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Old 08-25-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
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Arb air compressor

Has anyone installed an on board air compressor on 13 jkur for airing tires? Is it an easy install and mounting?
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Would be no different than a 2012 JK, an yes many have, and yes it is SUPER easy. Bracket installation on mine was about 5 minutes.




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Would be no different than a 2012 JK, an yes many have, and yes it is SUPER easy. Bracket installation on mine was about 5 minutes.
Thanks was. It the arb model 12 that quadretec sells for 275?
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Sorry I should have given more details NO I used VIAIR 450c compressor and Synergy Compressor bracket for 2012+ models

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I did have to flip one of the feet mounts on bottom of compressor for bolt pattern to line up. I just ran to local hardware store got some longer bolts that matched what Viair supplied and it fit perfect.

The air block that the hose from compressor runs to is custom. It is cheap and good for directing air where you need it I have my ARB lockers taped into it front and rear air line with quick disconnects and PSI gauge inside cab ran to the block.
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I installed mine last night. I got the ARB high output package from Northridge4x4. I am using the evo mounting bracket btw. I am not mechanically inclined and I did it lol
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Thanks for all the input think I will go with arb!

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Edited for wrong info.. Sorry.
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Just letting you know I love this compressor and ninja air filling my neighbor car tires lol.
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I got their dual head compressor. Too large for under hood, so had it mounted under the passenger seat.
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I got their dual head compressor. Too large for under hood, so had it mounted under the passenger seat.
Viair or Arb? How loud is it in that location? Did you install a tank?
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I got their dual head compressor. Too large for under hood, so had it mounted under the passenger seat.
Yep. Best place IMO. It's not bad at all. Currently not running a tank, as its a backup for my powertank to fill up.
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Yep. Best place IMO. It's not bad at all. Currently not running a tank, as its a backup for my powertank to fill up.
No tank here either. The noise isn't that bad, but might be annoying if you have a passenger often while wheeling because of the vibration.

It's annoying me lately only because I have an air leak somewhere that I need to fix, so it cycles on about every 20 - 30 seconds. Normally it shouldn't be on much. Plus, when using it constantly, I'm outside while airing up.
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I got my twin arb under the hood of my 13. Took a lot of work, but its in. We got a MORE dual battery tray & modified it a bit & put the compressor in the second battery tray slot. It fits perfect & looks like it belongs there.

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I got my twin arb under the hood of my 13. Took a lot of work, but its in. We got a MORE dual battery tray & modified it a bit & put the compressor in the second battery tray slot. It fits perfect & looks like it belongs there.

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I read your write up on the install. You did a very nice job. Allot of work definitely.

So I have a Viair dual system with tank (Super Duty part #10008) that we are going to install in our 2013 anni 2 door. We are still a week or so out on the project. I will take pictures and share Brain storming install locations now We have some ideas that we will show in detail if it works out.
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I read your write up on the install. You did a very nice job. Allot of work definitely.

So I have a Viair dual system with tank (Super Duty part #10008) that we are going to install in our 2013 anni 2 door. We are still a week or so out on the project. I will take pictures and share Brain storming install locations now We have some ideas that we will show in detail if it works out.
Thanks. Definitely share what you come up with!
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I read your write up on the install. You did a very nice job. Allot of work definitely.

So I have a Viair dual system with tank (Super Duty part #10008) that we are going to install in our 2013 anni 2 door. We are still a week or so out on the project. I will take pictures and share Brain storming install locations now We have some ideas that we will show in detail if it works out.
Just FYI- River Raider makes an evap. skid designed to accommodate a tank like yours. It does NOT work on a 2012+ 2 door however- despite what RR may say. The resonator on the driver's side gets in the way. I spoke to the guys at River Raider and let them know- but I am sure they get a lot of calls on a lot of stuff.
Let us know if you find a spot for the tank- still have my tank and the skid. Unfortunately I bought it open box and couldn't return it. The skid works on a 4 door...anyone???
Just a note to all the engine bay compressor folks- keep your hood completely up when airing up. After a long day on the trail ARBs can get hot and quit working. I have front and rear bumper outlets so I don't need the hose. Last time I aired up without thinking and I had the hood down- and of course it shut off.
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I remember your issue with the rr set up. I'm surprised they would say its not an issues, its so obvious it would be! But then again my rr evap skid didn't fit my 12 or 13 without moving it a little & I'm not sure they've ever addressed that either.

