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OBA question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Muddytazz, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I've got most of my OBA stuff gathered up for install. But I've got a question to throw out to the others that have installed or anyone that knows air physics /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    I'm going to be running (2) 5gal air tanks. When I go to run my air line back to the tanks off the manifold should I:

    A) Run 1 line to tank-a, then over to tank-b from tank-a

    B) Run 2 separate lines from the manifold to each tank separately.


    My plan was to have tank-a routed out the front of the burb and tank-b to run to the rear of the burb. Yeah I know its overkill, but what the hell, I like overkill and I'm going to do it /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Any input would be appreciated /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    hey that was my question,LOL although with the way I changed my shocks I might be able to mount a bigger tank under the rig... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    but I like the idea of having the tanks out of the weather so I was gonna do two small ones on each side of the back end.
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    It doesn't matter how you run the lines to them. I personally would do it with the least amount of fittings and air line possible. This will make for less chance of leaks. 2 lines would not fill the tanks any faster than 1 would.
     
  4. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Right now i'm leaning towards running 2 separate lines. I'm running a 2" body lift so line routing is of no real concern. I'm just trying to figure out which way is going to be less taxing on the compressor.
     
  5. got_mud

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    either way will be the same load on the compressor. concern yourself more with where you are going to drain moisture and oil from.
     
  6. alec78

    alec78 1/2 ton status

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    either way will be the same load on the compressor. concern yourself more with where you are going to drain moisture and oil from.

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    In line oil and water seperator between the pressure release valve and the compressor.
     

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