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Old 11-23-2017, 12:30 PM
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Favorite OnBoard Air Mounting Solution

So it's Black Friday and we are all torching our plastic cards like they will never produce parts again for our Jeeps. I'm that spirit I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on an ARB twin compressor so I don't have the issues I've had in the past with airing down. I know I'm going with the ARB compressor, but I'm not sure where I want to mount it. I've read a few threads about under the hood, which does seem convenient and prevents a long run of wire and air line if I want a hard access point outside the cab. Have any of you done the Teraflex under seat mount and what are y'all's thoughts on that location? Noise? Access issues? Does losing that little area to stash stuff bother you? Thanks in advance for your near coma post-turkey replies.


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Getting ready to have mine installed under the hood next week.

Check out the mounting bracket from Metal Cloak.

If you have a S pod they make a bracket for that also.

They have an installation video on their website.

Nice clean installation under the hood.

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Old 11-23-2017, 08:00 PM   #3
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Mounted ours under the pass seat. No regrets. I installed the MOPAR BBK and the ARB would not fit under the hood anyways. One guy lost his hood in the wind at the shore while airing up and it took out his windshield. If you plan on installing in the engine compartment be sure to not park into the wind.
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I have a BBK set up with larger master/booster, so I can't use the spot most people use for mounting the ARB twin. I will probably go with the Teraflex bracket under the passenger seat. I haven't measured it, but there are a couple of ways you can get wiring and such through the firewall. Maybe an air hose would fit as well. Then you could run it to the front bumper or wheel well.
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Mounted ours under the pass seat. No regrets. I installed the MOPAR BBK and the ARB would not fit under the hood anyways. One guy lost his hood in the wind at the shore while airing up and it took out his windshield. If you plan on installing in the engine compartment be sure to not park into the wind.


Thanks for the input! I'm really up in the air on this one. If it is under the hood I'm going to put a hard line to an easily accessible point to connect the air hose and fill up tires. Maybe one up front and one in the back.


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Getting ready to have mine installed under the hood next week.



Check out the mounting bracket from Metal Cloak.



If you have a S pod they make a bracket for that also.



They have an installation video on their website.



Nice clean installation under the hood.


I love Metalcloak stuff. So well made and corrosion resistant! I'll check this out. Let me know what you think about the final product.


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I have the BBK with a VIAR underhood setup.

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Check out Innovative JK Products. I am planning on going with this kit for my JKUR Jeep JKU Air Compressor Bracket Mount & Air Line System . The kit includes the mount and a system to air up all four tires at once. With the addition of this IJKP-18: Air Down/Air Up Tool with Gauge you can air up AND down at the same time. My buddy uses a homebrew version of this setup that basically cost him the same in materials as this kit would run the average Joe. Quick disconnects with permanent mounting under each seat seems like a good idea to me, but I haven't lived with it to form an opinion out of real qorld experience. I know winding up the hoses on my buddy's kit is kind of a pain in the butt, but its a minor complaint.

There is another kit out there that is similar to the above kit, but I can't remember the name off the top of my head, maybe someone else knows what I am talking about and can chime in?
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Actually, air up and down with the same system* is probably a more accurate statement.
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We went under the hood and have had a great experience so far with the setup. Definitely go with MC or M.O.R.E. mounts for this location...both are great options.



One thing to consider...do you like to play in the water? Or deep mud?

The higher mounting point seemed like a better choice to me just because the area under the seat stands a good chance of being (and staying) submerged at some point - especially if you run the lines to your remote connections (or lockers, etc...) through your Jeepís drain plugs.

IMO under the seat is fine if you only plan to run the compressor when you are outside of the Jeep airing up tires AND plan to avoid water crossings/obstacles...

If you do decide to go inside the cabin, maybe cannibalize some of the space behind your rear seat or one of your roll bars. You can then run remote connections out the access hole for the tail light and keep the advantage of a higher mounting point.


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So it's Black Friday and we are all torching our plastic cards like they will never produce parts again for our Jeeps. I'm that spirit I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on an ARB twin compressor so I don't have the issues I've had in the past with airing down. I know I'm going with the ARB compressor, but I'm not sure where I want to mount it. I've read a few threads about under the hood, which does seem convenient and prevents a long run of wire and air line if I want a hard access point outside the cab. Have any of you done the Teraflex under seat mount and what are y'all's thoughts on that location? Noise? Access issues? Does losing that little area to stash stuff bother you? Thanks in advance for your near coma post-turkey replies.


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I went underseat on a Teraflex bracket. I live in the Northeast and I didn't want the pump being exposed to the elements up here. That being said the pump isn't that loud. Not exactly quiet but not loud. My daughter sits in her carseat in the back with her iPad and could care less it's running. When using lockers it cycles for a second here and there after switching the lockers a couple times. Again not something that would bother the average person. I have installed a couple for friends along with my own. On mine I installed a small tank on the roll bar in back with a QD air fitting off that that I access with the rear hatch open. My friends I just put the QD air fitting on a bracket sticking out of the side under the passenger seat that is easy accessable. If you have air lockers this mounting keeps the solenoids dry and protected as well.

If I lived below the salt belt I would probably mounted it under the hood.
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The ARB single bracket works with the Mopar big brake kit.
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@RichL35 that's some good info you provided there. I'm in the mountains of Utah so it we get a fair amount of salt. There's a few water crossings, but I don't think I'll ever be that deep. I liked how the Teraflex bracket mounted and appeared online.


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I had to remove my ARB dual compressor from under the hood when I did the Mopar BBK. I mounted mine with the Teraflex mount under the drivers seat. I have a short piece of tubing coming out from under the seat to a bracket that holds the coupler on the end.
You can put some slight jogs in the mount arms to get some more clearance between the seat and carpet. I think I was able to get about 3/4" more clearance by doing that. I can stick my hand between the compressor and carpet no problem.
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I had to remove my ARB dual compressor from under the hood when I did the Mopar BBK. I mounted mine with the Teraflex mount under the drivers seat. I have a short piece of tubing coming out from under the seat to a bracket that holds the coupler on the end.

You can put some slight jogs in the mount arms to get some more clearance between the seat and carpet. I think I was able to get about 3/4" more clearance by doing that. I can stick my hand between the compressor and carpet no problem.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you upgrade your rotors and calipers to that Teraflex kit without changing out the master cylinder? I'm not a hug fan of losing that space that I can stash stuff under the front seats.


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Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you upgrade your rotors and calipers to that Teraflex kit without changing out the master cylinder? I'm not a hug fan of losing that space that I can stash stuff under the front seats.


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You can with the Teraflex and the Dynatrac kit.
I did the Mopar kit on the front and teraflex on the rear.
To me its more balance braking now and it will stop on a dime and give you change. I'm running Hutchinson beadlocks on 35" BFG KO2 now and I feel safer with this setup than I did stock.
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