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Are fat cylinders for the front better to have for hopppin' or is it just as good to go with the mediums. I seen somewhere that fat ones make more pressure, would this be better for hoppin'?
 

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use fat competition cylinders......skinnys will bend....and with the fat cylinders its not slower to fill cuz usually you got a larger size port that doesn't restrict the oil flow like most skinny cylinders...
 

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Originally posted by Chris@Oct 10 2003, 08:21 PM
use fat competition cylinders......skinnys will bend....and with the fat cylinders its not slower to fill cuz usually you got a larger size port that doesn't restrict the oil flow like most skinny cylinders...
Thats what I was thinkin'...I've personally never used skinny's in anything but I thought surely shinnys wouldn't be better for hopping....

Yeah, use the fats....
 

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Mediums are better.......and a bigger port is overkill.......look at the size of the port on the gear.......that's like putting a 1/2" waterhose inside a 3" pipe(no pressure at all) but take a 1/2" waterhose and put a nozzle with a tiny hole on it.....what do you get?.....major pressure..............if skinnies could be made strong enough they would be better than fats or mediums.....but til then ......mediums are good ....unless your lifting major weight at a slower rate.....that's what the fats are for......fats are good for the back........mediums for the front........if you're hopping




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Originally posted by impala_631@Oct 11 2003, 04:52 AM
yeah, fatter the cylinder=the more space to fill=the slower the lift
this was covered at depth some time ago......................
but, you are correct that a bigger bore needs more oil volume to fill it.
also the pressure needed to lift the car will drop with a bigger bore
and because of this the motor will be able to turn the pump faster for the same current input, which compensates a bit as the oil volume will increase.
True, a fatter cylinder can lift more weight for the same pressure but until the car locks out the pressure will be lower.
almost anything you change in a fluid power system will have a knock on effect on another part of the system so you need to look at the overall effect.
 

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Originally posted by redsproseries@Oct 11 2003, 12:08 AM
Mediums are better.......and a bigger port is overkill.......look at the size of the port on the gear.......that's like putting a 1/2" waterhose inside a 3" pipe(no pressure at all) but take a 1/2" waterhose and put a nozzle with a tiny hole on it.....what do you get?.....major pressure..............if skinnies could be made strong enough they would be better than fats or mediums.....but til then ......mediums are good ....unless your lifting major weight at a slower rate.....that's what the fats are for......fats are good for the back........mediums for the front........if you're hopping
thats almost right, yes squeeze the end of a hose and there is more pressure, yes, but if your filling up a bucket of water and and then squeeze the end, the bucket will not be filled up any faster
 
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