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OBA -> On Board Air Mega Thread & BS

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by MJonaGS32, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Nov 7, 2016 at 6:16 PM
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    sasquatch95

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    I do like what you did with arb one you posted! I might follow your write up on that if I get the arb one
     
  2. Nov 7, 2016 at 6:18 PM
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    The extra length is nice.

    I haven't posted about this yet, but the new clip on tire chuck, I'll will swap for another one. I'm not happy with it, despite its better components over ARB. Maybe I'll never find perfection, but I'm gonna try, lol
     
  3. Nov 7, 2016 at 6:34 PM
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    Well I probably go arb then and just wait till you have perfected it then do that to mine :)
     
  4. Nov 7, 2016 at 6:42 PM
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  6. Nov 8, 2016 at 8:25 AM
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    I'm very happy with the inflator I got from Powertank. I got the 60psi model with the clip-on chuck because I have no tires that I ever fill over 40psi. The only fault i have found with it is that it won't properly attach to the valve stems on my wife's factory 4Runner Trail Premium wheels.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2016 at 8:37 AM
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    That ones a little expensive but it does look very well built! So many options to choose from
     
  8. Nov 8, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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    Are the valve stems on the 4runner like the TPMS factory ones on our trucks?

    If they are, the brass fitting on the Powertank looks identical to the one I just tried on my modified ARB. It was a "CTA Tools 1930 Straight Lock-On Air Chuck"

    I had the same issue. When I built it, it worked on my wife's Nisan fine, rubber valve stems I think. I tried it on the truck this weekend and I was like, this POS is getting sent back!
     
  9. Nov 8, 2016 at 10:09 AM
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    The problem is with where they placed the valve stem itself.

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    Picture swiped from an image search. See how it is recessed into that stylized lug? That opening is really quite small and limits the size of chuck that can fit into it. I think I'm going to buy her an inflator and change the chuck out to a round knurled slip locking type so that we don't have to rely on what I keep in my tool bag.
     
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    @G.T. Good to know. Thanks for the description and picture. :)
     
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    Thanks! I bought the open version, and I like it a lot!

    Coilhose Pneumatics CH15A Open Lock-On Chuck, 1/4-Inch FPT, pictured on the left.

    I returned the one on the right as I was not happy with it.

    The Coilhose one works great, it has two pieces of metal which grip the valve stem making a really solid connection. The clip on one on the right, like the original ARB, only had one, and didn't work as well as I initially thought.

    I like the Open chuck vs. the closed chuck, because I can use the open version to blow dust off and out of my truck after finishing a trail in the desert.

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    Final modified product.
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    Thanks @Sandman614 for suggesting the Coilhose variant. :thumbsup:
     
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    I need to do this since I have a few spare feet of hose so I don't have to kneel down haha. So it's just a new male end of the QD on the back of the chuck and a barb fitting for the flexzilla to attach to?
     
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    What's up with the tape?
     
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    Not a QD, it's an air chuck called Coilhose that looks like a QD.

    Here it is laid out:

    ARB tire inflator + 8mm OD Hose Barb 9.5mm 1/8BSP Brass Coupler + hose clamp + your longer air hose + barb to 1/4 MNPT + Coilhose air chuck.​

    Search back two pages in this thread for details, or build thread has it listed too.

    @ramonortiz55 tape is a safety feature, covers the stainless size 4 hose clamp that secures the hose to barb.
     
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    Just ordered this after trying to decide which one to get. It was between the Superflow MV90 and the Air Armor M240.

    I went with the Air Armor M240. Found a discount code here https://m.facebook.com/airarmor/ It says it ended but it just now worked for me. Its 80 bucks off.

    Thought id share.
     
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    Anyone tried a Vixen 200psi kit with a 3 gallon tank? It says air horns but shouldn't it work for tires to? And lockers with a regulator?
     
  18. Nov 20, 2016 at 5:46 AM
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    What is the perk to mount here vs under the hood is it not noisy when filling the tank?
     
  19. Nov 20, 2016 at 6:10 AM
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    I'd say it's cleaner but judging by that picture lol. With the dual compressor filling a tank shouldn't take long. Also there's a lot of insulation because of the seat I would think it wouldn't be a problem.
     
  20. Nov 20, 2016 at 6:12 AM
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    I guess I view it differently. Being a cdl driver it's weird not having a belt driven compressor. Even weirder for it to be located at the rear of the truck.
     

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