Since I'm not really familiar with custom air compressor set ups would you be willing to post up some pictures of how you went about doing this? I like the way it sounds!+ 1 for the ARB under the hood. I have mine tankless with a variable blowoff valve so that I can run it through the sPod without blowing out the compressor or pulling too much amperage under load. I love it.
I'm going to do some research on the SPOD. never even heard of it till now... Another day, another learning opportunity! I like the simple size of the set up. My personal preference, I don't like that you have to open the hood to attach your hose, but it's extremely functional still! Thank you for the pictures.Here you go... First shot is the positioning, driver's side, the ARB compressor mounts on my master brake cylinder. This model comes with a huge wire harness that is designed to be used with the included relay. The relay is used with the (included) pressure switch that will shut the unit off when not in use or under pressure draw. It keeps it from burning out the compressor or blowing out the mini silver tank that is included as part of the unit. Because I wanted to control the compressor with the SPOD, using the relay wasn't practical BUT I had to figure out a way to keep the compressor from burning out without the auto shutoff protection with the relay.
This next picture is a better shot of the variable blowoff valve that I got on Amazon (link here). It fits right in to the same 1/4" hole that the relay would normally be attached to. You can see on the valve that it says 100 and has increments down to 70 PSI. It will go to zero and you can dial it in wherever you need depending on what you're inflating. If I'm doing tires that have a 44PSI recommendation, I'll put it at 60 or so - just enough to give me enough pressure to inflate to where I need, yet open and let off pressure when I'm not inflating. If I'm inflating an air mattress or some river tube, I'll crank it down to 20 or so. It just turns by hand.
Eliminating the relay also eliminated 80% of the wiring needed. I cut the wiring for the relay off and it left me with a positive and negative that run to the SPOD. You can see the simple red and black harness below. That's it.
So there's a switch inside the Jeep for turning the compressor on and off via the SPOD, but I also went with the blue tooth option so I could turn it on and off with my iPhone. Now I can hook up the hose to the tire, pop open the app and turn the compressor on and off, then move around the Jeep, air up all 4 tires without having to reach inside constantly. Screen shot of app below.
I'm not going to lie, this setup rocks my world for what I need it to do. Of course this would all be different if I was going to run an external tank. Let me know if you have additional questions.
No problem. As you'll see, they do make SPODs that don't have the fancy touch screen and are a lot cheaper that do the same thing. Regarding the opening of the hood, if you wanted, you could probably run a connector line from the unit out to an external location so keep that in mind too.I'm going to do some research on the SPOD. never even heard of it till now... Another day, another learning opportunity! I like the simple size of the set up. My personal preference, I don't like that you have to open the hood to attach your hose, but it's extremely functional still! Thank you for the pictures.
I wasn't sure if you could run an air horn/air suspension tank and compressor or notI've been running a viair setup in my wj for a few years and it's been great. I ran lines to the front and back of my rig and the kit came with I believe a 3 gal tank. It's the "extreme duty" kit that has 100% duty cycle and 200psi.
Seems to run great. Fills fast and always works. Was like $350 when I got it on sale.
I do have an air horn and I rarely use it but it works great. It's all in the plumbing. Pretty much any of them can probably run a horn and or lockers/suspension. Just a matter of making sure there are no air leaks and tanks fill quick enough if you have a tank.I wasn't sure if you could run an air horn/air suspension tank and compressor or not
I should clarify better, I meant use one for tires and what notI do have an air horn and I rarely use it but it works great. It's all in the plumbing. Pretty much any of them can probably run a horn and or lockers/suspension. Just a matter of making sure there are no air leaks and tanks fill quick enough if you have a tank.