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Date Registered: 04-2010
Location: Carseldine, Brisbane
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Installing Air Compressor in T31 Boot


Ok, so i thought i would tackle this little mod, and its actually pretty damn easy.

for mine, i used a TJM Air Compressor (any kind will do). only issue with mine was that it is slightly too high (compartment lid doesnt close fully) but i am planning to fibreglass a sub in that area anyway, so i can work with that.

what you will need:

no: 10 socket
Wire Stripper (or anything you can strip cabling with)
Soldering iron
Insulation tape
Small flat-head screwdriver
Drill

1. Put the back seats down
2. Remove drawers, floor board, and housing for the drawers.
3. Remove the lower left hand side boot panel.

very easy, it all just pops off with a little bit of force, the two rope hooks need to be undone with a 10 socket. to get to the sockets, you need a small flat screwdriver, pop up the bit of plastic in the middle, and the bolt will be in sight.

4. now you can pull the panel to the side.

5. remove the foam used to house the wheel-jack. this i relocated to my drawer, but you can choose wherever you please.

there will be two threaded screws holding the foam, lift the foam up to remove. these screws come up from underneath and would either need to be cut down, or used as locating pins to mount the compressor (i chose the latter).

6. depending on which compressor you have, will determine how you mount it. for mine, it has a solid base. so what i did, was take a piece of A4 paper, and push down on the screws to create a "template" of the distance between the 2, and then used this to drill into the base of the compressor.

7. With the panel pulled to the side, you will have access to the wiring for the 12v Socket.

8. Join the + from the compressor to the + of the 12v socket, and - to - (or create a new grounding point if you feel the need).

9. Test that compressor functions.

10. Mount you compressor in the method you have decided.

and then do the reverse of steps 4 - 1 to put everything back together.

end result should look something like this.

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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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Re: Installing Air Compressor in T31 Boot


Good stuff Ashley, looks like a nice fit.
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Date Registered: 06-2011
Location: Adelaide, SA
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How much current does that compressor pull at full load?
I would imaging you might have to replace fuses regularly?

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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It is rated at a maximum current draw of 30amps.


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Date Registered: 03-2012
Location: Newcastle, NSW
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Was just browsing this thread as I'm currently debating locations for permanently mounting a compressor, and was keen to see how it looked/worked in the boot area etc, as I like the simplicity of the install.. but the thumbnail/photo link is broken emoticon Any chance of the photo being updated or is this member no longer active? Fingers crossed, and please, anyone feel free to help me out with other compressor photos/locations.

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Date Registered: 12-2013
Location: Mt Isa, QLD
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That sounded like a great way to conceal the air compressor.
Any chance of getting that photo refreshed?
So I'm assuming it draws enough air from that location?

Ian where abouts did you decide to place your air compressor?

My spare tyre is too big for the wheel well, so I may consider placing it in there.
Although I do like the idea of it connecting straight to the 12V socket already there.

Cheers,
Ben

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Date Registered: 03-2012
Location: Newcastle, NSW
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quote:

Twin mobile wrote:

That sounded like a great way to conceal the air compressor.
Any chance of getting that photo refreshed?
So I'm assuming it draws enough air from that location?

Ian where abouts did you decide to place your air compressor?

My spare tyre is too big for the wheel well, so I may consider placing it in there.
Although I do like the idea of it connecting straight to the 12V socket already there.

Cheers,
Ben



If nothing has happened since my post in Nov 2012 mate it's a safe bet that the member is no longer active. My compressor lives in its portable carrybag in the footwell behind the drivers seat, along with recovery kit etc. Never bothered with anything permanent. And I have no wheel well haha so I hadn't thought of that haha

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