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NW WA Meet / BS Thread

Discussion in 'North West' started by Benson X, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Apr 1, 2015 at 11:31 PM
    Aztecs

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    Big shout out to Ben for helping me wire my heated side view mirrors. Technically he actually did all the work because the movers showed up at the exact same time to pick up my stuff for Turkey.

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  2. Apr 2, 2015 at 7:21 AM
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  3. Apr 2, 2015 at 10:01 AM
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    bigbirch887 "Initial Success or Total Failure"

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    Looking for input...... I know there are multiple threads on this but I wanted some local thoughts/opinions. Wanted to try and set up a MOD day or take part in the next one and meet some local wheelers!!
    But to the POINT, I am looking at onboard air options and I know a couple jeepers that have the under hood ARB for there lockers but that little guy takes them 5 minutes to fill on tire.... the tires are 33" - 37" on a couple rides. I have seen a couple VIAIR options on e-bay but I am not sure where I would mount an air tank on my truck.... any personal experiences?
     
  4. Apr 2, 2015 at 10:04 AM
    dakotasyota

    dakotasyota Just a Fringe of the Ging in your Minge

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    Brian is a bastard and just got an awesome dual compressor. It's fast! He can tell you all about it
     
  5. Apr 2, 2015 at 10:26 AM
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    Yetimetchkangmi Well-Known Member

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    If I had to purchase a replacement, it would be a dual.
    I have single underhood for the locker and for tires.
    Super slow = 5-10 minutes a tire.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2015 at 10:49 AM
    bigbirch887

    bigbirch887 "Initial Success or Total Failure"

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    Here are a couple of options I was looking at..... anybody know the importance of duty cycles/ psi max.... any other important things to know?
    Trying to stay around $200-$300 to be cost effective in my eyes....... the truck is starting to become an expensive toy, for a little while its going to be a bunch of little projects/slow build until I can get rid of some other hobbies and money pits...

    http://www.amazon.com/VIAIR-Constant-Duty-Onboard-System/dp/B000YC42RG

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Viair-Quart...stem-10002-with-275C-Compressor-/320813043822

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Viair-Mediu...mpressor-12V-2-5-Gal-Tank-10003-/261197767032

    **Doing the electrical shit is what I'm really going to need help with, running wiring through the truck, switches, possibly needing a relay/fuse block**

    I am doing research about this all, just figured I would ask. Thanks for any input!!!
     
  7. Apr 2, 2015 at 10:51 AM
    bigbirch887

    bigbirch887 "Initial Success or Total Failure"

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    What do you have? mind sharing? pics/issues/brand
     
  8. Apr 2, 2015 at 10:56 AM
    NorthwestCruiser

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    I LOVE my ARB dual compressor. Yes it is expensive but you have TWO compressors.

    It all depends on what you are going to do with your truck.. What size tires are you going to be running? If its anything over 33" tires then i'd go dual because it'll take a while to fill them up each time with just a single.

    Do you plan on running any air tools? If yes then you have to go with the ARB dual compressor from what i have heard the single isn't enough to keep a tank filled.

    Are you going to run lockers as well? Im not sure if the single can run both front and rear lockers but the dual will easily.

    I plan on putting on 35" tires and running full lockers in the future so thats why I went with the dual. As for mounting the guys at Mule Expedition Outfitters made me a custom mount, wired up and installed my compressor yesterday in 3 hours, behind the rear seat on the drivers side. If you'd like to take a look at it sometime let me know id be happy to show you. The dual is to big to fit anywhere under the hood without moving something so thats why I mounted it elsewhere but under the hood would have been most ideal. Hope this makes sense and im not just rambling haha

    As for Viair I don't know much about that other than JDAM has one and loves it. If you don't plan on running lockers and just want a good portable compressor then it is a good option.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2015 at 10:56 AM
    NorthwestCruiser

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    I can get a video of it running if you want

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  10. Apr 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM
    ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Truck Driver Extraordinaire

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    I have an old 4Runner... I bought a Viair 380c (I think) and I wired it up with battery clamps, so it works as a portable right now. I need to hard-mount it and I'm thinking I might be able to put it under the hood. If I get a tank, far off in the future, I would like to mount the spare on a rear bumper swing-out and put the tank in place of the spare. You could do something like that. I have heard of people mounting their compressors in place of the spare tire too, but I won't be doing that. Too much risk of it taking a dunk in a water crossing. Under the hood, I will try to mount the compressor behind the air intake pipe, and I plan to run the intake filter into the cabin to take advantage of some cleaner air. Without a tank, I will run the output to a block with multiple ports... One will have the pressure switch, I'm thinking one fitting going to the rear, and one fitting directly for the front. I'll probably seal off the rest and maybe do a pressure gauge and maybe airhorns in the future. I have heard that a tank, like 2 gallons, doesn't really do much for OBA to keep the compressor from running a lot. I think it is best to buy something with a high duty cycle and just plan on letting it run. Mine is 100% duty cycle, which is why I bought it instead of a more convenient portable solution.
    Another thing about long inflation times... I recently bought a locking air fitting. That should make life a little easier at least. It will lock onto the valve so you can let go while it fills.
     
