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Old 04-17-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Air Compresser in a rear Aluminess bumper?

Has anyone mounted an air compresser in the compartment of a Aluminess rear bumper? If so do you have any suggestions on which air compressers fit? I'm looking for something to air tires with. I don't really need a monster that will power air tools. Hints or tales of woe would be appreciated so I can learn from your mistakes.


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Old 04-17-2012, 11:12 PM   #2
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Re: Air Compresser in a rear Aluminess bumper?

Seems to me that the compartment would be more useful for items that are less permanent?

FWIW - There's lots of space along the frame rails. My air compressor is below/behind the drivers seat on the outside of the frame rail.

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:12 AM   #3
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Re: Air Compresser in a rear Aluminess bumper?

I agree with carringb there are plenty of places to mount air compressors (and tanks) besides the bumper. Besides the space under the drivers side there is always where your spare tire was before you got your new bumper. Something else to consider is the compressor might need more air than the bumper box can offer with the cover on. They need quite a bit to pump and stay cool. Plus all the way back there means even larger wires running to it unless you have a battery back there someplace. I saw a small ARB compressor mounted under the hood on the drivers side inner fender by the master cylinder on a Ford van it fit nice. I guess it depends on your air system.

I think you should save the bumper box for something else...
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:25 AM   #4
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Re: Air Compresser in a rear Aluminess bumper?

i looked at that as well, quickly dismissed it since the compressor i already had was no way no how gonna fit. but i agree with everyone elses statements. see pic of the install i just finished, 2 gal tank in front of the battery box, which may be over kill, but i had it and time will tell how much i use it.

i installed on this side so i would have room for a second house battery on the driver side if the need arises (my house battery is already on the driver side, but i could fit 2) and i made wiring a piece of cake
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