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2020-2022 air compressor mount solutions?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by j2runner, Sep 15, 2022.

  1. Sep 15, 2022 at 1:46 PM
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    j2runner

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    Hi folks,

    I'm looking into self-installing an onboard ARB compressor into a 2022 4Runner. While I haven't worked on vehicle electrical before, it seems like it should be generally straightforward with enough planning (knock on wood). With that said, I'm looking for the most straightforward way to do it, without permanently altering the truck.

    The main hurdle I seem to have found is that >2020 model years seem to have introduced a secondary engine fuse/relay box, and most of the existing driver-side mounting solutions on the market will obstruct this.

    SLEE offers a second bracket to relocate the fuse panel.....while this seems a little annoying (and extra $), it doesn't require drilling.

    Mountain Offroad (MORE) makes one for the passenger side, but this seems to have minimal clearance between the compressor and the hood, which means the ARB quick connect that comes with the compressor can't be used. Plus, the far-side mount means

    Rago's seems to totally block access to the firewall, which would make future electrical mods difficult to install

    Any recommendations? Tips/tricks for those who have already done this on a 2020+ model?
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2022 at 2:34 PM
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    Did you install that yourself? Any photos?

    I have no plans to install a Switch Pro or Blue Seas panel, so I wonder if that option is overkill
     
  4. Sep 15, 2022 at 4:13 PM
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    Planning for a single or dual ARB? Dual on the driver's side is a tough fit based on my experience. I ended up going with the Slee mount plus relocation bracket with a single. Slee bracket has a bunch of mounting holes in it but I found that the only set that lined up with the single would have pushed the compressor to the extreme inboard side, closest to the engine. Seemed unnecessarily close with a ton of wasted space on the other side so I drilled a couple holes and moved it over.

    There are a number of companies that make a passenger side mount but I have plans for a battery in that spot. Desert Does It has an in-cabin mount that goes under the seat but it requires use of their 'seat jackers' which raise the seat slightly.

    Good luck!
     
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  5. Sep 16, 2022 at 6:47 AM
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    Made my own to fit there with 1 gal tank under it, but many online options available if you don't want to design, engineer and fabricate:

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  6. Sep 16, 2022 at 7:16 AM
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    I made it work with a used Rago. It's very tight but only very minor modifications to a bracket required. Put a 1 gal tank on the other side.

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  7. Sep 16, 2022 at 8:09 AM
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    Still on the fence, but leaning toward the dual. I probably don't need the output, but I like the duty cycle, and I'd rather buy once/cry once.

    For the passenger-side install - are there any issues running the wires? It seems like there's more open space on that side, but I'd run the wiring for the switch through the firewall port on the driver side.
     
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    That was my thinking. I bought the dual, then sold it and bought a single. I've used the single quite a few times and it does a good job, more than sufficient for my needs....but.....

    Don't have any first-hand experience so I can't comment there. I didn't feel like punching a hole in the firewall boot so I put a marine-grade switch right on the mount. Figured I'd always have the hood up to use the compressor anyway so an in-cabin switch wasn't really needed.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2022 at 12:38 PM
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    Did you swap out the twin after realizing it would be a tough fit?
     
  10. Sep 16, 2022 at 5:31 PM
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    Yeah. The Slee bracket caused the dual to overhang the front fuse box. It wasn't much but I didn't want to be in a situation where I had to fight to get into the fuse box on the side of the road or deep on a trail. Sold it to a guy locally for a discount (he got a great deal).
     
  11. Sep 16, 2022 at 6:34 PM
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    There used to be a guy, on the other forum (t4r.org) names Leroy. He had a mount called Bandi mount. I don’t know if he’s still making them but it fits by the passenger firewall and has room for a tank. It very solid. I use it with a twin compressor plus manifold.

    It wasn’t expensive and fit perfectly.

    Cheers
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    Finally picked up my truck on Saturday morning. After looking under the hood myself, the passenger side seems like the obvious location, assuming the wiring is long enough to run into the cabin.
     
  13. Sep 19, 2022 at 10:12 AM
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    Too many..... • Suspension – Old Man Emu BP-51 front and back with Medium load coils • Tires: AT3 Faulken Wildpeak – 285/70/17 • Wheels: Relations Race Wheels, RR7-H with -12 offset • Full roof rack and ladder by Westcott Design (removed the stock Yakima basket) • Molle storage panels by Rago fabrication • Front light brackets by Rago • Illuminator light bracket by Rago (roof rack location) Lights • Morimoto front and back with sequential signals • Morimoto fog lights and side mirrors with sequential signals • 40” Baja design light bar for roof rack • 20” S8 Baja design driving combo (winch location) • Squadron sport baja design ditch lights • S2 Chase lights by baja designs (mounted on roof) In the bay: • Odyssey 34-PC Battery • SDQH Aluminum billet battery terminals and bracket • Switch Pro 9100 with aluminum tray • Anytime front and back camera • ARB twin compressor Recovery & Protection: • Smittybilt X20 synthetic rope winch • Factor 55 fairlead and flatlink • Southern Style Off-road (SSO) low profile bumper • SSO stage 2 high clearance wings • Weekend warrior recovery kit by treaty oak • RCI – skid plates – entire vehicle + catalytic converter protection wings Interior: • Nano Ceramic IR – Avery Dennison Window tint – all windows • Several phone mounts • Upgraded Rear Hatch lift gate struts (ladder is heavy) • Boom blaster horn switch (featuring La cucaracha) Performance: • Magnusum Supercharger • Gibson exhaust with dual black tip • Pedal Commander
    I have mine on the passenger side. Seems like more space there. The right side I left it for the switch pro mount. Will find a pic soon.
     
