An on-board air compressor system can be a very comforting accessory.
It can pump up your tires, run air tools, and keep your friends’ tires up as well. However, it can sometimes be difficult to find a good location—or enough space at all—for your air compressors and an air tank. That’s why we opted for the VIAIR 480C Dual Performance Value Pack air system for our Jeep JK Unlimited.
Featuring a dual-compressor setup, the 480C Dual Performance Value Pack system features two 480C air compressors and delivers up to 20o psi. The system takes up less space than typical air compressor/air tank setups and works like a mule, even without the help of a space-consuming air tank. It comes with all the necessary pressure sensors, air lines, fittings, and hardware.
We installed one of the VIAIR 480C Dual Performance Value Pack systems in our JK Unlimited. Our installation went well, but we also opted to custom-build a manifold to accommodate a 2-Way air system, which we added at a later date. This 2-Way Air system allows you to pre-plumb your vehicle with air tubing to each corner, at which Schrader valves are located for simultaneously filling all four tires.
One other note before you check out our install photos: We opted to run a separate hose from the engine’s air filter box to ensure the compressors get all the clean air they need. The kit actually comes with small air filters, which can be mounted with the compressors below the front bumper, but we felt they would’ve been difficult to change at this location.