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I'm trying to find the best way to run my air lines. I'm using manual switch valves, 3/8" line, ss6 bags, 5 gal tank and two viar 440 compressors.

I'm debating running an individual 3/8" line from the tank to each switch.

Or one 1/2" line from the tank to a manifold up front, then four lines to the switches.

Or two 1/2" lines from the tank then Td off with two lines to the switches.

I don't want it to be super fast but I don't want super slow either...?
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Im running 1/2 air line to each individual bag and 8-1/2" solenoid valves (its pretty fast) and 2-5 gallon tanks with 2-480c Viair compressors. Was running 1-5 gallon tank, upgraded to 2-5gal tanks. I ran 4 pre wired switches from the front to the solenoids in the back, ordered it on Ebay (Lowrider hydraulics SWITCHES PRE-WIRED 2 PUMP KIT F-B-BL-BR 17 ft switch cord. | eBay). The item came with a wiring diagram. Hope this helps.
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Thanks man. I talked to switch suspension and they recommended running lines to each switch like that and not using a manifold.
Im running 1/2 air line to each individual bag and 8-1/2" solenoid valves (its pretty fast) and 2-5 gallon tanks with 2-480c Viair compressors. Was running 1-5 gallon tank, upgraded to 2-5gal tanks. I ran 4 pre wired switches from the front to the solenoids in the back, ordered it on Ebay (Lowrider hydraulics SWITCHES PRE-WIRED 2 PUMP KIT F-B-BL-BR 17 ft switch cord. | eBay). The item came with a wiring diagram. Hope this helps.
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Thanks man. I talked to switch suspension and they recommended running lines to each switch like that and not using a manifold.
No problem. From what I've seen manifolds are really slow. They have a cleaner look and less clutter. It comes down to personal preference and what works better for you!
 

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I can’t comment on manual valves but I can on line size. 1/2” is pretty fast, like pop up fast. 3/8 is slower and will give you a lot more control. Correct me if I’m wrong but cant you manual valves kinda like a ball valve? You can barely open the valve or open it all the way depending on how you operate the valve?
 

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I can’t comment on manual valves but I can on line size. 1/2” is pretty fast, like pop up fast. 3/8 is slower and will give you a lot more control. Correct me if I’m wrong but cant you manual valves kinda like a ball valve? You can barely open the valve or open it all the way depending on how you operate the valve?
That's what I've heard. I'm going with 3/8" line and I'm still waiting on my valves to be delivered so hopefully it all works out.
 
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