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      12-02-2009 02:12 PM #141
      A Rigid model. I think Kevin or whoever from AAC (whoever the sponsor is) posted a picture of one. Grey and black piece. I forget the model number. But, I have benders for -3, -4, -6, and -10. Got em all from an HVAC Tool company online.

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      Not my car or turbo setup but one of our customer cars' setups. Used both SS hard and SS braid depending on the line.




      Modified by Savko@HSTuning at 2:17 PM 12-2-2009


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      12-02-2009 02:23 PM #142
      Yes, then the Ridgid 377. I read that makes nice flares, but could give some trouble with .065" wall stainless since it's only rated for .035" wall. That's what I will probably use for my hydraulic lines. It's just over $120 though, compared to ~$350 for the Imperial 400-F, so I might buy it anyway.

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      12-02-2009 02:26 PM #143
      .065? lol, you don't need .065. I'm using .049 on 5/8 (-10), and then .035 on 1/4 (-4) and 3/8 (-6), and then .029? on 3/16 (-3). The wall thickness determines if the tubing will kink or not when you bend it.

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      12-02-2009 02:38 PM #144
      It's for hydraulic suspension, the pressures are considerably higher than oil lines! I have mine limited to 1500psi, but for the line between the pump and pressure relief valve I could see up to 3500 or 4000psi. I mis-typed .065" which is what the 10,000psi+ hoppers use, I meant to say .049" seamless which is what I will use.

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      12-02-2009 02:41 PM #145
      Quote, originally posted by Afazz »
      It's for hydraulic suspension, the pressures are considerably higher than oil lines! I have mine limited to 1500psi, but for the line between the pump and pressure relief valve I could see up to 3500 or 4000psi. I mis-typed .065" which is what the 10,000psi+ hoppers use, I meant to say .049" seamless which is what I will use.

      Gotcha. Seamless IS the tubing to use with flaring so sounds like you're on the right track. And like I said that Rigid flare tool will handle the .049.


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      12-02-2009 02:42 PM #146
      Yep seamless annealed. That's good to know about the Ridgid with .049" that will save me quite a bit of cash! Thanks

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      12-02-2009 04:13 PM #147
      Quote, originally posted by Savko@HSTuning »
      What kinda tubing? Still compression fittings?

      3/8" aluminum tubing with PTC and brass flared fittings for domestic oil lines.

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      01-02-2010 08:31 PM #148
      just finished wiring this up, finally..

      tubing by swoops, extended and tucked easy street harness by me extended the senders and valve wiring by 6 feet. brain is where the monsoon amp would be

      the tubing is all aluminum by flare and PTC's out of the car. the compressors are mounted on Fasco motor mounts for additional vibration absorption, and the leader lines are shortened to 3" to allow for compressor movement.
      the line closest to the passenger side is the line out to the rear bumper for a aux air hookup ( impact gun, tire filler ect..) then next to that is the horn valve, followed by the 4 lines to each bag.

      Its been a while in the making, hope you guys like it!
      again thanks to greg and santi




      Modified by ryanmiller at 8:33 PM 1-2-2010

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      01-02-2010 08:46 PM #149
      Looks so clean Ryan! You guys did a great job on it.

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      01-04-2010 02:40 PM #150
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    11. 01-04-2010 03:37 PM #151
      ryan that ish is legit... simple and clean..
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    12. 01-04-2010 09:54 PM #152
      Quote, originally posted by ryanmiller »
      Its been a while in the making, hope you guys like it!

      Looks good dude



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      01-04-2010 10:19 PM #153
      I'm looking to do hardlines with my new hatch design.
      where should I go to learn about them? What materials to use, what tools are needed, fittings required...

      I have two of the mason-tech sold 3 gallon tanks w/ One 1/2"NPT port and one 1/4"NPT port on each end cap. One 1/4"NPT port on the side and one 1/4"NPT port on the bottom for a drain.
      The tanks have individual compressors, and are in series to the manifold.


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      01-06-2010 03:11 PM #154
      Damn Swoops, looking goooooooooood
      legit work on ryans trunk

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      01-06-2010 03:18 PM #155
      Quote, originally posted by JDriver1.8t »
      I'm looking to do hardlines with my new hatch design.
      where should I go to learn about them? What materials to use, what tools are needed, fittings required...