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    What is the reason(s) for getting air compressor installed? There are once one can plug in a cigarette lighter, just curious why have one in there all the time.
     
  15. Sep 22, 2022 at 9:48 AM
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    Too many..... • Suspension – Old Man Emu BP-51 front and back with Medium load coils • Tires: AT3 Faulken Wildpeak – 285/70/17 • Wheels: Relations Race Wheels, RR7-H with -12 offset • Full roof rack and ladder by Westcott Design (removed the stock Yakima basket) • Molle storage panels by Rago fabrication • Front light brackets by Rago • Illuminator light bracket by Rago (roof rack location) Lights • Morimoto front and back with sequential signals • Morimoto fog lights and side mirrors with sequential signals • 40” Baja design light bar for roof rack • 20” S8 Baja design driving combo (winch location) • Squadron sport baja design ditch lights • S2 Chase lights by baja designs (mounted on roof) In the bay: • Odyssey 34-PC Battery • SDQH Aluminum billet battery terminals and bracket • Switch Pro 9100 with aluminum tray • Anytime front and back camera • ARB twin compressor Recovery & Protection: • Smittybilt X20 synthetic rope winch • Factor 55 fairlead and flatlink • Southern Style Off-road (SSO) low profile bumper • SSO stage 2 high clearance wings • Weekend warrior recovery kit by treaty oak • RCI – skid plates – entire vehicle + catalytic converter protection wings Interior: • Nano Ceramic IR – Avery Dennison Window tint – all windows • Several phone mounts • Upgraded Rear Hatch lift gate struts (ladder is heavy) • Boom blaster horn switch (featuring La cucaracha) Performance: • Magnusum Supercharger • Gibson exhaust with dual black tip • Pedal Commander
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    Too many..... • Suspension – Old Man Emu BP-51 front and back with Medium load coils • Tires: AT3 Faulken Wildpeak – 285/70/17 • Wheels: Relations Race Wheels, RR7-H with -12 offset • Full roof rack and ladder by Westcott Design (removed the stock Yakima basket) • Molle storage panels by Rago fabrication • Front light brackets by Rago • Illuminator light bracket by Rago (roof rack location) Lights • Morimoto front and back with sequential signals • Morimoto fog lights and side mirrors with sequential signals • 40” Baja design light bar for roof rack • 20” S8 Baja design driving combo (winch location) • Squadron sport baja design ditch lights • S2 Chase lights by baja designs (mounted on roof) In the bay: • Odyssey 34-PC Battery • SDQH Aluminum billet battery terminals and bracket • Switch Pro 9100 with aluminum tray • Anytime front and back camera • ARB twin compressor Recovery & Protection: • Smittybilt X20 synthetic rope winch • Factor 55 fairlead and flatlink • Southern Style Off-road (SSO) low profile bumper • SSO stage 2 high clearance wings • Weekend warrior recovery kit by treaty oak • RCI – skid plates – entire vehicle + catalytic converter protection wings Interior: • Nano Ceramic IR – Avery Dennison Window tint – all windows • Several phone mounts • Upgraded Rear Hatch lift gate struts (ladder is heavy) • Boom blaster horn switch (featuring La cucaracha) Performance: • Magnusum Supercharger • Gibson exhaust with dual black tip • Pedal Commander
    There are many reasons...but for me it is much faster to air up after a trail with a compressor. One from a cigarette lighter would take forever and I don't think they have hoses that are long enough to reach out to the back etc. I am sure there are other good reasons....you could remove dust from the vehicle fairly quick as well with this little unit.
    But yes....more expensive to buy and install.
     
  17. Sep 22, 2022 at 10:36 AM
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    Air lockers, speed to inflate, and duty cycle.

    All valid use cases for me. You’re point however is well taken. You don’t need onboard air for the majority of circumstances.

    Cheers
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    OK, got it. Makes sense now.
     
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    Space, a nice permanent spot so it’s not forgotten. Even before I started mall crawling, I mean off roading, I carried a cig plug in air pump. And have pretty much had one of these.
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    So for me, now that I will use it more, I want something that is easy to use, easy to store and not easy to forget.
     

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