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SandDevil 07-28-2012 02:25 PM

on board air compressor
I've heard a lot of talk about people having on board air compressors on their Jeeps for airing down/up and for running air tools. I'm interested in having this for my rig as well and i was just curious as to what type of compressor you have on board and where do you have it mounted/stored? Pics are appreciated. :thumb:

SandDevil 07-28-2012 02:41 PM


SandDevil 07-28-2012 04:34 PM


rrich 07-28-2012 04:45 PM

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Airing up is fine. But I've never felt a need to run air tools, but it will do it. I carry an electric impact instead - but rarely use it. On long hrd trails where I expect someone will break something that needs welding, I also carry a 4.5 electric grinder and an inverter.

Here's my Sanden on my Rubi, the same type compressor Jeep uses for ac. I did not touch my ac compressor - I like the ac.

I made my own mounts from 1/2" angle, and it's driven by a short serp belt from a dual pulley on the alternator. Kilby has the pulleys.

SandDevil 07-28-2012 05:27 PM

Nice. I like where you have it mounted :thumb: too bad my air intake is in the way

SandDevil 07-28-2012 07:11 PM

anybody else have a setup they wish to share?:D

Ageless Stranger 07-28-2012 07:20 PM

Here's a recent thread on the topic. I suggest you read it all, but my setup is illustrated at post #42.

denisbaldwin 08-06-2012 03:33 PM

I'm considering getting the VIAIR system (the constant duty one) but I'm concerned about leaving it out in the elements as it will have no protection against weather. Any one have any issues with them rusting? not performing after getting rained on?

Sccafire 08-06-2012 05:05 PM

I have a complete Kilby system set-up in my Jeep.

AirWerkz 08-09-2012 06:48 PM

The VIAIR compressors pretty well sealed up, but just make sure to remote mount the intake filter to a dry place. The compressors come with the hardware and air line to do so.

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