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I've seen a bunch of bagged rabbits but none show where they installed the tank. Where the hell are they?
 

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Re: All these bagged A1's... where do they put the air tank?? (luxcar101)

I would think the only real place where you would have space is the hatch area. If you wanted to be more stealth and creative you could hide them elsewhere
 

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Re: All these bagged A1's... where do they put the air tank?? (wantacad)

I havent actually seen many bagged A1. Maybe a Caddy and that NOPI Rabbit.
But yea best place might be the trunk or maybe the spare tire area unless you got rid of that.
 

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Re: All these bagged A1's... where do they put the air tank?? (luxcar101)

Many of the bagged rabbit's I've seen have been european. I can't imagnine all that weight in the trunk/hatch area. Anyone have any pics? It'll aid me in my project.
 

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Re: All these bagged A1's... where do they put the air tank?? (luxcar101)

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....I can't imagnine all that weight in the trunk/hatch area. Anyone have any pics? It'll aid me in my project.

That stuff would weigh in at practically nothing. That AirBag technology comes from here in the Good old USA and anyone selling this stuff has pictures of the pumps, valves, and tanks. 3 Years ago, all the Caddy owners in Europe were begging me to get prices on this AirBag stuff.
 

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Re: All these bagged A1's... where do they put the air tank?? (fwdvw)

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That stuff would weigh in at practically nothing...QUOTE]
That's odd b/c I keep hearing about how heavy this stuff is (installed and in use of course). WHat do you mean by that?
 

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Re: All these bagged A1's... where do they put the air tank?? (luxcar101)

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That's odd b/c I keep hearing about how heavy this stuff is (installed and in use of course). WHat do you mean by that?

This is a typical compressor and tank. Doesn't constitute much mass at all, especially a tank full of air.

There are also mechanically run compressors that run off the motor exactly like an A/C Compressor
 

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Re: All these bagged A1's... where do they put the air tank?? (fwdvw)

DO these things ruin handling? Are there any bag systems which are made with the intention of helping/not hurting the handling of a vehicle?
 

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Re: All these bagged A1's... where do they put the air tank?? (luxcar101)

I dont know if this guy was full of the crappola, but I talked to a goy recently with a mkiv and he said it handled better than his coilovers.
if thats the case I couldnt think of a better way to do a caddy
 

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if you get the right system, that is designed for your suspension geometry, then you can get great handling, the people who bash these systems probably have never driven one, or been in one that wasn't done right.
 

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The ride is comfortable also. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Never really tried handling in one...The only one I have been in, was a S-10, and we stayed on the strip...
I would imagine though, that they would be pretty good, because you could control the pressure in the bags/cylinders, making them stiffer if needed, or softening them as needed...Hmmmmm...
 

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The ride is comfortable also. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Never really tried handling in one...The only one I have been in, was a S-10, and we stayed on the strip...
I would imagine though, that they would be pretty good, because you could control the pressure in the bags/cylinders, making them stiffer if needed, or softening them as needed...Hmmmmm...

Yeah thats what I was thinking too. I know someone on here has had to have done this or knows someone who has and could verify the positive/negative effects on handling. Already I've learned that they don't weigh all that much. My drive way is very very steep (damn hills!) and I need to be able to get my rabbit in and out without smacking the bumpers on the ground. Bagging it seems like the only option.

Before I did this I wanted to double check the effect on weight and handling. Hmmmmmm is right...
 

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The ride is comfortable also. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Never really tried handling in one...The only one I have been in, was a S-10, and we stayed on the strip...
I would imagine though, that they would be pretty good, because you could control the pressure in the bags/cylinders, making them stiffer if needed, or softening them as needed...Hmmmmm...


the ride is only comfortable if there is air in the bags, my buddy has a 70 chevy chyanne pickup on bags, when its slammed to the ground it sucks to ride in because its so bouncy, but when the bags are aired up its nice.
 

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ive seen impreza's in i think scc mag and they were putting them to the test and they actually handled really well because of the rebound characteristics of the air bags http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: All these bagged A1's... where do they put the air tank?? (83 bunny)

How much does one of these systems run?
Can you somehow add extra stiffening for certain times?
I wonder if i could put one of these in then swap the struts out for Auto-x days (takes me a 1/2 hour to drop suspension) Hmmm
 
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