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post #1 of 8 Old 12-21-2017, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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ARB Lockers - Any details/materials on air lines

I am awaiting delivery of new axles that will have ARB lockers. I wanted to see if anyone could offer any specific details on the air lines in regards to fittings, different material lines, connections, routing, etc.

For example, air lines you would recommend over the factory ones, any special or different fittings you would recommend, any tips on routing the lines, etc., etc.?

Any information, suggestions, or recommendations is appreciated.* Please be as specific as possible.
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run the factory stuff.
buy an extra coil of blue line, an extra bulkhead seal, and a double ended push lock connector that can repair breaks.
route the line so it has enough movement for the axle to move but not so much that branches, snow, or zombie bodies can push the air lines into the steering shaft, drive shaft, or exhaust manifold. I like to run the lines on top of the upper control arm mounts.
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Like said above. Run what comes with it and buy a repair kit. I route mine inside the vehicle along the wire harness. Keep away from the exhaust as it will melt. The line is metric 5mm and while you can find more durable lines they are hard to find and expensive and you cant do field repairs. The ARB lines can be repaired in minutes with the push fittings.

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Thanks. That's the kind of information I was looking for.
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Sweat some 1/2" copper. Should be good to go.
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I had a hard time finding it for another project a while back. Turns out it's a lot easier to find if you call it by its real name "Air Brake Tubing". Most large truck parts houses carry it and many places that make air lines and hydraulic lines have it.

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After seeing too many guys experience failure of that blue plastic line, on my former rig I used Aeroquip braided line and AN connector at the housing. Never an issue.
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I bought braided lines and mechanical air toggle valves from Poly. Plan to run them down the uppers along with the brake lines.
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