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ARB Locker with Co2 question

Thinking about adding an ARB locker and plumbing it to the Co2 tank. Anyone else running a setup like this?

Here's the question (probably a stupid question)... When you hook up the ARB to a Co2 tank, do you still have a switch to engage/disengage the locker? Or is it controlled by turning on the Co2 valve?
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Thinking about adding an ARB locker and plumbing it to the Co2 tank. Anyone else running a setup like this?

Here's the question (probably a stupid question)... When you hook up the ARB to a Co2 tank, do you still have a switch to engage/disengage the locker? Or is it controlled by turning on the Co2 valve?
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I would just get their small compressor or a Viair unit and go that route. Easier and you can add another cool switch to your ****pit!

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I would just get their small compressor or a Viair unit and go that route. Easier and you can add another cool switch to your ****pit!

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Trying to cut costs- that ARB is damn expensive. And since I already have the Co2, I would rather cut out the extra expense of a compressor.
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Trying to cut costs- that ARB is damn expensive. And since I already have the Co2, I would rather cut out the extra expense of a compressor.

Check this out: http://www.jedi.com/obiwan/jeep/arbair.html

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that's still using a compressor... I want to run it from my Co2. I know I'll need a different regulator- that's the easy part. I just wonder if I will be able to engage/disengage at the flip of a switch, or if I'll have to turn the Co2 tank on/off.
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that's still using a compressor... I want to run it from my Co2. I know I'll need a different regulator- that's the easy part. I just wonder if I will be able to engage/disengage at the flip of a switch, or if I'll have to turn the Co2 tank on/off.

You can get an air solenoid that can be engaged and disengaged with the flip of a switch, I can help design this for you. If we get a used one, it would be cheaper - new air solenoids that are run off of 12V dc can be expensive.

I need to run by EPO tomorrow, and can see if they have some if you like.

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that's still using a compressor... I want to run it from my Co2. I know I'll need a different regulator- that's the easy part. I just wonder if I will be able to engage/disengage at the flip of a switch, or if I'll have to turn the Co2 tank on/off.
After the regulator, you can use the ARB solenoid like they usually do, or use a mechanical valve....none of it cares where the pressure comes from, compressor vs. CO2 tank. It's just switching that pressure to the locker (locked), or venting the locker and closing off the pressure reservoir. (unlocked)


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After the regulator, you can use the ARB solenoid like they usually do, or use a mechanical valve....none of it cares where the pressure comes from, compressor vs. CO2 tank. It's just switching that pressure to the locker (locked), or venting the locker and closing off the pressure reservoir. (unlocked)
How much is the ARB solenoid?

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N/m, found it - looks like it's almost $70!

http://www.4by4connection.com/arbairlocrep.html

I'll see if I can find you a surplus one tomorrow, n2rock.

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Just for information sake. You can see on the Powertank lower gauge that they are already set for locker pressure. There are several guys that run their lockers off of CO2.


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Ok, and here's a $17 altertantive to the expensive ARB solenoid:

http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/mac/mac-1.htm

You'll have to call them, but it'll save ya a bundle.

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N/m, found it - looks like it's almost $70!

http://www.4by4connection.com/arbairlocrep.html

I'll see if I can find you a surplus one tomorrow, n2rock.

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thanks Church... But don't worry about it. Between the cost of the regulator and the solenoid, it's cheaper to just buy the ARB compressor. Looks like I'll just buy it all and call it a day.
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I've seen guys run out of CO2 and have no lockers for the duration. Something to keep in mind. I have yet to see an ARB compressor fail though I'm sure that has happened as well.

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thanks Church... But don't worry about it. Between the cost of the regulator and the solenoid, it's cheaper to just buy the ARB compressor. Looks like I'll just buy it all and call it a day.
Look lower in the page... =) Edit: I mean, one of my follow-up replies.

I have a relay for you, so you'd only need the regulator and a switch. (and any associated plumbing.)

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I just found this on Powertanks site: http://www.powertank.com/products/sf.../productID/135


Looks like for $70 it has everything necessary. Obviously $70 is less expensive than the ARB compressor.



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I have the parts you need here:
http://www.rdmoffroad.com/index.asp?...S&Category=248

I'll be running the Jet packs on mine as well to control the ARBs. Very dependable and just plain cool to flick a switch and "Pshh" locker engaged. No waiting for the compressor to kick in and build pressure.

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