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post #31 of 36 Old 08-24-2013, 01:11 PM
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One thing with the smittybilt compressors: GET THE WARRANTY!!

I just swapped for my third compressor and it was worth the extra $30. It used to take about 30 minutes with the busted compressor to get to 105psi in my one gallon tank and now it takes less than a minute. It takes four seconds to bring it from 85-105 psi. If I had it to do all over again I may have purchased a viair or ARB compressor but for what I have into it, its still a perfect fit. I can't drive in this traffic without train horns, I would have been killed by now.


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post #32 of 36 Old 08-24-2013, 03:10 PM
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Junkyard. If you google it there are lists of donor vehicles. If I recall mine was from a Volvo. The compressor is the easy part. Getting a mounting bracket that works for your jeep is the hard part and then all the little bits and pieces is the PITA part.

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I hard wired a Viar 450 portable 100% duty cycle and I have thought about adding a tank too. What is the difference btw this setup and other setups with a tank?
See comments earlier in the thread. Unless your tank is big (i.e. bigger than fits conveniently in most jeeps) not going to make a material difference.

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post #34 of 36 Old 08-24-2013, 03:21 PM
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Junkyard. If you google it there are lists of donor vehicles. If I recall mine was from a Volvo. The compressor is the easy part. Getting a mounting bracket that works for your jeep is the hard part and then all the little bits and pieces is the PITA part.
Here is a good list
http://www.links4jeeps.com/writeups/...ork_Donors.php

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Awesome, thanks. Does it matter what head type?

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post #36 of 36 Old 08-28-2013, 01:43 PM
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I have had the smittybuilt for a few years now. About a year ago I mounted behind the rear seat. It is allot more convenient to have it mounted. I did miss the flexibility of being able to take it with me so I went out and bought a second one.

For the 70 bucks or so they are a good inexpensive option for having air.

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