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On board air install

Discussion in 'Florida' started by GuyHuey, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Feb 17, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    GuyHuey

    GuyHuey [OP] Up is difficult. Down is dangerous.

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    Ball joint spacers and lift blocks, am I doing it right?
    Amazon prime got me today! You got to love or hate it.

    In preparation for my ARB rear locker I ordered a Viair constant air supply from Amazon.

    Got a free day from the wife and kids so hopefully I can get it all hooked up.

    Toward the end of the month I'll pull the trigger on a complete 3rd with the locker installed, it seems the best way to go. This way I'll have a spare 3rd with 5.29 gears when I do the SAS.

    Always open to some wheelin,

    Guy Huey
     
  2. Feb 17, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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  3. Feb 18, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    GuyHuey

    GuyHuey [OP] Up is difficult. Down is dangerous.

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    Fed Ex got here a little later than I hoped. So I only got the mounting bracket built and the gauge/ on off switch done.

    The kit is pretty complete, it has everything for a basic install. I debated installing the compressor under the truck, but have decided to place it where my stock bottle jack was.

    The first picture shows most of the kit.

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    This shows where the tank will go, using the old spare tire mount holes.

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    This shows the mounting bracket as I was welding it up. Still new to welding, some good, some okay.

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    Last is the bracket painted, it's upside down.

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    Here's a recent picture of my truck. Had just finished installing the 4XInnovations rock sliders my wonderful wife got me for Christmas.

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  4. Feb 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    GuyHuey [OP] Up is difficult. Down is dangerous.

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    Still have to finish the plumbing and the wiring. The wiring should be easy, I have a 4 gauge run to a distribution block already in the back.

    This is the mount mocked into position.

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    The compressor on the mount, all painted

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    On/off switch and gauge mounted in the dash

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    Guy,
     
  5. Feb 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    Good looking install
     
  6. Feb 19, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    Thanks, hopefully I can finish it up soon.

    Guy,
     
  7. Feb 19, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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  8. Mar 11, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    Finished up the install. The tank is mounted and all the lines have been run.

    Next up will be an ARB locker. I ordered a complete 3RD from Frontier, great price and free shipping. It should be here this Wednesday and i'm taking a day off on Friday to plug it all in.

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    EDIT: just noticed you can see a bent leaf in the passenger side pack. Had to be from Citrus, I was getting a bunch of wheel hop on some of the climbs.
     
  9. Apr 29, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    I added a regulator so I can lower the air pressure to 95lbs for the ARB. I need to drill and tap the manifold, then I can use the factory bolt to attach it. That will be a lot nicer than the super cool purple zip ties! I'll also clean up the wiring a bit, then put the trim panels back in.

    I also welded a little tab under my bumper for an air chuck.

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  10. Apr 30, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    the air chuck is the best part. great for airing down and what not
     
  11. May 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    GuyHuey [OP] Up is difficult. Down is dangerous.

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    When I first installed the on-board air system I used Teflon tape to seal it. It would leak down from 150psi to 125psi in only 20 minutes. Well that wasn't going to work, I didn't want the compressor coming on that often when I was just using the rear locker.

    Did some research and found out that Loctite makes an air and hydro sealant, Loctite 545. I took apart the air manifold and sealed all the connections along with the connections to the tank. Well It hasn't lost 1 psi in the last 1:45!:)

    Make sure if you use Loctite 545 you let it cure for 24hrs.

    Guy,
     
  12. May 10, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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    GuyHuey [OP] Up is difficult. Down is dangerous.

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    The 545 can be pricey, cheapest place I could find online was MRO Center. Came to 14 bucks shipped, some wanted 30.

    Guy,
     
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