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onboard air suggestions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by beefjerky, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. beefjerky

    beefjerky Registered Member

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    i would like to install an onboard air system. i need a system for an arb, tire inflation and so on. ineed to know what to purchase and what not to purchase. thanks rob86k5
     
  2. BUDDY

    BUDDY 1/2 ton status

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    Go here,

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.onboardair.com/links/links.html>http://www.onboardair.com/links/links.html</a>

    HTH,

    Buddy

    72 K-5, 33x12.5's, 350/350/205,12-bR,d44F soon to be 39.5'x15.5s, EFI502/nv4500/doubler205, d60F, d70R. Stay tuned.
     
  3. BIGJ

    BIGJ 1/2 ton status Author

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    Or you could do this <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/york.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/york.shtml</a>

    BIGJ
     
  4. hoserr

    hoserr Registered Member

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    i went the electrical way, Quickair. not the cheepest but definately easy. buy it, wire it, use it, i had the compressor kind but didn't want the weight, so i scraped it.the new way works good too. goes from 15lbs -25lbs in a few minutes. easy to mount also.

    uh, think it'll fit?
     
  5. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Is there an electric compressor that has the output to run air tools? If so what is it and what does it run?

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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  7. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    build-it-yourself CO2 tank? 8)

    J


    See the on-going build up of my '85 Jimmy! <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown>http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown</a>
     
  8. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    i saw a twin 2.5 gal (5gal total) gas powed compressor for 99 at harbor freight. if you have the space, it could save you a hell of a trouble and time. just bring it along when you plan on going wheeling...

    ARQ.

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  9. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Do you want AC compressor type or electrical pump?

    I will tell you about my electrical if you are interested in that option.

    Currently I am working on an inline regulator for my ARB so I can take advantage of my pumps 150psi potential.

    Dave

    Rehab is for quitters.
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  10. beefjerky

    beefjerky Registered Member

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    i just want to add a 2.5 gal tank with a couple of outlets. would the arb pump be up to the task of operating the tank(s) and the locker? any suggestions on tank(s) placement? thanks
     
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    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    I asked Arb that same question, if their compressor could handle filling up a small tank, etc. and they told me NO.
    Boss

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    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    There are better compressors for less money anyway.

    They may take up more room under the hood tho - usually not a prob on K5s.....

    Dave

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  13. BIGRIG

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    In the late 70 chevy vans they had a york with brackets that mounts right to you motor and if you grind an inch or so off you can use the a/c too. real cheap getup watch the local yard and I will try to find the write up on this if you want. pm me.

    Chris



    MY DRINKING TEAM HAS A FOUR WHEELING PROBLEM![​IMG]
     
  14. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    the real question is whether or not you could use a CO2 tank to operate a ARB diff....

    J


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    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    I'm interested in this 70's van thing, if you have a write up or something send it my way would ya thanks.

    Like em big and topless
    You call THAT...a 4x4....LMAO?
     
  16. dawson444

    dawson444 1/2 ton status

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    Would appriciate it if you would send it my way too.

    Dawson
    Raleigh, NC

    88 K5, 6" lift, 36" TSL Radials, 14 Bolt, Rancho 9012s
     
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    doonjumper 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=green>I went with extreme air. Puts out 145 psi. Comes with all hardware circuit breaker,wiring, and good instructions. Looks awsum too. It was kinda pricy but what the heck when it comes to my truck the sky's the limit. I just told my wife to work some extra overtime.</font color=green>[​IMG]

    [image]http://www.paceparts.com/images/smily1.gif[/image]
     

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