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    Well I'm not to sure about this. What do you guys think?

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    Keep in mind the transfer case skid will be about a inch lower than the transfer case.

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    Default Re: Viair On Board Air Install

    Yeah, hangs down pretty low. Could be pretty easy to damage it in off-road conditions. Maybe fashion a mini-skid for it?

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    Default Re: Viair On Board Air Install

    I have that same tank and never could find a good place underneath
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    Yep, I fear you guys are right. Well I think I have found a place for the compressor at least. Thoughts?

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    Looks like a good spot to me. I like the bracket
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    Default Re: Viair On Board Air Install

    Other than having to remove it for some work, like changing the plugs, seems fine to me. These things can handle a little heat right. I've found that to be the hottest side, at least on mine.

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    Must be onboard air weekend. I installed an ARB high volume pump to work my air operated sway bar disconects and to fill a air tank when I get one.
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    Sadly it looks like my only option for this tank is going to be putting in the cargo area.

    I gotta figure out a way to mount it with the cargo rack back there. It's progress though, at least the plan is coming together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    Sadly it looks like my only option for this tank is going to be putting in the cargo area.

    I gotta figure out a way to mount it with the cargo rack back there. It's progress though, at least the plan is coming together.
    What about hanging it from the bottom of the rack at one end or the other?? Will it fit between the legs for the rack??
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedragon436 View Post
    What about hanging it from the bottom of the rack at one end or the other?? Will it fit between the legs for the rack??
    The rack was installed to regain the cargo area, putting an air tank isn't conducive to maintaining cargo area. This isn't a dedicated off road rig, it's my daily driver.

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    Default Re: Viair On Board Air Install

    This is a good approach

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    The rack was installed to regain the cargo area, putting an air tank isn't conducive to maintaining cargo area. This isn't a dedicated off road rig, it's my daily driver.
    No I get that.. I was just figuring the tank isn't all that large, so if you put it hanging down from the rack in between the legs for the rack, or on top of it kind of over towards the window then it really doesn't take up all that much room that you use anyways!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedragon436 View Post
    No I get that.. I was just figuring the tank isn't all that large, so if you put it hanging down from the rack in between the legs for the rack, or on top of it kind of over towards the window then it really doesn't take up all that much room that you use anyways!
    Words are hard to understand sometimes. In my mind between the legs meant down low. Looking at this picture...

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    I'm getting a better idea how it could work. Hanging the tank from the bottom (top) of the rack may work. That would mean if I needed the cargo area I could remove the rack and tank as a single unit as well. Hmmmmmm

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    There is one other option to consider. Schedule 80 PVC pipe. It is rated at about 190# and is thick enough at fittings it can be drilled and tapped for fittings. I made one I never used. But you could use any size and run it around the rack anyway you want and just cap and paint it. Just a thought
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    Default Re: Viair On Board Air Install

    Well I've been wanting to do this for a while so after doing some research in mounting Viair tank in Jeep Cherokee cargo area I saw this...

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    Need to make sure nothing comes forward, ya know?

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