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    Default Custom Square Air Tank Build

    Hey all,

    Im air bagging my 96 VR6 .And I want to do custom Air tanks for my install,
    Im using stainless steel Square tube one holds 7 litres of water the other 4 ltrs.

    My Question is, In total is that 11 ltrs of AIR ? or more as it will be compressed.
    Im guessing this is no where near enuff air ?

    11 Ltrs = 2.9 Gallon. sounds like I need ALOT more ?




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    yes thats tiny, I would never run a tank smaller then 8gallons

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    Wow, that is a badass idea though. After going to TexMex here in TX (bagged truck mecha of the US for bag truck shows), I saw 10,000 combos of airtanks and pumps - and not a single one was square. Do it man, be unique. Are you using this to just slam when parking then lift up and drive away? If so you dont need a bigger tank, it's just gonna be slower.

    But Benz has a point. I've never seen anything below 5 gallon. Maybe use bigger boxes?
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    It depends on what you want out of your setup. I'd be concerned of the strength of the square tanks at your target PSI more than the holding capacity. Theres a good reason why pressurized tanks are round in shape instead of square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaidotech View Post
    Wow, that is a badass idea though. After going to TexMex here in TX (bagged truck mecha of the US for bag truck shows), I saw 10,000 combos of airtanks and pumps - and not a single one was square. Do it man, be unique. Are you using this to just slam when parking then lift up and drive away? If so you dont need a bigger tank, it's just gonna be slower.

    But Benz has a point. I've never seen anything below 5 gallon. Maybe use bigger boxes?
    Being Unique is my Aim Kaidotech,Thats the reason for the Square tanks.
    And yes I've reaslised there way to tiny !

    Quote Originally Posted by Loud&Clear View Post
    It depends on what you want out of your setup. I'd be concerned of the strength of the square tanks at your target PSI more than the holding capacity. Theres a good reason why pressurized tanks are round in shape instead of square.
    Loud&Clear Im new to Air ride systems, what should my target PSI be ?
    Strength was the other issue also,These tanks are 3mm thick & only tiny so I think they could handle some air,Knowing Im going to have to go alot bigger the inside will be reinforced,So its out of my league.

    Im still trying to understand Air Weight ? If its 10ltrs of water is that still 10 litres of compressed Air ??
    now to find someone who can make one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by benz88 View Post
    yes thats tiny, I would never run a tank smaller then 8gallons
    unless you are an attention whore who needs to constantly play with the switches that is definitely overkill.

    plenty of people run 3gal tanks, me being one of them. i can get 2 full lifts with some to spare off my 3gal. this will obviously depend on the bags you are running, but you will be fine with what you have.

    looking forward to the end result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Dillinger View Post
    unless you are an attention whore who needs to constantly play with the switches that is definitely overkill.

    plenty of people run 3gal tanks, me being one of them. i can get 2 full lifts with some to spare off my 3gal. this will obviously depend on the bags you are running, but you will be fine with what you have.

    looking forward to the end result.
    Interesting,
    All I want to do is slam it at shows and lift it to drive off
    I got AirLift Liftstyle & Performance Struts .
    and the AccuAir SwitchSpeed Control so Ill try to get one more Square tank.

    Im Looking forward also Francois Dillinger.

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    You could always have someone build a square "box" around a pre-built round tank. That would give you the reliability of a quality tank, with the look you're after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StatusRacing View Post
    You could always have someone build a square "box" around a pre-built round tank. That would give you the reliability of a quality tank, with the look you're after.
    i would do this, much better idea...i know swoops is starting to make his own tanks but they all need to be pressure tested for saftey
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    Forgot to mention earlier... Square tanks would be dope. Make it happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StatusRacing View Post
    You could always have someone build a square "box" around a pre-built round tank. That would give you the reliability of a quality tank, with the look you're after.
    Thats not a bad idea StatusRacing.

    Im chasing up one more 7 litre square tank,so two 7 Litre tanks and one 4 litre tank,prob have them stacked on top of each other..at this stage.

    My air managment has arrived now waiting on the struts, so Hopefully ill be going to melbourne this weekend to pick up the air ride kit !!

    Im really going for a unique look,Using Copper hardlines in the boot,so any cool ideas do share,will keep posted with pics.

    Quote Originally Posted by StatusRacing View Post
    Forgot to mention earlier... Square tanks would be dope. Make it happen.
    Its going to happen

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    look in here...a bunch of hardline setups

    http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ight=hardlines
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    look in here...a bunch of hardline setups

    http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ight=hardlines
    Thanks hinrichs that just gave me Heaps more ideas now.

    Picked up the bags & air management yesterday.

    Hopefully Got another square tank 1200 long get it on Tuesday.

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    We wanted to do something different and did square tanks on my yota build up a few years back.

    A few things here:

    1. 5 gallons is really all you need (each one of mine was about 2.7)
    2. To pull this off you can only run 150 psi max
    3. You MUST use extremely THICK steel with solid tig welds and pressure test the tanks, this process is not to be taken lightly...

    Doable, but definitely takes a TON of know how and shouldn't be attempted without plenty of research and math by a very experienced fabricator and engineer.

    Good luck - can't wait to see what you come up with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AccuMike View Post


    We wanted to do something different and did square tanks on my yota build up a few years back.

    A few things here:

    1. 5 gallons is really all you need (each one of mine was about 2.7)
    2. To pull this off you can only run 150 psi max
    3. You with solid tig welds and pressure test the tanks, this process is not to be taken lightly...

    Doable, but definitely takes a TON of know how and shouldn't be attempted without plenty of research and math by a very experienced fabricator and engineer.

    Good luck - can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Awesome ! I knew it would of been done before.

    "MUST use extremely THICK steel" How thick are you talking ?
    The welds will be quality tig welds,and deff getting a pressure test.

    I can only run 150psi max why is this,
    Im still very new to air, will my compressors turn off at 150 psi ?

    Thanks AccuMike im starting on it this weekend !!

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    Offroad truck guys pressurize their frames. Not sure if they run 150 PSI though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdubin View Post
    Awesome ! I knew it would of been done before.

    "MUST use extremely THICK steel" How thick are you talking ?
    The welds will be quality tig welds,and deff getting a pressure test.

    I can only run 150psi max why is this,
    Im still very new to air, will my compressors turn off at 150 psi ?

    Thanks AccuMike im starting on it this weekend !!
    You can run different pressure pressure switches that cut off at 145psi, 175psi, 200psi. The pressure switch basically tells your compressors when to shut off so if you run the 145psi switch your tank won't go over 150psi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNeek View Post
    Offroad truck guys pressurize their frames. Not sure if they run 150 PSI though.
    Minitruck guys do it too, the frame on this is a tank.


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    Swoops is my neighbor and by far one of the best at anything air ride related. I'd talk to him before anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_The_BMXER View Post
    Minitruck guys do it too, the frame on this is a tank.

    Awesome.

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    "pressure switches that cut off at 145psi" True I should of guessed that...

    That trucks just insane

    Well I got my last tank.It's about 100mm to long to fit up against the back seats.
    Will cut it to fit.




    Now its time to just play around and come up with ideas.
    The Spare wheels gone & I have a shit load of room under there.
    I could hide almost everything in there if need be.


    Also need room for my 12inch Earthquake sub this is a must !

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    Tanks are finished now.




    Going for something like this .

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    nice!!

    are they pressure tested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trism View Post
    nice!!

    are they pressure tested?
    ^^ Wondering this as well. Looks awesome though!

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    Tanks look awesome. Also remind me somewhat of tetris.

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