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    Default Extra tall front cups

    I've been looking for a way to get rid of the factory front air struts so I can run a slam bag. I searched the net and the mark 8 I've found that has done it used a super tall upper cup. I watched videos of the car driving and it looks okay but From a safety standpoint yay or nay?
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    This is the only. Mark VIII I've found with this setup.


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    Not an expert but as long as you use the right material for the cups it should be safe. How tall are we talking?

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    I would find a reputable fab shop and see what they say, looked at the pics closer. Looks a little sketchy to me, has to be a better way, but may take more fab work

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    There wasn't a description as to how tall of a cup he used but based on the picture and comparing it to surrounding components I'd guess 8 to 10 inches.
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    Here a few pics of the front factory air struts and a t bird strut I have laying around. They're sleeve style bags and I am uncertain of the max pressure they can hold safely. Right now my system is at 180 but I've seen up to 200. Lift in the front is still a bit slow to me that's why I wanted to go with a slam bag. Based on what the guy did in the previous pictures I might be able to cut off half the strut housing, slide metal tubing over the strut housing, and weld it inside the lower factory bag cup. From there I can weld a circular plate as a bottom mount for the bag and weld and upper cup to the upper factory strut mount. I could use either the air struts upper mount from the mark or a t bird upper mount. The t bird mount is shown in the picture with the coil spring.
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