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Mean Mother Air Compressor - 160L/MIN

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Features, Video & Details

  • Power 0.73 HP Compressor Motor
  • 160L-per-minute Free Air Delivery
  • 2.4m Battery Terminal Leads
  • 45-Minute Duty Cycle
  • Allows Permanent Mounting
  • Offers 150 PSI of Compression
  • Perfect for any 1987-2018 Jeep Wrangler

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

The Mean Mother Air Compressor is for those of you that have a 1987 and up Wrangler and are looking to have an air compressor in your vehicle that you can use for airing up tires after a day of wheeling or anything else that you might need compressed air for around the campsite. This is going to be a well built compressor that will move a lot of CFM and comes with all of the accessories you need. This is designed to be a portable compressor. You can actually just use the alligator clips to hook it onto your battery, use it when you need it, tuck it away when you don't. It comes in a convenient carrying case. However, if you did decide to hard mount this, you can do that to permanently mount it inside the vehicle. And it does come with a handy remote control if you were to hard mount it so that you can still turn it on and off while you're switching the air line from one tire to another. Again, when you're using an air compressor primarily to fill up your tires, you're looking for one that's going to move a lot of CFM at the air pressure you're going to be operating at. The max air pressure, the max PSI of the compressor is not nearly as important as the volume of air that the compressor moves, and this is going to move a lot of air. So this is going to be very good for airing up those big tires, it's going to do it very, very quickly. So when you're looking for a compressor, you can either go with an on board air system that is going to be permanently mounted, usually include a air tank, and the tank can be helpful with airing up tires a little bit quicker. You can also use pressure from the tank to run an air locker if you choose to. And again, that tank's also going to be helpful if you're going to be using any sort of air tools. If you're just going to be running a compressor whether you plan to leave this as a portable compressor, hook it up when you need it, or if you plan to hard mount this, you're not going to have a tank so you're not going to be running those air tools or those lockers. So that is one of the big differences between a setup like this and a full on board air system. Of course, a full on board air system is going to be more expensive because it has additional components and it's also going to require a lot more plumbing and a lot more wiring than one of these systems. So they definitely have their pros and cons. As I said, if you're looking for a portable compressor system, I think this is a very well built one, very high quality, and it moves a lot of CFM. And if you do wanna hard mount this, this does come with a remote control which is something that you don't see very often. Now with an on board air system that has an air tank, the compressor will automatically kick off when the tank gets to a certain pressure. With this, of course, you don't have that. So what you can do is very easily turn off the compressor even if it's mounted underneath the hood or somewhere inside the vehicle, turn it off with the remote, attach the hose onto your tire, turn it back on with the remote. This does come with this air gauge so you can see exactly what pressure you're airing back up to. When you hit that optimal pressure, turn it back off again, move to the next tire, all without having to go back and forth to wherever you had this compressor mounted if you do go ahead and hard mount it. If you had this outside the vehicle with you, of course, it's very easy to turn it on and off with a momentary switch that's mounted directly on the body of the compressor. As far as the install goes, I'm gonna give this a one out of three wrenches even though, as I've said, this isn't really something that you necessarily have to install in your Jeep. If you did want to install it, it would require drilling a couple of holes, you'd also have to clip off these alligator clips and hardwire this to something that is going to give you 12 volts at a fairly high amperage in order to handle the load of this compressor. But if you're gonna be using this as a portable compressor which is how I think most of you are gonna be using this, everything comes in a nice, neat, little carrying bag,. All you need to do is pull it out of wherever you had it stored, hook the alligator clips onto the battery, put the hose onto the tire you plan on filling up or use one of the other attachments on the end of that hose to fill up a ball, an inflatable whatever around the camp site and you're good to go. Just turn this thing on and it works. Again, really no major installation necessary for using this as a portable compressor. This compressor has a $180 price tag, and I do think that's pretty fair. When you take this out of the box, you can really feel how well built this is. It does come with a lot of accessories really for anything that you would wanna use it for. And overall, I do think it's gonna be worth that $180 price tag. Most of all, if I'm gonna be using a compressor mostly for filling up my tires which is I think what most of you guys are gonna be using it for, I want one that moves a lot of CFM and this will do that. So if you're looking for a high quality portable compressor, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this one from Mean Mother, that you can find right here at

On-Board Air. Your Wrangler may need compressed air on tap for any number of reasons. Whether recovering from aired down driving, fixing a flat on the trail, or setting up camp, the Mean Mother 150 PSI Air Compressor is a perfect addition to your trail headed Jeep.

Power and Convenience. The Mean Mother Compressor hooks right up to your Wrangler's battery using integrated 2.4m-long copper terminal leads. Their extended length and the compressor unit's design allow you to easily mount the compressor anywhere in your permanently. Just hook up, and enjoy on-tap air.

