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air compressor setup with air horns and exhaust brake

Hi guys

I want to add a air kit to my truck so I can run air horns, a BD exhaust brake and a Front air bags.

What parts do I need to buy?

How should I set it up?

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Re: air compressor setup with air horns and exhaust brake

Everything is automatic. Their is a switch with two positions dump or inflate.

Underneath it looks like their is a port or 2 off the air tank how would I go about running them off there?

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Re: air compressor setup with air horns and exhaust brake

Are all the ports on the tank used, or are one or two plugged?

Drain the air out of the tank and remove a plug. Install a fitting of the appropriate size (available at your local semi truck parts place), then run a hose to a valve of some sort (electrical or mechanical, your choice), then run a hose from the valve to the air horns.

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Are all the ports on the tank used, or are one or two plugged?

Drain the air out of the tank and remove a plug. Install a fitting of the appropriate size (available at your local semi truck parts place), then run a hose to a valve of some sort (electrical or mechanical, your choice), then run a hose from the valve to the air horns.
I think one is only being used.

What do I connect to the valve so I can control the horns?

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What do I connect to the valve so I can control the horns?

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AHHHH let me think your HORN.
Not like that. What do I connect to make the horn go on and off?

Do I need a switch connected to the solenoid then the solenoid connected to the valve?

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Re: air compressor setup with air horns and exhaust brake

First of all, nice avatar.

Moving on, it depends on your valve. If you get a manual valve, just run a rod/ cable into the cab to pull or push to work it. If you get a solenoid valve, then it will need a hot and ground wire, with a switch. You can run a wire from battery hot to a switch, then from the switch to the valve, then a ground from the other post on the valve to the frame. Or, you could run a wire from battery positive to the valve, then a wire from the ground/ negative post on the valve to a switch, then from the switch to a ground on the frame.

I'm not sure how the SD factory horn works. On my OBS, it was a hot side switch that grounded through the horn assembly. I basically removed the hot wire from my factory horn and ran it to the solenoid valve, then a ground off the other side of the valve so that my factory horn pad triggered the air horn.

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Re: air compressor setup with air horns and exhaust brake

One of the moderators keeps putting gay avatars up. His name is calvin and he is indeed gay

Thanks Foxx for the post thats the exactly what I was looking for.

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