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  11. Apr 2, 2015 at 11:10 AM
    ShooterMcGavin

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    From what I understand, unless you have special needs, high PSI is the last feature you should worry about. Duty cycle is important for long times filling tires and scfm is more important than high PSI. Dual compressor systems will have far better/higher scfm, and that is really nice. Air lockers, from what I have read, require very little of any OBA system. They don't require high scfm, or high pressure, or long duty cycles. Any system should be capable of running a locker. Air tools are a whole different game. Having high enough scfm to run tools takes a serious install, but I am sure some of the dual ARB systems would be good. Those seem like really good setups.

    NWTaco, that setup looks awesome!!
     
  12. Apr 2, 2015 at 11:15 AM
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    Thanks!! I love it, I know I said before "who needs OBA when you could have a CO2 tank and fill your tires 3 times faster" but this compressor is so amazing, Mule did a perfect install on it and couldn't be happier.

    BTW if all you want to do is fill up your tires then a 5lb or 10lb CO2 tank is another good option, if you don't mind having to refill it every so often.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2015 at 12:15 PM
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    I have a single ARB with a dual output:
    1 to locker
    2 to air up tires via hose

    Issues:
    It is slow to pump up tires, nothing more than that.
    It was installed by the prior owner so I have no clue on the age of it.
    But the ARB tech in Renton HQ did help me with the solenoid and 90 degree coupling as it was too deep and wouldn't release the locker.
    New solenoid, new 90 degree coupler, new blue air hose to locker = awesomeness.

    I just found this: Extreme Outback
     
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  14. Apr 2, 2015 at 12:40 PM
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    Back when i had my Jeep Grand Cherokee, I had THIS kit. I substituted the 2.5gal for a 1gal tank as i only had room for 1gal installing it into the spare wheel well in the back. and i only really needed it for running air-lockers. but i wanted to ability to fill tires as well. Now with that said, I could use it to air up tires after coming off the trail, but i found the compressor got quite hot, as it was running constantly, and it was only designed for 33% duty cycle. It did however manage to fill my tires much quicker than my buddy's who had a portable 12V cigarette plug compressor. If you're gonna be filling big tires, i'd recommend you get a 100% duty cycling compressor. just my two cents.
     
  15. Apr 2, 2015 at 12:49 PM
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  17. Apr 2, 2015 at 1:40 PM
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    bigbirch887 "Initial Success or Total Failure"

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    The setup you have seems sick... just a little pricy for me right now. I like the Co2 idea, didn't think of that. But I don't want to have the bulky tank in the bed. Listening to you guys and seeing your pics I was thinking........ I sold my stock tires and rims and have a full size 5th wheel I put in the bed when wheeling. Im thinking I do the Medium Duty VIAIR system mount the tank under the bed and run the compressor and lines from underneath the seat. might take some modifying of the plastic storage area under the seat, but I like the idea of it being out of the way and running a connector coming out from under the seats!?

    Someone mentioned something about heat issues??? NWTACO have you had and plastic melting behind the seats at all?
    I would like to find a way to run and electric switch to the dash to turn the compressor on and off, allow the tank to fill as Im driving and when I stop be able to just connect the hose and start filling my tires. Eventually...... long term, it might power a locker and maybe a small tool or two. But I haven't planned for that or needed it yet...... so its not a priority (mostly just for airing up and a potential front locker)
     
  18. Apr 2, 2015 at 1:45 PM
    bigbirch887

    bigbirch887 "Initial Success or Total Failure"

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    Thanks for the interest/input from everyone so far today:D!! I will watch the thread and post up when I make a decision...... and when it arrives!! I might need a hand, weather is getting warm, BBQ has already been going, beer drinking has never stopped! Maybe we can set up a MOD day and take advantage of the weather.
     
  19. Apr 2, 2015 at 3:31 PM
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    I've only had the compressor there for 2 days now so no plastic melting haha but since I only have 265's it doesn't take long for the dual compressor to fill them up so Im not worried about heat.. If i had 37"s then id get the manifold kit for the compressor.
     
  20. Apr 2, 2015 at 5:16 PM
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    twas i who was having heat issues. but that might be because it was tucked away in a spare wheel underneath the rear floor board. but nothing melted, as it was all metal in there.
    Food for thought though, if you get a portable compressor to air up tires and such, then you can at least take it out of your tacoma, and put it in a different vehicle for when you're using that vehicle for a long trip or something.

    I like BBQ and beer. They go well together.

    OOO me too! 265/75R16 BFG A/T KO2.

    -C
     

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