July 21, 2010Where do you have your compressor and tank mounted? How big is the tank? If u had to do it again would you put it somewhere else? I have had mine mounted in the bed under the protection of a cover but I am looking for some new options. The only place I see I van mount it is where the spare tire goes (I don`t have one there). My biggest concern is having the compressor down there exposed to dirt/mud & water.
Forums : Super Duty : Airhorn compressor & tank locations? (171 Views)
July 21, 2010Pretty much the same as you by the sounds of it:
Viair chrome 200 psi, and 8.5 gallon aluminum tank.
July 22, 2010Belz, all of my stuff is in the spare tire area. It has been mounted there for over 2 years. The only thing I have notices is some surface rust on some of the horns.
July 22, 2010That`s a nice setup but why not an electric valve?
8up. My horns are right behind the transfer case. Been there for over 5 years and no rust yet. I was concerned with the compressor life under the truck. I may just mount it down there on top of the spare tire crossmember since it looks like it will be the most protected there. I have found myself using the bed more and just feel like it`s in the way there.
July 22, 2010i have twin viair 480 compressors, hooked to twin 3 gallon tanks.
the tanks are mounted in the bed front and rear of the wheel, and the compressors are mounted above the rear tank. still gives full bed floor room so a sheet of plywood will lay flat.
July 23, 20103 gallon aluminum air tank (200psi rating) is mounted to the outside side of the passenger side frame rail ahead of the rear tire. Twin Viair 480c compressors are mounted to outside side of passenger side frame rail. Horns use a single mounting bracket bolted through the bed floor underneath near where the fuel fill area is.
July 24, 2010Belz, Just my preference was the reason I chose a manual valve. I wanted to be able to mimic the actually patterns a train makes, I have an electric valve, just decided not to install it.
July 25, 2010Yeah. Better pressure control with the manual. I c u also have the five chime. I`m guessin nathans. Mines a three chime. Plenty loud but no train.
I decided to put it back in the bed but on the drivers side. Same side as my horns so I don`t have to cross underneath or in the bed. I am also mounting it to the bed instead of just to the bedliner like I had before. I still have the space for a full sheet of wood and maybe later on I will move it below the bed. thanks for the input guys.
July 25, 2010Belz, the horns are actually an 8 trumpet setup, I dont remember the brand, but they were setup by a gentleman who set up air horns for semi`s for 30 years supposedly. They sound just like a freight train, everyone cant believe how close to a train they sound. I should make a video clip.