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Infernozx 09-19-2001 10:50 PM

H8monday, OBA advice.
 
I was browsing the pic dump forum when I stumbled across your string of posts, I was just wondering, where exactly did you put your tank and how big.

I've seen them all over the place (below hood infront of window, to above the axles.) I just wanted to know what YOU did, cause I'm gona blatently copy you.
Also, how big and what type of tank?

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H8monday 09-20-2001 12:27 AM

Re: H8monday, OBA advice.
 
I used a 5.25 gallon, "Speed Air" Compressor tank. i bought it at Graingers for about $55.
It is mounted above the rear axle, between the gas tank and the rear riser hump in the tub. An output with a quick connect are located at the right rear and the front left, on the frame. I protect the quick connects from mud and dirt by placing 1" rubber chair leg caps, over the connects.
http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_u...1-MVC-025S.JPG
http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_u...3-MVC-014S.JPG
The air solonoids for the ARB and air horn, along with the pressure switch, regulators, filters, and air manifold are all under the hood on brackets.
http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_u...6-MVC-006F.JPG

Jeff
89 YJ
Adversity is imminent, versatility is mandatory, misery is optional.

Infernozx 09-20-2001 01:25 AM

Re: H8monday, OBA advice.
 
How is the ARB?

After hearing how many problems people had with them, and then how expensive they were I was thinking "el cheapo" limited slip in the back, and welded, or Detroit in the front. (Prolly welded cause it's cheaper, and it would be the stock D30 until I can find a D44.)

Also, whats the motive in your madness for ss braided lines?

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H8monday 09-20-2001 01:50 AM

Re: H8monday, OBA advice.
 
The ARB's are brutaly strong as long as they are in a strong axle. They got a bad rap when so many people were running them in D35 which would tear themselves along with the ARB apart due to flexing. I would not run an ARB in the rear, I like the Detroit, its as reliable as gravity. The rear does the lions share of the work, so by using an ARB you dont tear up your steering linkage, front U joints, or overheat your PS pump when you dont need to. The ARB when disengaged does not try to drag the front end in a straight line when your trying to turn on rock with 4 lbs of air in your tires. I used to have to fight all the time with a Detroit in the front just maintaining a line choice, (most of the time unsuccessfully). My ARB has been extremely reliable in the front except for one time when a branch lodged itself in my steering durring a river crossing, and ripped the hose from the diff. I now run a stronger stainless line and improved fittings at the housing.
There are more than one way to skin a cat, but I would not exchange the Detroit rear, ARB front for any other combo. It would be nice if ARB made a competition version, that was locked normaly and unlocked with air, just in case you lost your air source.
Welding your front will put a lot of stress on your D30, but you will love it, on climbs and obstacles that dont require tight turning with no forward motion. Still I wouldnt recomend it, the D30 is a decent axle, but you will give it a premature death if pushed hard while welded.

Jeff
89 YJ
Adversity is imminent, versatility is mandatory, misery is optional.


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