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    JL JOURNAL : WAYALIFE ACM - JL / JT Under the Hood ARB Air Compressor Mount Install

    One of the cheapest and easiest things you can do to help improve the ride quality and performance of your Jeep JL Wrangler or JT Gladiator Truck off road, is to let some air out of your tires. This is what a lot people refer to as, “airing down” and it’ll do wonders to help soften up your ride especially when driving on rough but easy terrain like desert mining trails and fire roads. It’ll also help give your tires a bigger footprint and that can make all the difference in things like soft sand and deep snow. Last but not least, it’ll maximize the amount of traction your tires have by allowing them to wrap around rocks and uneven obstacles.

    Now, letting air out of your tires is the easy part. How to get air back in is the real question? And, this where a good air compressor like the ARB CKMA12 can come in handy. Sure, there are bigger air compressors you can get but honestly, I can’t say that I’ve ever felt the need for one, even with big 40” tires. Of course, the compact size of this CKMA12 makes it super easy to install under the hood especially if you have one of my air compressor mounts, the ACM. In this short video, you’ll get to see just how easy it is to get one installed.



    WHAT YOU WILL NEED
    ACM JL / JT Air Compressor Mount: https://bit.ly/39EUCeU
    ARB High Output Air Compressor : https://amzn.to/2OtgwaF
    ARB Air Hose Accessory Kit : https://amzn.to/2OrLRut
    ARB Extension Hose 1M : https://amzn.to/2OBT1fP
    ARB Remote Hose Coupling Kit : https://amzn.to/2OwcX3t
    ARB Breather/Filter Relocation Kit: https://amzn.to/2FxIj6a

    TOOLS REQUIRED
    • 10mm Wrench & Socket
    • 19mm Wrench
    • 3, 4mm Allen Wrench
    • 7/16" Wrench & Socket*
    • Crescent Wrench
    • Trim Tab Pry Tool
    • Teflon Tape

    *NEW : As of 01/18/2020, the ACM now comes with all metric hardware! All you need is a 10mm wrench to install the mount.

    COMPLETE INSTALLATION WRITE UP
    https://jlwrangler.com/showthread.ph...mpressor-Mount

    The WAYALIFE ACM is designed to work with an ARB CKMA12 Air Compressor, a 12V high output on board air compressor that I've used for years, on multiple Jeeps and have always found to work exceptionally well. Because of its compact size, it will allow you to mount it outside the cabin of your JL Wrangler or JT Gladiator and safely under the hood. Installed up against the firewall and under the brake booster, you can access the air chuck from behind the fender liner near the shock tower or you can run a hose extension to a chuck located remotely on your Jeep. Also, if you're wanting to run ARB air lockers on your factory axles or on something like a Dana UD60, Dynatrac ProRock or Currie Rock Jock, the ACM will help make plumbing air lines to the compressor super easy as well. Removal of the driver side fender to install everything will be necessary but otherwise, absolutely no drilling or cutting is required.

    The ARB CKMA12 Air Compressor and all components needed to complete this install can be purchased through the Amazon links above.


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    Perfect timing! Just got my ACM, everything else is in route so I should be doing the install next weekend. Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by drhcobra View Post
    Perfect timing! Just got my ACM, everything else is in route so I should be doing the install next weekend. Thanks


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    Awesome! Glad to hear you got one and hope this video will be helpful to you

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    Great video. Seems very very familiar to me.

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    going to have to bite the bullet on this.

    I like the VIAIR compressor but it takes up valuable space!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTCO View Post
    Great video. Seems very very familiar to me.
    LOL - glad to hear your experience installing one was similar

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeeep View Post
    going to have to bite the bullet on this.

    I like the VIAIR compressor but it takes up valuable space!
    I think you'll be happy with the ARB

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    Thank you for this video Eddie and Cindy! Have an onboard air and was wondering how to install. Great video. This will help a lot.


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    Awesome vid Eddie! Was starting to look at parts for an on board system and this is what Iíll probably go with. Seeing as you went with a single, is a ACM compatible with a double?


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    Quote Originally Posted by StormBreakerTheJL View Post
    Awesome vid Eddie! Was starting to look at parts for an on board system and this is what Iíll probably go with. Seeing as you went with a single, is a ACM compatible with a double?
    It won't work with the double. With that being said, I own a double and another single on our other two Jeeps and the double isn't that much faster. The double is faster but not enough IMO for the extra 200 bucks; especially on the JL / JT platform where space is so limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubbydude View Post
    Thank you for this video Eddie and Cindy! Have an onboard air and was wondering how to install. Great video. This will help a lot.
    Awesome, glad we could be of help to you

    Quote Originally Posted by StormBreakerTheJL View Post
    Awesome vid Eddie! Was starting to look at parts for an on board system and this is what Iíll probably go with. Seeing as you went with a single, is a ACM compatible with a double?
    Quote Originally Posted by JTCO View Post
    It won't work with the double. With that being said, I own a double and another single on our other two Jeeps and the double isn't that much faster. The double is faster but not enough IMO for the extra 200 bucks; especially on the JL / JT platform where space is so limited.
    What JTCO said. It won't work and really, I've not seen a need for a twin.

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