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I know I'm resurrecting a thread from way back...but any update OP?

I just bought what looks to be a very similar compressor to yours and am decided how to mount it up under the hood.
@ducky has yet to log in since Feb, but since I am researching the same project I am curious too lol. I am tired of hauling it around in the back.

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Re: ducky's engine bay air compressor mounting

tis me. Still works in the spot but I havent pulled the compressor bolts out since I installed it and unlike my front lights, I didnt document it up since I just sat in the hardware aisle and guessed the bolt sizes. All you need is about 1-2" spacers (in height) to clear the curve of the wheel wells though.
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Looks great, very clean install! Not to bust your bubble but I have the same compressor and it works fantastic for the money.....just not well under the hood. I mounted mine in the same location last summer and after a day of wheeling I went to air my tires back up and it over heated after one tire. Had to rely on a gas station down the road. Hope you have better luck in that location. I put mine back in the bag and haven't had a problem since.
Ya those bad boys heat up fast, was thinking about fitting mine with a fan.


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Re: ducky's engine bay air compressor mounting

After almost 5 years of running mine it finally seized from heat. I tore it apart and the piston ended up wearing into the case. I think mine had it worse being that I had to mount it over the exhaust manifolds due to the intake. All in all it was a great compressor. I would just keep it clear of the heat.

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Re: ducky's engine bay air compressor mounting

I took a chance and put mine in the bay. I have a lot of room due to the RR snorkel. I got a small ATV winch cover to cover it when not using it...keep mud and water out. We'll see. EVERYTHING under the hood gets pretty darned hot so it will be iffy whether it will last long.






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Re: ducky's engine bay air compressor mounting

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After almost 5 years of running mine it finally seized from heat. I tore it apart and the piston ended up wearing into the case. I think mine had it worse being that I had to mount it over the exhaust manifolds due to the intake. All in all it was a great compressor. I would just keep it clear of the heat.
5 years of use works out to about $8 a year for what I paid.

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Where did you buy the bracket mounts
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I know I'm resurrecting a thread from way back...but any update OP?

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Afternoon Tackleberry,
Just bring my tires up from 20psi make's my VIAIR so hot I need to cool it down before putting it back in the bag. Went out to the store yesterday and when I came back the temp read 111 degrees out side because the temp gauge sensor is located in the engine compartment. With out a way to keep the compressed cool (maybe its own fan?) I think your asking for trouble.
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Re: ducky's engine bay air compressor mounting

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Afternoon Tackleberry,
Just bring my tires up from 20psi make's my VIAIR so hot I need to cool it down before putting it back in the bag. Went out to the store yesterday and when I came back the temp read 111 degrees out side because the temp gauge sensor is located in the engine compartment. With out a way to keep the compressed cool (maybe its own fan?) I think your asking for trouble.
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I know a lot of people that mount them in the left rear of the bay where people mount their dual battery. I just mounted mine in the back. I also added an adjustable popoff set at 40psi so I don't have to hang out over the tire when filling.
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Re: ducky's engine bay air compressor mounting

I bought a pancake style compressor from Harbor Freight on sale for $39.99 and installed a 750W inverter $60.00 in the rear cargo area. Perhaps not as pretty, but gets the job done. Oh, it did not come with any stickers either.



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