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On board air compressor location?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Bannock452, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Oct 10, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    Bannock452

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    Hey guys so Ive been looking for an on board air compressor to install in my truck. To be able to air down and back up at any location would be great! I'm looking at this one from ARB but am open to other options!
    http://store.arbusa.com/ARB-On-Board-High-Performance-12-Volt-Air-Compressor-CKMA12-P3572.aspx

    Has anyone had any experience with mounting OBA?? Any info I can find about install is just on Jeeps! I'm mainly looking for tips or suggestions on install location for anyone who has done this already on a Tundra.
     
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  2. Nov 2, 2016 at 6:59 PM
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    Hey Brandon, not sure if you got your compressor yet but I have the twin cyl ARB under my hood on a homemade mount. Note sure if you saw my build thread. Good luck and always looking for your next awesome mod.
     
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  3. Nov 2, 2016 at 7:54 PM
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    Yes I saw your build tread and am very impressed with that aluminum hinge mount you made! Very smart for the limited space available for adding accessories in the engine bay. I have not bought my compressor yet but it's most likely next to buy on my list!
    I was planning to make a bracket to mount it next to the air box. Then all I will need is to run wires to power and the switch. I'm not adding air bags or anything like that. Would just use the compressor to air my tires back up after hitting the trials. I will be taking pix and posting all my install info here when I get around to it! Hopefully sooner than later!
     
  4. Nov 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM
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  5. Nov 11, 2016 at 4:27 PM
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    :yay:Came home to this last week! My girlfriend surprised me with this sitting in the kitchen when I came home. Guess I'm a lucky guy! Or she was sick of hearing me talk about how much I want this compressor!
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  6. Nov 11, 2016 at 4:40 PM
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    I'm leaving on a road trip next week so this is a temporary half a$$ install job but it works!!

    First had to figure out the wiring and also added my Blue sea fuse block...
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    Wiring across next to the airbox. Along with my ghetto home made metal laying around the house. I added a waterproof switch right next to the compressor since I don't need it inside the cab.

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    Here it is all done and ready for the trip! Once I get back I plan to make a quick disconnect mount so I can swap to other vehicles if I want.
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    Final impression it is quiet and aired up my 35" toyos from 20psi to 45psi in a little over 3 mins. I'm happy and can't wait to air down on the trials.

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  7. Nov 12, 2016 at 9:09 AM
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    Sounds like she's a keeper ! Showed this to my wife and she said your girlfriend is feeding your addiction. I said " I want a girlfriend like that " That didn't go over real well with my wife !
     
  8. Nov 12, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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    Nice work!
    I mounted my twin arb in the same location.
     
  9. Nov 12, 2016 at 9:33 AM
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    Looks good Brandon......Uni-strut is your friend. Not much drilling. Are you going to the Dirty Deeds event today ?
     
  10. Nov 12, 2016 at 8:56 PM
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    Well I think I saw this a little too late... but to answer your question. I did not know about any event today. I gota keep my eyes open for the next one so I can meet some new people from around here!
     
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    Good work on the install.
     
  12. Nov 16, 2016 at 1:05 PM
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    how u mount the blue sea fuse box? i have the same one i was using it on my 4runner but pulled it out when i traded it in.
     
  13. Nov 16, 2016 at 1:33 PM
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    I just used some tech screws n went straight through the plastic lid. It's nice and snug and don't think it will come loose.
     
  14. Nov 23, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    Got to use the compressor out on the road! Stopped by the St Anthony sand dunes during my road trip. So I aired down and went exploring! Very impressed with the performance. Got to air up before getting back on the road with no problems.
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    Ofcourse since my GF bought the compressor I made her air up one tire. She was happy it worked so quick also.
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    I've been thinking about an on board air system. But I was wanting to do an aluminum air tank with a viar Compressor. how does the arb compare?
     
  16. Nov 26, 2016 at 7:06 AM
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    Hahaha- thanks, CM-Lenny! I was going to try the same reverse psychology method on my wife, but sounds like it may no be a good idea. LOL.

    NICE JOB on the install, Brannock452!!
     
  17. Nov 26, 2016 at 10:07 AM
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    Here is where I installed my compressor. It runs my Kleinn air horns and also has a air line for filling tires,grand kids toys.
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  18. Nov 26, 2016 at 10:17 AM
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    From my reaserch the Viar systems are very comparable in a lot of ways and I've heard great things. I liked the ARB since it's been around for a long time and would be a reliable product. Plus I like the color blue.

    I was thinking about adding a tank also for more Air volume later on. But for now the small compact ARB suits all my needs for just airing up my tires on the trails. At $275 I didn't think that was a bad deal for a reliable on board compressor.
     
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