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Onboard Air?

Anyone have an air compressor on their truck?

Basically what I want to do is find a compressor that'll fit somewhere underneath my bed and run the hookup for a remotely attached air hose, if that makes sense...

i want to be able to hook a hose up like this, but not directly to the tank like this:



more like this, but i want the hookup to be under the gas lid...



i don't know how big of a tank i would need. i want to be able to add, let's say at least 10psi to each of my 32" tires... w/o having to wait for the tank to refill...

i figure this would be handy for airing up my tires, beach stuff, tubes, etc...
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Christian, check this place out.....I don't know about price, but they look expensive:

http://www.readyair.com/12v.htm
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4 wheel parts has nice stuff too!
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I got it, but it's on my Jeep.

If you are going winch, then have you looked in Warn? They also have those portable compressors.

If you want speed, then you can't beat the York that I have. That electric crap does not even come close. If you don't want your A/C (which I doubt) you can also easily turn your stock A/C compressor into you pump.
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i have a portable compressor... i just figured having something built in would be more convenient... if it's cost effective.

i don't really wanna spend more than $200 on the project...
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like buck said look around on some of the jeep forums. i know alot of people have OBA on their wranglers. but also like buck said you have to get rid of your a/c.
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not losing my ac... i've seen plenty of trucks with on board air that still have their ac.
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I've never looked into it but they sell a bunch here

http://www.hornblasters.com/products...y.php?class=15
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basically, the bigger the tank - the more air you have. so if you don't wanna wait for the tank to fill up for every tire, then get a 5gal tank or bigger. but good luck fitting that under your truck!
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im sure Tre will chime in sooner or later, but hes got a really nice compressor system in his truck.

I believe he bought all the stuff from www.hornblasters.com but im not sure.
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Yeah, I've got over $500 into my on board air setup.

I used to have one ViAir 380c compressor and that was ok, til I went camping and it took awhile in between tank fills to blow up my mattress.. So that pushed me to go dual 380c's.

That coupled with my 2 3gal firestone 150psi air tanks and quick connect in the middle... All wrapped under the lid of the shiny box in my bed... Here's what I have..

Went from this awhile back

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To this now... With the painted manifold to seal it up and make it look nice.. 2 380c's

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If you want quality, you're gonna have to fork out the cash for it. It's all possible with what you want to do, but with that budget, you won't get much.

Hope I could help! Let me know if you have more questions about this, I'm quite good with onboard air stuff now...
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If you can fab the bracket to mount the York (or Sanden for newer style, but you need to add an oiler....no big deal really) you can easily do it for under 200. Especially if you do not add a tank.

I'm pretty sure there is someone out there on ORR that did fab one up using a Sanden compressor, but that was a VERY long time ago for me.
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I have a 3 gallon tank and a Viair 380 and it likes to run right up to 200 psi, but it is so slow to fill up. To fill a 32" tire or 4 will require more than just a large tank, that kind of volume without the compressor kicking on or running will be hard to do. A good duty cycle is important and quality compressor are key.
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i don't want to fill them up...

just air them down sometimes for the beach or offroad then have the ability to air em back up...
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