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tahahahaha!!! What an old thread. It made me think though, has anybody been able to use the compressor pump for BOTH OBA and for AC in the truck?? I did the AC pump mod to some of my old trucks and it worked awesome for filling up the tires. Now i'm rockin the viair and it works great, but I can't idle it up to keep up with my friends with their toyota pumps. I have AC in my truck and everyones jealous come summer time!!! I'm o.k. with my set up being a little slower, but I was just curious if theres a way to double duty it, not at the same time of course. just wondering. way to keep a thread alive!!!
 

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FYI I got the OBA kit from www.frontrangeoffroadfab.com and it was only 160.00 and it bolted right on in about 10 minutes. you get everything you pictured and also get an air manifold with about 8 ports and it puts out enough air to run some air tools. mine saved my ass on upper heldo when my center pin broke and i needed my air cut off saw to modify a bolt.
Doesn't seem like Front Range Offroad carries this anymore. (nothing on there website) anyone know of any other vendors that offer a complete kit?
 

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anyone sell a kit? front range no longer has it listed and kilby makes stuff for heeps

daves has a kit 99$ http://www.davezoffroadperformance.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=825 but doesnt look like it has an oiler or seperator or am i just not seeing it??? id much rather order a kit that has everything ready to bolt on instead of driving all around my small town getting the wrong size fittings etc etc hasstles.
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dave'z kit is legit, I've got it, and it comes with all the goods needed to make a working system, give Dave a call to get all the answers you want.

the only stuff you'll need to pick up is some heater hose, and extra fittings to suit your installation. you T in to the engine air intake as to basically piggyback on the engine air filter, the in-line oiler goes in before the compressor, i slipped 3/8" hose in to 5/8" to make a reducer for the inline oiler. i'll get you a picture tomorrow.

connections to the a/c compressor are by the stock hoses, you have to cut the aluminum collar the holds the hose on to the metric connection (there's a name for it but i can't recall), then you just slip either the rubber heater hose (intake) or the 3/8" air line (discharge) and use a hose clamp to make the connection.

discharge goes to the tank under the bed, i put the pressure switch back there. then made some simple brackets to put the air chucks where i wanted.

wiring is extremely simple. fused power to a switch in the cab, then to the pressure switch, then to the a/c clutch and ground.

i'll get some pictures tomorrow evening if you'd like.
 

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dave'z kit is legit, I've got it, and it comes with all the goods needed to make a working system, give Dave a call to get all the answers you want.

the only stuff you'll need to pick up is some heater hose, and extra fittings to suit your installation. you T in to the engine air intake as to basically piggyback on the engine air filter, the in-line oiler goes in before the compressor, i slipped 3/8" hose in to 5/8" to make a reducer for the inline oiler. i'll get you a picture tomorrow.

connections to the a/c compressor are by the stock hoses, you have to cut the aluminum collar the holds the hose on to the metric connection (there's a name for it but i can't recall), then you just slip either the rubber heater hose (intake) or the 3/8" air line (discharge) and use a hose clamp to make the connection.

discharge goes to the tank under the bed, i put the pressure switch back there. then made some simple brackets to put the air chucks where i wanted.

wiring is extremely simple. fused power to a switch in the cab, then to the pressure switch, then to the a/c clutch and ground.

i'll get some pictures tomorrow evening if you'd like.
here is the in-line oiler and bracket i made to keep it from flopping around and make filling it with oil once every 6 months or so easier. i just slipped to hoses together to make a reducer. i should probably put some hose clamps on the smaller hose now that i think about it, maybe it'll get rid of that wet spot :homer:


this is how the OBA is plumbed in to the engine air system. the hose marked with the green arrows comes off the intake manifold and goes under the runners, cut a little section out and put the white T from dave'z in there. the blue arrows show where air goes when the compressor is switched on. seeing as it robs some air after the MAF sensor, does it mess with the engine idle? it's barely noticeable, even when the engine is cold, also the check engine light never comes on as a result. so why mess with success? :D

the red arrow is the discharge of the compressor. you can see it is clamped to an aluminum pipe, this pipe is what you have to carefully extract from the stock AC hose for both the suction and discharge.

in to the air tank under the bed. i added a t-fitting to get the pressure switch out of the way. i used the two side ports of the tank for air take offs, plugged the lowest hole for a drain that i open up once a year.


air take off from one of the side ports, 90 degree elbow fitting i bought to avoid kinking the hose.


custom bracket.
 
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