Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern California
Viair OBA system install w/pics
Most of the threads I have seen regarding this subject are in TJ's and lacking pictures of a complete system installed. So, this is my attempt at answering the questions I had for a CJ OBA system as to where to mount the various components that make up the system. By no means is this the beat all, end all, it is just my solution posted in one thread. I still can't figure out how to post pictures with the description below each pic, so picture 1 is where I mounted the compressor on the passenger side fender in the engine bay, it is close enough to the auxillary battery and fits nicely. The second picture shows the 2.5 gal tank mounted underneath the tub close to the frame rail near the transfer case and should be mostly out of harms way (I am somewhat concerned about the drain plug sticking out so I am carrying a spare). The 3rd picture is the pressure gauge mounted under the dash, easy enough and the last pic is not too good but shows where I brought in the female air connector inside the cab. I have a rubber furniture leg cover on it to keep debris out of the connector and I figured it would be better protected here than outside somewhere. It is central to the Jeep and the coiled hose reaches all 5 tires with ease. Again, there are other methods of mounting these pieces and this is how I chose to do mine. If anyone has had success or failure with their system and that system is similar to mine, please chime in and tell me your thoughts. BESRK and/or jeepskate feel free to move this if you think it belongs in the general jeep forum but I prefer to hear from the CJ experts here. Thanks...
1985 CJ-7, fuel injected 258, 2.5" Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Lift, 1" Body lift, Crabtree Shackle Hangers, T-5, Dana 300 w/ 4:1 Teralow kit, Dana 30, AMC 20 w/1 piece axle, 3.73 's with Detroit Truetrac front and rear, riding on 32x11.5x15" Cooper Discoverer STT mud terrains