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Ok, I got a set of old International Air horns and cant decide if I want to put them on my truck or not. I know the biggest electrcial air pump made for air horns is not enough to push these so that means I need a tank. What would I all need to hook these up? Doesnt matter so me if the solenoid valve is electrical or manual like a little chain. I need an air pump but is there any kind that turn off when the tank reaches a certain psi? What would be a proper size tank? I can get almost any size at the farm store.
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suicidedoors.com | This ain't no damn corporation....

Theyve got all the compressors, tanks, hose, fittings and stuff you need.
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Compressor, tank, solenoid, pressure switch, fittings and air line. I would go with a Viair 380c compressor and a 2.5 gallon tank.
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The pressure switch is what turns the compressor on to start filling the tank up when the pressure gets low. I would go with a 110 on/ 150 off for your setup, thats what I'm running.
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id just get the adjustable ones that D block makes
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I can get everything together except where/what kind of a compressor do I get?
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Viair 380c. Post up what your going to get before you buy it so we can make sure your not getting junk
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Will do.
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Damn, I just looked that one up on ebay Trent and they are expensive. Hmm, I gonna have to re-think if I want to do this now if a pump is gonna be that much.
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Wait for one to pop up around the forums. RPS has them all the time.

I recommend the 380c since it's a constant duty cycle compressor. 2.5gal with one horn and one compressor won't be too spendy but enough for you to have fun with.

Bliztluft valves are $35 shipped, fittings run about $50 or so, depend on application, hoses run about $40-50 again depending on what you want, glowshift in cab pressure gauge if you want something like that runs $40 or so shipped, wiring and misc parts are about $20 or so.

Compressors usually pop up for about $80 on forums or so, and tanks also pop up for pretty cheap. Keep your eyes peeled man.

All else fails, ask Trent, Evan, Beard, Shane, Korey or myself. We seem to know our stuff about products and installations on this forum.
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Thanks for the info. I have almost everything already except for a pressure valve and compressor. I guess I will just keep waiting until I see something but I am not forking over the money for something new like that. That is outrageous on the prices for what little of a pump you get. We just bought a brand new 20 gallon compressor for only $150 at work.
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It's all about application though. Think about it...

A compresor that takes up less than a cubic foot of space that pushes 200psi at only 12v....

I woudn't rock anything other than ViAir. They're top dogs. Don't settle for a cheap a$$ Harbor Freight one, please.
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I know. I am just pissed that it costs so much to have something fun to play with. If you could Trevor, could you keep your eye out on one for me? I mean just if you think about it. I would really appreciate it.
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I'll do what I can man!
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Awesome, thanks man.
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Invalid man.

Go with ViAir. Everything else is garbage.
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Ok, i dont get why the linky is not working
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Yeah stick with Viair. I need to order a few more parts so I can get mine up and running.
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Rob don't know if you have this already but here's a cheap tank..

FS: small chrome air tank - Ranger Power Sports Forum

It's 4gal and chrome. I did the unit conversion on it.
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viair or nothing. i don't even want to explain how many harbor fright compressors i've gone through. it's just not worth it. save your time.
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