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Has ANYONE installed the Quick Air III air compressor in a late model T/J? I have a 2001. If so, where did you mount it, any suggestions? John
 

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JDN,

JU, www.jeepsunlimited.com is the perfect place for a questionlike this one.

The answer you will get here is don't waste a ton of money on an electric. get a sanden or a york for less $$$ and way more output.

- Dan

I forgot to say welcome <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> and you forgot to checkin on the newbie thread.

after that read the mission statement,

then do a search.
 

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I did pose that question on Jeeps Unlimited, no reply. Did search there and here found nothing. Talked to Sun Performance people who told me they have sold a couple hundred of the QAIII units so someone must have installed it but cant seem to find them. Its a relatively difficult unit to install under the hood of a TJ due to its size. It puts out a very large volume of air. I prefer an electric over the other choices you mentioned. JOHN
 

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I'm suprised no-one on JU has one.

I looked at it and for the price (OUCH $399 bucks) it had a big flaw, 70 PSI max. Not enuf to run ARBs -- need 80 PSI min.

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I dont need no compressor to run my lockers, I go ONLY with OX. I just want to fill my tires faster than anyone else (gg). The electric IMHO is far less hassle then the York or Sanden. Finally, I dont have to pay the retail price for that unit. John
 

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Originally posted by JDN:
<STRONG>I dont need no compressor to run my lockers, I go ONLY with OX. I just want to fill my tires faster than anyone else (gg). The electric IMHO is far less hassle then the York or Sanden. Finally, I dont have to pay the retail price for that unit. John</STRONG>
So you get somekind of discount eh? Hook me up... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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It takes a York to turn my 22,000 rpm margarita blender <IMG SRC="smilies/blender.gif" border="0">
 

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there's nothing wrong with an elecric for airing up tires. But for the price, even if you get it at 1/2 off its still too costly for me.

But the QA3 won't run air tools either. You might not care about that, but its something I definitely want.

Big electics suck lots of power. At 70 PSI the Qa3 drops to 1.2 CFM and sucks up 46 amps. Better wire this with a 50 amp circuit breaker, or is that included?

Also, what's the duty cycle? I haven't seen it published anywhere. Why? Once your friends find you have "fast air" they will wannna mooch, and you'll be pissed if you burn up that spendy pump.

anyway, you were just lookin for install ideas and I don't have any so I'll shut up and get back to work <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Margarita blender, now your talkin!!!
Cant yet disclose the price as person getting it for me isnt sure he can make any money on the deal, but its a good discount. Yes, I am disappointed about not being able to run air tools. QAII will allow that but takes a little longer to fill tires. This baby fills em FAST, so duty cycle not too important but it does drain a shit load of AMPS. john
 

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Originally posted by JDN:
<STRONG>Margarita blender, now your talkin!!!
Cant yet disclose the price as person getting it for me isnt sure he can make any money on the deal, but its a good discount. Yes, I am disappointed about not being able to run air tools. QAII will allow that but takes a little longer to fill tires. This baby fills em FAST, so duty cycle not too important but it does drain a shit load of AMPS. john</STRONG>
Quick air II won't run air tools unless your using a good sized tank and then your going to have to wait quite a bit for it to fill. I will take my 10 cfm York over a Quick air or any electric for that matter. If I were you I would check with Brad Kilby-www.onboardair.com for a bracket for your TJ so you could run a York. The day you wheel with someone who has a York will be the day you want one. Plus you can do a pretty trick York set-up for less than $300. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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As far as a place to put it try under the battery tray...
As a fellow Floridian let me ask you a simple question
Why air down???
Your in Florida......
DUH---no rocks, just MUD!!
The only time I ever drop my 37" boggers below 16lbs is when we go to Tellico!

I shouldn't lie...I guess when I change to fresh air in my tires every month to make my jeep ride better...would that count?? <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0">
 

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Regarding York, if someone can tell me an easy way of getting the unit and installing it, willing to listen, but I aint wasting my time salvaging junk yards. I dont mind paying a few bucks for convenience. Plus we got few junk yards around where I live.
Regarding Airing Down, you are right, I have no reason to air down in Fla except MAYBE at Ocala National Forest to try and get a little better traction in the sand hills HOWEVER, I hardly ever go offroading in Fla. I outgrew MUD, sand just isnt much of a challenge so I usually go out of state (Kentucky, Tenn., N.C. and out West) make several trips a year. John
 

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Kilby sells reconditioned Yorks, but I think he might not have 2001 brackets ready yet, I think he's still prototyping.
Still, you gotta design the system (hoses, switches, tank, fittings, electrics) yourself. <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">
 

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That MONSTER is looks to be just too big for me. 10" HEIGHT. I do like the fact that one COULD run air tools with it. So far as merely filling tires though the QAIII is 3.65 cfm compared to 4.0, the duty cycle on the QAIII is 40 minutes (very adequate when you can air up a tire in under 2 minutes) compared to continuous for the MONSTER. But, most important to me is the height of 8" compared to 10". That 2 inch difference makes the difference of hammering down your fender well or not. I prefer NOT. JOHN
 

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Oops, my bad! <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0"> I guess I forgot that we were talking TJ here. I have a huge void in the WJ where the old spare was located. I plan on putting the compressor there along with the tank. It one of those puppies that will definitely need to be wired directly to the battery. She takes a little bit of draw. Gotta love the little K&N filter though.

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got my york for free. home brewed brackets to fit it on a 350 that is jammed into a landcruiser. Bought a tank from brad because I didn't have buy the york and maxed the price out at about 80 bucks and I am pretty sure it will kick an electrics ass. One of the mags this month had a tj with dual quick airs and the artical says they work almost as good as an engine driven compressor. If I couldn't get a york on there I would go CO2. No need to spend anywhere close to half retail of a QAIII for half the performance of a real compressor

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