2007 SEMA Show Report
Las Vegas, Oct 29, 2007 - Chrysler will debut eight ultra-customized Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge vehicles at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show, the annual showcase of technology, trends and products representing the $36.7 billion automotive parts and accessories industry. The SEMA show will be held Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2007 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Chrysler's 'tricked, tuned and customized' Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles were conceived and designed for SEMA by the Mopar Underground design team, a group of in-house automotive enthusiasts who donate their time to the SEMA project vehicles.
ARB Tire Inflator (do it yourself)
Airing down is a HUGE advantage while on the trail. It gives you a wider foot print. What do you do if you go out and nobody has a compressor? You don't air down or you leave the trail head with 4 low tires.
After my ARB install it was obvious the air compressor was powerful enough to run the air lockers with a flip of a few switches. It dawned on me there was a kit available to turn the ARB compressor into a tire inflator. Looking around on the net I noticed the price of a inflator kit ranged from 30-50 dollars depending on where you looked. I was simply amazed that the contents of the kit was an air hose and a few fittings that plugged into the ARB compressor. Toying around the garage I decided I could probably build one for alot less and do exactly what the kit would do.
OBA part 0. Locating a York Compressor
Locating a York Compressor is easy if you know where or what to look into. Here is a nice list of various vehicles to look through for your York compressor.
I had a friend pull a York 210 for me and I was pretty sure it was a 210, but like usual the negative in me had to prove it. First off normally there is a tag identifying exactly what you have. Is it a 206, 209 or a 210? Theres the tag way and there is the pull the clutch and look at the tip of the crank method. My York was missing the Tag.
Im not a York expert by any means and Ive been told that York 210s are pretty easy to spot due to their shape. However I wanted to be sure so I spent a few minutes and pulled the clutch/pulley off to verify.
OBA part 2. York Compressor Inspection
I had a compressor shipped from me from a buddy on the forum and I decided it was warm enough to play in the garage so I decided to open it up and start inspecting it.
OBA part 3. York Gasket and O-Ring Replacement
When I opened up my Junkyard York 210 I noticed that the top gasket was missing. I did a little leg work and found out there are actually two gaskets on the top of the York 210. Brad Kilby suggested I should rebuild it with their gasket kit. "EF210R-KIT" I figured I needed it because of missing gaskets and for around 20bucks I couldn't go wrong. I'm planning on building an entire system and if I'm depending on a Junkyard Compressor I might as well make sure its as sound as I can.
York Mounting Bracket
In order to mount your York compressor under the hood and utilize the belt system you have to add this new bracket or design your own. Kilby Enterprises designed a system along with a new belt that solves the problem by relocating the alternator. After a few emails my bracket was ordered and sent for installation. I do have air conditioning and this kit works along with it so I could maintain my A/C. Whats a Jeep without A/C? =)
Air Compressor Basics
In this article we are going to look at the differences between air compressors and how how to choose the best one for you.
To start off, the first thing you will notice when you start shopping for a compressor is that Prices run anywhere from $10.00 to 500.00 or more. So what makes one better than the other. well usually it comes down to duty cycle and CFM.
Air Diagram for building your own OBA
Onboard Air diagram for those who are looking to build your own system. Diagram explains the entire layout of a new system being planned.
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Convert a fire extinguisher to an air storage tank
I got hold of a 2.5 gal stainless steel fire extinguisher that was used with compressed water and I decided this would make a perfect air tank for my onboard air setup. Just remember to label the tank so you don't try putting out any fires with it.
Homemade On-Board Air
After the first big trail ride even I quickly felt the need for a way to air down/up on the trail. I needed an onboard air system. I didn't want to spend a lot of money and I have the ability to fabricate mounts so because my jeep does not have factory AC an engine driven compressor could be installed in the factory location without much trouble.
Installation of REV111 MetalCloak Fenders and Flares
Well, I knew this day was coming. From the day I started wheeling I realized I would need more money for modifications. In fact, I remember telling my wife one day that all I needed was just a couple last items. I am sure if you are reading this you know where I am coming from. You always need a few more. On the list of last few items where new flat fenders. Flat fenders were something I have wanted for a long time, they can help address clearance issues, visibility, and I had heard they could address the “small” dent I had in my passenger side fender and the future dents I had yet to receive.
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