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Flea

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to possibly rephrase the question for josh, how about... what are some advantages of piggyback resevoirs vs. conventional resevoirs? Nothing related to the tension between red, blue, and yellow please! I dont want my thread to get locked.

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I'm not sure on this however, this is my thought. The advantage to a piggy back style resevoir is that the pressure (oil) can't build up in the tube, since there is no (tube) hose running from res' to shock. Here is my analogy have you gone to stainless steel brake lines, if so do you know why they are better? Its for 2 reasons, 1, you usually get longer ones cause you just lifted yur truck and don't want to pukll them out and have no brakes. 2, it is wayyy stronger then the stock OEM rubber lines that under hard braking (pressure) the OEM line can actually give al ittle bit then supplying less braking power to the discs.

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I am not sure what the advantages are but I got this of the Sway-a-way site "... provides double the flow rate into the reservoir compared to remote flex lines." I have been curious as to what a piggyback has over a remote resivoir. Since most of the main players in the shock game offer piggy backs this is not about brands, just styles of shocks.
 

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Moto- dude hurry up and take off what site you got that from haha just say it was from a website. just so we dont get locked. :)

Tyson- dude i think the same way you do on that one. it just makes sense.

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Preference. Not everybody has the room to mount a piggyback so they need a remote style res.

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the expansion of a hose on a reservoirs is why most bikes gave them up long ago

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No difference in damping characteristics between piggy or remote line, its just a preference on style and how deep your pockets are.
 

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The hose MUST flow the same amount of oil that the shaft displaces or the shock will "spike" (be harsh). Remember that there is a factor of time too. If the hose (and fittings) are smaller than the shaft diameter then the speed of the fluid must be increased. That would also make the hose assembly a point for the shock to generate heat. Seems the bigger the hose (i think SAW just upped the size on thier 2.5 shocks to a -10 hose) the less chance of resistance. Or, if you can remove the hose and all the fittings things would flow better too. The bilstiens with the reservoir in the shock body seem to allieviate this problem all together, just makes the shock body longer. I you get a chance , look at the Truggy shocks, you'll see two reservoir lines (not like the bilstiens that have two lines and check valves to reserculate shock fluid). As for bikes, and road-race shocks, the flow into the reservoir is metered and used to control slow speed comp. damping. Anyone's thoughts on using this pricipal on vehicles that have high motion ratio in off-road, like using a shorter shock on a-arm trucks or for 4 links where the shaft speed isn't as high?

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Well, looks like I've got some more research to do. I appreciate you guys looking out for me too. Thanks for the great info guys.
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Kritter

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Josh:

What are you building?

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I have a 95 Ranger 4WD. It has a camburg extreme performance kit in the front with modified beams and suck. It has a single SAW in the front along with limit straps and coil buckets. It has Eibach coils and Fiberglass. Currently though I am trying to complete the rear end. Currently it is running a set of Nationals and will soon have shocks passing through the bed. I hope to get it ready to chase for Camburg's Race truck or Prerun in. However, for now it is just a lot of fun.
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Kritter

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Go with reservoirs, doesn't sound like you need to splurge on piggyback reservoirs.



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The biggest difference you'll see is between reservoir out the bottom or out the top. Reservoir out the bottom you basically eliminate cavitation. With reservoir out the top you have a chance of cavittation. That's the biggest difference.

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Greg

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If you have the room to mount them, the piggy-back res. are just all around better. And you dont have to worry about hoses and mounting the res.

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