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Unread 06-04-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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York onboard air

I am starting to research how to install onboard air in my 97 tj. I want to be able to fill up my tires, fill up any of my buddies tires, and run air tools. I have heard that york is the best way to go for this. is Kilby enterprises kit worth it? ::Kilby Enterprises:: Or is it better to piece it together via separate sources? What would the price difference probably be, vs the quality of what you get? any opinions?

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Unread 06-04-2010, 12:43 PM   #2
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I am starting to research how to install onboard air in my 97 tj. I want to be able to fill up my tires, fill up any of my buddies tires, and run air tools. I have heard that york is the best way to go for this. is Kilby enterprises kit worth it? ::Kilby Enterprises:: Or is it better to piece it together via separate sources? What would the price difference probably be, vs the quality of what you get? any opinions?
Halfway through this install on my jeep right now. Kilby kit is convenient but price didn't make any sense to me. I've been piecing things together from Ebay, local shops, online parts companies, etc. Will probably end up around $450 and I don't believe there will be any material quality difference.
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Unread 06-04-2010, 01:07 PM   #3
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I installed a York-based OBA on my '97 TJ probably nearly 10 years ago and it was one of the best mods I ever did. Kilby's kit is nice & complete but all I bought from him was his mounting bracket, dual-pulley for the alternator so I could run it off a fan belt instead of using the serpentine belt, and the ports that screw into the head that make attaching the intake and output hoses possible. I paid $35 for my used but still perfectly serviceable York F210 compressor from a junkyard & pieced the whole thing together for somewhere close to $350-375. In all the time I used it until my '97 TJ was stolen in March, it was 100% reliable aside from replacing the fan belt last year for $11.
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Unread 06-04-2010, 08:12 PM   #4
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Thank for the help. That is good to know. I like the price range of $350-450 much better than the $1150.
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Unread 06-06-2010, 11:25 AM   #5
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I did about the same as Jerry, I bought the bracket, and pulley from Kilby, bought all of the other parts from local stores, and e-bay. I also installed a fitting in the front and rear to connect my hose to. Agree this is a GREAT mod, I also carry an air gun, at the end of the trail I just blow the dust off me and the inside of the jeep. This keeps it from blowing all around once I hit the highway back home.
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