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PostSubject: Onboard Air   Thu 22 Apr 2010, 6:45 pm

I started the install today. Still have a ways to go but so far so good.

Viair 480c installed on bracket from JeepSwag.com





Installing under hood.

mounts to brake master cylinder studs.




Have to reroute a few hoses and wires.



But it fits.




Now I have to wire it and run the pipe and hoses.

To be continued...........................
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Sun 25 Apr 2010, 3:40 pm

Phase 2.

Plumbed and wired the compressor. I have a quick disconnect to air up tires, a drain/pressure relief, gauge, pressure switch and an empty port for future use. I am going to install a rubber air hose with male disconnects on each end, one end under the hood and the other in the back. I can then install and hook up the tank anytime and will have air front and rear.

Then I wont have to hard mount the tank and can charge it and carry to a work site, broken vehicle etc.

The wires on the pressure switch stick out the top because I didn't pressure test everything before connecting all the wires.

Had to tighten it to stop a leak. Will adjust it and hard mount the manifold to the fender. Next up the tank and an air horn.









Wired it to my console

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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Sun 25 Apr 2010, 4:59 pm

looks great, i really want to do this but have toooo many other mods higher on the list.
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Sun 25 Apr 2010, 10:42 pm

Very nice setup you have there. For my TJ I went with the MF-1050 or MV-50 (depending who you buy it from) since itís cheap and had good reviews. I donít have a pressure relief, I need to install one.

Instead of using the air filter that the compressor came with, I connected the intake to the jeepís air intake tube. This way I donít have to worry about the compressorís filter.

So far I am happy with the setup but I only use it to inflate my tires. Here you can check out some pics: http://s862.photobucket.com/albums/ab189/rfub83/Air%20compressor/
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Tue 27 Apr 2010, 11:42 am

awesome install Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Tue 27 Apr 2010, 1:00 pm

Very impressive Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Tue 27 Apr 2010, 3:14 pm

looks good brudder.
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Tue 27 Apr 2010, 5:52 pm

I bet that thing really blows!


Looks super, dude
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Tue 27 Apr 2010, 5:53 pm

Nice Install
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Tue 27 Apr 2010, 7:57 pm

r_unda wrote:
Very nice setup you have there. For my TJ I went with the MF-1050 or MV-50 (depending who you buy it from) since itís cheap and had good reviews. I donít have a pressure relief, I need to install one.

Instead of using the air filter that the compressor came with, I connected the intake to the jeepís air intake tube. This way I donít have to worry about the compressorís filter.

So far I am happy with the setup but I only use it to inflate my tires. Here you can check out some pics: http://s862.photobucket.com/albums/ab189/rfub83/Air%20compressor/


I like the air filter idea. I have a remote kit and may have to copy that at some point. I just used 1/4 " pipe for the manifold. you can get that and all the fittings you need t Home Depot. Makes for a cheap and very versatile manifold. I used the pipe sealer in a can for a better seal than the tape.
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Wed 28 Apr 2010, 5:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Wed 28 Apr 2010, 7:31 pm

I'm parking next to you after we wheel
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Thu 06 May 2010, 3:24 pm

Got to give it a try this weekend.

Aired up my stock Rubicon tires from 15 to 35 in about 2-3 minutes each.

Jonathon aired up his 37's. Don't know how long it took for each tire.

Jonathon????

Did 6 tires one after the other and it chugged away with no complaints. Looks like they aren't kidding about constant duty cycle. Been airing up my leaking tire all week too with no problems.

So far I am very happy with this compressor and would recommend it.

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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Thu 06 May 2010, 5:11 pm

jdldx3 wrote:
Got to give it a try this weekend.

Aired up my stock Rubicon tires from 15 to 35 in about 2-3 minutes each.

Jonathon aired up his 37's. Don't know how long it took for each tire.

Jonathon????

Did 6 tires one after the other and it chugged away with no complaints. Looks like they aren't kidding about constant duty cycle. Been airing up my leaking tire all week too with no problems.

So far I am very happy with this compressor and would recommend it.


Good for you Jeff! Impressive.
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Thu 06 May 2010, 6:31 pm

Very cool, I have to upgrade the hose from my compressor to the tank... just need to get it done
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Fri 07 May 2010, 6:29 pm

So which kit was this? The 20001 "Ultra Duty" setup?

And how much did it cost you, if you don't mind me asking? JeepSWAG is offering them right now through a group buy on JeepForum.com at these prices:

10005 $318.15
10007 $339.96
10008 $416.44
10009 $467.44
20001 $398.43
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Fri 07 May 2010, 8:03 pm

That's a good price for the kit.

If I was going to do it again I would just buy the compressor by itself.

Set of 2 480c's on ebay new for $325 right now.

I didn't use anything else from the kit yet, just the stuff I bought for my "manifold" at Home Depot.
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Fri 07 May 2010, 9:20 pm

Very nice!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Fri 07 May 2010, 11:59 pm

Excellent job Jeff. Looking forward to seeing it. I have bought my compressor, tank, ect. Hope to install next week, depending on the schedule of my nephew.
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Fri 07 May 2010, 11:59 pm

Excellent job Jeff. Looking forward to seeing it. I have bought my compressor, tank, ect. Hope to install next week, depending on the schedule of my nephew.
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Sat 08 May 2010, 7:42 am

Are you using an air tank at all? Or just straight from the compressor to the tires? I like the idea of being able to do some work with air tools and have a source for air lockers in the future in case I happen to go that way one day.
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Sat 08 May 2010, 7:51 am

No tank yet. Gonna run a hose to the back with quick disconnects. Will be able to use a tank but I dont want to mount it permanently.
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PostSubject: Re: Onboard Air   Sat 08 May 2010, 7:57 am

Makes sense to me.

I'm also considering just getting a bottle of CO2 and calling it a day. It'd only really be used for those occasions when I'm wheeling but not trailering the Jeep, regardless.
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