So I just received the Q Industries Superflow MV50 12V portable air compressor I ordered from the Amazon one day sale last Friday. I would like to mount it somewhere under the hood and eventually connect it to a 2 gal tank with remote connections in the front and back of the vehicle. Right now I would like to just find a home for it to use it if needed before I get the whole project completed. There is so little space available under the hood but I found that if I place it over the battery it seems to barely fit. So does anyone think this is a bad idea? Any problems with mounting it there? I have attached a pic of it laying on the battery. I think I will have to fab up some sort of mount to keep it off the battery and make it easily removable if I need to get more battery access. And if anyone has mounted a similar portable compressor under the hood, how and where did you do it? The MV50 is a bit large BTW. Thanks!
2012 JKUR - Black on Saddle Leather - Plasti-Dipped Stock Wheels, Mesh Grille Insert, Custom-Fabbed Underhood OBA Compressor Mount, Airaid MXP CAI
I saw a thread on another JK or Wrangler website on putting it behind the passenger tail light, inside the quarter panel. It was months ago I was looking at it. I think building a cover for it and mounting under the Jeep may not be a bad idea, as long as it is protected.
Semper Fidelis 2012 JKU Sport - black and basic
2011 Chrysler T&C - black and loaded
1970 Coronet - turbocharged and fuel injected 360, 518
Checkout inside the right rear taillight opening in the fender. I'd say there's 3-4 cu feet in there, and it's pretty well sealed and easy access for wires. I don't know how easy it is to get the compressor in the taillight hole. No way a tank would fit there but I've seen others put a tank in the jack/jumper cable/ tow chain compartment.