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Ok, i have everything to start puttin my bags in this weekend and i need to know which kind of fittings to use, PTC (the brass ones like AirRide gives you in their kits) or Compression fittings (which i guess are really meant for metal tube?) I really care about what kind i use on the bags themselves, i dont want to tear apart the front suspension because they are leaking!!!! Everyone that is bagged, let me know what you use, what you prefer, and any problems you have had with either kind, thanks.

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sup nate, well i gotta say that i already had that problem with leaking fromt he bag fittings. i was running the PTC ones at first, then they were leaking to the point where it wasnt road safe, so i pulled apart the suspension once again and used the compression fittings, they seal much better, i still have a leak but thats my fault, i didnt tighten the fitting real good and i wrapped the teflon tape the wrong way.
 

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Hey Nate, not all compression fittings are made for metal tubing. There are DOT compression fittings made specifically for the DOT airline used in a bag set up. I won't run any thing else in a 1/2" system, and I am starting to use them more and more on 3/8" systems. If you can't find them locally, email me at [email protected] and I will find a website address for you to go see/ buy them. Or... well... I can also sell them to you. :D
 

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Hey Nate, not all compression fittings are made for metal tubing. There are DOT compression fittings made specifically for the DOT airline used in a bag set up. I won't run any thing else in a 1/2" system, and I am starting to use them more and more on 3/8" systems. If you can't find them locally, email me at [email protected] and I will find a website address for you to go see/ buy them. Or... well... I can also sell them to you. :D
This is Larry right? You sold me my front bag kit about a year ago, lol, anyway, i can get some PTC fittings like the ones AirRide sends in their kits, are these the same ones you use, i've also seen some plastic ones, with brass for the threads, how much do these go for and how long does it take do get them in? Send me a private message. FTC, hey did you use a sleeve that goes in the end of the tube for better strength? All i dont want to happen is the bag fittings to start leaking, all the other ones can be managed easier.

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Tony, nope you wont have any fitting problems. I buy only the best parts. You will have all brass, DOT approved compression fittings. You compressor, valves, tank, line, etc are going out today. Look it all over and drop me a line if you have any questions.

Nate, I've used both the dot PTC and non dot ptc fittings with good results. On 1/2" line I've found that it is so stiff that sometimes it is hard to get it to go straight into the fitting. And on ptc fittings, it has to go straight in or it will leak. I pay the same for ptc or compression, so cost of the fitting isn't a factor. I'll send you a PM abou them.
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i would definatley go with the brass DOT fittings. but be careful when tightening the brass casue it gets warm and they can break.
 

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I use Parker's DOT compression fittings, I think they are the ****. We used them on my friends set up with 5/8's line and we left the truck aired up for over a week and it NEVER lowered back down, not even an inch. They are pricey though, but you won't regret it, trust me!!!
 

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Im using parker fittings from larry and some fitting from air ride tech, they havent given me any problems yet no leaks or anything there the PTC brass fittings. Oh Larry I installed the parts I recieved and they work great thanks a lot.

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