ARB has acknowledged that they get so hot they melt the hoses. They said their hose is made to be easily fixed after it melts. Lol! A fellow club member called them about it (Jon - you reading this?) after melting his.
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Just FYI- River Raider makes an evap. skid designed to accommodate a tank like yours. It does NOT work on a 2012+ 2 door however- despite what RR may say. The resonator on the driver's side gets in the way. I spoke to the guys at River Raider and let them know- but I am sure they get a lot of calls on a lot of stuff.
Let us know if you find a spot for the tank- still have my tank and the skid. Unfortunately I bought it open box and couldn't return it. The skid works on a 4 door...anyone???
Just a note to all the engine bay compressor folks- keep your hood completely up when airing up. After a long day on the trail ARBs can get hot and quit working. I have front and rear bumper outlets so I don't need the hose. Last time I aired up without thinking and I had the hood down- and of course it shut off.
Thanks for the heads up on the River Raider. I haven't finalized my plan yet but the engine bay is out. Looking to make a bracket to double stack the compressors behind the rear seat opposite side of the sub-woofer with a protective box to protect things from the compressor heat. Not sure on the tank yet.... will see.
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Thanks for the heads up on the River Raider. I haven't finalized my plan yet but the engine bay is out. Looking to make a bracket to double stack the compressors behind the rear seat opposite side of the sub-woofer with a protective box to protect things from the compressor heat. Not sure on the tank yet.... will see.
If you're only using one compressor the engine bay isn't all bad. I am in So Cal- and we're talking hours on a trail in sunny 85+ degree temps. We've aired up all 4 tires many times on a single unit without problems. You might want to invest in higher quality nozzles, connections & hoses for interior install. If you get a leak and it goes off frequently....
However on using a tank... I will no longer be using a single small compressor after popping a bead recently. See the pic. I am on a steep hillside and my Jeep is only held in place by the rocks you see. The Hi-lift is BARELY catching my slider - one wrong jiggle and its coming off. Try changing a flat in this situation- and not getting anyone hurt. Thankfully someone had a portable tank and we got the Jeep just high enough to reseat the tire on the wheel. You can't do that with a single small compressor. My big Viar tank installation is back on the priority list after this.
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Just FYI- River Raider makes an evap. skid designed to accommodate a tank like yours. It does NOT work on a 2012+ 2 door however- despite what RR may say. The resonator on the driver's side gets in the way. I spoke to the guys at River Raider and let them know- but I am sure they get a lot of calls on a lot of stuff.
Uhh, the RROR evap skid does not fit 2 doors?

I just ordered one through a vendor (and also spoke to RROR before hand) and neither of them mentioned that. I was planning to put on that skid and replace the exhaust in the same mod session.
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Uhh, the RROR evap skid does not fit 2 doors?

I just ordered one through a vendor (and also spoke to RROR before hand) and neither of them mentioned that. I was planning to put on that skid and replace the exhaust in the same mod session.
If you're replacing the exhaust and removing the resonator you'll be fine. If you're using JUST the evap. skid you're fine. I should've clarified- I am talking about the evap + tank mount skid.
We were told the same thing (it fit) from the vendor I ordered mine from so I contacted RR.
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Wow! We have not seen this on any of the 2012-2013 2 doors that we have had in here. Thanks for sending the pictures. Please let us know if we can help you out in any way on your Jeep.
But....the first pic is my Jeep. As you can see the resonator is right next to the evap. canister. The standard evap canister skid DOES fit. Pic # 2.
However the evap skid plus tank holder Skid Plate- Air Tank Skid & Brackets
is much wider and hits the resonator. R.R. does this for a living and perhaps they're right- worth a call. Jeep aren't exactly pillars of quality so maybe the 2012s they've seen had the resonator in a different location. But there was no way that skid was fitting my Jeep. The tank would have to go where the resonator is.
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The standard evap canister skid DOES fit.
Mine did NOT on my 12 or 13 without moving it over a couple inches. Just sayin again...

