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Old 09-02-2009, 11:37 PM   #31
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yeah but buckshot even said he only uses it when he needs it and never runs around with it under pressure

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Old 09-02-2009, 11:52 PM   #32
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yeah but buckshot even said he only uses it when he needs it and never runs around with it under pressure
my answer to that is........when a weld cracks and he starts trying to build pressure and cant......oh crap it was that huge rock i just tried to climb and only rammed my bumper into.......if he/she is a competent/confident welder then its fine.......i just have never been a fan of the bumper air tanks....i have seen them crack before......they are just not worth it when you have plenty of space elswhere.......like i said i have a 2.5 gallont tank that fits under my hood......jeeps leave alot of room

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Old 09-03-2009, 06:19 AM   #33
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yeah i suppose i see what u mean
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:58 PM   #34
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my answer to that is........when a weld cracks and he starts trying to build pressure and cant......oh crap it was that huge rock i just tried to climb and only rammed my bumper into.......if he/she is a competent/confident welder then its fine.......i just have never been a fan of the bumper air tanks....i have seen them crack before......they are just not worth it when you have plenty of space elswhere.......like i said i have a 2.5 gallont tank that fits under my hood......jeeps leave alot of room
I have welded many schedule 120 pipe joints for a hydraulic system that reaches pressures up to 4000 psi, with two passes of E-7018. One in & one over.

Those joints were holding for more than ten years last time I saw them.

My bumper welds were laid in the same way, & I'm not too worried about them failing.

I am however worried that in the event of a rear end collision, the square tube's seam weld might split if it's pressurized. This is why I drain it before hitting the road.

On the trail, I can't imagine that scuffing it on some rocks would cause that to happen, but I might just drain it for rock crawling as well. It only takes a minute or two to drain it from 130 psi.

I thought about mounting it up underneath the bed, but decided to kill two birds with one stone. I was growing tired of the bumperettes.

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