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Unread 07-13-2010, 01:27 PM   #16
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Do you also get the manifold and bracket? Or did you just get the compressor bracket? No issues with mine using both brackets and the manifold.

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Unread 07-13-2010, 03:30 PM   #17
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I just got the compressor bracket. i have all of the parts from my TJ setup and I am not using the air tank since it is a 2.5 gallon and will not work withthe tank mounts. only gunna use it to air up tires.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 01:01 PM   #18
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Installed the compressor yesterday. It was easy with the bracket just a little tight getting the master cylinder nuts back on. Was surprised a bit that the master cylinder nuts were not that tight from the factory, guess it does not need to be that tight.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 07:18 PM   #19
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I have the 2.5 gallon tank and I need a place to mount it I was gonna order the skid plate that mounts the tank and covers the evap canister but says only jk till 2011 I have a 2013 does anyone know a good spot to mount it where it's out of the way
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Unread 12-08-2013, 10:54 PM   #20
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I have the 2.5 gallon tank and I need a place to mount it I was gonna order the skid plate that mounts the tank and covers the evap canister but says only jk till 2011 I have a 2013 does anyone know a good spot to mount it where it's out of the way
You could relocate the muffler and mount the tank in its place.
I cut out the rear tub and built a custom tub to house the entire system.
I think there are more pictures in my build "Obsession" thread linked below.

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Unread 12-09-2013, 08:13 AM   #21
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I have the bracket now but was thinking on how strong is the brake booster with the added weight of the compressor? Does anyone know if this could be a issue over time?
3 years hasn't been a problem. The only thing I don't like about it - if I am coming down on the brake pedal at the same time as the compressor kicks in the vibration makes it feel like ABS is engaging and I end up altering my brake input before I realize what happened! For that reason I typically only run the compressor when I need it.
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Unread 06-23-2014, 04:02 PM   #22
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@jwmbishop -Thanks for the update. I did not have the 2010 Wrangler to long after mounting the compressor. Glad it is not a problem since I just installed it in my new 2014 Wrangler (new bracket was needed again).
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