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Old 09-23-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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13 XV Limited

Default On board Air compressor

So I have made this mod to my baja almost a year ago but I have to admit that I am lazy. I didn't get everything uploaded untill today but here it is:

I needed more space in the cab and was tired of carrying around a pump behind the seat of the baja. I decided to "install" it in the baja.

Realistically the pics speak for themselves. I gutted the pump and only took what I needed. I bought 2 schrader valves (if you didn't know that is the proper name for your valve stems) and took the inserts out. I found this stuff at a hardware store that I swear has everything. I bought some large washers and a piece of pipe that has the same threads as the end of the valves. Don't forget to use pipe tape for the threads on the pipe when you put this stuff together or you will have leaks. Also I bought a waterproof 12v outlet and installed that in the bed too at the same time. The switch is a headlight SW that I had from an old lawn mower. I mounted the pump with a piece of rubber and a hose clamp. It holds awesome. The hose was bought on Ebay and is for the first gen GM wedge vans (Oldsmobile Silouette, Pontiac Transport, and Chevy lumina APV) and is long enough to hook up to the air systema nd reach the furthest tire with ease. It also has a gauge built in. I ran the power under the side panel and I came into the cab at the pass through and under the carpet. It wasn't fun but I got the job done and you can't see the wires anywhere peroid. I ran them to the full time hot under the driver seat. I could not find a hole in the firewall I felt good about using so i decided that this would be a great spot to get current. I made a harness because my baja has a power seat (I installed this, it was not factory but there is a factory plug there). I felt that there is no way that you will ever use the power seat and the pump at the same time plus it has a great fuse point.

before you ask...it does make enough pressure at the end of that hose to put 80 psi in my bike tire (but I will say I am going to make a "home use" hose that is much smaller with some more stuff laying around.)

I think that about covers it. If you have questions ask. Is it really necessary to do this? Nope, but I just wanted to make my baja "mine".

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Old 09-24-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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Default May have to try this on mine

Thanks for posting.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:14 PM   #3
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2003 NA Baja sport


Thats amazing! I especially like the outlet, may have to try doing that myself.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:54 AM   #4
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That is cool.... I am so doing this when I have 2 seconds to rub together...
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