      I have two of the mason-tech sold 3 gallon tanks w/ One 1/2"NPT port and one 1/4"NPT port on each end cap. One 1/4"NPT port on the side and one 1/4"NPT port on the bottom for a drain.
      The tanks have individual compressors, and are in series to the manifold.

      Like anything there are different ways of doing things. I like to JIC flare my connections and use a nut and collar. Some people use compression fittings, and still others PTC, or swaglock if your looking to spend $$$
      There is information in this thread of the tools I bought to do it here at our shop. Hardlines are very big in the hydro world, and Layitlow is the best Lowrider forum. You can search there or google.
      The best way to learn is to do it! You are just going to waste some material in the begining.

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      01-06-2010 04:14 PM #156
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      01-06-2010 08:51 PM #157
      Miller, I just wanted to say the setup came out sick!!!

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      01-06-2010 11:34 PM #158
      thanks santi!
      i finally got to drive it today since it was done darn melted fuel line!

      but a big thank you for getting the din plugs and ptc stuff, that really helped clean everything up

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      01-07-2010 12:27 AM #159
      Quote, originally posted by Still Fantana »
      Damn Swoops, looking goooooooooood
      legit work on ryans trunk

      thanks dude

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      01-07-2010 12:44 AM #160
      Quote, originally posted by Swoops »

      thanks dude

      Quality work, as always.

      Makes me want to change things up.

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      01-07-2010 09:40 AM #161
      I will add a couple tips for 2010

      "K" grade copper is nicer to work with. It is a bit thicker wall.
      Always buy straight runs. Coiled copper is cheap and never looks as good.

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      01-07-2010 12:58 PM #162
      swoops/miller: how many wraps of teflon are you using? It looks like it's really caked on there

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      01-07-2010 01:01 PM #163
      Quote, originally posted by mikegilbert »

      Quality work, as always.

      Makes me want to change things up.


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      01-07-2010 01:46 PM #164
      Quote, originally posted by Travy »

      fly swoops out here and he can do your car and mine

      it would be cheaper to buy the tools and some line and practice yourself

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      01-07-2010 02:45 PM #165
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      it would be cheaper to buy the tools and some line and practice yourself

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      01-07-2010 02:50 PM #166
      Quote, originally posted by a2lowvw »
      it would be cheaper to buy the tools and some line and practice yourself

      But then I wouldn't get to hang out with greg

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      01-07-2010 03:02 PM #167
      Greg's turning into the Santi of hardlines

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      01-07-2010 04:30 PM #168
      Quote, originally posted by a2lowvw »

      it would be cheaper to buy the tools and some line and practice yourself

      actually, to be honest, it probably wouldint lol. after the tools and tubing and fittings and all the trial and error and finally finishing your first hardline setup to come to the realization 8 hours later that you could have done it differently and better which has a tendency to repeat itself. i redid mine 3 times lol.
      plus like travy said, then you guys wouldnt get to hang out with me. that comes free with the hardline install.

      everyone else thanks.

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      01-07-2010 06:26 PM #169
      Quote, originally posted by ryanmiller »
      thanks santi!
      i finally got to drive it today since it was done <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://is.rely.net/2-64-38849-l-miLiM9RbflKgiExmFe7Gpw.gif" BORDER="0"> darn melted fuel line!

      but a big thank you for getting the din plugs and ptc stuff, that really helped clean everything up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/grinsanta.gif" BORDER="0">

      glad i could help somehow!! I still owe u for those 2 fittings also... bad santi

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      01-12-2010 10:40 AM #170
      I just made a hardline for my brother's Ego paintball gun. I tried to make it cool looking but he kept bitching about how it was in the way of getting a hand on the regulator so I editted it a couple times. I'll post a pic of it tonight/tomorrow.

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      01-14-2010 07:42 AM #171
      nothing fancy. ss 3/16" seamless with AN flares. no leaks, even with his nitrogen tank.


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      01-14-2010 04:03 PM #172
      thats sick

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      01-20-2010 07:54 PM #173
      where to get fittings for hardlines? Im going to use hardlines from the tank to valves, compressors etc, but using DOT air line to the bags..

      But dont know what kind of fittings I need..

      any web shops?

      and could i use loctite 545 on these? or should i use something else?


    34. 01-21-2010 10:32 PM #174
      Just wanted to share for you hardlines guys: source


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      DAMN thats ****ing sick!!

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