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    How often will ARB pump cycle?

    Going to be mounting my twin ARB, under my passenger seat most likely, for the lockers. The only concern I have is how often it start up, I don't want to keep scaring the shit out of my girlfriend. I'll probably add a 1 gallon tank behind the drivers seat. Assuming the volume of the tank, and no leaks, about how many times can I engage the lockers before the pump kicks on? I haven't used ARBs before so I don't know how much air they use to engage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockwell View Post
    Going to be mounting my twin ARB, under my passenger seat most likely, for the lockers. The only concern I have is how often it start up, I don't want to keep scaring the shit out of my girlfriend. I'll probably add a 1 gallon tank behind the drivers seat. Assuming the volume of the tank, and no leaks, about how many times can I engage the lockers before the pump kicks on? I haven't used ARBs before so I don't know how much air they use to engage.
    When I had the twin paired with a 2 gallon tank and front/rear air lockers on my previous jeep - I could often go an entire day of wheeling without it cycling. The lockers don't use a very high volume of air to engage. I was also running a gauge on my switch panel, to give a good indication on when it would be starting up again.

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    I wouldn't bother with the tank. Mines under the seat as well and its really not that big of a deal. It shouldn't cycle at all once the lockers are engaged unless you have a leak in the line or a fitting somewhere.

    Edit: Without an auxilliary tank they'll engage every time you actuate the lockers. It only cycles for a few seconds
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    It's only a few seconds, not worth the tank IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    I wouldn't bother with the tank. Mines under the seat as well and its really not that big of a deal. It shouldn't cycle at all once the lockers are engaged unless you have a leak in the line or a fitting somewhere.

    Edit: Without an auxilliary tank they'll engage every time you actuate the lockers. It only cycles for a few seconds
    x2 on this, only a leak will make it cycle, or if you are on and off the lockers a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockwell View Post
    Going to be mounting my twin ARB, under my passenger seat most likely, for the lockers. The only concern I have is how often it start up, I don't want to keep scaring the shit out of my girlfriend. I'll probably add a 1 gallon tank behind the drivers seat. Assuming the volume of the tank, and no leaks, about how many times can I engage the lockers before the pump kicks on? I haven't used ARBs before so I don't know how much air they use to engage.
    Just took a video for you. Looks like the compressor run time is less than 2 seconds. And I asked my wife her thoughts when the compressor comes on, she said she doesn't even hardly notice, she hears it, but it doesn't bother her.

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    Awesome thanks, that clears things up. That might be better than having a tank and having it come on less often but staying on longer to refill the tank.

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    I only have a single ARB and during a full day of wheeling and engaging lockers it cycles maybe 3-4 times total.

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