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air compressor and mounting location...

Im looking at getting an air compressor to run an airhorn i want to put on my truck, also i want to run some air tools like an impact gun, air ratchet, and fill tires and such if i need to.

I was looking at the viair compressors, unless theres anything better? also i have a 2002 f-250 4 door short box, where would be the best mounting place for a 2.5 gallon tank? (i was thinking the toolbox, but id like to keep the space for tools. Any opinions? thank you.
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I think Viair's are the best. I think, not sure though. Personally, I'd like mine under the truck because I have stuff in the toll box. As in full.
If you wanna run stuff like that get a compressor that has a 100% duty cycle



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its difficult to see the dimensions online, so i dont know where under the truck itd fit easily, im sure that they have it in mind being that theyre 12 volt, so im sure it can run along the frame rail under the cab? i just wanted to know if anyone here has installed one to see where they put it to find my options.

my friend put his where his spare tire goes, but then im SOL without a spare.
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Yea my spare would stay on. I'd think somewhere along the frame rail. Maybe on the passenger side where there's not much stuff.



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Yea my spare would stay on. I'd think somewhere along the frame rail. Maybe on the passenger side where there's not much stuff.
I put mine on the frame on the passenger side. Tucked in there nicely underneath the bed.. I could try to get a pic for you when I go home thursday if you wanna wait the long

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I put it all on the passenger side. Compressor is in a box I made, bolted to the frame rail on the left (Viair38C), Horns bracketed from the bed, Tank bolted & strapped. The drivers side has all those parking brake cables...



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The compressor i have for my airbags isnt all that big but i did the same, mounting inside the frame rail on the passenger side about halfway back

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VIAIR Corporation - 330C IG
That's the smallest compressor Viair has with a 100% duty cycle.
And there's the big boy
VIAIR Corporation - 497C



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VIAIR Corporation - 330C IG
That's the smallest compressor Viair has with a 100% duty cycle.
And there's the big boy
VIAIR Corporation - 497C
Good stuff.. I'm needing a new one

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Put it in the tool box. There is no reason to subject the compressor to all that abuse.

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