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      12-21-2008 08:17 PM #1
      i have been thinking about redoing my air ride setup and would like to do a hardline setup for everything inside the car, from compressors to tanks from tanks to manifold and use flexible line to the bags but my question is what kind of lines do i use, do i use break lines I know what to do just unsure of what to do for the plumbing
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      12-21-2008 08:27 PM #2
      You just use regular copper water pipe it's good to 500 psi
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      12-21-2008 10:21 PM #3
      if anyone needs any i can get it....family owns a plumbing supply house so like i can get all the fittings anyone would ever need

      i did hardline to my rear bags, once i get my car in the garage for the winter all lines will be hardline


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      12-21-2008 10:28 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by Hinrichs »
      if anyone needs any i can get it....family owns a plumbing supply house so like i can get all the fittings anyone would ever need

      i did hardline to my rear bags, once i get my car in the garage for the winter all lines will be hardline


      i want to see some pics of your lines
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      12-21-2008 11:08 PM #5
      no pics yet, i only have a small section done of the rear at the moment, havnt felt like working on anything till the cars inside for the winter

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      12-22-2008 07:55 PM #6
      1/2" and 1/4" copper




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      11-13-2012 05:11 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Hinrichs View Post
      if anyone needs any i can get it....family owns a plumbing supply house so like i can get all the fittings anyone would ever need

      i did hardline to my rear bags, once i get my car in the garage for the winter all lines will be hardline

      Are you still helping people out?

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      11-14-2012 06:48 PM #8
      Can anyone help me out with making your own tank fittings? I'm looking to make my own 2 tanks, using sixth kegs. Has anyone made their own tank and fittings for the tank, etc? Maybe I'm just over thinking it a bit, but would rather ask than just dive into it without any knowledge. Thanks if anyone can help!

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      11-15-2012 07:57 AM #9
      You can buy TOEs ("tee-oh-eez" for threaded one end). I assume this is what you're talking about. It's a type of pipe fitting you can weld onto a tank and it has pipe threads on its I.D. Drill through it after welding. I had to add one to my tank.

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    10. 12-22-2008 10:47 PM #10
      that setup looks pretty sweet

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      12-25-2008 01:32 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by LBVdubin »
      that setup looks pretty sweet

      yeah that does look pretty good but i wanna go for something a little different, maybe a little more organized or possibly more shiny

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      12-25-2008 02:56 PM #12
      get ready to shell out some money..for the benders....copper isn't cheap, but stainless prices makes copper look affordable...here is a great site for all your needs http://www.swagelok.com/fittin...w.htm
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      12-25-2008 05:44 PM #13
      ill price up enough fittings and such monday at work to see how much this would cost to run the system on full copper....

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      12-25-2008 06:26 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by Hinrichs »
      ill price up enough fittings and such monday at work to see how much this would cost to run the system on full copper....

      it costs roughly between $100-$200 more to do it in copper including fittings and tubing. closer to $200 though.


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    15. 01-08-2009 01:24 PM #15
      God dammit kevin! you just made me want Hardlines even more lol

      I definitely will be looking into this!


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      02-02-2009 09:15 PM #16
      those tanks need a polishing!

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      those tanks need a polishing!

      Project is still in the build stage so you'll see them polished when its ready to roll


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      02-05-2009 03:08 PM #18

      *******www.airassisted.com*******
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      02-05-2009 09:43 PM #19
      ^^^ looks great
      i want to copy
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      02-06-2009 10:28 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by Rat4Life »
      ^^^ looks great
      i want to copy

      Sure Mikhail, if you need anyting you know my number

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    21. 02-06-2009 10:50 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Rat4Life »
      ^^^ looks great
      i want to copy

      Thanks! Kevin does great work


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      03-09-2009 12:42 AM #24
      so its possible to run hardlines under the car to the leader lines of the bags? probably a more reliable solution than hose right?

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      03-09-2009 03:11 AM #25
      why wouln't it?
      I want to do this evenutally, but its a lo-t of work.
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      03-09-2009 04:18 AM #26
      Its is totally doable.
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      04-03-2009 12:24 PM #27
      *******www.airassisted.com*******
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      04-03-2009 12:27 PM #28
      *******www.airassisted.com*******
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      Digging the trunk setup, but you'd think the owner would route those harnesses inside the seats to clean things up a bit
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      04-04-2009 01:24 PM #30
      Kev, do you think that the gauge being on such a long pipe and being unsupported would cause a leak after time?

      other than that it looks nicee

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      04-03-2009 12:31 PM #31



      Modified by Kevin@AAC at 12:12 PM 4-3-2009
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      04-06-2009 08:15 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by dymer »
      For what it's worth, I ran a gauge all last year on the end of an unsupported hard line that was close to 3' feet long. No leaks

      New install looks dope Kevin


      plus if you do start to leak out of the tank, that would be the first place i would look. my hardline setup i have planned, my gauge will be unsupported.


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      04-06-2009 10:06 AM #33
      Im not to worried about it, if it does start to leak, I will just change it. Not the end of the world. I have built 3 set ups in this car in 4 years and it never seen the road yet. Odds are I will redo it again before it hits the road. Just the way this cat is.
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      04-06-2009 10:46 AM #34
      but i do dig that its glycerin filled
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      04-07-2009 12:09 AM #35
      little bit of hardline work i did on a friends car

      edit: the back area of the tank will be covered

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