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On board air opinions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gordi, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Jan 27, 2014 at 1:40 PM
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    gordi

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    I am looking for a OBA compressor that i can fit in the long bed cubby with some modification, I dont wanna mount a tank and just wanna use it to blow off gear and air up some quad tires on my 450 trx maybe fill a tire or two on a vehicle.

    Does that mean i Need a certain psi one that will push air the whole time its working?

    All info appreciated!
     
  2. Jan 27, 2014 at 2:42 PM
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    without an air tank you're gonna need something with 100% duty cycle for anything you listed
     
  3. Jan 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM
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    Also, I would suggest highly against putting a compressor inside the cubby. Compressors generate heat, and when enclosed in that small of an area they can heat up quickly, and fail prematurely.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2014 at 3:41 PM
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    Look on CL for a good viair, I found a 440P with a carrying case for $150 IIRC that was practically brand new.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2014 at 6:42 PM
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    thanks everyone. I think the cubby with the door open and the lid off into the fender should be open enough. A hot engine bay under the hood surrounded by metal sounds worse. I do get the heat thing though. How much was the super flow?
     
  6. Jan 27, 2014 at 7:04 PM
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    Viair with a continuous duty rating; get one that's rated for at least whatever size tire you have on your truck.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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    If you plan on running without a tank, you'll have to find a compressor with a built in pressure switch or run a small manifold with a pressure switch in it.

    As far as heat concerns, with most/all compressors you have to cut a hole for the heat sink regardless in the top of the cubby so it should have plenty of room to breath.

    Heres a link to my build thread with a few pictures of my compressor install in the cubby. Still not complete.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/213614-aaronarfs-2012-dcsb-build-8.html#post8059154
     
  8. Jan 28, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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    I have that same compressor and have it in my bed cubby. Works just fine, just takes a while. But I've aired it up and right after aired up my uncle's truck and it never over heated. I use it to air up my tires and ARB rear locker. I have a pressure switch and air gauge in the a-pilar. Then I have couplers extended to the front and rear bumper to help reach my tires. Pics of all of it in my build
     
  10. Jan 28, 2014 at 1:34 PM
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    So the pressure switch is just for a tank right? I wanna not have a tank, i wont need much air and would rather the compressor just do the short work of filling a atv tire or dusting off something. So cant i just run power to it and then use it as if i hooked it to the battery.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2014 at 1:46 PM
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    How are you gonna get any pressure to blow something off w/o a tank to hold pressure?
     
  12. Jan 28, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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    i thought you could get enough pressure from the motor itself with out a tank>? maybe im miss understanding 100% duty cycle at 150 psi?
     
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    You use a pressure switch regardless, you don't need a tank. It just tells the compressor when to kill power.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2014 at 2:08 PM
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    wouldnt the switch on the compressor kill the power? like the on off?
     
  15. Jan 28, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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    You still need the pressure switch for when the air valve is closed, so the air line doesn't over pressurize.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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    sounds good. so yes or no on having to have a tank?
     
  17. Jan 28, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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    You dont really need a tank to air up tires, but if you're looking to "blow off gear" like you were saying, you'll need a tank to build pressure
     
  18. Jan 28, 2014 at 3:18 PM
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    would a 1 gal tank work well enough for that? how much does it actually hold>
     

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