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OBA -> On Board Air Mega Thread & BS

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

  1. Feb 4, 2021 at 4:45 PM
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    bellassaiw10

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    Cant remember what they're called but there are much better connectors out there if you gotta replace them or something.
     
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  2. Feb 4, 2021 at 9:02 PM
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    I agree. I'd swap to metri or weather pack
     
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  4. Feb 18, 2021 at 8:56 PM
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    Got my twin arb installed over the weekend. 2C72CB2D-8B9F-4468-9A09-3A23C3FFA5F4.jpgAFC068D0-8F7A-4406-80BD-0B7D635F6673.jpg
     
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  5. Feb 19, 2021 at 6:56 PM
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    Thought I share for those who would like to add a reserve tank.

    I been using an old steel craftsman 3 gallon tank and have been on a lookout for an aluminum tank. Came upon this offerup Audi air suspension accumulator tank. Turns out they are common along the Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche suv suspension design that are known to have expensive problems. People are switching out to spring suspension and junkyard seem to not be able to sell these for much. Which is a good alternative for us oba folks compared to the arb one. Probably not gonna be cheap for long after there is a demand for them.

    the one I got is 1.25 gallons and rated for like 200 psi. Only problem is that it only have one port so I can’t have a tank drain. Can eventually weld one on but being aluminum I’m not too worried.

    I switch out the line from metric to 1/4. It was a tight fit but works.

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  6. Feb 19, 2021 at 8:47 PM
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    Do you know what models of those makes I should look for in my local U-Pull it?

    I have a TIG and can weld aluminum, so I'm keen on getting my hands on one of these tanks.

    Thanks for the heads up! Never knew that they existed.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2021 at 8:54 PM
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  8. Feb 19, 2021 at 9:07 PM
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    Looks great. Thanks for the heads up. may be a good add-on tank to my ARB 1gal. Looking forward to seeing the mounting options. Please forgive my ignorance, so, it's a T fitting into the tank, compared to the ARB one side in, one side out air lines? Are there any advantages/disadvantages to having a reservoir/bladder style. Might a water seperator be installed like a drip leg? Thx!
     
  10. Feb 19, 2021 at 9:53 PM
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    I been running one line in/out of the craftsman tank like what is shown on the aluminum tank and it’s been fine. The air is channel to a manifold which the quick connect and air compressor is routed to. In the end the air will travel to where ever the pressure drop is and won’t be a problem finding that path.

    I’m surprise the arb doesn’t have a drain. I thought it did since arb state it has two fittings. Good to know I may not need one after all. Can just drain it every now and then to gain back air volume.
     
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  11. Feb 20, 2021 at 2:09 AM
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    Can't you just get a drain bung welded on?
     
  12. Feb 20, 2021 at 3:35 AM
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    yes I agree but most will say that since it’s a pressure vessel, you need to be a certified welder for pressure stuff for safety reasons.
     
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  13. Feb 20, 2021 at 6:28 PM
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    Fair enough. As an uncertified pressure vessel welder, you wouldn't be under the scrutiny of the legal system if you welded your own gear if were to pop. Now sell one, and that changes things.

    Dangerous if it fails, yes. But a 1 to 2 gallon aluminum tank with 100psi of compressed air isn't the same as 2000psi of compressed toxic or explosive gas.

    Just like anyone else that welds anything supporting their truck suspension, motor mounts, roof racks, bumpers, campers, or trailers that see highway use. I think the risk is more controlled than any of those.
     
  14. Mar 12, 2021 at 5:11 PM
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    I use a paintball tank for nail guns at work so I added an 8mm QD on a hose to the center console manifold. I’m planning to relocate my compressor & tank and need a temporary substitute. It can also serve as a backup air supply since it’s a similar volume of air to the 2 gallon tank. I have an HP compressor for small volume refills at home. The regulator output is modified down below 150psi. A 12v ball valve is on order since typical solenoid valves only hold pressure in one direction and still leak in the other.
     
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    I put the tank right above the muffler, bolted to the underside of the bed and this in the frame....

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    Excited to finish phase 1 of the twin arb install today. Working as advertised.
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    I just finished up my install on a Slee mount to the overhead console. I'm starting to gather data in regard to using the Ch4x4 Small Toyota switches to power up the front and rear lockers.

    Have any of you electrical gods wired up the ARB locker wiring harness to the Ch4x4 locker switches? The switch 1 & switch 2 have different color wires. I was able to figure out the Isolation switch(power to the compressor) with the help of the interwebs. Not a ton of info for the actual locker switches.

    Thank you in advance. Pics cause its always better with pics.

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    Does anyone know if the 3rd gen Tacoma slee arb mount that on passenger side near firewall would work on the second gen Tacoma. Trying to figure out if the mounting holes are the same between the 2.
     

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