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on-board air setup....first gen.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaman06, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    alrighty.......been thinking of doing this for a while, and have decided that i wanna go ahead and do it. may do it soon too, as im planning a mod day not too far from now.

    what i have already......[​IMG]

    a mv50 air compressor

    and this....[​IMG]

    a 7 gallon portable air tank

    been looking on my truck....under it for a mounting spot and have a couple of locations i can use. what i need to know....from folks who have done this before......besides the 2 things i have now.....what else will i need for an install??? i do plan on installing the regulator somewhere in the cab if that helps.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    amaes

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    Why don't you do a C02 setup instead?

    Faster to air up tires
    Can still run air tools
    As long as there is c02 liquid in the tank you have pressure
    Portable
    Smaller
    about the same price


    Just a thought
     
  3. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    i HAD thought about it, but i already have this stuff and wanna put it to good use.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    amaes

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    Got it! makes sense then.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    Just curious why cant you run air tools with the compressed air
     
  6. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    you can...........depending on tank size and such. i'll be able to run small stuff off mine....but im mostly interested in airing up/down on trails..........things like that.
     
  7. Jul 29, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    exminnesotaboy

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    I had the MV50 mounted under the hood of a Jeep I owned a couple of years ago - it ran hot as hell, but never let me down. Hands down, the best, cheap small compressor you can buy.

    Interested to see where you end up mounting it
     
  8. Jul 29, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    if my truck didnt have friggin abs......i'd have a perfect spot for it. im still looking for a good mounting spot for the mv50.

    anyone know what all else i'll need for the install??
     
  9. Jul 29, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    Yeah, ABS is sooo inconvenient... J/K but good luck... I think I've seen people put tanks up in the rear wheel well, kinda in front of the wheel up inside the bed wall.
     
  10. Jul 31, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    bump.....trying to figure out the rest of what i need for this setup.
     
  11. Aug 1, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    Ive seen this set-up a few times, Depending on location of the comp your goin to want to run out a new on/0ff switch and a pressure switch.

    This is simler to my set-up.
    http://www.trail-recon.com/vforum/c...ng-a-Portable-Compressor-DIY-OBA-Installation

    Another good link
    http://www.4x4wire.com/tech/portable_oba/
     
  12. Aug 1, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    I have the same compressor and here's what I did, cover fits back perfectly, I kept the switch on the compressor and wired it into the 7 pin hitch plug.
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  14. Aug 29, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    Where would that be?

    I don't have ABS :)
     
  15. Aug 29, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    i did the same thing about a year ago but mine is up right and i have the air fitting down by my receiver
     
  16. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    On a previous Dodge diesel, I installed air horns. I mounted an inbed tool box in the bed and that's where my tank and compressor were mounted. Key secured and weatherproof, worked great.
     
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    The ABS controller mounts under hood on top of the passenger side wheel well, between the cruise control assembly (if you have that) and the firewall. Right in front of the windshield wiper motor. You might have three holes already in that spot.

    It would make a good spot for something. I've thought about mounting a second battery in that spot. A small compressor should also fit.
     
  18. Oct 31, 2010 at 5:06 AM
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    I love this idea. How do you go about wiring it to the 7 pin?
     
  19. Oct 31, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    You could mount the tank under the bed where the spare goes, with fittings coming out the sides or something.
     
  20. Oct 31, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    Ive got my compressor mounted to the inside of my front bumper
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    Tank on the frame in the middle

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    and heres the outlet in the bed

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