Airmanagement Upgrade

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  1. TRUCK ACTION

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    So after running Airlifts first gen Auto Pilot for 10 years I decided to upgrade to there 3H which is now there newest system. A call to a long time friend & one of by two build advisers ( was by contact at FBI),got an order placed & yesterday a trip up to his shop in Sacramento got the parts in my hands. A bonus was I found a new brewery right on his street, Glory. Great beer.
    So the into the next winter project I will dive! 1 (1).jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg
     
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    Hell yess! New air management is exciting shit
     
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    Yes it is!
     
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    Time for the winter work to begin! looks like some fun ahead of you.

    Were you having any issues with the old first gen system, or just time to modernize?
     
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    The old system works fine, the ECU was replaced once & a few of the sensors, of which I have an extra one .
    The presser sensors are effected by air temp & humility, so someones sits wrong, I had installed a bubble float into the front part of the console & back lite it so could correct that problem. That system was around $800 & the 8 3/8 Asco nickle plated valves were $520, would like to sell all for $400 & there is a extra valve & parts, & din connectors. All working just fine.
     
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    Well got all the soft lines ,two hard line, valves & all the wiring removed.
    Retied (zip ties) the wiring that stays , & will cut off the front valve bracketing today, & run the new wiring. 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg
     
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    Today got the soft lines pulled to the rear, & made a mock mounting plate for the manifold.
    Had to change the way it mounts, angled is what I wanted,but to tight of a radius for the air lines. Going from 4 feeds to 4 manifolds, to 2 feeds to a tee to the manifold single feed. 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg
    The mock up is 20 ga steel, the plate will be 18 0r 19 polished stainless
     
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    Running the lines will be much cleaner with this manifold.

    Can you run 2 feeds directly into the manifold?
     
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    Only one inlet feed, manifold has 5 feeds, LF/RF/LR/RR/T/E, but will use a tee from the 2 hard ines from the tanks.
    This manifold does make for less connections than running 4 manifolds.
     
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    Interesting, i was under the impression it had two inlets
     
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    Got all the air lines run & the mock completed. Now reweild the battery hold downs & run the wiring ,than make the mounting plate out of stainless. 1.jpg 3.jpg 2.jpg
     
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    Got all the fame & suspension parts repainted in gloss black & the manifold mount finalized.
    stuck the front part of the console in place to test the final fit of the controller & took truck out for a test drive with just the pressure sensors in play. Works great, stays very level @ all heights.
    Have to replace a ground distribution block,( brunt connection @ one of the connectors), & reset all & test drive once more ,than pull all 4 wheels & set up the height sensors.
    Repaint the console & repaint the right rear corner , backed into my rose tree!! IMG_20190103_144401.jpg IMG_20190103_144426.jpg IMG_20190103_144056.jpg
    If time before the first show will pull the headliner & redo to match the door panels .
     
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    Controller looks nice in that console
     
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    So started the install of the height sensors, made a tool to get accurate measures of travel & to locate the mounting tabs. Working at rear first. This is a pain in the ass, slow going to get in the range needed! 25.jpg 26.jpg 27.jpg 29.jpg 31.jpg
     
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    Today got the rear done, figured out that the range of travel was to tight so moved the sensor future rearward. That put the arm into the green ! Now on to the front.
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    So finished the height sensor install at the front, still have to run the wires & calibrate & test drive. While working up there found one air bag with a bad wear mark so both will be replaced & trim the metail that cased the problem. 34.jpg 35.jpg 36.jpg
     
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    those look like my mounts when I built my trekker ..
     

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