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The high end suspension systems have remote reservoirs. I have seen how most people just tie strape them or hose clamp them to the inner fender or A-arms. IS there a cleaner way of isntalling this? Anyone make any brackets? Mount it on the cross member?
 

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[image]http://members.aol.com/gtsdean/photos/hub-arm.jpg[/image]

Up front, I used two of those self-adhesive tie-wrap retainer blocks on the front of the A-arm. I cut a short piece of radiator hose and ran the zip ties thru some slots I cut in them. The canisters need some freedom of movement if the connector hose is relatively short, like mine.

I don't have a good photo of how I did the rears.
 

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Wouldn't the trailing side of the A arm be safer? less chance of hitting something with it I would think.
 

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The canister IS on the back side of the arm. Tucked up in there nice and safe. I tried the stickies on the back and they wouldn't stay put - too much movement and stress on the adhesive. I put them on the front and use the tie-wrap tension around the arm to hold both the radiator hose pieces and the sticky sqares. Works like a champ!
 

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Sorry, maybe I should have explained myself better.

I was talking about the back, of the trailing arm side. aka, 180 degrees from where it is now. Not inside the A arm, but totally on the backside of it.

But hey, as long as it's working and it hasn't been touched yet by road debris it must be fine.
 

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We've installed quite a few sets of double- and triple-adjustable Penskes. Because of the short length of braided hose provided, there's really only one place to mount the canister, and it's where GTSDean mounted his. However, we prefer using hose clamps, as they're more durable than zip-ties. Zip-ties are pretty strong, though!
 

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ahh, ok. If the hose was longer though, would it make sense to reverse it's current position? Or am I just smoking more crack?
 

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would it be that difficult to just find a longer length of braided hose?
 

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Smoke,

I would suggest finding out the dimensions of the canisters for the shocks of your choice and decide where you want to mount them. Then, decide on the fittings you want out of the shock and canister. Finally, cut the hose for the exact length you need. Keep in mind that shorter hose probably gives you better response, but rubber bushings in the wishbones will negate much of it.

My shocks came with short hoses and I put them in the only places they could go. If given a choice, I would have done it differently - especially at the rear.
 
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