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Old 04-03-2010, 08:41 PM
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Has anybody added an on board air compressor to fill tires and run small air tools on their 250. I ordered the same kit i have for my jeep and was just wondering if anyone had mounted or had some good ideas. the compressor fits under the hood of my jeep, but with the ford I don't think there is any good place to put it under their. I ordered the viair constant duty system.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:52 PM
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i have the viair 450C with a 5 gallon tank.. Here are some pics.
That bracket you see is the transmission cross member. The compressor is on the outside of the frame rail and stays pretty clean.

The tank is between the tranfer case and the fuel tank

Filter behind the rear seat.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:01 PM
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are you happy with the five gallon tank. what do you use the compressor for other than air horns. I was trying to decide on tank size. Kit comes with a 2.5 gal
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:23 PM
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5 Gallons should be good. I have two 3 gallons tied together with two Viair 480c's they fill 37's no problem. I have mine mounted to the frame rails and they get pretty dirty. I'd also spend the extra $$ and get an aluminum tank the first time around. The steel tanks are CRAP!

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Old 04-03-2010, 11:26 PM
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I put my on board air on top of the spare tire holder under the bed. It worked out great!
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:47 AM
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i have the tank and compressor in place of my spare, im using a 3gal. i can run my air gun off it long enough to get a wheel off.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:00 PM
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im happy with the 5 gallon. I use it for horns, air tools when i work on the truck, and to fill trailer tires and it works perfect. I have had NO problem with the steel tank at all.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:28 PM
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Anyone make a bumper that doubles as an airtank? I think that would work well... thoughts?
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:38 PM
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not that i know of. Ive thought about redoing my system and installing the tank beind my ranchhand.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:40 PM
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wonder how hard it would be to fab your own? I suppose the hardest part would be making it air tight.
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