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Unread 01-31-2010, 05:13 AM   #1
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Viair Placement

Just bought my 1999 TJ. I have owned a couple of Jeeps before and have been dieing to get back in a Jeep since I sold my last one.

The Jeep I bought came with a Viair onboard compressor with a 2.5 gallon tank mounted where the back seat used to be. My problem is this is my daily driver and I need a back seat for the kiddos. Anyone else have this set up and been able to mount the compressor / tank somewhere else?

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Unread 01-31-2010, 06:24 AM   #2
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Tank can be mounted underneath on the drivers side beside the rear drive-shaft.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 08:14 AM   #3
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So do you mount the actual compressor under the hood? Anyone have any pics of this? Did you do anything to weatherproof it?
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Unread 01-31-2010, 08:22 AM   #4
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i saw someone had that mounted on the top of the fender wells inside the back on the TJ. i dont know how uncomfortable that would be for people in the back seat though.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 08:47 AM   #6
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You can also mount the tank under the hood. There is a good thread on here someplace.
If you don't have abs the tray is an easy option. This is the mv50
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Tank can be mounted underneath on the drivers side beside the rear drive-shaft.
x2 thats about where my tank is....

my compressor is just inside the hood in front of my brake master cylinder. This isn't an option for you b/c your EVAP can is there. Don't know if the viair can fit where the ABS tray is, but worth a shot. No issue with weatherproofing under the hood, I didn't do anything to it, and its been fine...
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Unread 02-01-2010, 10:13 AM   #9
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My 99 doesn't have AC, so I mounted the Viair compressor where the AC compressor would go using a couple mounts I fabbed up.



I mounted the tank underneath the driver's side.

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http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...SJUNE17041.jpg

No worries about rocks in that location? I am looking to mount mine up in a yj. This looks to be the best spot to me, just worried about rocks. Not really about the tank, but the possible damage to the bottom of the tub.
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I modified and mounted my ViAir compressor where my ABS would be if equiped.
450_on_plate_1.jpg   plate_in.jpg   plate_top.jpg  
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http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...SJUNE17041.jpg

No worries about rocks in that location? I am looking to mount mine up in a yj. This looks to be the best spot to me, just worried about rocks. Not really about the tank, but the possible damage to the bottom of the tub.
I've got a couple scrapes on it, but nothing major. Been mounted there for 2 years now. I did replace the drain that's on it in the pic for a regular plug to prevent it from getting knocked off.

I've seen several others mount it in the same place with no problems.
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Unread 06-09-2010, 10:54 AM   #13
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i have mine in the compartment in the engine on the drivers side and i also have my horn on top of the compressor and my 5 gal tank mounted under the jeep like in some of the pictures posted.
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