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Old 08-17-2015, 09:07 PM   #11
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I have the Air-Lift air bag system on my 2011 Chevy 1500 and it should be very similar to your system. I mounted my pump under the frame below the passenger side door. Just took a flat piece of metal [late and bolted it to the frame then bolted the pump to the plate. Has been there for 4 years already and no problems with it. Here are some pics of it.
Thanks for the idea....if yours has been there for 4 years then water must not be an issue.....I'm concerned that I'm far enough north and with some of our winters, we have salt on roadways during ice and snow...don't know how the salt spraying up in that area would play out....btw, I guess you could take yours down to the Gulf and drive thru the salt water and let me know....lol.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:15 PM   #12
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Just me but you might want to consider a wireless control unit, I clip the control box to my sun visor. Very easy to monitor. Unit is outstanding on my 2015 3500HD GMC
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:18 PM   #13
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I never put the compressor unit on, I ran the hose to back of truck and use a small battery compressor and gauge. It really is no problem, once you find your sweet spot.
That's what I'm doing now....but, I've ordered the onboard compressor with switch and gauge so adjustments can be made on the fly, either up or down, depending on your ride....might not use it much like that but it's ordered and now I've got to find the best way to mount everything.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:20 PM   #14
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Not sure about the salt, its like anything it can rust items out, but im down on the coast, heavy salt air all of the time, plus the beach salt, ocean salt, I launch my boat in salt water, we have heavy flooding that I drive thru along with mud, dust, dirt and tall brush at the ranch and have not had any problems with it so far.

It is noisy when it goes off, dont know of anyplace you can mount it that you wont hear it. When first filling up from 5-70 lbs it can take a while, it will go off just about every time you start your vehicle to do a slight adjustment to the bags for about 20 seconds.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:21 PM   #15
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Just me but you might want to consider a wireless control unit, I clip the control box to my sun visor. Very easy to monitor. Unit is outstanding on my 2015 3500HD GMC
Not familiar with the wireless....Where's the air compressor mounted on your 3500HD?
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I also have the onboard wireless control that allows me to adjust up or down at anytime, really nice to do as it allows you to find just the right ride level to make it ride smoothly.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:28 PM   #17
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Not sure about the salt, its like anything it can rust items out, but im down on the coast, heavy salt air all of the time, plus the beach salt, ocean salt, I launch my boat in salt water, we have heavy flooding that I drive thru along with mud, dust, dirt and tall brush at the ranch and have not had any problems with it so far.

It is noisy when it goes off, dont know of anyplace you can mount it that you wont hear it. When first filling up from 5-70 lbs it can take a while, it will go off just about every time you start your vehicle to do a slight adjustment to the bags for about 20 seconds.
Thanks for your response....yours looks like it gets put through some rough conditions under there.....yeah, I knew it was going to be noisy....might end up doing what you've done and mount on the underneath frame....again, thanks.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:38 PM   #18
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Are you talking about the switch & gauge at the bottom of the dash.....I'm looking for a place to mount the air compressor....You have your air compressor under your dash???....Maybe I've misunderstood you....I don't want it inside the truck because of noise.

Sorry I got confused, my compressor was mounted on the frame, I did not install it. I paid someone else to do that


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Old 08-17-2015, 09:48 PM   #19
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I have airlift bags on my tundra and compressor is mounted on the frame above and just forward of the left rear wheel.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:48 PM   #20
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I concur with Forbes. I air up the ride - rites and leave them. I use a Cycle Pump air compressor. Handy for quadding and camping.
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