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Old 11-20-2013, 09:16 AM
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Default Air compressor for air bags and fill location for air bags

Looking at getting a small inexpensive portable air compressor for my air bags and was wondering what anyone is using and what to stay away from? Don't want to have to mount one permanently as I have not decided exactly where I'm going to run my air lines. Plan is to install the air bags this weekend depending on what the Big Sky Garage decides to do!

Also, where are most of you running your air lines to? See in the directions that they show the lines running back to the rear bumper using the license plate mounts for the fill location. Again, I haven't decided exactly where I want to run my lines for a fill location so any insight would be appreciated.

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Old 11-20-2013, 09:49 AM
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Most trucks have the fill points back on the license plate like you said. I saw where a guy routed them to right inside his fuel door on the side of the gas cap, pretty slick. It really doesn't matter, just wherever you can find that is out of the way and convenient for you to use.

As far as compressors go, just about anything will do. The bags take very little volume to fill up. I think Slime Brand(the fix a flat tire stuff) has a real compact compressor.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:31 AM
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I have mine coming out the back, one on each side of the license plate.
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On my 3rd Gen Dodge there are 2 holes in the back of the bed right above the bumper that work great. They are totally out of the way, no chance of getting busted up, no dirt and mud gets on them.
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01 superduty.
I have my lines come in from the top inside fuel door.
There is a lot of space in between inner and outer bed walls.
I sat up in front of the tire and used a regular cordless drill to drill from the top of filler box.

Also I have the firestone air compressor mounted inside of frame rail behind the transfer case and the dual gage with separate switches for right and left bag.




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I put an airlift brand compressor on with wireless controller. I did this a little while after I put the bags on so I already had the lines running out the back. It comes with little T fittings so you can just tap it right into you existing lines. The best part about the wireless controller is you dont have to run any lines into your cab. Been on there for probably 4 years with no issues, way better than getting out to fill bags every time!
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I have a brand new compressor with the same gauge as Summ8RMK for sale. PM me if you are interested. I never used it and ended up going with a wireless setup. It was costly though and I can get you the setup you need with all the lines and wiring included.
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spend the extra money and get the compressor so you don't have to tote a compressor and its nice to be able to change the amount of PSI right from the cab. Just my .02.
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The old school method is fine just keep an air check with you and adjust and fill as needed at the gas station or where ever you can get air. But compressor mounted is easier! Or try a portable compressor that you clip to your battery!
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