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Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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- How to Install ARB 12V Twin On Board Air Compressor on your Wrangler
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This ARB 12-volt dual on-board air system is for those of you that have a 1987 and up Wrangler and are looking to run a tankless on-board air system. This is a dual compressor setup that's going to put out enough CFM at enough pressure that you can run air tools directly off of this without the need for a tank. This system is also designed specifically for those of you that are going to be running one or even two ARB Air Lockers, so this is going to come with a wiring harness that will feed directly into those air locker solenoids. This is also designed to be used with ARB's Air Manifold, so this is going to work really well as a part of the package with other ARB products. However, if you just wanted to run this to air up your tires, this is gonna do a really nice job because it moves so much CFM. If you wanted to use this in conjunction with a tank, you can certainly do that. There are a lot of different options that you can use this compressor for.Now in the world of compressors, this one is going to be a little bit expensive, however, you are going to get a ton of quality from this compressor. And if you do plan on using this with your ARB Air Lockers and also as an on-board air system for tools and airing up tires, you're going to get all the wiring that you need to get that done, you're going to get your switch to turn your compressor on and off. So it is a very, very complete system.ARB has a couple different compressors that you can run on your jeep. They have a version of this that is just a single compressor, so of course that's just going to move less CFM. And then they have the very compact system that is designed just to run your air lockers but not be able to run air tools or air up your tires. Sot this is going to be one of the beefiest systems that they offer. When you are talking about airing up tires, it's not so much a conversation about pressure as it is a conversation about CFM, and this system, again, even without a tank, is going to supply 3 CFM at 90 PSI continuously. So that is enough to run air tools without having a tank.And I keep saying, "Without having a tank," because a lot of your other on-board air systems are designed to have one or more compressors feeding into a tank. And then from that tank, you can use a air tool or air up tires in bursts, and then you have to wait again for that tank to fill up. This is a system that is designed to be continuously giving you high CFM at a workable PSI. On top of all of that, you're going to have all of your wiring harnesses and all of your weatherproof connectors that are designed to set this thing up. So you pick up power and you can set up your switch, you can go right into that ARB Air Manifold, you can run your air lockers. All you really need to be able to do, from this, is go from that manifold to the lockers with a little bit of plumbing.The installation of this compressor is gonna be a pretty simple one out of three wrench install. Even though you will have to do a little bit of drilling to get this mounted up. You are gonna wanna make sure that the compressor is mounted in a nice solid location, and to help you do that, ARB does provide you with a template so that you can mark and drill wherever you wanna get this mounted. A lot of people will mount this inside the cab underneath the seat, just drilling it through the floor boards, and that is a good place to mount this. It's going to keep it dry. It's going to ensure that the air coming into it is as clean as possible even though this does have some air filters. And this is very, very quiet because it is so well-built, so having it mounted in the cab isn't going to be too much of an annoyance.So the first step is really figuring out where do you wanna mount this thing, and part of that will have to do with what you're going to be using it for. If you're going to be using one at the ARB Manifolds to power two different ARB Air Lockers, or if you wanna be able to plug into this for on-board air or tools, so you wanna make sure that you have things accessible. If not the compressor, at least your manifold.So choose a location for the compressor. Lay out the template. Mark and drill your holes. Get the compressor bolted down into place. After that, you have your main wiring harness over here where you're going to have to pick up a 12-volt source and also a ground that will get plugged into your main harness over here to actually power your compressor. And you're going to have your switching harness over here. That's going to have the switch actually turn your ARB Compressor on and off and also the ability to turn two ARB Air Locker solenoids on and off to be able to switch those lockers on and off.So with this, you have all preterminated ends except for where you're actually picking up power on your main power harness. Everything else is going to be pretty much a plug in and play setup, so not a ton of wiring involved. And even though you have to do a little bit of drilling, I'm still gonna stick this to the pretty simple one out of three wrenches. Chances are, if you're at a place where you're installing something like this in your jeep, you're gonna be okay popping a couple holes in the floorboards.This compressor is gonna be a little over $500, but when you consider the fact that it's really 2 compressors built into 1, it comes with this really nice wiring harness, it's going to work 'em very easily and very cleanly as a part of your on-board air system that will also run your ARB Air Lockers, it's going to be a lot of bang for your buck. You can certainly get some other on-board air systems that are going to be a little bit less expensive. Some of those will include a tank, a gauge, some of those other things, but in my opinion, if you already have some ARB stuff on your jeep, you want something that's going to integrate very easily, this is money well spent.So if you're looking for a very high-quality dual air compressor on your Wrangler, this is gonna be a great option from ARB that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Compact Power. ARB's 12V Twin On Board Air Compressor caters to the needs of today's off road enthusiast by providing a system to actuate Air Lockers white also accommodating the use of most air powered tools. Whether you're on the trail or in the garage this compact compressor will provide rapid inflation of any size tire and supply continuous air for use of air tools rated up to 85LPM (3CFM) @ 6Bar (90PSI). This kit also includes an OEM quality compressor isolating switch to provide a seamless integration with your Wrangler's system.
Durable Construction. ARB has constructed this compressor to meet the demands of the extreme conditions Wranglers are often found in, using both military and aerospace grade materials for superior strength. The motors are water sealed, equipped with ball bearings and thermally protected to provide low heat out put and quiet operation. This compressor is fitted with an over-pressure safety valve to prevent damages and the whole unit is fully serviceable with replacement parts available through ARB.
Perfected Performance. This compressor features a completely sealed housing and is equipped with two relocatable, splash resistant, washable sintered bronze air filters to provide constant clean air, no matter the conditions. At maximum air flow you'll see consumption of only 56 Amps due to superior engineering. This kit comes equipped with an anti-vibration, sound deadening mount and includes all the hardware required for installation.
Application. The ARB On-Board High Performance 12 Volt Twin Air Compressor is designed for use in 1966-2023 Jeep CJ and Wrangler models. Air Locker Manifold Kit #171503 required to accommodate attachment of Air Locker Solenoids.
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(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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