We've all been asked the question before, "what is the first thing you are going to do to that brand new Jeep" and many of us have different responses. At Built2Wander, we tend to lean towards products that will add functionality to the vehicle or its intended use. While suspension, wheels, and tires can really change the look and feel of the Jeep, we didn't want to overlook important accessories that would be vital to our trips off the beaten path whether stock or not.
Our first modification to our 2019 Jeep JL Unlimited Rubicon is a set of 10lb Powertank on-board air setups. We have relied heavily on Powertanks for each of our builds over the better part of the last five years or so, finding multiple uses for them and unmatched reliability and customer service. We opted for two 10lb tanks to give us more flexibility, whether that be to have a back up tank when one runs out, a tank for airing up the tires and a tank dedicated to power tools, or to simply have one for a friend in need on the trail. We primarily use our Powertank setup for airing up our tires after a day on the trail and find that it is much quicker to air up than your conventional air compressor, and much more portable.
The tanks are mounted on each side of the roll cage in the rear cargo area using the Powertank Sports Bar Mount for the Jeep Wrangler JLU. This keeps the tanks secured tightly to the roll cage, keeping them up and out of the way of your previous cargo space. This setup works great with the hardtop and when topless. We also have the BTS (behind the seat) bracket (Ver 2.0) for when we are running our Bestop Trektop soft top, allowing us to have a Powertank mounted no matter the configuration.
Check the links below to see the specs of our setup and let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.