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My Portable Air Solution

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Subway4X4, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Jul 7, 2016 at 9:04 PM
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    Subway4X4

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    Had to retire my old portable air compressor. It was one of those battery jump start/ air compressor combos. It was over 14 years old and has served me well. But it was slowwwwww!

    Here's my criteria for compressed air:
    1. Needs to be portable so I can transfer between vehicles.
    2. Needs to be fast.
    3. Needs to be reliable.

    Here's what I came up with:

    Old hand gun case
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    ARB CKMTA12 mounted onto 1/4" plywood fitted inside the case. Underneath plywood is a layer of thin foam to deal with vibration.
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    Used the provided ARB power harness. Added Anderson 175 Quick Connects. 1/4" Flexilla Air Hose fits nicely inside top of pistol case. Left side shows ARB inflator and Trailhead deflators preset to 18 PSI
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    On/Off toggle switch mounted onto plywood base.
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    I can quick connect to the Warn type "(Anderson") power cables that also provide power to portable winch and a bonus jumper cable. Same power connection is available at the rear of truck.IMGP6217.jpg

    This thing is FAST, FAST, FAST and extremely QUIET!

    MANY THANKS to @Crom for most of the ideas and for helping sort out the wiring for this beast.
     
    Sna, Sandman614, TownvilleTim and 4 others like this.
  2. Jul 7, 2016 at 9:11 PM
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    ramonortiz55

    ramonortiz55 Not A Well-Known Member

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    I have one that has been sitting in a box for 6 months lol, need to get around to install it
     
  3. Jul 7, 2016 at 11:13 PM
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    Crom

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    Wow! You did great. Looks wonderful. Nice thread and pics. :)
     
  4. Jul 7, 2016 at 11:42 PM
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    DustStorm4x4

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    Is that an "I <3 NY" t shirt behind the winch?

    Anyways, love the design. Gotta love the portability of this thing.
     
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  5. Jul 8, 2016 at 4:29 AM
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    Subway4X4

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    Yup!
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  6. Jul 8, 2016 at 6:15 AM
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    Casper66

    Casper66 grumpy ass

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    damn loyd great project! now get those new tires on!
     

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