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So unless your very knowledgeable about what youy plan on doing in the future (bigger wheels, body drop) I wouldnt put them anywhere that they will get moved alot, lol I moved mine 3 times before I put them on the tank, and I'm happiest with the tank.

How do you like wyotech? I wanna go there so bad....

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lol, guess you can look at it both ways. I look at it as more tank capacity therefore more playtime.LoW_1 said:another plus of having them on the tank is that it doesnt take your comp as long to fill the tank rather then over working your compressor with more volume than capable.

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The ID of 1/2" line is roughly 3/8", that means the radius is 3/16".

Square that and you get 9/256 or 0.03515625.

Multiply that by pi (3.14), and you get 0.11044662 (rounded because of length of number). This is the cross-sectional area of 1/2" line in square inches.

Now lets say from the tank to the front of the truck, in airline length, is about 12 ft. Fair?? Multiply that time 2, because you have to run two lines to the front of the truck. So you have 24 ft.

From the tank to the rear valves would be what?? 4 ft?? max?? Again, multiply by 2, for a total of 8.

8 ft + 24 ft is 32 ft.

The length times the area will give us the volume. 32 x 0.11044662 equates to about 3.535 cubic inches, which is only .2 % (point 2) of a cubic foot of air.

Now lets throw in a 5 gallon tank, which as a volume of 1150 cubic inches. 3.535 more cubic inches is not going to be a noticeable fill time difference.

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cab.... i used the actual pi in my calculator, but just simplified it for text.

So I guess the volume change was in my head lol, I guess this is just in my head as well but with more line on the bag side of the valve its not as stiff.

Plus another good thing is that you can run your air line through the frame and not have manifolds close to melt the line... Plus with a 2001 where are you going to mount the valves in the engine bay?? dont you have to move enough crap just to lay? You can hop more then an inch with 3/8" valves, I'm trying to find a decent set of 1/4" dumps because my 3/8's are too fast.

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