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OBA -> On Board Air Mega Thread & BS

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Gunshot-6A, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Nov 30, 2019 at 9:04 PM
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    bellassaiw10

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    Anybody using tanks that were repurposed for OBA? Best place to look for used tanks?
     
  2. Nov 30, 2019 at 9:14 PM
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    What hasn't been modified?
    Craigslist. I got a small 2 gal one for $10. found one that had a bad cut off switch.
     
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  3. Jan 1, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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    Used compressor tanks, either hot dog or pancake.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2020 at 8:19 PM
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    What hasn't been modified?
    I went with what was cheep. So I got two 1 gallon tanks (hotdog)that are linked.

    but i don’t see why a pancake tank wouldn't work. I paid $10 for the tanks with a good compressor that the max pressure switch broke.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    bellassaiw10

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    Has anyone repurposed the locker wiring for other switches? Don't plan on using lockers and would be a lot easier to put my train horn switch right next to the compressor switch
     
  6. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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    Hey guys, getting arb lockers installed in a couple of weeks on my 3rd gen. I'm going to do air lines and comp install myself afterwards. Does anyone make or run stainless steel braided hose for running from compressor to lockers? The plastic lines seem like a great weak spot to me. I'm sure i'll have some more questions for you guys once i start getting into the planning of it all here right away.

    Db
     
  7. Jan 15, 2020 at 11:08 AM
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    Can't recommend any steel braided hoses, but I can vouch for the blue plastic lines that come with the ARB locker. I've had mine for years and the one issue I had with them was when I ran them too close to an exhaust pipe and it melted. I thought it was clear from anything, but I guess it touched at some point when the rear was flexing. Rerouted it after that and haven't had a problem since. My truck has been through a lot. They'll hold up.

    An old pic, but make sure to route the line along the driver side to avoid that exhaust pipe behind the Y-pipe on the passenger side.
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  8. Jan 15, 2020 at 3:51 PM
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    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

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    SAME! Just keep a spare roll of it and a quick push to release/push to connect and you're wheeling again! You can even get a push to connect coupler for trail repairs if you want.
     
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  9. Jan 16, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    Split loom will keep road debris(gravel, etc.) from hitting it directly but still provide access for repairs.
     
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  10. Jan 24, 2020 at 7:34 PM
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    Hello everyone
    I’ve search for the last hour and a half for a bracket that will hold my compressor I want a generic one
    as an ARB isn’t the one I want.
    I got the air lift 74000ez.
    I’m thinking of making Or doing this one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzWz8IW41Ow&list=PLOOac9QhFJYgzqo88Iv2ILLbFzL_iMKdz&index=56&t=0s
    but would rather have a bracket kit to save time.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I want to put it on passenger side and don’t want to mount on fuse box.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  11. Jan 30, 2020 at 5:33 PM
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    This is how I set up my compressor. Did it a while back ago actually, but just thought of sharing it

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  12. Jan 30, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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    Thanks for that. I went the fuse box mount.
    I then purchased a viair 300p for airing up my tires. I really really like this get up I have now.

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  13. Jan 31, 2020 at 6:32 PM
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    lots of good stuff in this thread. now I need to do some more research for the setup I want.
     
  14. Feb 1, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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    Stainless sounds like a great idea, and spendy. I've been running plastic in my work truck for my bags for 3 plus years. I feel that if you take your time and use plenty of zip ties and keep away from hotspots you can trust the plastic.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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    I used the plastic, seems like a lot of guys don't have any issues. I ran all my lines front and rear, and all wiring on Friday. Now just waiting on bracket for the compressor and to figure out my 3 switches. The switch pros is a little spendy for me, and i already have 3 switches for lights in the cubby spot. Need to figure out a new solution for it all

    Db
     
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  16. Feb 2, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    I assume you've check out meso's thread for the various other locations for expansion?
     
  17. Feb 2, 2020 at 11:09 AM
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    Yes sir, threw him a PM yesterday! Thanks for heads up

    Db
     
  18. Feb 2, 2020 at 5:04 PM
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    What hasn't been modified?
    Plastic is fine. The first ~12-18” should be stainless to help disparate heat. Then plastic the rest of the way is fine.

    for reference, I’m a DCLB and use ~14” ss line directly connecting to plastic running to the rear for the quick connect is. Just yesterday I filled my 4 skinny 33” tires from 15-35 and buddy’s 4 34” tires back to back and it’s totally fine.
     
  19. Feb 3, 2020 at 4:03 PM
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    Anyone have an ARB twin seem to just toally die on you? I went to do a pre-trip check as I'm heading out this weekend and noticed that it's nearly totally dead....slight hum in the compressor and pushing out marginal air pressure.

    See video:
     
  20. Feb 3, 2020 at 9:24 PM
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    That sure doesn't sound good. Is it the same if you put a full 14 volts to it?
     

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