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  • ARB Twin Compressor Internal Instal

    ARB have a new kit to mount their CKMP12 twin compressor and air tank behind the left side rear trim on a Prado 150.
    Spent the entire Easter break on the install. It's a pig of a job but worth the cuts, bruises and time.

    I added extra heat shielding on the polypropylene trim near the compressor, manifold wrap on the air hose from the compressor to the tank, and vent holes around the top of the cup holder vent hot air.

    The finished job -

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    Install pic 1 - pig of a job from back to the front:

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    Install pic 2 - laying fat cables in door channels and under the carpet:

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    Install pic 3 - compressor and tank on mounting brackets:

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    Install pic 4 -, cranking battery, 70A CB on 8mm poly-carbonate sheet clamped on top:

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    Last edited by RPP; 12-06-2021, 09:09 PM.

  • #2
    nice

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    • #3
      Great spot for it, RPP. You’ll be thankful you made the effort each time you use it

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      • #4
        I took the cheat's way out and got ARB to install it for me . . . .

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        • #5
          I am getting ARB to do the install for me. Anything you can suggest that may improve the install? I noticed you included extra heat shielding. Have you any thoughts on what air tools you think are handy on an extended trip?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wizzbang View Post
            I am getting ARB to do the install for me. Anything you can suggest that may improve the install? I noticed you included extra heat shielding. Have you any thoughts on what air tools you think are handy on an extended trip?
            Hi Wizzbang,
            sorry for the delayed response, just got back from a Kimberley trek.

            I carry battery powered tools, but the most useful air tool might be a rattle gun. Be aware that ARB's quick release air fitting is not a standard. You can either replace it with a Nitto type or put an ARB fitting on the back of your air tool.

            My suggestions for improved installation:

            1. the air-tank as fitted will get very close to/touch the edge of the upper and lower panel/flanges it sits between. I cut about 3mm off the bottom one with an angle grinder and inserted about 12" of pinchweld molding above and below as you might see in "Install pic #3".
            2. the instructions ask you to remove a large sheet of sound damping matting from the back of the trim. I glued heat shielding in its place using hot melt glue. The shielding is 10mm foam sheet with reflective aluminium foil on both sides. You have to cut the sheet to shape.
            3. in my installation one of the braided air hoses ran close to the hottest part of the compressors, so I wrapped the hose in manifold wrap + stainless steel cable ties. Its a pig of a job because of the fibre glass. You can see the bare hose in "Install pic #3".
            4. to help vent the hot air generated, I also drilled holes all round the top of the removable cup-holder that sits over the wheel arch. You might see it in the first pic "The finished job".

            At peak my twin compressors draw around 58A. I have a 70A circuit breaker in place of ARB's twin 40A fuses. It gives me the ability to deactivate the entire circuit when I'm not using the compressor.

            In the Kimberley the CB opened a couple of times when I ran the compressor for lengthy periods (it was 35C in the shade, and metal got too hot to touch in the sun).

            I was in a group that drove the Oombugarri/Carson River Track over an epic 15 days. It turns out half the vehicles had ARB twin compressors mounted internally. A mechanic in the group had and extra 9L air tank in the air circuit for 13L in his 200. All the 200s had removed the plastic cover accessing the compressors in order to allow heat to ventilate.

            We had tyre carnage in the first 3 days and had to call in 3 new tyres and 5 inner-tubes - delivered by boat from Wyndham to Oombulgarri. The mechanic with the 13L air tanks got the job of re-seating the beads. I might add a 9L tank to my setup later, when I find somewhere to put it.

            Hope that helps.
            Last edited by RPP; 13-06-2021, 08:25 AM.

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