ARB’s twin on-board compressor is a compact sized yet high-volume compressed air source to suit the high volume airflow needs of most air powered tools, and also to suit the actuation and control needs of the ARB Air Locker.
Although I don’t have ARB air powered lockers, the on-board air compressor is still a great tool to have installed on your Jeep, or any other 4×4 adventure vehicle. I chose the dual compressor for the additional power it offers, since filling up four 37 inch tires with air could be pretty demanding on the single compressor.
Aside from airing up tires after wheeling, the compressor can also provide air power to tools. Bringing air powered tools on a wheeling trip seems a little extra, but it makes things so much easier if you need to take apart a lot of components.
The compressor has been on my wish list for a LONG time, and I finally decided to splurge since we have a big wheeling trip to Moab coming up. The install wasn’t too bad, but I’m not really the wiring expert so Inspired Engineering was a big help with wiring the compressor into my Switch Pro panel system.
The compressor is mounted with the Barnes 4WD mount under the hood, on the driver’s side. This mount caused some issues, and things like the horn had to be moved slightly to get the mount to fit. After researching more about mounting options for the dual compressor, I would probably switch to the MORE compressor mount, which seems like it does not have as many fitment issues and is perfectly suited for the compressor as well as the extras needed for air locker setup. This whole install was very last minute before going to Moab, so I had ordered the Barnes mount on Amazon Prime, since it would be the mount I could get a hold of the fastest.
ARB products are always a great choice. The company’s warranty is beyond amazing, and their products are just simply great quality as well. I definitely look forward to being self-reliable and filling up my own tires without having to bother someone else for their compressor!