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      03-16-2012 11:40 AM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by Asicks View Post
      Bumping this thread......looking for feedback on how the rear setup is working. Looking at doing either same or similar.

      Thanks!
      The rear setup is working just fine. Only thing I wish is more dampening on the rear shocks. That being said some bolt in kits have none.

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      03-21-2012 07:18 PM #107
      Should be able to get the car in this week to finish the tanks...next thing on my bucket list is learning how to tig aluminum so I'm never in this spot ever again waiting on someone's "schedule" to free up. I've been on air for two months now and haven't even been able to lay it out unless a compressor and line is near by...

      Anyone seen this before?...awesome.


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      03-21-2012 11:10 PM #108
      Thats pretty sweet. I've seen a couple guys on AZ plasti-dip their cars.

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      03-22-2012 12:21 AM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      Thats pretty sweet. I've seen a couple guys on AZ plasti-dip their cars.
      Have you seen one in person?

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      03-22-2012 08:36 AM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by shadowdglx View Post
      Have you seen one in person?
      No. I've seen trim and stuff but not a whole car....you thinking about doing it? It looks almost like vinyl wrapping but easier and cheaper.

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      03-22-2012 11:27 AM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      No. I've seen trim and stuff but not a whole car....you thinking about doing it? It looks almost like vinyl wrapping but easier and cheaper.
      I have a rs6 bumper to toss on before summer and thinking of doing the car instead of $400 for just the bumper...

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      03-25-2012 12:10 AM #112
      Well still waiting on the tanks to be shortened... Pretty chapped about it.
      At least I'll have the wheels ready to fit when it's functioning...

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      03-25-2012 03:35 PM #113
      Those look great

    9. 03-26-2012 01:02 AM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by Reno@AccuAir View Post
      The idea of modifying your air tank in anyway is a huge problem and I will explain why. The important thing is that fortunately nobody got hurt from this incident and hopefully a whole lot of people can learn what not to do.

      The cause of failure in this situation was not poor welds or poor fabrication. Instead it has to do with the way that internal stresses work in a pressure vessel. First, the drawing below will help to wrap your mind around the way that the internal pressure turns into longitudinal stress or "tension" inside the walls of a cylinder:

      Now that you understand the "tension" that is present in all of the material once the tank is pressurized, imagine what adding a corner does to this mix. A corner in tension tries to flatten itself out essentially. The corner becomes a point of concentrated stress and if the stress exceeds the yield point of the material it will fracture.

      This is why typical air tanks have no corners, (i.e. the end caps are shaped more like a sphere rather than just a flat cap welded on). To wrap this all up into one sentence, a sphere would be the most optimal shape for an air tank and a cube would be the worst shape for an air tank.

      I just ran a quick simulation on our tank with a similar "notch" installed with 0.125" wall thickness everywhere and the assumption of perfect welds. This shows where the stresses are highest (which essentially caused the rupture) and shows the exaggerated deformation:

      Pre-Deformed:


      Deformed after Pressure:


      I would strongly suggest putting your creativity into other parts of your air suspension system and NOT modifying your air tanks in ANY way so that we can hopefully never see a thread like this again.
      SW simulation!

      awesome way to explain it

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      03-26-2012 12:13 PM #115
      Love the wheels but I really feel like the flat black with be a bear to handle. I had some flat stuff and had it immediately redone in satin black. The flat was like a chalkboard.

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      03-27-2012 08:26 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by arethirdytwo View Post
      Love the wheels but I really feel like the flat black with be a bear to handle. I had some flat stuff and had it immediately redone in satin black. The flat was like a chalkboard.
      i had a satin black 72 blazer that wasn't to bad. the plasti dip stuff is pretty resilient.

      maybe make my own color...

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      03-28-2012 05:02 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by aVWGTIguy View Post
      IIRC items that are pressure rated at a certain PSI means the product can MAINTAIN that pressure for a given amount of time. In addition the product needs to be able to withstand a pressure 4x that amount for a much smaller amount of time.

      200psi rated tank is pressure tested at the manufacturer at 800psi. Someone chime in if this is incorrect but that's what I've been told.

      Sorry to hear about your setback but looking forward to your next setup.
      MAOP is usually around 3-4 times less than test burst pressure for composite pipeline...I would definitely test at least double of operating pressure

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      03-28-2012 05:40 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by scharged View Post
      MAOP is usually around 3-4 times less than test burst pressure for composite pipeline...I would definitely test at least double of operating pressure
      new tanks aren't being notched. just shortened... shouldn't be a problem

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      03-30-2012 12:55 AM #119
      Still waiting on functionality... Doesn't mean we can have a little fun.


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      04-06-2012 02:24 AM #120
      Lines...!!!


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      04-06-2012 08:39 AM #121


      That looks so good....

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      04-13-2012 02:09 AM #122
      E level works!!! Fully functional air and it only took three months.

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      04-19-2012 01:10 AM #123


      Yup

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      04-19-2012 02:43 AM #124

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      04-19-2012 08:58 AM #125
      More pics ASAP

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      04-19-2012 04:28 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      More pics ASAP
      soon...

    22. 04-19-2012 07:43 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by shadowdglx View Post


      Yup
      Is this aired out??

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      04-19-2012 08:01 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by LAYINLOW View Post
      Is this aired out??
      Yup sitting on tire front and rear.

    24. 04-20-2012 10:25 PM #129
      i figured this would be tucking more. Looks great though

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      04-20-2012 10:59 PM #130
      With 10" wide wheels and a low offset it pokes and rests on the tires.
      With a set of 19x8.5 NUE's I had on it it tucked pretty good. The front control arms hit and the rears bottom out.

    26. 04-28-2012 12:06 AM #131
      Damn. I gotta start visiting other sections of this board........that looks effing good. Air, with poke.......and V8 muscle? Yup.

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      05-24-2012 01:44 AM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by Streetsoffire View Post
      Damn. I gotta start visiting other sections of this board........that looks effing good. Air, with poke.......and V8 muscle? Yup.
      Thanks...rs6 bumper and all interior panels painted now...

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      05-25-2012 12:26 PM #133
      A few more pics... Got grills?






      The painted interior is like new drapes, really classes up the place.

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      05-25-2012 03:48 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by shadowdglx View Post
      A few more pics... Got grills?






      The painted interior is like new drapes, really classes up the place.
      Pics arent working for me

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      05-25-2012 05:35 PM #135
      Stupid tapatalk...

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      05-26-2012 07:53 PM #136
      -=MyMK3=-

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      05-27-2012 12:08 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by rollininstyle2004 View Post
      Pics arent working for me
      Pics up now...

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      06-10-2012 10:30 AM #139
      Looks so good! I need a wagon in my life.

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      06-10-2012 11:53 AM #140
      Thanks man. The rs6 bumper really sets it off...

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