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OBA -> On Board Air Mega Thread & BS

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by skygear, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Oct 20, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    The holly grail of mounting spots is behind the tail light bulkhead. Another great mounting spot for the breathers is the same bulkhead. You can mount your breathers from the differential MOD there also. Frees up the box and , gas tank fill port, plus mounts it higher and out of the way of water. High clearance rear bumper? So what? It does not interfere with it at all. Neither do the compressors.

    The revelation post -> http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/299523-oba-board-air-mega-thread-bs.html#post7666339

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    I keep having to search around to find all the threads on the OBA setups here on TW. Decided to make ONE thread with as many resources LINKED and pics added as I make progress with mine.

    Please feel free to post your personal installs or others that you think are interesting.

    I will be using mine to air tools, tires, and other various tasks. Originally the plan was for the Firestone Air ride kit I had. Eventually I went with an ICON setup and All Pro Expo Leafs. My towing needs became non existent. SO I pulled the Firestone kit.

    The need for other things finally came up and is the reason why I am going with this setup.

    These will include many different styles of OBA.

    CO2

    Wired Compressors

    Portable Compressors

    Serpentine Attached Compressors

    Dual/ Multi Compressor Systems

    Tanks

    Hydrostatic Testing

    Fittings

    Hard Lines

    Line

    Regulators

    Air Filters

    Sealants

    Solenoids

    Gauges

    Mounts

    Wiring

    Water

    and many other things I figure out in my research

    - One of the coolest setups I have personally come across is this old fire extinguisher setup. FOr some reason all I could think of when I saw it was "Steam Punk"

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  2. Oct 20, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    Some Links to threads here on TW - I will organize these by type of install as I get time. For now this is a DUMP of the TW links I have been reading.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/31975-my-board-air-setup.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/150258-board-air-install-lots-o-pics.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/26962-board-air.html
    Belt Driven Setup On a Tacoma -> http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...ven-air-compressor-k-unlimited-board-air.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/113377-board-air-air-tools.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...ngine-mounted-york-compressor-2nd-gen-v6.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/152367-onboard-air-compressor.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/buy-sell-trade/150250-fs-viair-onboard-air-system.html#post2993040
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/128612-board-air.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/128301-arb-air-compressor.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/florida/205090-board-air-install.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/296609-board-air.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/62475-my-oba-board-air-setup.html
    1st Gen AC Compressor MOD http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/144002-c-into-onboard-air.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/283404-board-air-compressors-your-preference.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/231413-board-air-setup-questions-accessories.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/211894-board-air-setup.html
    Fire Extinguisher MOD http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/52748-board-air-cheap.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/200896-board-air-trd-engine-bay.html
    2nd gen AC Compressor MOD http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/237932-turn-c-compressor-into-onboard-air.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off-roading-trails/153929-oba-board-air-need-help-please.html
    Dual tanks in the rear fenders of the Bed http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/218954-onboard-air-2nd-gen.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/160000-arb-board-twin-air-compressor-kit.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/21474-dark-knight-build-3.html#post561832
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/51442-board-air-few-questions.html
    Poll and mention of the CO2 Systems http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off-roading-trails/104454-board-air-winch.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/293525-choosing-board-air.html
    1st Gen stuff http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/104977-board-air-setup-first-gen.html
    Air ride, Bags, 2 x 1gal tanks http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/83002-my-board-air-effort.html
    VIAIR Medium Duty OBA Kit 10003 Install http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/277563-vallions-board-air-writeup.html
    1st Gen Installs http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off-roading-trails/64768-what-onboard-air-kit.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off-roading-trails/43254-request-pics-onboard-air.html
    Detailed install 2nd gen http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...-06-taco-expo-build-thread-5.html#post2582788
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/68622-thoughts-board-air-setup.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off-roading-trails/157864-board-carry-air-tank-oba-thoughts.html
    Belt Driven Saga? http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/290646-belt-driven-air-saga.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off-roading-trails/254159-air-compressors.html
    Sick Oakley Setup http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/184959-onboard-shower.html
    Horns and tanks http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/289487-air-compressors.html
    DDD'd pics http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/20666/cat/500
     
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  3. Oct 20, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    Here are some off site links


    http://www.grungle.com/endlessair.html
    http://www.bajataco.com/onboardair/quickair01.html
    http://www.lieblweb.com/liquidco2.html
    http://www.4x4review.com/the-source-compressed-air-system/
    http://forum.ih8mud.com/60-series-wagons/259374-borad-air-york-210-install.html
    Heavy Duty Filter http://www.onboardair.com/coalescing-filter.htm
    http://aircompressors.oasismfg.com/viewitems/air-compressors/xd4000-continuous-duty-air-compressors?
    http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=72
    Hardlines! http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4171339-what-are-Hardlines/page35&highlight=hardlines
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/832238/2005-toyota-tacoma-double-cab-pickup-4d-5-ft/
    Accessories and whole kits for Air Ride http://thorbros.com/front_page
    http://ph.parker.com/us/en/air-preparation-frl-and-dryers
    http://accuair.com/index.html
    http://www.meridianmedicalusa.com/
    http://viaircorp.com/
    http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=72
    http://www.automationdirect.com/adc...ittings_-a-_Air_Couplings/Swivel_Air_Fittings
    http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=76515
    http://www.trix-blaustrahl.de/pages/download/download_en.html
    http://www.airliftperformance.com/control-systems/
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-metal-tubing/=p0fegk .035
    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/PA...?cm_mmc=PJX-_-GraingerBrand-_-43737-_-Generic
    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/PA...?cm_mmc=PJX-_-GraingerBrand-_-43737-_-Generic
    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/PA...?cm_mmc=PJX-_-GraingerBrand-_-43737-_-Generic
    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/PA...?cm_mmc=PJX-_-GraingerBrand-_-43737-_-Generic
    http://www.homedepot.com/b/Tools-Ha...cessories-Compressor-Accessories/N-5yc1vZc29m
    Interesting install in Cars http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4016771-show-me-your-trunk
     
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  4. Oct 20, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    Some tools used in hardlines

    Preventing leeks

    Loctite 545
    Loctite 565
    Teflon Tape
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqPCINGw3tc
     
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  5. Oct 20, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    That is one awesome and unique set up there!
     
