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RS9000 Tubing - How Tuff?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 79Guy, Oct 8, 2000.

  1. 79Guy

    79Guy 1/2 ton status

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    Hello All,

    I installed the in-cab duel controller for the RS-9000 shocks. Everything went really well. However, I'm a little concerned about the thin red air-tubing running everywhere.

    For those of you that have them, how have you mounted the tubing on the way to the shocks to keep it safe and secure. Is there a way to run it inside the frame? Have you had any problem catching the tubing on something when off-road?

    Thanks Much

    '79 Guy
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  2. stephan van leir

    stephan van leir 1/2 ton status

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    Yea Rancho, What`s with the cheap RC car parts you`r selling to us Wheelers?
    That goes for ARB`s whimpy ol` air lines too!
     
  3. Boss

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    I would cover the red tubing with the wire covers. That what I did. I didn't do that for a little while, and when wheelin and driving on dirt and small rocky roads, small rocks would jump up and hit it. It didn't do much damage, but I did it just incase. The tubbing is tougher than it looks.
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  4. 79Guy

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    I don't know what Rancho uses for their airlines...but depending on size...ie: 1/8th or 1/4" airline can be had at your local class 8 truck dealership for cheap if you don't like what they gave you. If you have any trouble let me know what size they run and i'll see if i have any laying around. Also you can protect it farther by putting it in convoluted tubing...the stuff the run wiring thru under your hood...and if you buy it buy it in bulk not at your local autoparts house...it runs my around $12 for a 25 ft box at work.

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  6. Boss

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    Yeah, its that black tubing that you run your wires through under the hood like AZBlazer said. I bought like 25 ft for 3/8" size from HomeDepot for like $2.50 or so. Cheap. But at the auto shop they're like $10 bucks for like 2ft, or something like that. Anyways, that is what it is.
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    Thanks guys, I'll look for the tubing.

    I've already replaced one of the cheap plastic caps w/ a brass one. It worked well. I'm thinking of putting together some brass fittings to replace the plastice manifolds, and running a heavier tube all the way back.

    Thanks,



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