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On board air in TRD OR engine bay

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by anethema, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Jan 26, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    anethema

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    I am going to put together a dual compressor on board air system. Just wondering if anyone has has any luck mounting 2 smaller compressors in the engine bay? Maybe by relocating stuff?

    Can get an idea of compressor sizes here:

    http://www.smittybilt.com/docs/installation/2780.pdf

    second picture, first is a higher flow model.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    I've seen one mounted between the ABS module and the intake. If you need more space, look under the front bumper cover.
     
  3. Jan 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    Ya saw there. I ordered 2 let's see if I can squeeze 2 in that bay somewhere!

    Was hoping someone had done it.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    Why two of them?
     
  5. Jan 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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    Cuz 1 aint enough! I have one mounted under my hood and have been wanting to hook up a second one. I'll try to snap a pic of it this weekend and post it next week.

    Sub'd for now to see how this turns out...
     
  6. Jan 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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    Wouldn't it just be easier to get a single higher flowing pump?
     
  7. Jan 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM
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    Yes, but for me I have 1 already, buying a second would be cheap. Ideally I would get a nice fancy ARB compressor and a tank, but for now I run what I got.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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    Gotcha, makes sense. I just wasn't sure if there was an advantage to running two that someone doing it for the first time would yield.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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    2 smaller pumps is actually a lot cheaper than a single high flowing pump. They flow faster than even the highest end viair etc.

    If one breaks the other will probably still work.
     
  10. Jan 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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    There's alot of room under the front bumper I put an air horn in there with plenty room to fit a compresser you would probably have to make a mount
     
  11. Jan 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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    HM I'll have to take a look thanks.
     
  12. Jul 24, 2012 at 11:43 PM
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    the one thing that kills a compressor is heat. That is why most of them have duty cycle limits. This means mounting the compressor under the hood is not always the best idea. mounting in the bumper away from the engine heat would work, and its still close to the battery. You could run a computer fan for blowing air across the compressor head to keep it cool.
     
  13. Jul 24, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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    Ever get it setup?
     
  14. Jul 25, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    No ended up moving and running out of money from unforseen moving costs before ordering haha. It is put on the backburner until this fall.

    EDIT: Oh, the two I had ordered were on LONG backorder so never ended up getting them either. C'est la vie!
     
  15. Jul 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    That's the route I'm going, I'm getting the tank as well. How bad was the install?
     
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    how loud is that thing? can you post a vid of it running with and without the truck running (hood down). I'm looking at getting one this fall :)

     
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    Thanks
     
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