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I need some ARB air line.

Anyone have some airline laying around for an ARB locker? The damn stuff is metric and I can't find it locally without paying a hefty price. I only need about 5 feet. Enough to replace a broken line from my firewall to the front diff.
Thanks in advance for any help. BTW, an ARB dist. wants over $1/ft for it. I think it's lined in gold..........
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Re: I need some ARB air line.

Post or send me your mailing address, TazMan.
I've got some.

But ya really ought to get some decent hose on it ...
There's plenty of hydraulic shops in Phoenix.
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Re: I need some ARB air line.

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Re: I need some ARB air line.

You can find it at MSC Direct (mail order) along with all kinds of fittings for it. The metric line works perfectly with 3/16" fittings, especially the push-to-connect type. I'll take the other direction from Jaffer and say that the plastic line works great. Routed correctly you should never have a problem with it. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mscdirect.com>www.mscdirect.com</a>
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Re: I need some ARB air line.

OK, Mike.\
I'll mail it to ya ...
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Re: I need some ARB air line.

I'm not going to debate the nylon tubing/custom hose subject but I bought some 5mm OD, 1mm wall black nylon 11 tubing from Mcmaster-Carr for $.26/foot in a 25 foot roll. Compared to the blue line it is identical except for the color. I also bought 3/16" push-to-connect fittings from them. Yes, 3/16" fittings work fine on 5mm tubing. I have part numbers if interested.

Mcmaster Carr: 562.692.5911 or http://mcmastercarr.com

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Re: I need some ARB air line.

Mike-
The ARB blue line was posted to you via Priority Mail this morning.
UOMe [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
The blue tubing (why did you say you needed some more?), the electric selenoids, the switches and the compressor are the biggest complaints you hear about ARBs other than leaking unions.
I went to bomb proof route. CO2, air toggle and braided stainless line.
The blue line is fine for an open exhaust bleader though ... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]




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Re: I need some ARB air line.

Jaffer, how about the source and part # for that manual switch.

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Re: I need some ARB air line.

Man I sure appreciate your promptness in helping me out. And yes, I do owe you. If you need something, let me know.

I had disconnected the line at the diff to try and use an air gun to shift the locker over because it wasn't working. It turned out to be a plugged check valve in the compressor. But I didn't hook the line back up before heading off to work and the wind blowing under my Jeep at 75 m.p.h. pushed the line into the exhaust pipe and melted it in half. Now my compressor works, but I can't hook it to the diff to see if the locker is working[img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
I still need another solenoid for my air tanks(built into my rock rails), but that'll have to wait. The company I called wanted $58 for one. I told him NO THANK YOU and hung up. I can just fill the tanks up before I leave for the trails.

BTW, I thought about changing to the quick connect fittings, but the threaded nipple in the diff is metric and I really didn't want to start yanking it out.
Also, where does your CO2 source come from? Do you have a tank on board? Sounds like a lot of trouble. I like the idea of a manual set-up though. I have the same idea, just want to get the locker working first. My set-up will be just a ball valve in the center console though. Just turn the handle and it's locked. Then I'll use the solenoid to fill up my tanks, and all will be good again.
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Re: I need some ARB air line.

I can help you with Jaffer's source of that air switch. I used the same one after seeing his setup. You can get one from Struble Fluid Power in Denver at (303)935-3866. The part number is CLA MJTV and they are about $12 each.
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