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06-08-2012, 07:08 PM #11
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I haven't completed my system but I have my tank mounted where my spare tire used to be. It's nice and tucked up. I think my compressor is gunna go in my tool box and have a hose reel inside the box so I can pull it out and then it'll rewind it self back into my box2009 chevy 1500 z71 4x4
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06-08-2012, 11:50 PM #12
Surreal, what do you plan to use air for mainly, if you don't mind me asking? Engine driven compressors put out a lot of CFM, you may be able to get away with a small tank, or possibly no tank. I have an old York compressor sitting in storage, but it seemed like to much work for what I needed it for, plus I didn't know how much of a strain it would put on my engine. If you decide not to go the EDC route, there are other good 12V compressors....Air Zenith is one that comes to mind. Oasis is another, but you're going to spend a pretty penny for that one.
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06-09-2012, 12:51 AM #13
Tool use is my worst case scenario and while it'd be occasional I'm now designing around that so that I have capacity if/when I want it ... rather than installing an electric (sub 2 CFM) unit and then having remorse about it. I'm also learning that a DIY EDC should be a heck of a lot cheaper than any pre-made kit ... which is one more reason it's appealing ... as it provides more ... for less costs less. Also, the kits seem to skimp; I'd prefer to use braided lines, if possible, and I've seen no kit that has them.
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06-09-2012, 10:26 AM #14
FYI, I used DOT airbrake lines and fittings on my whole system. Haven't had any problems going on 3 1/2 years now.
06-09-2012, 07:11 PM #15
Sur I am of the same thought as others in drilling new holes. Shouldn't be an issue for strength. I have seen people use there side steps as tanks. Just close the ends up and tap in a PSV (Pressure Safety Valve). Your issue was with fear of issue's in an accident. There would be a breif rapid release of pressure but it is short lived. As long as the compressor doesn't put out large amounts of air. I have had to make repairs on pressurized lines and just removed a fitting and used a rag folded as a "mit" to catch the fitting after the inital "blast" of air. As far as running pipe I would use both flex and hard pipe. When you get to that stage give me a ring. Or we can go over it later in the month when we get together for an adult beverage.
06-09-2012, 07:46 PM #16
06-26-2012, 09:54 AM #17
Do you still have your spare tire? On my friends '05, we took off his spare and made a custom bracket which litterally took no effort in making.
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06-26-2012, 09:56 AM #18
My OEM spare is removed. I'm going to attempt to mount a matched full-size spare in its place; we'll see how that goes this weekend. Even if it fails, I -will- find a way to carry a full-size spare in the stock location ... so that location is out for mounting other things.
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