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Old 11-21-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Engine driven Air.

Hi all, Im looking to install an air compresser and tank in my 99 tj. (without factory A/C).

Ive read alot about the york air compresser, but im simply wondering why use something that you have to catch and replenish the oil supply all the time?

Is it possible to put a proper air compressor in? as in the belt driven kind for a garage air compressor??

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Old 11-21-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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On lard air with York compressor uses a storage tank under the jeep

Unlike a shop compressor it is designed to work and last in a mobile under the hood environment and designed to live with an engine driven pulley and although not ideal for higher engine rpm it was at least designed to operate attached to an engine pulley at varying speeds unlike your shop compressor

Plus it fits under the hood

Plus the are dirt cheep at u pull it yards

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Old 11-22-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
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The reason the York is favored is because it has the highest volume of air movement then any other A/C compressor. The oil is not that big of a deal, simply put a liquid catch at the end of the output and hose the resivour straight back into the oil fill plug. You can use other A/C style compressors, the reason most people like the york is because it can fill a tank QUICK, and there are rebuild kits out there.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:29 PM   #4
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ok, fair enough, never thought about the variable speed, makes perfect sense. Im also curious where the best spot to mout a tank is? pro's and cons??
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:03 PM   #5
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i'm giving this alot of thought recently and i am thinking about building my front bumper into a air tank bumper combo. LOL
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:59 PM   #6
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Ooo. Sounds hard to stop leaks
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:56 PM   #7
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I work in a welding shop and we build fuel storage tanks
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #8
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Unless you plan to run air tools, you don't really need a tank. I converted my stock (Sanden) a/c compressor into OBA and don't run a tank, primarily because I didn't want to hassle with the additional plumbing and I do a lot of rock-crawling and wasn't sure where to mount it.

And although the Sanden doesn't have as much flow as the York, it still does very well and you can find used ones for $50-75. I air up my 35s from 7-36 psi in < 2 minutes each with this setup. And the oil use is minimal; I've got a mist oiler that I installed 1 year ago and have not needed to replenish the reservoir.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:03 PM   #9
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Opposite muffler underneath

York built in oil resivour so no oiler needed

York rectangular easy to mount and still keep stock ac

Mine also supplies air for front and rear lockers

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