Air Coupler Protection

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ketsair
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Air Coupler Protection

Post by ketsair » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:50 am

just put OBA on my truck, but am curious where various people located their air couplers & what you did to keep the dirt & grit out of them (i'm not wanting to mount the coupler under the hood & Due to my setup, the rear bumper is not a good solution).

I found this from Wits end https://absolute-wits-end.com/quick-con ... CI6MTE2fQ

& tried a Hydraulic cap but it was too loose https://hosewarehouse.com/products/57-0 ... gJO5_D_BwE

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Re: Air Coupler Protection

Post by btsbarton » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:26 am

I installed ARB air couplings with dust caps recently on both front and rear bumpers. Haven’t driven thru a snow storm or mud puddles with them yet, but the cap seems to seal very well. They stayed dry even at the car wash.

Side note about the ARB couplings: they are awesome. Much easier to use than standard couplings... Just push the male end in to insert, no need to pull the coupling back; and then to eject push the cooling and it spring ejects the male coupling

740112 - ARB Air coupling 1/4” NPT
740113 - ARB Air coupling dust cap
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Re: Air Coupler Protection

Post by TommyG » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:35 pm

My buddy uses the rubber feet that go on the end of a walking cane. Figure out your outside diameter and grab them at a pharmacy or on Amazon. Slips right over the outside of the quick connect.
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Re: Air Coupler Protection

Post by EasyDoesIt » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:05 pm

I mounted my smittybilt compressor behind the grill in my 2018.

The coupler is strapped to my front tow hook. I had a cap on it for the first few hundred miles but the last 30,000 mi I haven't had anything on it. I use it almost monthly and I've never had an issue.

That ARB coupler is pretty slick I may upgrade.
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Re: Air Coupler Protection

Post by Colibri » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:19 am

McMaster Carr has what you’re looking for
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Re: Air Coupler Protection

Post by ketsair » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:40 am

thanks for the replies. I was out of service for a bit. I ended up doing something similar to TommyG's response.

took a chair tip, drilled a hole at edge of the tip at a 45degr angle. threaded a keyring thru it & put a stainless cable from it to the coupler to make a leash for it.
it does fit very snug

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