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Old 02-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Where to mount portable compressor in 2012 JKUR

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!

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I don't think mounting near or on top of the battery is a good idea. There was a link with Sneck's "sale" thread that said the MV can get up to 200º+ with prolonged airing duties.

I know the engine itself gets hot, but...

I could be totally wrong.


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mines on order, I will wait on feed back.
Nothing to it but to do it.

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:13 PM   #4
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Ok, not entirely the answer you were looking for... But...

Mine fits perfectly under the center/back seat in it's little bag! Just don't try putting the seats down with it under there. The little plastic air filter could be crunched pretty easily.

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Replace your stock muffler and stick it under there, ha. There is so much room down there, not sure what to do with it yet.
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I still haven't gotten mine but I have been looking into doing this also. Its going to be really tough, The new engine bay doesn't have a lot of room...

I did find this great post that had an install on an older Jeep
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There goes my dual battery install. Guess I'll just keep a spare when I go out in the wilderness

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:54 PM   #9
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Compressor room

Like SnailPower said

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.

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