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Reserviors for Penske\'s/Motons

What is the best way to mount the remote reservoirs for Penskes or Motons? Ive seen some people plastic tie them to the control arms and others use a hose clamp. Is there a better way? or is this the only way?
 

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Re: Reserviors for Penske\'s/Motons

Up front, the best location is behind the headlight pods, on top of the fender liners. In the rear, I mounted mine to the rear of the lower wishbone so I could get to the bump adjusters by just laying on the ground and not having to remove a wheel.

Most of your rebound controls are in the top shock eye. If you've lowered your car much, it is nearly impossible to get to them without removing the wheels.

I would recommend against metal hose clamps. Tie wraps work quite well if you can use the wide ones. I feel the cans should be somewhat free to move so that the suspension movement is not all absorbed by the hoses.

I did not have the opportunity to decide where my front reservoirs mounted, so I attached them wherever the hose and AN fitting would allow. I used a piece of 2" HD radiator hose to affix them to the control arms and ran the tie wraps thru the hoses.

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I just had the rears rebuilt and added the 90 elbow on the reservoir so I could get to them more easily. Penske makes a side-entry top, but it was cheaper to leave it alone and add the elbow. My bump cans are 5" long plus the tops. If yours are longer, they probably won't fit the available space.

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Re: Reserviors for Penske\'s/Motons

Dean,
Does it matter if you run a longer length of hose to the reservoir? I was thinking that the easiest access would be to run a SS braided hose into the engine compartment and mount it on some sort of bracket on the cross brace. You could also do the same and mount the rears to the frame of the car around where the rear lower wishbone attaches to the frame.
 

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Jason,

I've seen some cars with the rears done as you envision. I almost changed mine that way except that the 998 recall strut on the driver's side made it a good bit more complicated to get to the adjusters. This way I retain symmetry, accessibility, and keep the hoses nice and short.

I don't know to what extent hose length affects damping. I would guess that for anything under 18"-24", hose length issues would be very difficult, if not impossible, to discern. I have seen some Motons mounted inside the rear tub, but you need to cut large holes to get the cans through. You really can't disassemble them just to run the hose through a small hole because they are purged of air bubbles at assembly and pressurized with nitrogen to between 150 and 300 psi.
 

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Re: Reserviors for Penske\'s/Motons

I think im going to order the Penskes this month. I'll fab up some billet brackets for the rear frame rails. If you want a set, let me know. Might be easy to knock off a second set while the pieces are in the mill.
 

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Thanks for the offer, but I will pass for the reason stated above.
 
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