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Forgive the link to another forum but I am wondering if others have done some custom mounts for ARB compressors on their Trail Boss. Maybe this GM-Trucks poster is on this forum too and could give some more info about the bracket and process. It appears to fit well in there but I'd love to see other attempts.

 
Forgive the link to another forum but I am wondering if others have done some custom mounts for ARB compressors on their Trail Boss. Maybe this GM-Trucks poster is on this forum too and could give some more info about the bracket and process. It appears to fit well in there but I'd love to see other attempts.

I get wanting it that way. I air up and down all the time. It is a bit of a PIA. But my budget system works fine. The worst part is I have to store and haul it. An under hood mount would be great. But....an expensive convenience. I was out with a Jeep guy a few months ago that was bragging about his new ARB mounted system. When we got off the trail he broke out a spider web of hoses to make it all work fast and easy. I broke out my $160.00 Smittybilt and aired up one at a time. The ARB twin is $600.00 just for the compressor. After I was aired up I spent 20 minutes following him around his Jeep while I was drinking a beer and giving him shit while he waited for air and dinked around with hose splitters.

Not knocking the other system, just saying.... I'm happy with my Smitybilt.

And did you know.....when your airing up a Trail Boss a running light on that corner flashes to confirm air is going in and when you hit recommended pressure the horn beeps. Bang your done, spot on. Blew my mind the first time.

Smitybilt: https://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-2...9Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

ARB Twin: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=arb+on-b...or,aps,107&ref=nb_sb_ss_mission-aware-v1_1_57

Kind Regards,

Steve
 
Yeah, I’ve actually got a decent portable compressor I use for my truck and to air up my travel trailer as needed. But I also like clean installs and (often unnecessary) cool upgrades. It’s a problem. ;)

I’ve got an infotainment computer upgrade sitting on my bedside table waiting for a day under 105 degrees so I can comfortably lay under the passenger dash and replace the current unit. That’ll get me some better app and data options but more importantly, to me, get rid of charging cables on my dash. Minor annoyance but like I said, it’s a problem. ;)
 
That is so cool! Now I need to go out and Air Down just to try that flashing lights & horn beep thing.

I have a dual cylinder small compressor ... very much more cheep than that Smitybilt. I haven't used it yet, but I did watch the Project Farm utoob on what to do with this thing before using it. Gotta tear it all apart, lubricate it, find all of the loose fasteners, change the hoses, and fabricate a billet manifold that can take the heat.
 
Yeah, I’ve actually got a decent portable compressor I use for my truck and to air up my travel trailer as needed. But I also like clean installs and (often unnecessary) cool upgrades. It’s a problem. ;)

I’ve got an infotainment computer upgrade sitting on my bedside table waiting for a day under 105 degrees so I can comfortably lay under the passenger dash and replace the current unit. That’ll get me some better app and data options but more importantly, to me, get rid of charging cables on my dash. Minor annoyance but like I said, it’s a problem. ;)
Made me laugh because I get it. That's what is cool about these trucks and what we do with them. The truck becomes as individual as we are. Just because my priority is to 4wheel it you will never hear me make fun of the guy that gets his kicks polishing it on Sunday instead of driving it. My paint job is trashed and the list of damage is longer and more expensive than I will admit on a public forum ;-) Each to their own and live and let live.

This is a compressor thread so I will mention for those that don't know portable compressors come in two main flavors. Low volume and high volume. The little Harbor Freight types and emergency types that plug into the lighter port wont cut it when you need to air up 4 tires. They will melt down and self destruct.

Steve
 
That is so cool! Now I need to go out and Air Down just to try that flashing lights & horn beep thing.

I have a dual cylinder small compressor ... very much more cheep than that Smitybilt. I haven't used it yet, but I did watch the Project Farm utoob on what to do with this thing before using it. Gotta tear it all apart, lubricate it, find all of the loose fasteners, change the hoses, and fabricate a billet manifold that can take the heat.
It is very cool. Make sure the truck is running or it doesn't work.

Funny story. On Star is almost useless. I keep it for one reason only. I spend a lot of time in remote desert, often alone. Sometimes it has a signal for emergencies when my cell is far out of range. The first time I aired down was when I took an afternoon off work. As soon as I got back in my truck my cell phone rang, it was my wife "What you doin honey?" Her tone let me know it was a loaded question. I said "why do you ask?" She said "because I think your out playing in your new truck instead of working?" Holy crap! How does she know? OnStar had sent her an email saying all 4 of my tires were low pressure, She did know! It was funny, she was happy to bust me. But.....her email is no longer registered with OnStar LOL.
 
Yeah, I’ve actually got a decent portable compressor I use for my truck and to air up my travel trailer as needed. But I also like clean installs and (often unnecessary) cool upgrades. It’s a problem. ;)

I’ve got an infotainment computer upgrade sitting on my bedside table waiting for a day under 105 degrees so I can comfortably lay under the passenger dash and replace the current unit. That’ll get me some better app and data options but more importantly, to me, get rid of charging cables on my dash. Minor annoyance but like I said, it’s a problem. ;)
Hi.

Did you get the infotainment computer installed?

Would love to see a pic if you did.
 
I was amazed for how big the front of the truck is, there's really no free space. My 08 Avalanche has the spot where a second battery would go and I had it all planned out to put my small Smittybilt compressor in that location by modifying the base plate and making it removable with rubber mounts and wing nuts holding it in place. There is no big flat spot under hood to mount it because of it's size. I just keep it in the storage bin under the back seat. I modified mine to use standard fittings and not that euro/Japanese spec fittings and I added a pressure switch so it shuts off and I don't have to mess with turning it on and off because the stock hose is just an open end. I also modified it with high amperage snap together connectors. I have one wired up underhood so it's easy to plug in. I have the stock battery clamps with a connector and I wired one up to a 7 pin trailer connector so I can plug it in at the back of the truck and not drag the cord from the battery all around.
 
Hi.

Did you get the infotainment computer installed?

Would love to see a pic if you did.
I did. No real pics to show since the computer is a gray box that is under the passenger side dash (access from the footwell). It gave me wireless carplay, added OEM navigation with current maps, and added to my trailering options in the system.
 
I did. No real pics to show since the computer is a gray box that is under the passenger side dash (access from the footwell). It gave me wireless carplay, added OEM navigation with current maps, and added to my trailering options in the system.
oh ok. I was thinking you added a new computer touch screen with it...or something along those lines.

appreciate the reply
 

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