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Old 07-09-2014, 06:41 AM   #21
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I searched high and low online for solenoid replacement but can't find any.
I was more thinking of getting away from the manifold box in my suggestion - if that is possible, meaning the remote electronics are not within the manifold.
Try searching for 12 volt pneumatic solenoid. I found several on Amazon but this one here states for air horns and air bags:Amazon.com: ELECTRIC AIR VALVE SOLENOID 12v/24v SOLID STATE-NO Plastic-PERFECT for Air Horns, Air Suspension, Air Tools: Automotive
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:26 PM   #22
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Man, I like your thinking but it is above my understanding. I don't understand how it would work without a manifold. If you give it a shot, I'd appreciate an update.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:14 PM   #23
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LOL. I will likely go with the WirelessAir (Model 72000) since I can use it for up to four bags (if I end up installing them on the front coil springs).
When I get the unit I will investigate to see if there are ways "upgrade" the solenoid.

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Old 07-10-2014, 07:43 AM   #24
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It has a "new and improved" manifold in the wireless air system now. I think the moisture in our air down causes rust inside the solenoid. Good luck with your bags. Your gonna like. Easy install.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:09 AM   #25
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I believe that is the secret - keep the air dry. I need to find a good location to mount both the compressor and the solenoid so it is out of the elements as much as possible.

Thanks for the input!
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:17 PM   #26
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You should plumb a air drier between the compressor and the valves or tank. I have one in my setup and it does get water in it
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:38 PM   #27
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You should plumb a air drier between the compressor and the valves or tank. I have one in my setup and it does get water in it
Thanks for the suggestion.
I thought of it especially since I won't be using a air tank to act as a accumulator.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:56 PM   #28
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I'm still thinking about making it easier to keep my DS 2860 bags at the pressure I want. The wireless systems are appealing but so many have module trouble and I hate things not working right. So I'm thinking of doing something with KISS in mind. A few 1/4" T's, small manual control air compressor, separate control of the bags, air gauge on each bag and I think retaining the Schrader valves. and everything adjustable from one side. I like Clutchd system but I don't need something that fancy for now at least.

I thought about putting a push on Schrader connector to 1/4 pipe thread. but mixed reviews on Amazon with leaking

I also read somewhere that one should put a liquid I can't remember LOL into each bag to prevent any water from freezing. I should have written some of this out when I saw it.

So question is has anyone done a bare bone setup like above with some pics or links to items that have worked out great would be appreciated

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Old 10-01-2014, 01:03 PM   #29
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I put in the cheap air lift pump with the 5 psi switch, it is in a box I made and mounted to the frame rail, I have the gauge and switch mounted inside the cab for on the fly filling and deflating
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:08 PM   #30
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This one? I couldn't find one that specified 5 psi switch
Amazon.com: Air Lift 16060 Air Compressor: Automotive

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