WAYALIFE ACM – JL / JT Under the Hood ARB Air Compressor Mount Installation


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.

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

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


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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3 Responses

  1. steve salmon says:

    I would like to buy a acm bracket but not having any luck orderding one can you please help thanks steve salmon.

  2. JD says:

    I found this video very helpful to install a compressor in my 21 JL. I used Aux 4 for it because it is a 10A line and you can save the 40A capacity of Aux 1 for something bigger. I was also able in the settings to set the switch to run off battery so you don’t have to have it through the ignition. I found the bracket slightly short probably due to the way the firewall insulation was installed on my JL but the bracket did work. Finally, on the JL the 1m air hose needed both of the 90 degree fittings to route with no room to spare. I ran the hose more inboard and it lay in better that way. But great video.

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