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well looking at some horns/air systems. And was wondering if the compresser and tank that comes with this setupHERE Would work. The truck will be a trail truck someday, but thats years down the road. For now its a daily driver. That wants onboard air.

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Save your $250. Its probably a low-volume compressor and would suck for airing up tires. You might as well spend $40 at Kmart for the TruckAir compressor if you want something like that.
The "QuickAir" would be a little better, but more money.
The best and usually cheapest way by far is using an engine driven converted a/c compressor.
 

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I would love to get a ac compresser on my truck but its a v6 and i think its a lot of work to make it fit =(

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Nick, you need to get inventive....
I have seen alternaotrs on street rods driven off the drive shaft, so why not drive an air compressor off the Tcase? just add a pulley to the output flange and make a bracket for the comp, hook up a belt and as you drive, the compressor fills your onboard tank. then you can air up tires.
Just needs some imagination, a little ingenuity and voila' onboard air. <IMG SRC="smilies/blender.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by 4.3runner:
<STRONG>Nick, you need to get inventive....
I have seen alternaotrs on street rods driven off the drive shaft, so why not drive an air compressor off the Tcase? just add a pulley to the output flange and make a bracket for the comp, hook up a belt and as you drive, the compressor fills your onboard tank. then you can air up tires.
Just needs some imagination, a little ingenuity and voila' onboard air. <IMG SRC="smilies/blender.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
You are going to need one heck of a tank!!!! If Beebs can adapt a York AC compressor and still keep the stock AC compressor to have air I would think anything. Think people think. Now if the Toyota T-cases had a PTO take off that would be a different story.
 

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Umm. What if im ideling and airing up my tires? Then i would have to drive everytime i want to fill my tires =) Or use a air tool.
That would be funny watching someone try to do.
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Yeah, filling tires while you're driving could get kinda tricky if you had your compressor running off your driveshaft! <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

If I had a V6, I'd definitely figure out a way to mount an extra compressor. Its worth it! Where there's a will, there's a way. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Actually, I'll be putting a York on my 3.4L T100 someday, but there's a lot of room to work with in that engine bay compared to a 3.0 in a mini! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

If you don't have A/C, just get a stock compressor and stock a/c bracket and bolt it on. If you do have a/c, you could sacrifice it for OBA. Or you can figure out another way.
There was someone on here a while back that did it by mounting it where the battery is... that's not how I'd do it, but he said it worked.
 
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