  6. Oct 20, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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    I agree. There is a whole thread on Hard lines and similar setups on a VW forum./ My truck is NOT a 'tuner' setup, but I am taking the knowledge I gain from them and will apply it to my install.

    I feel HARD LINES have pros and cons, then again, looking at out break line setups - they are all hardlines.

    accumulators, filters, water traps are all part of the systems and these guys know there stuff.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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  8. Oct 20, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    I know, I know... Working on it.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    Haha, not rushing you at all. OBA is on my to do list. I am just subbing so that I can refer back to it once I start building my system. Take your time.
    :thumbsup:
     
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    No problem- Damn, theres lots to read...
     
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    My current gear sitting on the floor is

    2x Compressors
    5gal tank ALUMINUM
    Pressure Switch
    Various Parker fittings
    Universal Quick disconnects
    Wire
    Switches
    Fuses

    Considering

    1. Digital send units for monitoring the pressure?
    2. Digital gauges?
    3. Thermal management system?
    4. Thermometers/?



    Already Installed

    Dual 31M batterys
    0 gauge run from front to rear
    Digital Volt Meters

    Future aspirations

    Hopefully I can find a fabricator that will make me a set of AIR TANK SLIDERS and hydtostatic test them for over 200psi
    Then I might repurpose the air tank as a water tank being that it is ALUMINUM

    When the time comes, I want to put in a HO Alternator. At least 3x the Tacoma's Alternator output. Found a 440amp ;)
     
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    I started looking for the tools online to bend the tubing, flare, terminate etc. HomeDepot has most of it but at a premium price point. AMAZON has them at almost $30-$40 cheaper.
     
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    Great thread idea, this is definitely on my to do list. Thanks for consolidating it OP!
     
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    I will be doing more in here. Getting the links in one place then re read it all and put it inn here concisely. hopefully
     
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    Okay donkeys. We all have been looking for the perfect mounting spot for our compressors. I think I finally found it.

    In the absolute last part of the install of compressors, I ran into an issue on the passenger side storage compartment in the bed next to the power outlet. IT WAS TO SHORT for the length of the compressor. Made a bracket out of some aluminum angle bar and started to bolt her up.

    Well, ran into another hitch. when the box is fully screwed into the factory position. It hits the bracket I made. Fiddling with it, I noticed the backplate from where the tail lights are!

    That spot in the wheel well where the tail lights is. Perfect fit, plate and all. drill 4 holes on either side (both for me) and run the rest of the wiring/ plumbing. No clue why we ALL missed this over the years.

    After my correspondence with a couple manufacturers, they said the only position I could NOT mount it would be upside down due to moisture. ANY OTHER POSITION IS FINE. Asked if all compressors were the same, and was told any non oiled system should be.

    The location up there has relatively clean air and lots of flow to cool it off. If you wanted to relocate the air intake and filters, you could go straight to either box similar to the other "breather mods"

    In the middle of it right now. Stopped to fill my belly. Will upload some shortly with tapatalk. Nutz how no one thought of this before. Or posted about it for that matter.

    pic of the back plate of the tail light housing area from up under the wheel well

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    Might use that space for my water pump for the OBW also.

    Notice in the pic above. There is my power distribution block and some 00 gauge in there.

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    Temporary location for the 5 gallon air tank. right above the tow hitch. Drill 2 holes in painted them then use hose clamps to attach it
    might even have room to put my spare tire back in.

    Just waiting on the relays I ordered. Finished up a couple more plumbing connections. Used two 90° 3/8" elbows, and four 3/8" hose nipples to connect the compressors.

    Started looming closer at the SPOD solution when I started counting the amount of relays my system would require. Wont be a good option for me. I will need more than one of these can provide. Two would not be cost efficient. I can build one for less.

    Exactly. Yours will fit. Put it on the TRD 120v Outlet side. Yes Rear bulk head of the tail lights.

    Some install tips for everyone.

    1. Remove the Tire for easier access of the space
    2. Remove wheel well lining at least half way and fold backwards.
    3. Remove the tail light and disconect the harness
    4. remove the cubby hole box with a TORX bit and disconnect the harness
    5. take some nail polish/ paint/ touchup paint/ etc. and 'paint' the bottoms of the rubber feet
    6. while it is still wet, shove the compressor up in that space and firmly plant the feet in the desired install location. -YOU NOW HAVE DRILL HOLES MARKED-
    7. Use a drill to make the holes. Slightly oversized is fine. Washers are a blessing. - I USED A STEPPER BIT-
    8. Grab a buddy to tighten a couple nuts on the opposite side while you hold it in place so you can finish the work - washers on the bolt head, then through the rubber grommet on the compressor, through the bulk head, then a washer, lock ring, and finally the nut - or just use a few nylock nuts in place of the lock ring/ lock washer and the standard nut
     
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    pics..
     
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