The compressor is inside the Jeep. The tank is outside.
Tanks go almost anywhere. Most are designed for exterior use. Compressors are more sensitive depending on the manufacturer. This compressor is moisture and dust resistant, I decided an inside-install would be best since I will not run it unless I need it so noise will not be an issues. The compressor mounting instructions were quite specific on where it can and cannot go but tank...no real requirements that even hinted that my chosen location is unacceptable. And since I won't be running it constantly I am not that concerned with heat. Once I get done with the cover over that hole it is in I will put hinges on it and make it accessible. Maybe put a couple slits for venting of heat. But I ran it till the tank was almost full and nothing was hot or even warm.
Yeah I meant the tank sorry. I would think having compressed air exposed to a hard hit from rocks could be bad but I really know nothing. Maybe those tanks are bulletproof. I sure do like that idea to have on board air and that is one clean idea.
2013 GC Trail hawk. Fully loaded in black.
I could have gone the cheaper route and just used a portable compressor but again...I wanted the ability to use virtually any air tool on the trail, on the road or at home. Not to mention i don't like lots of bags to worry about so this just utilizes dead space and makes the entire process more efficient.
The tank is quite stout. I imagine other, lesser companies have tanks that won't survive down there. I am more worried about the hoses and connections but like I said I still have to tidy everything up including zip ties, heat shrink tubing, cable ties/hose holders on the body and looming.
I fixed all the leaks tonight while staffing at my fire station tonight, too. Took 30 minutes.
It is made my Laird. It is UHF band 450-470MHz since the frequencies that the area departments use (mostly my FD) are in that range. The mount is a hood, lip mount. Comes with the 20+ ft of cable already attached. I just need to have the plug crimped on. Two hex screws tighten it down and there is a rubber pad on the part that rests against the vehicle. The radio that I use is a Kenwood TK 880 UHF.
My job doesn't require it actually since I am just an Fire Inspector not Fire Investigator but it definitely doesn't hurt and possibly may even help me out if our dept ever decides to do investigations.
But when the SHTF and it TEOTWAWKI Arson Investigators won't matter but HAM operators will.
So we finished the winch and bumper install after 10 hours of work. After the half way point I just stopped taking pictures.
My first, solid advice is buy one of the winches RRO has listed on their site. Not from them per se but my Quadratec Q9000s barely fits and it look some cutting and moving of parts that is not part of the instructions. That is because the winch I chose is slightly too big. My mistake for thinking "most" winches were the same size (ones around the same weight class). The KC lights will only fit on the upper "stinger" because the lights are so big (with the HID ballast built in) that they need a lot of space behind them. Just as long as the mounting bolt on the light is behind the majority of the light it will go fine. I will post what pictures I have, most very early on and post-install.