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Old 02-20-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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Bad place for daily dragger

I just ordered a air ride setup to put on. And I want to hide everything under the bed so i can use my bed but don't know. If everything will get ruined in The winter time since it will be my daily. (I live in Iowa with lots of snow) or is it jut safer to put in the bed ?
Old 02-20-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

it would add a lot of weight. but you could always put it all in your bed and then build a second (false) floor on top of it all that was on a hinge. that way you not only dont have a big ass notch cover but you can also hide everything while still running it in the bed
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

Ya if I Put it in the bed I will just throw a. Truxedo cover over it I'm just worried running it all. Under the bed it will get destroyed in the winter with all the snow salt and road grime
Old 02-21-2012, 04:51 AM   #4
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

i live up in canada, and I plan on hiding everything under the bed. ive searched the forum a lot, and people dont seem to have too many problems. dirt is dirt.
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

My set up is underneath the bed for the last 2 years....

The last time I took it down, it was very Filthy but the SMC valves still work, but as long as you can access the Drain, i see no problem
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

Its just like anything else, if you haev it under the bed, you haev to realize it will get dirty, so do yourself a favour, clean it, rinse it off every now and then in the winter and get all the salt and sand and road grime off of it, not to mention clear the traps and drain the tank too
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

going on 3 years with everything mounted under the bed except my tank and compressor. valves and all working completely fine just empty your traps. i'm not 100% confident on having the compressor under there with the weather though.
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

yeah i have all my stuff under the bed of my blue s10 and its my daily. i try to wash everything off when it needs it and always drain my traps and clean my valves. but if your worried about it just put it all in the front of the bed with a bed cover. simple and clean
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

or just build a sheet metal box cover for everything to keep it nice and dry
Old 02-21-2012, 12:37 PM   #10
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

hell run all your valves and whatnot in your cab behind the seats
Old 02-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #11
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id rock everything underneith...but the compressor....if ur drivin it in a lot of snow u dont want the comp to get clogged up with snow around it n suck in some water if u have inners id run comp. under hood or engine driven
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

I put everything under the bed and drove it 3 years daily in northern Utah and had one glass water trap break and thats it.
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

Quote: Originally Posted by rstadelmaier
hell run all your valves and whatnot in your cab behind the seats
thats what i did on my old Mazda. worked out great
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

What ever you end up doing, make sure to pour some air brake anti-freeze in your tanks... it will be a godsend.
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How much air anti brake freeze?
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

You don't need alot. How many tanks you plan on running?
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

I have one 8 gallon
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

Anyone got a pic of a under bed setup
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

I live in Norway, and they are using a lot of salt on the roads here.

I decided to try to get the compressors and valves under the hood. Did this just before the winter, so I don`t know how the compressors will act on the hotter summer days. Daily driver...




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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

i like the underhood setup....but are the compressors fine sucking in the hot air?
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

reroute the comp intake to behind the headlight or some place dry and cooler
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

Quote: Originally Posted by Retro Ten
reroute the comp intake to behind the headlight or some place dry and cooler


ahhhhh, you're a thinker.
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i like that underhood setup idea. never heard or seen it. badass stuff
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

well I live in minnesota and this his how I make sure nothing gets ruined in the winter
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

I all ready have two cars that don't come out in the winter but I cant just drive a plain old winter car that's y it's getting bagged I think I will build a big sheet metal cover for every thing on the bottom of the frame so nothing gets covered in salt or snow anyone know how much anti air brake freeze to run in one 8 gal tank
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

Just make that sheet metal cover reoveable and put a couple of holes in it.The reason i say that is the 88-91 civics had a plastic cover on the fuel lines to keep them from rusting well that cover held water it helped them rust faster lol.
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Re: Bad place for daily dragger

Quote: Originally Posted by Retro Ten
reroute the comp intake to behind the headlight or some place dry and cooler
Yes, I`m gone do that when the weather is getting hotter.






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