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Unread 08-14-2005, 08:54 AM   #1
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arb air supply idea.

after hours of planning the hardmounting of my little 12v compressor, installing a tank, pressure switch and all the other garbage to have a constant, reliable way of powering my arb-i started looking at the co2 option. just couldn't find a place to mount the large 10# tanks commonly used. now, as handy as the powertank type setup is for tires, my electric suits my need just fine-so i'm not ready to give up that much space for a large tank. then it hit me-those 20 oz. or whatever co2 bottles they use for painball guns. with as little volume as an arb requires, they should last a long time, and a spare is cheap/light/small enough to keep a full spare in the jeep(i'll probably just build the mount to hold 2 of them) fittings are easily available to get to npt threads. add a fixed regulator, run a line to the arb solenoid, and your done, right? anyone else done/thought about this? reasons it wont work?

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Unread 08-14-2005, 12:05 PM   #2
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never mind, just noticed that power tank sells this setup for 280 bucks. way cheaper to set up yourself. at least i know it will work though.
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Unread 08-14-2005, 12:23 PM   #3
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Ever thought about doing the York OBA setup? You would have all the air you would ever need and you can run air tool and seat tire beads as well. You can get into the york set up for about the same price as the Power Tank set up, and even get a spare compressor to boot.
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i ran a york on my last jeep. i liked it, and considered setting another up, and still may-but its a ways off. i'm not doing a powertank for tires- a much smaller one that i've got less than 60 bucks in, including pressure regulator and all. strictly for the arb. dont carry air tools on this jeep- too much other stuff higher on the priority list for that space and weight. and since this jeep runs 235-75x15 tires, my little 12v compressor airs tires up fairly quickly.

but yeah, i f i need large volume of air, a york (or sanden or one of the others) would be my first choice.
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here's a CO2 mounted in a wrangler.....just to give you an idea of how much space it would take up mounted...





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Yes, the small 5lbs power tank is nice for the ARBs. Call Steve at Power Tank he has all kinds of options that are not on his website. Here is a tip for those of you filling your tank. Fill the tanks at a food service company (Where they sell Coke or Pepsi for the soda fountain) rather than a welding shop and it will be about 1/2 the price.

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Yes, the small 5lbs power tank is nice for the ARBs. Call Steve at Power Tank he has all kinds of options that are not on his website. Here is a tip for those of you filling your tank. Fill the tanks at a food service company (Where they sell Coke or Pepsi for the soda fountain) rather than a welding shop and it will be about 1/2 the price.

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Hey, now that is something I didn't know! My local "AirGas" charges $12 for a 15lbs tank... It doesn't break the bank, BUT I know of a few bev. places that are closer to my house... and if I can save a few bucks for more mods...

Thanks for the tip!!
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Yes, the small 5lbs power tank is nice for the ARBs. Call Steve at Power Tank he has all kinds of options that are not on his website. Here is a tip for those of you filling your tank. Fill the tanks at a food service company (Where they sell Coke or Pepsi for the soda fountain) rather than a welding shop and it will be about 1/2 the price.

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what is the total cost for that set up? my ARB compressor was 150.00
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what is the total cost for that set up? my ARB compressor was 150.00
Right, and you get the really nice ARB wiring harness with it, which I still use. I don't regret buying the ARB compressor now that I have a York system. I put a 12V auto power plug on it and a 3' hose so it is now a general portable inflator.
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