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K3LA TRAIN HORN AND AIR SYSTEM

Hey guys Finally got around to Having my air horns hooked up , and my aux air station , I wanted to say Thanks to Stanley F350 for the info and last but not least Tampa Steve for going the extra mile To make everything work out and The great Job !!!
12 gallon tank ,2 viaair 480C ,
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Nice looking setup you have there. I wouldn't mind upgrading my horn to a K3 or K5 but would probably have to add an additional compressor and larger tanks. Running two 3 gallon tanks and a single HD compressor.

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Alberta Adv , Thanks , LOL !! Yes i started this project with 1 compressor and a 5 Gallon alumiuin tank , and you see what i ended up with!!! , I just hope i went the right direction with my choice of air compressors ,

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I've read a lot of good things about Viaair. I went with a Firestone HD compressor as that was spec'ed in the airbag kit I bought. Added and upgraded to two tanks for onboard air and to power my air horn but it is nothing like a K3LA. However, it still gets the job done... I put two air chucks on my truck. One in each of the rear wheel wells. Bought some hydraulic covers so they don't get full of debris but I think I like you're bed/near the rear of the tailgate idea. Might have to do a relocate...

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You'll be happy with the K3LAs, I've think ive pissed off the neighbors a lot already. And they definitely keep those retards in their lanes.

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Nice looking setup you have there. I wouldn't mind upgrading my horn to a K3 or K5 but would probably have to add an additional compressor and larger tanks. Running two 3 gallon tanks and a single HD compressor.
I don't know anything about the compressor, but you have plenty of air storage. I've been running a Viair 480C and a 5 gallon tank since 2006 and couldn't be happier.
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I don't know anything about the compressor, but you have plenty of air storage. I've been running a Viair 480C and a 5 gallon tank since 2006 and couldn't be happier.
Well, that's good to know. Thanks. Specs on the heavy duty Firestone compressor are as follows:

CFM Rating:
1.18 @60 PSI
0.94 @100 PSI

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That flows a little less than a 480C, but it should keep you up and running if it's a 100% duty cycle compressor.

Any idea what psi it's rated to?
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It's a 100% duty cycle. Believe it's 150 PSI.

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Personally, I think you'll be happy with simply switching out the horns. The only real differences between your compressor and the 480C is a little less air flow (longer filling time) and it's 150 psi to the 480C's 200 psi. The K3's are still really loud at 40 psi.
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