that shows bag pressure and sytem pressure. Still working out the logistics for the fill station in the rear cubby. Here's some pics.

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  2. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    98tacoma27

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    Nice work.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Here's one from Christmas in Missouri. It's turkey season at home right now. Too dirty for a current pic.

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  5. Mar 24, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    haha thats not what I was expecting, I was waiting to see your truck laid out on the ground. I didnt realize you were a 4x4:rolleyes:

    do you tow anything with that setup? how is the ride?
     
  6. Mar 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    Towing is the reason for the install. I went from an 07 Tundra to the Tacoma, so my towing abilities were slightly reduced. I pull a 20 foot Pathfinder bay boat, 3450 pounds with almost 400 pound tongue weight. The Taco pulls it fine, but it certainly drops the rear end down. Loading the backend for trips to Missouri for hunting makes it bottom out really bad. The air bags were the answers to my issues. I wanted to be able to hook my boat up and just hit a button to level it out. Works great.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    I really need to do an onboard air system. What type of compressor is that and what is it's CFM?
     
  8. Mar 24, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    Nice setup.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    ENIGMA206

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    Thanks for the props.

    The pump is a Viair 275C. Don't remember the specs right off hand, but it fills that 1-gallon tank to 105 PSI in about 20 seconds. Those pumps usually run about $190 to $200, but I got this one on Ebay for $75 new. It was from a manufacturer that had changed their design of whatever they make and was getting rid of these pumps. They had about 90 of them when I bought mine.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    This is perfect. This is just what i am setting up to do. Will be picking up the on board air kit here (close to where i live)
    http://www.knowwhere2jeep.com/catal...words=10007&osCsid=4gnhkrogh4r6fm23l9h2trldd2

    Also plan to get the firestone airbag kit - but doing the ARB rear locker before that.

    Engima - curious to know where you mounted the tank? I think i am going with a 2.5 gal + a heavy duty compressor so i can run air tools as well. Also the switches + gauge in your cab look sweet. Did you make the panel to mount them in? Nice work.

    My pan is to have a secondary panel in the bed-side cubby with a air hose quick disconnect + gauge. This is where I would plug into to run tools, fill tires...etc. Did you do something like this as well?




     
  11. Mar 28, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    ENIGMA206

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    Tunes Tonneau On-board Air Firestone Air Bags
    My tank is attached to the bottom of the left rear cubby, just behind the left rear wheel well. I definately need more volumn. That 1-gallon tank empties quick. I think that I can mount another 1-gallon on the right rear cubby and just tee them together. I have a quick disconnect mounted inside the left rear cubby to attach the air hose.

    I had a buddy of mine that owns a machine shop make the gauge/switch panel for me. I just made a template out of a manilla folder and had him punch it out. Fortunately, his brother owns an upholstery shop and had tons of material to pick from.
     
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