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I just baught an arb compressor used.
The guy said it works great but he didnt give me anything but the comp,or directions on how to hook it up or what parts I need to make it opperate properly. I have a rear air locker that came with the switch and solanoid, I know theres more to it then that.
The air compressor has 5 ports the guy marked the holes fr,rr,chuck,intake and one more I dont understand what it says.
Do I need relays,pressure switches,special intake filter.
I just dont want to screw it up and I havent hooked one up before.
If I could see a setup I would be able to figure it out but im nowere near anyone I know that has one any Ideas would be great.
THANKS
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Once again Woody comes to the rescue.
IH8MUD.com has the ARB tech manual posted under the gears and lockers section. The .jpeg images are not great but they may give you an idea of what goes where.
 

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did it come with the wiring harness? mine has a wiring harness set up for front/rear switches and the on/off switch for the compressor.

the tech manual on ih8mud is what i used to wire mine up

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I emailed this direct to you, but anyway:

You have 4 output ports:

You can use them anyway you want, but the way I set mine up is:

2 front ports - 1 is solenoid to front ARB, other is pressure guage
2 rear ports - 1 is for pressure switch, the other I use for an air chuck for emergency tire fill only

All 4 ports are connected to the tank and piston - there is no difference.

Intake: I go to a simple 'breather' style air filter at the end of 16" of hose.

If you need to run 2 ARBs, you can eliminate the air chuck.

Hope this helps,

Jim
 

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Thanks for the info.
Thats exactly the answers I was looking for. The web site idea is cool, I knew there was one out there some where.

TLCObsession can I run a tank with this comp?

Now I'll have a better time at the con with an air locker working properly.


Just to fill you in on what I did to my TLC FJ40. 400hp TPI,TH400,R dana60,FR dana44,SOA,extended wheel base, pwr str,etc;etc;etc.
 

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I wouldn't run a tank. You could, but the ARB's aren't really meant to run continuously. THat section of stainless steel pipe is the 'tank' on the compressor.

When I put mine together, I used teflon paste instead of tape. I can pressurize my lockers and 2 days later I only have lost 10 psi from the system (I put the guage on ($6.99 at a good hardware store - Hardware Sales since you lived here!) so that I could monitor & troubleshoot my air system if needed.

That said, you could get an air tank (a Wally world air pig 5 or 7 gallon) and mount it. Instead of the compressor working its butt off to fill it, you could pre-fill it at home or a station with free air before firing up the ARB so it doesn't work too hard. That way the ARB compressor will last.

HTH,

JIm

[ 10-04-2001: Message edited by: TLCObsession ]
 
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