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Does anyone know if I can run my airlift 1000's and train horns off the same compressor and tank? Im wondering how I would/could run the plumbing. Thanks
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You can, just split the air hose coming from the tank. Run one to the horns and one to the Airlift controller.

I'd rethink the air horns though; they're illegal either directly under vehicle code or under a noise ordinance. Not only do you risk a ticket but if your horns cause an accident or injury you could be looking at criminal as well as civil penalties.
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Thanks for the tip.. I did not know that.. But my ailift does not have a controller.. It is just a small compressor and a switch on or off.... I will need some sort of solenoid on the tank to send air to the horns or the airlift bags i'm guessing..
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Thanks for the tip.. I did not know that.. But my ailift does not have a controller.. It is just a small compressor and a switch on or off.... I will need some sort of solenoid on the tank to send air to the horns or the airlift bags i'm guessing..
How are you monitoring and controlling the pressure from the tank to the Airlift bags? Without a controller/check valve between the air tank and the bags it means the whole system is pressurised to the same PSI. It's not ideal but it would work until you add the horns.

Without a controller for the bags one of two things will happen, likey both:
  1. If the pressure in the tank is the same as the bags you won't have enough air pressure to blow the horns properly, if at all.
  2. When you hit the horn, the pressure in your bags would drop until you manually add more air.

The proper set up for your air lines would be:
  • Air line from the compressor to the tank with pressure switch installed - this allows the tank to refill as necessary without you filling it up.
  • Split the air line coming from the tank
  • Line 1 goes to the horn - the solenoid valve you asked about should be part of the horn kit.
  • Line 2 goes to an Airlift Controller (or at minimum a manual valve followed by a pressure gauge)
  • Personally if I was doing all that, I would add a third line for an air hose. Useful for filling tyres etc.
This way both systems are kept separate from each other and both can use a fully pressurised tank and compressor system.
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