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On board air set ups?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by JerryM, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Oct 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM
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    Anybody out there running a tank less on board air system. I want to install one inside the engine bay. Looking at the ARB but wanted to see which one everybody else is using and what you guys think. It has to be good with dust as we are all over the dessert. Please let me know your thoughts.
    Thanks all

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  2. Oct 16, 2016 at 3:02 PM
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    Arb all the way. I had the ckma12 in my truck and it was great. Before I had a dual viair setup with a tank. The arb performed much better.

    Slee off road also has a nice mount for the 4runner.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2016 at 7:04 PM
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  4. Oct 16, 2016 at 7:51 PM
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    It seems like you can't beat the ARB i've been online researching and i just purchased the CKMA12 and the complete hose kit. Should be here with two weeks. I'll post up after install.
    As for the radio i just have a motorola hand held CB. I am looking to upgrade because the range is bad. Next thing to research .
     
  5. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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    I agree ARB all the way. Pricey, but worth every penny. I'll research the 2 way as well. Need a stationary unit and hand held.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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    I've got the CKMTA12 compressor, throws out a lot of air! Been flawless on my rig for the last 6 months that I've had it. Primary reason for me is to power my dual air lockers, but I've also got a 2.5 gallon tank to aid in speed for airing up and running tools if necessary. The dual compressor with tank packs a punch!
     
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  7. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:03 PM
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    Are you looking VHF or just regular CB? I was looking for a dual band where you can use one or the other. I'm not sure about all this stuff so i spend time reading things and looking for input. Thanks I keep looking and posting findings.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:09 PM
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    Both bands would be great. Similar to what the tow-trucks use. Thanks and I'll start learning as well.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:12 PM
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    Scanners would be neat as well. Pretty sure everything is digital these days.
     
  10. Nov 14, 2016 at 8:32 PM
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    I'm looking forward to your follow up, it's high on my list to install onboard air.
     
  11. Nov 15, 2016 at 4:18 PM
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    Ok I got my air system up and running and yes it's excellent. Took a trip out to the desert and it worked great . We aired down to about 20lbs on each vehicle and at the end hooked the hose up flipped the switch and instant air follow. Love it. I need to find a way to store the hose in the engine bay so it's not in the cubby in the way back. I think i will put it on the mounting bracket next to the pump and just strap it down I tried it on the street and it worked great but need to try off roading.The install is easy as long as you get all the parts. The mounting bracket i got from Slee Off Road great .The wiring is straight forward the hardest part is deciding to cut a hole in your dash. And picking the right spot lots of stuff right behind the bash from wires to braces.I would recommend this to all. The easy off not having to pull out your pump from the rest of your gear in the truck and mess with plugging it in then airing up and then putting it all back after it cools down is priceless. Here is some pics. Good luck black Friday is almost here.

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    Hey all! Super new to this but what are you guys using you on board air systems for?
     
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    You can use it for airing up your tires after off roading even use it for cleaning your air filter ( that's my uses ) or some on board air systems you use it for air tools for repairs .
     
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    ARB redesigned the air hose connection to the compressor! The old style metal one would get hot as lava when in use. NICE!
     
  15. Nov 16, 2016 at 8:26 AM
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    Nice......thanks for sharing with us ! I ordered a kit off your review, should be here by the weekend. I didn't order the mounting plate just yet cause I like to tinker and probably have everything I need to make one.

    That's gotta feel awesome having, you know the saying there I'm sure.

    I feel your pain on hole cutting, my truck is 27 years old and the dash is clean as could be. I'd hate to be the first to do any mods but I am keeping this baby.

    Nice rig by the way ! Looks very functional :bowdown:

    I'll follow up on my install just in case anyone with a 1990 wants to see.

    Thanks again!
     
  16. Nov 16, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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    My first 4runner was a 95 red one that i had modified and loved it but that crappy 3.0 V6 blew up and then i put a rebuilt one in it and again it blew. But off roading was incredible i will look for a photo.

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    Good looking truck, that's to bad. I traded my 78 K10 4X4 for this Toyota, and it has a V6 with 174,000 miles on it. So far it's been great. Had the mechanic do a complete check and he gave it 100% after changing an axle and a few other minor things.

    We did a trial run up to Rhyolite and Beatty to mine explorer and check out the statues/outdoor art park and it ran great, tested the 4X4 very mildly. It brought to mind airing down and the need for onboard air.

    I was looking at tacos and the new 4 runner, love the new look and all but just wasn't willing to do another note even with great credit. The wife's runner was paid off a few years ago so hopefully this one will last for awhile.
     
  18. Jul 29, 2017 at 6:09 AM
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    Where did you get the system from and also the mounting bracket? Was it a easy install? I plan on making this my next upgrade
     
  19. Jul 29, 2017 at 6:53 AM
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    I ended up ordering my pump and hose kit on Amazon and then the bracket i ordered from Sale OffRoad. The easiest install 4 bolts into existing threaded holes. everything comes with it that's needed.
    Make sure when get the pump you have to get the hose kit it has the fittings that are needed.

    Good luck
     
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  20. Sep 10, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    I wanted to ask ya, how come the switch couldnt be made to fit the spot on the left side where that other button would go? vs cutting. Thanks for the pics! helped me decide on placement for my install!
     
  21. Sep 10, 2017 at 6:43 PM
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    Like this?
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  22. Sep 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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    You can order ones that fit . I tried to put one in the above shown empty location but it did not fit. Since those pictures I have installed two more switches to match the small button type and they all line up. Good luck.
     

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