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I bought a complete 3rd member with an ARB in it but no switches, hoses, etc. I want to set this up with a CO2 tank in my front axle. Is there any reason I can't make a hardware store setup with a connection at the diff, hose, air on/off switch, and the CO2 tank regulated to less than 105 psi? Is there anything I HAVE to buy from ARB to make this work?

The ARB only needs 105 psi or less to activate, right?

Thanks for any help,

Allan
 

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I don't think you need any where near 105psi
but I may be wrong.

The fittings you can get from any hardware store what are you using for supply, just remember you need some sort of cut off valve.

Rhino

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Should be able to do it. Really only need 80-90 PSI. Make sure your connections are tight and you turn off the tank when you are stopped for a long period of time, Like at night when you are camping. You should run an ARB type solenoid to turn it on or off. Something that will bleed off the air when you shut it off, locked (spooled) front ends on Toyota's are a bitch to turn. Someone told me that you can use the emergency air valve off a big rig to control the ARB. Push it in and it bleeds the air off and turns off the locker, Pull out and it turns it on. I run ARB's front and rear and only use the front locker 5-10% of the time.
 

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AFAIK, ARB's stuff has the regulator set at 80PSI.

You need a way to provide 80PSI to the ARB and maintain it to keep it locked, and then a way to release it to unlock the diff. To me this means two valves and a regulator:

1 valve opens and closes between the tank and the airline. You open this until the Diff locks, then close it to seal the tank from the line, in case the line leaks / gets torn, you can use it to prevent the tank from emptying into the line.

Then you open the other valve letting the air in the line escaping to the atmosphere, unlocking the diff.
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Originally posted by MasterYota:
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AFAIK, ARB's stuff has the regulator set at 80PSI.
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My ARB compressor comes on at 80 psi and shuts off at 110 psi and there is no regulator on it that I know of.
 

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I run a CO2 tank and ARBs. I set the regulator at 60psi. I ve been told this helps the seals last longer. It has worked perfectly. the only thing I would get from
ARB is the solonoid. The originals vent to
atomosphere when deactivated to release the
pressure in the system. (there are"in" and "out" ports.) if you install it backward it wont work. If the switch is cheap,I'd get that too because the look really cool.
You will love having the ARB
 

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We have a PowerTank supplying the ARB in the front my my daughters Toy and it works great. It's a very simple set up. I have a simple 3-way manifold with a quick-disconect on one end, a 100psi pressure relieve valve in the middle and a comperssion fitting for the blue hose on the other end. Set the regulator for 90 psi and be happy. When the trip is through, disconnect the assy and connect your flexible air hose and refill your tires.

[ 08-16-2001: Message edited by: Rubicrawler ]
 
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