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On Board Air or Winch?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Uncharted, Jul 26, 2010.

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OBA or Winch?

Poll closed Aug 25, 2010.
  1. OBA

    14 vote(s)
    58.3%
  2. Winch

    8 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Neither

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. Jul 26, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    Uncharted

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    So I'm trying to decide what my next mod will be.... OBA setup or a winch.

    I'm kinda leaning more toward the OBA because sooner or later I'll pick up an ARB locker for the rear. I'm kinda torn because a winch will always come in handy too.

    Viair OBA: Medium Use System
    [​IMG]

    Winch:
    Smittybilt 97281 XRC Black Winch/ Smittybilt 98281 XRC 8

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  2. Jul 26, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    Colton

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    I'd go with OBA, then save up for a winch later on.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    HBMurphy

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    If I were you, and knowing what I no now, I would bypass both and get a CO2 setup - you can air up very fast. You can pick up a tank for $40-130, a regulator for $50-150 (AirSorce) and a hose and chuck. It will also require you to refill the tanks from time-to-time. Aside from that you will be back on the road in 5 minutes!!!
     
  4. Jul 26, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    oba for the locker :D
     
  5. Jul 26, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    I vote for OBA, that way you are only small mod away from a train horn. A winch + new bumper is a MUCH larger expense than OBA.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jul 26, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    And then you would just run the locker off of a CO2 setup too?
     
  7. Jul 26, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    No I don't think that is possible, someone correct me if I'm wrong. The CO2 makes it quicker to air up tires, and that's the extent of it IIRC.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    yep
     
  9. Jul 26, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    Not a bad idea. I do like the idea of a compressor too. I have the hi-volume ARB for my locker and if I was in a real pinch, I could air up using the ARB if I ran out of CO2.
     
  10. Jul 26, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    Is possible and many do it - heres some highlights

    http://www.offroad.com/trucks-4x4/tech/using-co2-for-your-locker-20454.html

    Also - probably the best way to drive an impact tool off road as well. Try to do that with the illustrated set up.
     
  11. Jul 26, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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  12. Jul 26, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    All this talk of CO2 made me order a 10 lb tank to go next to my 20 lb tank so that I can always make sure I have one with juice in the garage. I hate this site!!
     
  13. Jul 26, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    Here you go...:D

    Co2 Tanks - http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/tanks/co2.shtml
    Regulator - http://www.trdparts4u.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=-7165

    And I vote for Both! :)
     
  14. Jul 26, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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  15. Jul 26, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    That's where I learned about it!!!! :) the only thing that you may want to do differntly is the hose - I don't think the temperature of the CO2 screaming through the regulator and line will last as long - it may make the hose brittle (higher the velocity - lower the pressure - lower the temperature).
     
  16. Jul 26, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    Why not get a cheap air pump and a good winch, then save for oba and locker? It may take longer to air up, but you can still get un-stuck.
     
  17. Jul 26, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    i think OBA system is the next mod i'll do to my truck. i just got my smittybuilt XRC 8000 from ups today and hopefully tim will be shipping my bumper this week from relentless fab. so i'll be watchin this thread to see which direction you go. CO2 or air. i think i like the way siRMarlon did his and i def. like the price tag!
     
  18. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    In the words of someone I know (who is very wealthy) "I can't afford to buy something twice!" :)
     
  19. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    I agree, but you can't take oba out and put it in your wife's vehicle.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    My point is, leave the small one in her car for emergencies with a plug kit. You can't be in two places at once, right?
     
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