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on board air "finished"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by strmtrooper1, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Nov 18, 2020 at 9:15 AM
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    strmtrooper1

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    Finally got this done..
    Air zenith compressor, arb locker.
    1.5 gallon air tank mounted under bed,
    Air locker and compressor switch are in the cab.
    Compressor shuts off at 150psi, so I have a regulator for the locker to get it down to about 90 psi. ( You can sort of see it in the pic)
    Right now I only have one port for airing tires, located next to the compressor

    IMG_20201118_120107.jpg IMG_20201118_120211.jpg IMG_20201118_120136.jpg
     
  2. Nov 18, 2020 at 9:28 AM
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    Nice work. I have a ARB twin compressor that I have yet to mount because I am deciding on whether i need a tank as well. I haven't done too much research for pricing...if you don't mind, how much was the tank and any necessary fittings/etc.
     
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  3. Nov 18, 2020 at 9:32 AM
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    Very nice. I don't have a locker, but OBA would be a nice thing to have.

    Aside for the obvious benefits, my twisted mind has come up with a couple of..... For lack of a better term,"adventurous," uses for it as well.
    Guaranteed to cause trouble in the wrong hands.
     
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  4. Nov 18, 2020 at 10:39 AM
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-5-GALLON...H-TRAIN-HORNS-SUSPENSION-VXT1500/331679887037

    That's the tank I bought. Most of the fittings came from home depot, and the 1/4" air line came from my local freightliner dealer, but that stuff is cheap online.

    I think the tank is a no brainier... I bolted mine to the underside of the bed, so far so good. Next project is air bags. I'll post a link to the switches in a bit...
     
  5. Nov 18, 2020 at 10:47 AM
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    I like that air compressor switch.
     
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  6. Nov 18, 2020 at 11:01 AM
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    The ports on the tank were not threaded very well. I had to tap all of them out. I'd plan on the same issue if you go with that tank. 1.5 gallon is a perfect fit for under the bed though.
    I'm still chasing a couple of very small and very annoying leaks...
     
  8. Nov 18, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    Silly question... Do any of you with tanks have check valves between the tank and the compressor? I imagine it would be nice for the compressor to be able to sit unloaded for a while. Just a thought it popped into my head so I thought I would ask.
     
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  9. Nov 18, 2020 at 12:11 PM
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    Mine does not...never really thought about it...
    Not a bad idea
     
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  10. Nov 18, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    If you do a check valve, I'd also install a ball valve after the check valve and a T in front of it for a normally open solenoid valve. Wired with the compressor the solenoid valve will close and open every time the compressor turns on and off respectively. Unloading the compressor. The valve behind the check valve I would put there just so that you can remove everything in front of it without losing the air you already have in the tank.
     
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  11. Nov 18, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    https://expeditionessentials.com/pr...edside-compressor-mount?variant=1708368658441

    Btw, I went with the expedition essentials mounting box, it's awesome, but as they say, make sure you have a second pair of hands!
    If I had it to do over again I'd probably go with the arb twin compressor. The AZ is heavy, I worry about long term durability on the mount because of the fiberglass bed. Also, if anyone does the tank mount like I did (Right rear under the bed) plan accordingly...
    I had to cut a rib off the bottom of the fiberglass bed to make it fit.
    If I had it to do over I'd probably move it slightly closer to the tire and drop it down a bit.
    IMG_20201118_120136.jpg
     
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