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Unread 02-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Air Tank Placement Ideas

Please don't move this thread, I want input from the YJ guys specifically.

I got rid of my 5 gallon air tank, and I got a little 2 gallon tank to replace it. Now I am trying to figure out where to put it. I was just going to mount it under the rear part of the tub above the axle, but after re-measuring I realized that doing so would not give me enough clearance. If I hit a bump hard enough, my rear U-joint would hit the tank.

So now I have a couple more options....... I can change the rear axle vent and gain enough clearance to mount the tank parallel (and next) to the driveshaft over the rear axle, I can mount the tank on my swing-away tire carrier, or I can put the tank under the front part of the tub right next to the rear driveshaft. I was running my five-gallon tank there, and I don't really want to put this tank there, but it seems it will fit best in that spot. It will certainly fit a lot better than the five gallon tank did.


I know a lot of you run portable tanks and just hook it up in the back. I can't really do that because I have horns, so it needs to be permanently mounted. I suppose mounting it on the fender well would work.......


Anybody have any more options?

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I've seen em run on the inner fender, up on the ridgeline for a longer 2gal tank what tank do you have to gie us an idea of what we're working with
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Unread 02-10-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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I've seen em run on the inner fender, up on the ridgeline for a longer 2gal tank what tank do you have to gie us an idea of what we're working with


It's 17" long and 7 1/2" tall. Ignore the compressor on it, I just have the tank.

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I have a York, so that's moot.
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Have mine on the rear fender. I think it's about 3g.

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Unread 02-10-2013, 11:46 PM   #6
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Dude, nice YJ.

My wife is telling me just to put it under the Jeep where I had the other tank. I'm thinking it may work best considering that when the family goes wheeling, there is no room inside the Jeep for an air tank.
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Mine is an air brake tank from a Kenworth. fits nicley between the frame and the drive shaft
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Do you have a center console?
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Mine is an air brake tank from a Kenworth. fits nicley between the frame and the drive shaft
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Yeah, so was my old one. Way too long though. I had to change the brake fitting on the rear axle so I could scoot it back far enough to not rub on the transfer case.

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Yeah, so was my old one. Way too long though. I had to change the brake fitting on the rear axle so I could scoot it back far enough to not rub on the transfer case.



Yes, I do.
pull it out, mount the tank, then rebuild a new one over/around it. or modify your current one.
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pull it out, mount the tank, then rebuild a new one over/around it. or modify your current one.
That is not a terrible idea, especially considering I want an ammo can console and this tank already has a mount on top of it.
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Got myself a small air tank from a Kenworth, intended to run it's air horns. About a foot long a 1/2 a foot wide(perhaps 2 gallons?)
Mounted it under the battery tray.
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put mine inside frame rails. kenworth air tank
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Please don't move this thread, I want input from the YJ guys specifically.

I got rid of my 5 gallon air tank, and I got a little 2 gallon tank to replace it. Now I am trying to figure out where to put it. I was just going to mount it under the rear part of the tub above the axle, but after re-measuring I realized that doing so would not give me enough clearance. If I hit a bump hard enough, my rear U-joint would hit the tank.

So now I have a couple more options....... I can change the rear axle vent and gain enough clearance to mount the tank parallel (and next) to the driveshaft over the rear axle, I can mount the tank on my swing-away tire carrier, or I can put the tank under the front part of the tub right next to the rear driveshaft. I was running my five-gallon tank there, and I don't really want to put this tank there, but it seems it will fit best in that spot. It will certainly fit a lot better than the five gallon tank did.

I know a lot of you run portable tanks and just hook it up in the back. I can't really do that because I have horns, so it needs to be permanently mounted. I suppose mounting it on the fender well would work.......

Anybody have any more options?
5 gallon tank where yours was, but the yj is lifted, so maybe thats why there is clearance.
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