ear2ear: I pm’d this same question to you, but thought I’d go ahead and post it in the general forum and get a wider range of input.
To the members: I’m a newby…what am I missing?
I really am a novice at all this, I do more mechanicing, but just found that this site exists and is going to make things easier/cheaper on me than I originally thought.
I already have the KL5A’s and the Air Zeinith Dual OB2 kit. I’m just compiling the supplies and nothing is hooked up yet. In fact I haven’t even open the boxes to the two 5 gal tanks.
My idea is to essentially have 2 independantly operating systems; one compressor per 5 gal tank. the compressors will be mounted on the outside of my tool boxes, underneath the siderails, so basically concealing them. I will have to run a line…guessing 3’ or so to the tanks that will be mounted underneath the truck on the frame rail. Also going to run a quick connect line to the front and to the rear for tire filling (and other) purposes. I want to be able to throw a switch in the cab to switch between OEM horn at the horn button to KL5A’s at the horn button (those questions will come later I suppose). I have air assist bags in the back of the truck so I’ll want my onboard air to operate those as well. First queston: I’d like an electronic dual gauge to monitor the pressure in both bags, I don’t know if such a thing exists or if I’d have to go with the Viair dual needle and run air lines into the cab?
any way, i digress…I’m going to find a way to get a bracket welded for the KL5A’s that will have them tucked up inside the front passanger corner underneath my bed. F350 Long bed here. The best way I could determine they would fit and be completely concealed is to have the output side of the horns facing the inside quarterpanel of the truck bed. I really don’t care about making them face downward to be louder, I mean loud is loud right?
Second question: If I make this system independantly operating, can I make both systems tie into the KL5A’s at the same time with a valve switch between using the original short riser manifold? It has the center manifold, which seems like I could plug, and unplug the 2 side manifolds and send air to them that way. It seems for mounting purposes, not using the center manifold will make things easier any way. The other way I can imagine is to bring both systems together to a T and then into one valve switch and then into the horns.
for extra components:
what pressure relief valve do I need for this system with max at 200psi?
what pressure switch, the dual ob2 kit came with one 200psi, if i do dual systems, I’ll need two pressure switchs correct?
do i need plugs for the tank? as i said, i haven’t even cracked the boxes yet.
not intrested in a manual valve, i like running electronics, much easier…any recommends for valve switches for the kl5a, as well as the air bags as they have smaller lines running to them?
Ok, that’s all I can come up with now, what else am I missing?