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Best location for airbag compressor?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Zero One Actual, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Jul 11, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    Zero One Actual

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    I am going to be installing firestone airbags on my 2019 Crewmax.

    I also got the airlift wireless one EZ kit.
    https://www.airliftcompany.com/shop/25980ez/

    I was wondering if anyone has found a good spot for the compressor on the Tundra? I have read in other posts that above the spare tire works well. So that is my number one choice for now unless anyone has other recommendations or opinions.

    Thank you for your assistance.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2019 at 3:02 PM
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    It depends on where you're at and the weather the truck sees. I'm in Wisconsin and we install alot of these at my shop and because of the winters and road treatments here we always recommend mounting the compressor inside the cab of the truck. It's not the most ideal place for it but it has definitely cut down on compressor failure. Moisture and extreme cold will kill a compressor pretty quick.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    I am in South Carolina. No snow. Very few cold days. But humid.

    Where in the cab? I have the under seat storage under my crewmax back seats. So I could see if it fits into one of those possibly.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2019 at 6:41 AM
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    Under the rear seat is where I normally put it. It's usually a little cramped but it works. The hard part with the wireless one kit is finding a good place to mount the manifold. It needs to be oriented a certain way.
    Being in SC, I think you'd be fine putting it outside unless you're close to the coast and have to deal with salt water or salt air. Humidity isn't as bad as the 5 month barrage of snow, road salt, brine and dampness that we deal with here.
     
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  6. Jul 17, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    I'm in nw Ohio. Mounted in front of spare (dont have one 37s) on the very front cross brace of the bed. It's been there 2 years without issue. I fabbed up a splash shield with a rubber mud flap. Ends are open.
     
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  7. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    Thank you both. I am installing setup tomorrow with a friend and we will take a look at both spots! Do you have a pic of the mud flap condom?
     
  8. Jul 18, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    Not handy but I can grab one next time its on the lift.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    . In SW AZ but it's on the frame near the back door
     
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  10. Jul 18, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    this works for me, hi from SC.

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  11. Jul 18, 2019 at 3:07 PM
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    Zero One Actual

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    Instal went super easy and took four hours.
    @Coachbuilder1 airbag spacers
    Air Lift 25980EZ
    Firestone Ride Rite kit for Tundras

    I decided to mount the compressor behind the rear left passenger seat. It is very quiet due to the seat and carpet dampening the sound. When it bleeds down its as loud as a balloon letting out air and as it inflated I can still carry on a conversation at a normal volume level.

    The EZ mount is very easy to instal as are the firestone bags with the coachbuilder airbag spacers. I used them due to the fact that I have his +3 shackles and he recommended them.

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