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Viair vs ARB compressors

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Hugopreston, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Jun 15, 2016 at 3:53 PM
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    Hugopreston

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    Hey everyone. I have a 3rd gen 4x4 sport. Planning on adding an arb air locker in the future but for now would like a compressor to be able to air down anywhere. Would I still be able to connect an air locker to a viair? Have an opportunity to snag one at a steal and don't know if I should if I won't work with the air locker.
    Thanks!

    Here's mine 3rd gen.

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  2. Jun 18, 2016 at 8:53 PM
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    digitaLbraVo

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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    Dang that orange paint sure looks sexy.

    In all honesty: without the exact model of Viair nobody can answer accurately. You'd need to either rig up some kind of setup to a tank most likely.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2016 at 9:10 PM
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    Just installed ARB CKMA12 this for @MADSTEEZE on his 2016 4X4 with air hose attachment in the bed storage compartment. Compressor works with for two lockers and air for tires. Made a custom mounting plate and it fits perfect in the room given. I believe the Viair should work with the locker however the wiring harness with the ARB is complete and works seamlessly with the locker. In my opinion go with the ARB.
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  4. Jun 18, 2016 at 9:20 PM
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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    Very very nice @Yotamac clean install man!
     
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  5. Jun 18, 2016 at 9:44 PM
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    Thank you! I will try to post more pics later. We may offer an air compressor and mounting plate kit if there is enough interest. Please PM me if anyone wants this so we can gauge interest and possibly offer the goods to everyone. This kit will also work in a 2nd Gen. This will only work with Auto Trans and Non ATRAC trucks.
     
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  6. Jun 19, 2016 at 6:35 AM
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    I was talking to madsteeze a couple
    Days ago. I actually ordered that same compressor. Do you have a mount available already or something you would have to fab? My compressor comes in next week and would like to install it sooner rather than later. Are you installing his locker as well?
     
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  7. Jun 19, 2016 at 6:51 AM
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  8. Jun 20, 2016 at 4:48 PM
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    He did the fab work for the plate while I was there. Really quick! So I'd assume that he could get it out to you quickly. We went over all of the possible mounting options and feel confidant with what we decided. I expressed my main priority being that it would hold up to wheeling. Ain't no mall crawler! I'm happy with the results. Excited to get the locker installed on Thursday!:bananadance:
     
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    Get ready for me to scope this mofo out on Saturday.
     
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  10. Jun 20, 2016 at 4:55 PM
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    I know it's unrelated, but that is a beautiful truck mate. What lift is on it?
     
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  11. Jun 20, 2016 at 5:13 PM
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    Nice. My compressor comes in Friday. I was going try try and fit it in the cubby. Do you know of it fits there? If not I'll end up placing it the same as you lol
     
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  12. Jun 20, 2016 at 5:25 PM
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    Could you fab another one of these mounts?
     
  13. Jun 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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    The cubby in the bed?

    If so, I believe it's possible to make it work, but I'm sure that you would have to do some serious surgery in the cubby to make sure you've got room for the pump up kit and locker solenoid.

    If you mean behind the seat, I'm sure it would fit there. I just didn't want it inside the cab.
     
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    I don't want it inside the cab either. I was thinking about the cubby. But now thinking that if I'll need to cut the cubby, it wouldn't offer much protection from mud or water, also that's where I have my diff breather. Lol. So I'll definitely need one of those brackets. I'll just play it safe and put it in the engine bay. Hopefully @Yotamac can get one of these shipped to me.
     
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  15. Jun 20, 2016 at 5:55 PM
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    I could be wrong, so definitely check when you get it. The compressor mount moves around and allows different placement, but you can see the pump kit connections sticking up. The locker is connected right next to that.

    So I think the spot we chose is possibly the best location for it.
     
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    Cool. If you end up getting in contact with him again for the locker (not sure if he's installing it or not) ask him about the mount lol. As you can tell, I'm a bit anxious to get it all done as well lol.
     
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  17. Jun 20, 2016 at 5:58 PM
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    He's not installing the locker.

    I'll text him now though about the mount! :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Jun 20, 2016 at 7:59 PM
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    I should be able to make you one. I think there was 4 people that contacted me so I may run a small batch. PM me or contact me at tacomapros@gmail.com
    Thanks!
     
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    Emailed you. Thanks
     
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