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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:13 PM
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Where to put air compressor?

Looking for recommendations on best place to install/mount an air compressor on my 94 D90 ST. Will use it for everything from mountain bike to adding air to the tires on my Sport (which seems to always need it). Can you incorporate it into the look of the rig?

Also curious on advice on which compressor to buy.

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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:53 PM
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ECR did showed some of the things they did for an air tank and they usually placed the compressor in the tool box under the passenger seat. You would have to dig around for the pics and descriptions for that.
If you have a storage box on your rear tire well, you could place it there.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 12:32 AM
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Compressor might fit in the passenger seat box but any air tank worth having probably won't. I bought a Medium Duty Viair compressor that I have yet to install. I was planning on installing the compressor in the passenger seat box and the air tank on the frame under the passenger side. Do a search. Someone on here did a pretty inspiring install where they inserted threaded mounts into the frame and attached the tank to that.
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is your 2010 Sport a Range Rover ?
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Old January 31st, 2013, 08:58 AM
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Me? Nope. There is no way I could ever fit the medium duty tank in the Defender seat box. Its big. Compressor fits that's about it so I will have to fit tank elsewhere. Same for my friend who has a 110. He also tucked it in under the chassis, passenger side.

ARB has a new tankless compressor. I got to try it last time I went wheeling. Worked great actually so no need for a tank it seems.

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Yes. My 2010 Sport is a RR.
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Get the set up off an EAS RRC and mount it to the frame.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Also seen guys use an A/C compressor to supply air. You can also store air in the bumper or rocksliders. You dont have to use a traditional air tank you could always have something made to shape that better suits your needs.
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12V air compressors generate a lot of heat while they are running. They have a thermal cut off switch to keep them from overheating. Worst place to put them is in the engine compartment or inside an enclosed area.

I have mine mounted on the right rear side shelf next to the rear door. It gets free air flow which keeps it from overheating and has space for cleaning the intake air filter. It is easy access at the rear to connect a hose to. I have an ARB locker in the rear so it makes for a short hose connection to the locker.

I have a long narrow air tank that hangs from the body underside crosswise between the frame rails, just behind the transfer case. The tank sits above the rear prop shaft and is well protected.

Everything has worked fine during the 15 years it has been installed.
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Do a Google search for Puma 12v air compressor.
Tons of reviews.

Excellent reputation offroad & 100% duty cycle.

Also here is Expos' compressor comparison test:
http://www.expeditionportal.com/reso...ssor-test.html
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