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Old 01-10-2015, 10:54 PM   #21
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Before I had an on board system I used a bicycle pump...good ol hand pump that I had for the bikes. I was able take mine from 5 to 30ish pounds in just a few pumps.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:03 AM   #22
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Funny stuff.(The mechanic) So the system has a fill valve somewhere i assume.
I made a small L bracket for the air valve and bolted it under the bumper next to the trailer light plug.
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:17 AM   #23
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I love the one I mounted under my truck. It's wireless and easily controlled.

Amazon.com: Air Lift 25870 WirelessONE Compressor System: Automotive

It's this compressor, but I bought it from someone else and can't remember who.
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:45 AM   #24
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I love the one I mounted under my truck. It's wireless and easily controlled.

Amazon.com: Air Lift 25870 WirelessONE Compressor System: Automotive

It's this compressor, but I bought it from someone else and can't remember who.
I think that I will get that. I like the fact that it keeps the minimum 5psi in the bags. Last winter, with all the ice, snow, and cold, I lost my air bags due to no air. Went all last year without them. I got the new ones sitting, waiting to be installed. I think I will install it with this!
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:05 AM   #25
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I'm too cheap to buy the onboard compressor so I just use a $50 12v sLime compressor from Wal*Mart. I always carry it anyway.
What I currently use on my H3 and Silverado air bags, and have used it many times to inflate my H3 tires from 12 psi back to 35 psi after off-roading.
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:06 AM   #26
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I love the one I mounted under my truck. It's wireless and easily controlled.

Amazon.com: Air Lift 25870 WirelessONE Compressor System: Automotive

It's this compressor, but I bought it from someone else and can't remember who.

Can you add a separate line for inflating tires too? Or is it dedicated to the bags only?
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:14 AM   #27
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I have had several trucks with air bags and found the onboard compressor to be by far the best way to go, I sometimes adjust the air to fit the road we are on, and it is so convenient to let the air back down after hauling a heavy load.
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Old 01-11-2015, 01:29 PM   #28
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Are you having any problems with fuse blowing when it is really cold out? I had to use a resettable circuit breaker as the fuse would pop if compressor came on especially this last few weeks. I mounted everything above the spare tire on my F150.
The only problem I have had is the Control valve went and it was replaced by Air ride, they know want an air dryer in line from compressor to control valve.
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:39 PM   #29
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I have the onboard compressor with wireless remote with my airlift system. Worked great for 2 years then the manifold went out. But the compressor is a simple little 125psi portable. I also keep a 3 gallon compressor in my fiver front end near the Schrader valves on rear truck bumper. And portable one under rear seat in truck. Anything will work if it can connect and has at least 80-100 psi. Good luck.
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:42 PM   #30
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I have had several trucks with air bags and found the onboard compressor to be by far the best way to go, I sometimes adjust the air to fit the road we are on, and it is so convenient to let the air back down after hauling a heavy load.
My onboard manifold went out so I'm looking to convert it to a manual switch with gauges in the cab. Is that what you have?
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