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Old 12-28-2019, 06:46 AM   #1
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Looking for install pics and tips of; compressor, tanks, gauges and switches. Ordered a VIAIR constants duty with a 2.5 gallon tank. Right now, main use would be to air up tires, but I see bags in my future.


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Old 12-28-2019, 09:34 AM   #2
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You’re probably aware - but lots of videos on the YouTube
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Old 12-28-2019, 09:53 AM   #3
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Do you have Ranch Hand Bumpers?
I've seen people use those as air tanks.

This is what Semi Trucks use
https://www.amazon.com/Bendix-275707.../dp/B0056ZYJBA

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Old 12-28-2019, 10:19 AM   #4
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Do you have Ranch Hand Bumpers?
I've seen people use those as air tanks.

This is what Semi Trucks use
https://www.amazon.com/Bendix-275707.../dp/B0056ZYJBA

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Youíre probably aware - but lots of videos on the YouTube


Iíve seen some, but I tend to hold the opinion of the green screen higher.


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Old 12-28-2019, 10:46 AM   #5
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I don't have any pictures but I had my compressor and air tank bolted to the frame and ran a line from the air tank to fuel tank filler door where I put a schrader valve. I could then flip the upfitter switch to turn on the compressor and hook my hose up at the fuel tank door to fill tires etc. I worked well.
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Old 12-28-2019, 11:16 AM   #6
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I have a compressor, tank and hose reel on my 97 f150. Compressor and filter are sitting higher then anything else, between the inside and outside walls of the bed. The tank is below the compressor and bolted to the rails of the bed floor. And the hose real is mounted to the back of the truck hidden in between the inside and outside walls of the bed. I installed a 95 psi shut off switch on the tank and a toggle switch on the dash. I can turn the compressor on and it will pump up to 95 psi and shut off. Then once I start using air and it drops below 85 psi the compressor comes back on to help keep up. When I'm all done I turn off the toggle switch. I will have to see if I can get the pictures to post later, it's not letting me from my phone.
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Old 12-28-2019, 02:58 PM   #7
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I have a compressor, tank and hose reel on my 97 f150. Compressor and filter are sitting higher then anything else, between the inside and outside walls of the bed. The tank is below the compressor and bolted to the rails of the bed floor. And the hose real is mounted to the back of the truck hidden in between the inside and outside walls of the bed. I installed a 95 psi shut off switch on the tank and a toggle switch on the dash. I can turn the compressor on and it will pump up to 95 psi and shut off. Then once I start using air and it drops below 85 psi the compressor comes back on to help keep up. When I'm all done I turn off the toggle switch. I will have to see if I can get the pictures to post later, it's not letting me from my phone.


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I don't have any pictures but I had my compressor and air tank bolted to the frame and ran a line from the air tank to fuel tank filler door where I put a schrader valve. I could then flip the upfitter switch to turn on the compressor and hook my hose up at the fuel tank door to fill tires etc. I worked well.


These both give me good ideas, thanks


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Old 12-29-2019, 05:13 AM   #8
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Following along. I like this idea.
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Old 12-29-2019, 06:12 AM   #9
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Old 12-30-2019, 11:58 AM   #10
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I tried to find some old pictures showing this stuff in more detail from when i installed this system, but I couldn't find them. So I took some quick pictures. The first picture is showing the air tank looking at it from the wheel well. In the top left you can see how it is bolted to the bed frame rails. I know its dark but in the top right, above the air tank, you can see the bottom of the bracket holding the compressor on. The second and third pictures show the hose real. I have a cap over the quick disconnect to prevent mud from getting in it. The last picture shows the compressor bracket I built. The way I installed the compressor was by building this bracket that extends from the bed floor out into the empty space of between the inside and outside walls of the bed. In this bracket I included some large flanges that stick up to help block mud from reaching the compressor and filter. I know the pictures are not great and I could probably get some better ones if I need to.
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Old 12-30-2019, 10:19 PM   #11
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I tried to find some old pictures showing this stuff in more detail from when i installed this system, but I couldn't find them. So I took some quick pictures. The first picture is showing the air tank looking at it from the wheel well. In the top left you can see how it is bolted to the bed frame rails. I know its dark but in the top right, above the air tank, you can see the bottom of the bracket holding the compressor on. The second and third pictures show the hose real. I have a cap over the quick disconnect to prevent mud from getting in it. The last picture shows the compressor bracket I built. The way I installed the compressor was by building this bracket that extends from the bed floor out into the empty space of between the inside and outside walls of the bed. In this bracket I included some large flanges that stick up to help block mud from reaching the compressor and filter. I know the pictures are not great and I could probably get some better ones if I need to.


Where did you find the reel?


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Old 01-02-2020, 03:31 PM   #12
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The reel is a craftsman reel meant to be mounted with a swivel on the wall. I made a different mounting bracket for it. I believe Northern tool sells one very similar.

Here is the link:
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...kaAhACEALw_wcB
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Old 01-02-2020, 04:25 PM   #13
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Looking for install pics and tips of; compressor, tanks, gauges and switches. Ordered a VIAIR constants duty with a 2.5 gallon tank. Right now, main use would be to air up tires, but I see bags in my future.


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Did you get a single compressor or the twin pack . Also you will need a pressure switch and relay for the compressors . Do you need a wiring diagram ?
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Old 01-04-2020, 06:31 AM   #14
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Did you get a single compressor or the twin pack . Also you will need a pressure switch and relay for the compressors . Do you need a wiring diagram ?


Single compressor. I was under the impression that this kit has everything I need??




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Old 01-04-2020, 09:34 AM   #15
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Single compressor. I was under the impression that this kit has everything I need??




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In for the install and updates. Iím looking to do this as well.
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:22 PM   #16
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You should check into CO2.
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:24 AM   #17
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I like the ranch hand bumper idea
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From your post I was thinking you only got the compressor and tank . Yes that should be everything I would change the line to a dot and get ptc fittings .
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From your post I was thinking you only got the compressor and tank . Yes that should be everything I would change the line to a dot and get ptc fittings .


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Old 01-08-2020, 05:49 PM   #20
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Your tires must leak a lot!!
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:57 PM   #21
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I have the Viair compressor, mated it to an old 2 gallon air tank, used the tank pressure switch. I love it.
I have a couple of extra 2 & 3 gallon air tanks if anyone is interested
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Old 01-09-2020, 07:14 AM   #22
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Your tires must leak a lot!!


Do you require a full description of why I got this?


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Old 01-09-2020, 08:49 AM   #23
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You should check into CO2.
This.

I have an ARB installed in my TJ and it takes forever to air up a tire. I went with CO2 on my JK and its a world of difference. Can go from 10 PSI to 37 in a minute or so. No wiring up and i just mounted the bottle with a quick release in the back so its out of the way. They sell roll bar mounts but I wanted it out of sight to deter the window shoppers. 1 tank will refill about 20 tires and its like 15 to 20 bucks to refill. The whole setup with hose, bottle, regulator and full tank was 300 bucks from a guy in South Houston. Powertank sells them for 6 or 7 hundred online but I wasn't about to spend that much.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:44 AM   #24
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Instead of the compressor, I would look into a CO2 tank. A 20 pound bottle will air up hundreds of tires and doesn't take up very much space. Regulator costs about $32 and around 6 to 9 dollars to fill the bottle.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:32 AM   #25
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I already have the compressor and tank.


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Old 01-11-2020, 05:57 PM   #26
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It was a joke bud lighten up.
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