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Viair 88P Mods....Going a little deeper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Crow Horse, Dec 10, 2023.

  1. Dec 10, 2023 at 7:05 PM
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    Crow Horse

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    I was inspired by Gutentight thread several years ago I decided to dive into doing some mods to my Viair 88P. That thread can be seen here https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/viair-88p-hose-upgrade.693695/

    I did the hose swap as outlined in the above thread. It's pretty easy if you take your time as not to damage anything. I used a quick disconnect by the compressor to make stowing the compressor a little more convenient. The hose & compressor can be stored in different locations.

    I installed a Winter's 1 1/2" pressure gauge because the original one was inaccurate. This required minor massaging of the plastic compressor cover to allow the gauge to "seat" and the compressor cover to close together. I used a riffler file but a dremel would work and be easier & faster. The gauge is 1/8" NPT.

    I swapped out the battery clips in favor of a Anderson connector (SB50). I ran 10 gauge wire from the battery, along the firewall to the passenger side with another SB50 connector.This connector is far better than the battery clips and I think they are safer. Going this route I have effectively made the compressor dedicated to my Tacoma. I had another Anderson connector with wire and HD clamps made to use in the event I need to use the compressor with my wife's RAV4.

    Finally, I used a Lock-N-Flate air chuck. I believe they are the best on the market featuring 6 jaws instead of the usual one or two jaws which are notorious for leaking. These pretty much put an end to that. They are pricey but worth it.

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  2. Dec 10, 2023 at 8:52 PM
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    Looks dope! I had a VIAIR 300p and it was awesome!
     
  3. Dec 11, 2023 at 12:38 AM
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    Oops!I forgot to include the battery clamp cable photo....
     
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  4. Dec 11, 2023 at 3:03 AM
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    My 88p is one of the best purchases I made in the tool world. I like that chuck. I may have to do a mini mod.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2023 at 3:50 AM
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    Nkce work. I loooooove SB series connectors. I used them for the winch and aux panel on my truck, and chopped a pair of jumper cables to go with the SB300 fpr the winch.

    I have a source for dust boots for them that I can dig out if you want, I always install them on the vehicle end.
     
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  6. Dec 11, 2023 at 3:54 AM
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    Thanks! Post it in case someone wants to mod up their air compressor!
     
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  8. Dec 11, 2023 at 5:24 AM
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    Is that picture ^ showing factory internal plumbing with your aftermarket gauge? It looks like plastic hose and fitting?

    Not a dig against the 88P, I used mine for almost 4 years before finally installing and plumbing my ARB single. Im just shocked the plastic can handle the heat cycles
     
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  9. Dec 11, 2023 at 6:50 AM
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    Yes. I didn't change anything internal other than the gauge. Apparently the type of plastic used can take the heat cycles. I don't know what type of plastic it is but it is flexible to a degree. Maybe some type of nylon?
     
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