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Some pretty awesome fabrication abilities! Look forward to seeing this thing come to fruition!
 

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Like what you're doing with the Jeep. My wife and I just ordered basically the exact same
jeep for 2021 and are waiting on the build now. How do you like the Eco Diesel? We were a little unsure about going with that powertrain and hope we don't have regrets. What do you think about it?
 
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Hello Matthew
Like what you're doing with the Jeep. My wife and I just ordered basically the exact same
jeep for 2021 and are waiting on the build now. How do you like the Eco Diesel? We were a little unsure about going with that powertrain and hope we don't have regrets. What do you think about it?
Congrats on the order!

I absolutely love the diesel. Ridiculous amounts of low-end grunt. I'm one of those guys who has been nagging Jeep to put in a diesel for a decade or so. Zero regrets. When I drive, I can't stop smiling.

My wife has the 2nd generation EcoDiesel in her '16 Grand Cherokee, and that's what sold me. At the time I was driving a JKU with the 3.6 PentaStar. Great engine and all, but it doesn't compare to the diesel. I loved the diesel so much that I even considered ditching my JK for a Grand Cherokee myself. As soon as Jeep announced they were putting the diesel in the new generation of Wrangler, I was sold.

I hope you love it as much as I love mine!
 

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Holy crap! You are ambitious! Great work, especially the air compressor. Impressive wiring also. You must have a lot of time on your hands. Retired??
 
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Holy crap! You are ambitious! Great work, especially the air compressor. Impressive wiring also. You must have a lot of time on your hands. Retired??
Thanks!

No, not retired. Just quarantined. ;)
 

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Awesome build man great work.
 

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Seems like an incredible build and I've bookmarked it for future reference. Thanks for sharing!
 
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Thanks, gents! I appreciate the kind words.

I just need to sell this spare kidney I've been luggin' around so I can move on to the next project.
 

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Nice On-Board Air setup! That control panel bracket looks great. Are you able to set a tire PSI to air-down and have it auto shutoff? I see it will shutoff when you air-up, but wondering if you can do the same on air-down. Super nice work!
 

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Thanks!

I'd love to see pictures of your installation once you get it done.
Ok, here it is. As I said, not quite as elegant as your setup, but I finally got my ARB twin mounted up over the course of the last couple days. Went with the ARB under seat mount and designed/built myself a manifold out of parts that I sourced mostly from McMaster-Carr. Happy with the way it turned out, though I still need to fab up some brackets for the outlets which will be mounted under each of the front seats.

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I repurposed the ARB switch/outlet bracket to instead hold a pressure gauge. Also tied the switch illumination into the dome light circuit so it lights up for me when I open the door, but it doesn't stay lit up while I'm driving at night. I'm only planning on filling tires at this point, so I went with a 50psi regulator and a 60psi gauge so that I'd have 1psi increments on it.

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Here's my manifold, regulator on one side and a ball valve on the other. (Yes, I have to reach under my seat to activate the controls, and hear/smell the air coming out of my tires. Primitive, I know... lol) This will allow me to air up/down all four tires at once via double ended hoses that will attach to the outlets on either side of the Jeep. I used a manifold with a third outlet in the middle just in case I decide I want to add something to the system down the road.

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I've got to say, after doing this install, I'm even more impressed with your setup now. I've got about 16 hours into it so far (with a majority of the wiring already in place). I can only imagine how long yours took!
 
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Nice On-Board Air setup! That control panel bracket looks great. Are you able to set a tire PSI to air-down and have it auto shutoff? I see it will shutoff when you air-up, but wondering if you can do the same on air-down. Super nice work!
@4xFishin , Thanks!

Funny you would ask that - I actually had that capability in my original design, but opted to not do it. It would be pretty easy to add though. You would need either a Normally Open (NO) pressure switch (which are hard to find), or a Normally Closed (NC) pressure switch and a SPDT relay (or SPST NC, which is also difficult to find).

@tonygiotta , that looks great! It's not a competition, my friend! If you're getting the functionality you want and you're happy with the installation, then it's a job well done. The end result is very clean and well integrated. It really turned out well.

And yes - I have an hour or two invested in the installation. ;)
 
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I drove to Olympic National Park this morning to watch the sun come up. Here's to more sunrises.

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