Engine-Driven Compressor - Belt Driven Blower
Trail carnage can happen in a variety of ways. Getting back on your tires and rolling home can be much easier with a tank of compressed air to fill said tires and/or run some tools for swapping on a spare. We touched on a variety of onboard air systems last month (“Haul-Along Huffers,” Mar. ’14), and this month we show you a new version of an old reliable system, the engine-driven compressor.
Extreme Outback Products’ ExtremeFlow compressor system is designed to mount on many of the current-model diesel engines and universal kits for whatever application you wish to make work. The premise is a modified Sanden air conditioning unit that now works as an onboard belt-driven air compressor. The compressor mounts to the front of your engine and uses either a serpentine or V-belt to run off the engine accessories. We installed one on the 6.7L Cummins diesel in our ’10 Ram 3500 and were soon running tools and airing tires.
Here is a list of all the applications that Extreme Outback Products offers onboard compressors for.
• All Dodge Cummins ’89 to present 6.7L
• Most ’84-present fullsize Dodge trucks with gasoline V-8 engines, including the V-10
• All ’01-present GM Duramax trucks
• Most ’73-present fullsize GM trucks with gasoline motors (1⁄2-ton and larger)
• All Ford diesels from the 6.9L, 7.3L, 6.0L, and 6.4L to the present 6.7L Power Stroke
• Most ’73-present fullsize Ford trucks with gasoline motors, straight-six, V-8s, and V-10s (1⁄2-ton and larger)
• Most gasoline-powered fullsize vans from Ford, Dodge, and Chevy
• Nissan NV Series van with 5.6L V-8
• Most ’86-’09 medium-duty GM trucks such as the Top Kick, Kodiak, and C4500-C5000
• Most Ford medium-duty trucks, F600, F650, F750, F800
• Freightliner Sterling medium-duty trucks, ’99-’13
• Most ’94-present International trucks
• Sprinter Vans with the 3.0L V-6 diesel, ’07-’13
• Isuzu medium-duty trucks, ’94-present
• Mitsubishi medium-duty trucks, ’99-present