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i was wondering what all would be involved to use a scuba tank with your airbags?

how long would it last compard to a regular nitrogen tank that you would get from a welding supply??


thanks a lot
scott
 
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hey, check it out....my buddy has a 85 blazer its got dual ported bags up front (he didnt bag the rear yet) with parker golds, 3/4 inch line....he made a custom rack in the back for like 3 scuba tanks, the bottom 2 are filled but not hooke up, and the top is hooked up to a regulator that he sets to around 300 psi, the front end hops about a foot and a half....im guessing he turns the regulator down a bit for daily driving, he says that with a full tank he could play with it for about 5 minutes straight before switching....what he does is he drives around with all these tanks so when he runs out he puts a new one in (he doesnt have a regular tank/compressor)....thatr setup is cool and all, but the only reason he gets away with it is because his brother works at a scuba shop, otherwise he would have had to pay for the 6 tanks he has (a lot of money!) plus 30 bucks a pop to get them filled...they fill up to like thousands of psi or something so i guess the scuba shop has a special compressor he has access too, and the regulator is like 100 bucks......ok sorry that was a lot of typing....but yeah basicallly its a badass setup, but it can get pricey
 
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oh, i wanted to add 1 other thing, nitrogen tanks are totally illegal, and i mean even though you probably wont get caught, if someone ever rear-ended you kiss your ass and whoever else is in the path of that tank goodbye, if you were to lay that tank down in front of a building and smash the end off, it would probably plow through and make it to the other side, all that tank stuff is pretty scary, im happy with my little 7 gallon tank and 145 psi compressor, hehe
 

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Silver star customs sells dual bottle brackets that would help hold the tanks down. Just carry the tanks with you when your showin off and leave a regular compressor and air tank hooked up for just airing up.
 

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Cost me 10 bucks to fill mine with compressed air @ 2000 psi. Beetlejuice-Thats why they make safety caps and put them in the front of the bed and you have no worries what so ever. I mounted mine in the back. I don't see the end of one coming off unless you chop it with an ax a thousand times. Check the pic of mine-its aluminum-how may times have you see one of those?
 

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