Perfect for Big Tires. A 0.73 HP compressor motor provides an impressive 160 liters of free air delivery per minute, with a 45-minute duty cycle. That means you can have constant airflow of 100 PSI for 45 minutes straight! With that much quick air, this compressor's perfect for quickly filling up your Wrangler's larger tires.

Application. The Mean Mother 150 PSI Air Compressor is designed to offer convenient on-board air for any 1987-2018 Jeep Wrangler model.

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What's in the Box
  • (1) Compressor Unit
  • (2) Battery Terminal Leads
  • (1) Compressor Hose
  • (1) PSI Gauge
  • (1) Valve Stem Adapter
Installation Info
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      5 Top Rated Questions

      Are the air connectors proprietary?

      • The Mean Mother Air Compressor does use proprietary connectors.

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      What model is being sold? The video clearly displays and discusses the MM Maxi 4x4 III model. Customer images display the Adventurer II model. And the XT stock photo is too blurry when enlarged to make a clear identification. Thanks.

      • The Mean Mother Air Compressor - 160L/MIN is manufacturer part number: MM-ACA3 which is the Adventurer 3 Air Compressor.

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      Does this have the ability of being mounted under the hood? If so how hard is it to mount? Brackets?

      • The Mean Mother Air Compressor is able to be permenantly mounted, however depending on your year/model, you may not have adequate clearance under the hood. Additionally we do not recommend mounting under the hood, as under hood temps could potentially damage the electric motor or make the compressor hot to handle until it has cooled. The base will be the only included bracket. Depending on mounting location, this can be mounted directly with the base, or custom brackets may be required.

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      where is it made????

      • The Mean Mother Air Compressor - 160L/MIN is designed and manufactured in Australia.

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      Do you recommend leaving the Jeep/vehicle running while using the compressor?

      • It would be recommended to leave the Jeep running while filling up the tires.

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        Customer Reviews (18) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 4.7

        out of 5 stars

        • Fit 4.75 4.8
        • Bang For Your Buck 4.75 4.8

        • 5/5

          August 08, 2019

          It's Quick

          It works fast and gets hot ! I suggest turning it off between tires even if for only 30 seconds. Wear gloves to pick it up when you're ready to stow it. Comes with a remote on/off control that I don't use, if the weather is too hot to stand outside in for 10 minutes then it's too hot to be off roading. Got to be the best on the market, if you can find one in stock, some sites have LONG back orders.


          Year: 2019Submodel: Rubicon

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        • 5/5

          July 18, 2019

          Fast Air!

          I purchased this Mean Mother air compressor to air up after off-roading in the desert of Southern Ca. This unit works great, plenty of power, easy to use and small enough to store easily in the Jeep! Highly recommend.


          Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 5/5

          May 17, 2019

          Just what I needed

          I had been in the market for an air compressor for a few months and compared a lot of them. I watched YouTube reviews and finally landed on the mean mother air compressor. I couldn’t find it in hardly any retailers because it’s an Australian made product but extreme terrain had it and for a better price than anyone else. I’m so satisfied with my purchase I just got done with a short desert trip and got to use this compressor. Worked perfectly. Such a good product.


          Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 5/5

          March 12, 2019

          Great bang for your Buck

          Didn't wanna spend $500 for an onboard so for under $200 you can't beat this mean mother.


          Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 5/5

          February 25, 2019

          Couldn't believe it

          Have been on the lookout for the right compressor for quite a while, getting my oversized tires back to full psi after offroading is always so time consuming. But when I hooked up this Mean Mother, it aired my 35x12.5's from 15 psi to 40 psi in 90 seconds, I was absolutely amazed! This compressor answers all my inflation needs and then some


          Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 5/5

          January 31, 2019

          Best air compressor - Mean Mother

          This compressor is equal to the SmittyBilt high volume air compressor for just a little bit more money. The reason I chose this compressor over the SmittBilt is because the Mean Mother has a 5-year warranty. And it has a cool remote control to turn it on and off. Such as if you were inside the cab monitoring the air pressure via TPM reading you can turn it off then go plug into another tire and get back in the vehicle. Could be handy if its windy, rainy, snowy, stormy, or just too hot! The clamps are super heavy duty and the hose is nice as well. I like the hose better than the coiled hose that comes with other air compressors. It's also made in Australia, not CHINA as most if not all of the other air compressors are. I wrote the Mean Mother company and they responded within half a day. Asked if the 5-year warranty was good in the USA and they said "The 5yr warranty covers mechanical, electrical and workmanship excluding wear n tear. Warranties still apply in the US as we have a warehouse/distributor there who looks after all of that for us. You won’t be disappointed"


          Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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        • 5/5

          January 24, 2019


          I purchased this air compressor to fulfill the over sand driving requirements last summer. This pump is easy to use and doesn't take way too long to air back up. It is heavy, but it comes with a carry bag which is convenient.


          Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 5/5

          August 28, 2018

          Mean Mother Air Compressor with Remote

          I received my Mean Mother air compressor on time, in a well packaged box. I've only used it a few times so far but really like it. It is a heavy duty unit, and puts out air quickly. I wanted the portability of an air compressor rather than an on board mounted unit. This fits the bill. The components seem well made and the remote makes it really handy. The first time I would hook up the tire attachment hose and have my wife run the remote. It was really fast. It is a quality unit. Everything is quality that is except for the carrying case it comes in. They really skimped on this. It is a very thin bag that I don't expect to last long. Eventually I'll get a different bag. Other than that, I recommend this product.


          Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 5/5

          August 01, 2018

          Fast air up time!

          I had a Wally special before buying this one. I would still be airing up as everyone was leaving, time to upgrade! I typically air down to 15 to 12 psi. With this devise I can fill my 35s to 30psi in 1 to 2 minutes per tire, an find my self over inflating if I don't pay attention. Only issue is I couldn't get the remote to work. Not a big deal, didn't buy it for remote.


          Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

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        • 5/5

          August 01, 2018

          Must have

          Fantastic, from 15 psi to 42 psi in 21/2 mins flat on my 33 inch tires.


          Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

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        • 3/5

          July 31, 2018

          Gets the job done

          Overall, the compressor has average performance comparable to the VIAIRs I have seen airing up. I have a stock Rubicon Recon with 32s. If I'm efficient, it takes about 15-18 minutes to get all 4 tires from 15 to 37 PSI. If it is a 90 degree plus day the compressor shuts off due to heat build up by the 4th tire and requires a few minutes to cool down. Cooler days, no problem. The included remote was shipped without a battery door but I don't use it anyway. The storage case is a flimsy fabric case and I plan to upgrade to a Rigid case once I find the correct size. The inline tire gauge is not accurate at all. I have found that a 50 PSI reading on the compressor gauge translates to about 37-38 reading on my own gauge as well as the Jeep's tire pressure sensor reading. Battery hookups are small and need to be carefully placed so as not to pop off. As the title says, the compressor gets the job done. I've used it about 10 times and the performance has been consistent. To prolong the compressor life, unless crowded or not available, I tend to use the airing stations at the park. If you frequently wheel where there is no airing station, this would also make a nice backup compressor. As the military says, 2 is 1 and 1 is none.


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        • 4/5

          July 15, 2018


          I would given 5 stars but I find the includes case substandard. It's very flimsy and difficult to put the compressor in. Compressor works great. It's an impressive piece of equipment. Buy one!


          Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 3/5

          June 20, 2018

          It gets hot!

          Works great, just let it cool befor touching after use, the handle gets very hot


          Year: 2010Submodel: Rubicon

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        • 5/5

          May 31, 2018

          Mean Mother Adventurer III

          This is actually the Mean Mother Adventurer III currently being shipped... previous pics posted are of the Adventurer II (the difference is the Adventurer III includes a remote control) and the Extreme Terrain video is of the smaller Mean Mother Maxi 4x4 III. Very impressed with the specs on this air compressor and it does a great job of airing up my tires... better air flow than the Smittybilt for only a few dollars more and without the proprietary connections issues that Smittybilt has. One of the big selling points for me was the wireless remote control... not sure if anyone else does that... allowing me to shut the compressor off between tires without having to go back to the compressor to push the on/off switch... and the remote even has a magnet on it so you can hang it on the side of the vehicle while connecting to the valve stem. While Mean Mother is an Australian company, like most other compressors it is actually manufactured in China and states so clearly on the box.


          Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

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        • 5/5

          April 29, 2018

          Excellent product

          Well worth the money. The product is well built. Very strong and fast compressor. Very useful for re-inflating tires after airing down. Was definitely impressed by this product.


          Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 5/5

          April 11, 2018


          Very robust and very quick. I had a small compressor to fill tires before, but this is a beast.


          Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 5/5

          January 04, 2018


          This is a great quality piece that delivers. Fills tires a lot quicker than advertised. Throw this in the back of your jeep and it wont let you down when you need it.


          Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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        • 5/5

          February 25, 2017

          Impressive Product

          My first impression of this air compressor is that it larger and heavier than I was expecting but in my book that is a good thing. This is a positive as far as capacity/speed but does take up some room for storage. The materials are high quality and the exterior shielding is all steel. The dimensions of the compressor itself are 12" long by 6" wide and it weighs 19.3 lbs with all of the included accessories. It aired up a 35" tire from 10psi to 35psi in exactly 3 minutes. It was surprisingly quiet and the included 16' air hose allowed it to easily reach all 4 tires. The quick disconnects on the air hoses are a nice feature along with the clip-on air chuck which allows you to be doing other things during the 3 minutes each tire will take to air up. The included pressure gauge is easy to read and accurate and has a button on the back to release air if you overshot your mark when filling. Amp draw is listed at 40A at 28.4psi and 42A at 42.6psi. A cloth storage bag is included but the material is rather thin (similar to a resuable grocery bag). Overall, this air compressor is high quality and an excellent bang for your buck. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.


          Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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