Hopefully they've fixed it & it's not an issue anymore.
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I should say that RR would definitely have taken the skid back and were pros about it. Not dissing River Raider. However I bought it open box from another vendor-and sat on it- by this point I was outside of the return window.
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In fact - that purple evap skid you posted is mine - and is modified.
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Mine did NOT on my 12 or 13 without moving it over a couple inches. Just sayin again...

Hopefully they've fixed it & it's not an issue anymore.
Your standard one didn't fit either? Missed that. I can see how that could happen- if Jeep doesn't put the evap. in exactly the same spot every time its a tight fit. I am frequently surprised when Jeeping with others- you have what, where? You have this and I don't? Your roll bars are painted and mine aren't? Its a Jeep thing.
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Your standard one didn't fit either? Missed that. I can see how that could happen- if Jeep doesn't put the evap. in exactly the same spot every time its a tight fit. I am frequently surprised when Jeeping with others- you have what, where? You have this and I don't? Your roll bars are painted and mine aren't? Its a Jeep thing.
Totally a jeep thing! I hear that crap all the time. But yes, we had to drill holes & move it over a couple inches on both jeeps.

Still love my rr skids though. I'm hoping they have fixed it or i got a messed up skid or something...
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If you're only using one compressor the engine bay isn't all bad. I am in So Cal- and we're talking hours on a trail in sunny 85+ degree temps. We've aired up all 4 tires many times on a single unit without problems. You might want to invest in higher quality nozzles, connections & hoses for interior install. If you get a leak and it goes off frequently....
However on using a tank... I will no longer be using a single small compressor after popping a bead recently. See the pic. I am on a steep hillside and my Jeep is only held in place by the rocks you see. The Hi-lift is BARELY catching my slider - one wrong jiggle and its coming off. Try changing a flat in this situation- and not getting anyone hurt. Thankfully someone had a portable tank and we got the Jeep just high enough to reseat the tire on the wheel. You can't do that with a single small compressor. My big Viar tank installation is back on the priority list after this.
That looks a little harry. I look at my OBA kind of like the winch. I want it fully functional and trouble free. I am willing to give up a little room behind the rear seat to have a good twin compressor set up with a tank in a clean dry environment. I will start with just one quick disconnect at the rear bumper and see if it is versatile enough. Everything will be in close proximity and easy to maintain. I will use drain plug in jack cavity to access the the outside of the vehicle for air lines, drain cock, and power to the battery. All this with access to the factory jack and storage tub.

Well that's the plan anyway....
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If you're only using one compressor the engine bay isn't all bad. I am in So Cal- and we're talking hours on a trail in sunny 85+ degree temps. We've aired up all 4 tires many times on a single unit without problems. You might want to invest in higher quality nozzles, connections & hoses for interior install. If you get a leak and it goes off frequently....
However on using a tank... I will no longer be using a single small compressor after popping a bead recently. See the pic. I am on a steep hillside and my Jeep is only held in place by the rocks you see. The Hi-lift is BARELY catching my slider - one wrong jiggle and its coming off. Try changing a flat in this situation- and not getting anyone hurt. Thankfully someone had a portable tank and we got the Jeep just high enough to reseat the tire on the wheel. You can't do that with a single small compressor. My big Viar tank installation is back on the priority list after this.
Powertank would be best for that, J. Even that tank doesn't have a lot of volume. Not to mention pressure if reseating beads. Tanks have their place for air tools and air lockers, but aren't really effective for tire stuff.
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That looks a little harry. I look at my OBA kind of like the winch. I want it fully functional and trouble free. I am willing to give up a little room behind the rear seat to have a good twin compressor set up with a tank in a clean dry environment. I will start with just one quick disconnect at the rear bumper and see if it is versatile enough. Everything will be in close proximity and easy to maintain. I will use drain plug in jack cavity to access the the outside of the vehicle for air lines, drain cock, and power to the battery. All this with access to the factory jack and storage tub.

Well that's the plan anyway....
I just installed the AirWerkz dual air compressor and 2 gal tank it's an under the jeep mount here is a write up on the kit and install. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/air...nk-259500.html

I like and it works great. It takes 1:30 sec to fill my 35" tire form 12 psi-30psi
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If you're replacing the exhaust and removing the resonator you'll be fine. If you're using JUST the evap. skid you're fine. I should've clarified- I am talking about the evap + tank mount skid.
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