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Need help with EAS mods

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With my latest EAS issues, I like to put an In-Line pressure gauge to show the Tank pressure and Schrader valve to pressurize it using a 12v Compressor. Talked to Schupack and he is out of the in-line pressure gauge setups.
Would it be possible for some one to write down the connectors/adapter sizes I need to have the gauge and the valve next to the EAS box under the bonnet.
I have seen plenty of setups, but never seen all the odd sizes of connectors to build such system.
I don't want to go the Mars way. That will be an overkill and may introduce too many places for future Air Leaks here in Arizona heat.
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I would recommend sticking with 6mm for tapping into the lines. I made a few mods and started with the brass fittings thinking they would be better or leak less. Eventually, I went to quick-connect fittings because I had to troubleshoot a few lines, and the brass are one-time only fittings. Only buy good quality fittings rated to 250lbs or more. I had a helluva time finding 6mm fittings anywhere, but they can be found at Fastenal locations. Some had to special ordered, but they were there in a couple of days. They only use sell high quality fittings. For what you want to do, you will need a three way connector (2 at 6mm and the T with whatever you think may work) They have connectors with an 1/8" threaded fitting coming off the end. If you goto http://www.fastenal.com, type in "6mm" in the pneumatics/hydraulics section, you will see all the fittings they offer. If you need extra 6mm line, you can get that from them as well. All the pressure gauges will be standard fittings.

For example, here is a T dual 6mm fitting with a 1/4 male fitting: http://www.fastenal.com/web/products/de ... 441&ucst=t

You could then fit a female - schrader connection or pressure gauge to it.

Let us know how it goes. Good luck.
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Spikemd, thanks for the link. We have a shop close by and I will take a look. I'm looking for a decent quality pressure gauge with a 1/4" NPT male fitting at the back so I can mount it horizontally on a bracket.
Ordered a bunch of parts yesterday for the Schrader Valve + Air pressure Gauge mod. The idea is to tap the line going to the tank at the Valve block using the 3-way connector. The line will then be split using the "y-Union" with one going to the Schrader valve and the other going inside to the Pressure Gauge. The pressure Gauge will be located on Driver-side A-Pillar ( bit ricey but couldn't think of a place to put it.). I have a feeling that the A-Piller pod isn't going to work because of the angle.

As always, any tips, comments or suggestions are all welcome. Any ideas for the 2nd 52mm Gauge (Volt meter perhaps ) ?

Parts List:

1 X Black 7 Color 200 PSI Air Pressure Gauge ( http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/black-7- ... gauge.aspx )

1 X Universal Dual Gauge A Pillar Pod ( http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/Universa ... r-Pod.aspx )

2 X 1/8"FPT x 1/8"FPT Brass Coupling ( https://www.fastenal.com/web/products/d ... ?sku=69835 )

1 X Union Tee 6mm Tube Push-To-Connect ( https://www.fastenal.com/web/products/d ... ku=0441467 )

1 X 6mmOD x 4mmID NavyBlue 25m(Priced Per Roll) PolyurethaneTube ( https://www.fastenal.com/web/products/d ... ku=0448547 )

1 X Union Y 6mm Tube Push-To-Connect ( https://www.fastenal.com/web/products/d ... ku=0441472 )

2 X Swivel Elbow 6mm Tube x 1/8 Male Universal Thread ( https://www.fastenal.com/web/products/d ... ku=0441416 )

1 X Schrader valve with 1/8 MPT threads (sourced it locally from an air suspension shop for $2 )
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