Air Tanks | Air Suspension Parts
The air tank is one of the most important components in an air suspension system. It is responsible for storing the pressurized air needed to inflate your system. In most cases, your air suspension would not be able to function without an air tank in good working order.
How Do Suspension Air Tanks Work?
Air tanks work by providing a reliable place for pressurized air to be stored. They serve two major functions in suspension systems:
Storing Pressurized Air
As the name might suggest, one of the primary functions of an air tank is to store pressurized air to be used in the suspension system. After air is generated by the compressor, it is pumped into the tank.
Releasing Pressurized Air
The other primary function of an air tank is releasing that pressurized air into the suspension system. This air is what inflates the system and levels your vehicle.
To do this, most systems are fitted with a manifold that directs air from the tank through the air supply lines. Using instructions from the suspension control module, the manifold can allow the tank to release the exact amount of air needed by the system.
How to Find the Right Air Tank For Your Vehicle
You can see how important the air tank is to your system. That means that you want one that offers the optimal performance for your vehicle. To find the right air tank for your vehicle, consider the following:
- Size: Obviously, your air tank needs to physically fit into your vehicle. If you are installing a new air tank, measure the available space and make sure to find a tank that not only fits, but offers a little room for error.
- Compatibility: Not every air tank works with every air system. Make sure the tank you buy can connect properly to the other components in your air suspension without the need for modifications.
- Capacity: Different vehicles require different amounts of air. If your air tank is too small, you may not be able to consistently maintain your ride height.
- Pressure rating: If your vehicle requires a high PSI to keep the system inflated, be sure that the air tank you buy can handle that amount of pressure. Air tanks can range in terms of the maximum PSI they can store safely.
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