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Old 05-21-2016, 08:33 PM   #1
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Where is your air compressor mounted?

I plan to install a dual pump ARB compressor. Initially I intended to mount it somewhere under body, probably on the frame rail. However, with its close proximity to all the undercar abuse, Im leaning toward an insulated compartment inside the van.

Wheres yours?
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:29 PM   #2
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Mine has been under the van where the spare tire used to goe for ~5 years now. Have 2 compressors, air tank, water tank & pump. Never had any problems



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Old 05-22-2016, 06:56 AM   #3
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I mounted it similar to Sheepshagger between the rear axle and the rear bumper in place of the factory spare. I also mounted a 25 gal water tank there similar to what he did. It all worked great. I ran the fresh air inlet tube through the floor in an existing hole for the rear AC lines and put the air filter inside the cabin. It worked out great.



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Old 05-22-2016, 07:38 AM   #4
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I have the dual compressor ARB unit still sitting in the box.....planning on mounting it inside somewhere with a small tank.....can't bear to think of that shiny new compressor getting grungy.......
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:07 PM   #5
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Under the van is a hostile environment for any compressor so putting it inside is a good idea if you can. I had an ARB Twin Air that had crossed a river under a van, and it pretty well totaled it. It was so corroded the bolts broke when I tried to take it apart, not to mention what the electrics looked like. Amazingly, ARB said to bring it in to see if it was repairable, but they ended up giving me a new one if I promised to mount it inside. That alone made me a customer for life.
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:59 PM   #6
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Under the van is a hostile environment for any compressor so putting it inside is a good idea if you can. I had an ARB Twin Air that had crossed a river under a van, and it pretty well totaled it. It was so corroded the bolts broke when I tried to take it apart, not to mention what the electrics looked like. Amazingly, ARB said to bring it in to see if it was repairable, but they ended up giving me a new one if I promised to mount it inside. That alone made me a customer for life.

That was my thought exactly. This van is going to see a gratuitous amount of water...

I have the single arb under hood of my land rover, and it gets nasty enough!

On a side note, I too have a story or two about arb. Suffice to say, theyve made a customer for life.
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Those are clean installs guys!
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Old 06-26-2016, 09:32 PM   #8
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I went with the Ujoint Off Road mounting kit on the driver side frame rail. I'd have to go through really deep water to get it seriously wet. It doesn't look very grungy after a winter of spray going towards it.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:29 AM   #9
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I have an AZ OB1 compressor mounted on the side of the frame rail. It's been under water once a month for quite a while with no issues. I routed the air cleaner inlet up to the engine compartment.

After all is said and done I am going to compressed CO2 and an engine driven compressor for all the main pressure duties. I hate waiting for air to fill up tires.

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.....an engine driven compressor for all the main pressure duties. I hate waiting for air to fill up tires.

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Who makes that type compressor? Most I've searched seem to fit the F-Series only.

Co2 or nitrogen carried in a safe (steel) bottle with proper regulator is a great idea for quick shots of air when needed.
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