Ipe, I want to thank you much,..I went to the site you directed me to & I followed your post to the letter. I went ahead & went with the open
New clip-on chuck that is a flow through, open design. Works perfect.
No need for a Pop-Off now. I'm thinking about getting an inline "T" & put it right below the clip on chuck, then add a PSI Gauge that I have right here. This way I can get a feel for what psi reading I'm getting. And you aso inspired me to mount it in the engine bay instead of the rear Roll Bar , you are spot on when you said the shorter the wire's going to the battery the better/stronger current.
Again, Thx, and some awesome Hummers over at your other Site.
No worries. I'm happy to help out
For a $50 compressor plus a few dollars in hardware & fittings it really is a great compressor.
I think that you will be happier not having it in the passenger compartment. Its a noisy lil sucker when its running and come wintertime in New England and PA... well, your passengers (wife/kids, etc.) will thank you for not having it inside.
One thing to consider when engine compartment mounting is the heat issue. When the compressor overheats it will shut itself off for 15 minutes. When I had it loose this never happened. At the end of a trail, with it in the engine bay I can get only 3, 35" tires filled to 37psi before it takes a nap.
Perhaps in the JK this won't be an issue. I donno.
Oh, BTW, thanks for the awesome Hummer comment. The folks over at HXC are all serious wheelers and they really push the limits in their trucks. Bling is NOT popular over there.
When I get my JK I'll still be active with HXC and intend to be stopping in at Rausch Creek often. Maybe we will meet up some time.