I am sorry this just simply will not work for example there would be fuel starvation from the drivers air bag, the 'squib' hardly able to supply the amount of fuel the vehicle needs, then there is the tangling issue, the installation of two squibs (one needed for return fuel) would undoubtedly cause them to get twisted and perhaps knotted jamming the steering?Speaking of bags, the air bags in the dash have very large fuel holding capacity and are made of strong materials. They are also close to the engine so it should be pretty easy to plumb them in as aux tanks along with the door bladders. For those that want to save some time and $ the in-dash bags may be a lower cost option as well, at least for the later 80s that already have them installed.
Shìt! Are you saying we've all ignored that our airbags produce fuel?@Dave 2000 those are some valid points but probably easily solved by adding a fuel return clock spring or similar and I'd guess that we may want to remove the squibs anyway as they probably aren't fuel resistant. You didn't mention the many benefits of the idea which I think we should focus on. For instance, there are no rotational complexities with the passenger side air bag and apparently air bags fill with gas amazingly quickly so our time at the pump could be greatly reduced, etc. etc. Here are some quotes that show a few reasons why this is such an exciting idea:
- "European airbags hold 35 litres of gas ... fully inflate within 25 milliseconds"
- "American air bags, usually holding 60 litres of gas, have to inflate even faster."60 liters in less than 25 milliseconds! I wouldn't even notice that at a fuel stop
Honestly, no. You would have to have very large hoses going through the doors and high pressure pumps. Now if you want to modify stance for maneuvers, then perhaps the active X-torsion bar suspension from late Packards might be the way to go.
I never knew I needed these until you said wits end is gonna make these.I also contacted an electrical engineer who cautioned about static discharge from the plastic bags and recommended I use a simple grounding strap that inconspicuously dangles from the rocker panel to neutralize any eddy currents.
Please PM @NLXTACY who has agreed to be my supplier and is taking pre orders for the bladders.
Wits end is not making them, just distributing. If you PM Joey you can get on the preorder list.I never knew I needed these until you said wits end is gonna make these.
So you're saying expect anodised and engraved carbon fibre bags with gold passivated zinc plated fixings.
$1000-1500 per door.
Should hit the market in 2025?
Will these work in pre '94 models? Or'94 onwards only?