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Old March 8th, 2008, 06:59 PM
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Off-Road Impact Trade Show

John and I just came back from the Off-Road Impact Trade Show that took place in the Anaheim Convention Center. There wasn't much to see, but it was great to see some of the suppliers and exchange gossips.

this caught my eye, as it was mentioned before here on the board:

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and for some reason it reminds me of this:

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Old March 8th, 2008, 07:03 PM
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John was bummed that the Brembo guys didn't have the carbon ceramic brake rotors on display

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Old March 8th, 2008, 07:07 PM
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oh, and I think I'll upgrade to the 20 lb. Power Tank.

impact002%20113.jpg

on the left is the 15 pouder, and on the right is the 20 pounder. Same height, just a little bigger diameter cylinder. It was a nice size. The only problem will be redoing the bracket in the back of the disco...
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Old March 8th, 2008, 08:30 PM
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Today was the first time I had seen this in person:




It's a piece of shit. I had had visions of a Trail Head compressor on top of a winch, which would be very sweet. But the Warn was far from that. It's a dinky little compressor under that top cover:




The compressor is so small that I wonder how it could withstand being powered by something as powerful as a winch motor. Several of our customers have this winch/compressor deal and all of them said it sucks. Now I know why.

The remote is a pile of shit too. There are two buttons for in and out and they're arranged beside one another. This is almost as bad as the old Superwinch remote with separate direction selector and trigger.

I'm not sure how useful it is, but I thought this baby Power Tank was pretty sweet:




If my memory serves, it's a 2.5 lb. bottle. The unit is much smaller than it looks in the pic. I love the baby air hose on it. Here's a shot of the baby regulator:




Rob should get one of these for his miniature collection.

Hella has a 500 Grill Cover out:




I'm digging it.

Hella also displayed some lens films that are due out shortly:




The Hella rep said that the films will be available for all of the popular Hella models, and will be available in blue, yellow, and clear.

I dig the idea of the clear. I would think it would add a substantial amount of protection to the glass lens. Hella replacement lenses are expensive. For lights like the 4000 it might be worth it to replace a cracked lens but for cheap lights like the 500 and 550, one replacement lens costs almost as much as an entire replacement set of lights. Forget that.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 09:35 PM
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I'm not sure how useful it is, but I thought this baby Power Tank was pretty sweet:




Seriously, how can I not have one. It will be my "spare" I'm sure it costs as much as a big one - but talk about bling

Just let me know when you have one in.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 10:19 PM
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Rob, I think you'll specially like the miniature hose.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 01:36 PM
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oh, and I think I'll upgrade to the 20 lb. Power Tank.
(

Ho, if you're interested in selling your old 15lb. setup, please contact me.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 11:06 PM
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Old March 10th, 2008, 11:56 AM
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Seriously, how can I not have one. It will be my "spare" I'm sure it costs as much as a big one - but talk about bling

Just let me know when you have one in.

I agree, after the snow trip I was thinking how important it would be to have a back up to my belt driven compressor. It would be useful for support on another vehicle too, especially with air tools.

Do you guys know what the dimensions of the bottle are?
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Old March 10th, 2008, 04:45 PM
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I don't know the dims of the 2.5 lb. bottle, as I didn't measure. I couldn't find it on Power Tank's site either. I think the 2.5 lb. bottle is too new.

If you guys want even smaller, there's a 1.25 lb. bottle already out:

http://www.powertank.com/products/sf.../productID/224
http://www.powertank.com/products/sf.../productID/223

I have one of these bottles for clearing out my valve stems.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 04:56 PM
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I think the bracket is what makes that 2.5lb setup for me.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 06:17 PM
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I also looked on the power tank site and couldn't find it, so I looked it up from a beer supply shop. They had them and listed the size at 4 1/4W x 13 1/2H x 4 1/4D, I'm assuming they are the same dimensions as I doubt Power Tank manufactures their own bottles. At 13.5" tall it might be too tall for my box, in which case I'd probably go with the 20oz size
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Old March 10th, 2008, 10:47 PM
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shit, I think I'll go with this

impact002%20108.jpg

Ryan, I'll let you know when the 15 pounder is ready to go.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 08:04 AM
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Ryan, I'll let you know when the 15 pounder is ready to go.

no problem...
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Old March 13th, 2008, 10:11 AM
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I'd dig that seat cover if it had less shit hanging off it.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 12:15 PM
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I'd dig that seat cover if it had less shit hanging off it.

When I look at this:


I can't help but think of this:


I agree too much shit hanging off of it... it's just straight up ugly!
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Old March 13th, 2008, 12:22 PM
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I still want to see one in black. The function might outweigh the ugly-straightjacket-factor.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 04:51 PM
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I agree too much shit hanging off of it... it's just straight up ugly!

Sheki - it *is* the same thing - PALS webbing. The military's latest version of modular equipment. As such, you can cut down quite a bit on what is mounted on it. I suspect it would get hot and clammy, though - seeing that it's all nylon webbing. Just a guess....

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Old March 17th, 2008, 10:18 AM
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I still want to see one in black. The function might outweigh the ugly-straightjacket-factor.

I think it may look better in black. A little less...*charlie in the tree-esque*.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 05:53 PM
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I don't know about you guys, but I think of this.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 02:52 PM
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the 20 pounder install is done. Because the bracket is wider and taller, it mounts easier.

pt007%20003.jpg


along with the sexy regulator:

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Old April 14th, 2008, 03:53 PM
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That yellow clashes terribly Ho, but I like it anyway.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 04:18 PM
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I'm digging that 20.
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Old April 17th, 2008, 04:21 PM
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The only problem will be redoing the bracket in the back of the disco...
Ho, you don't have a picture of your old bracket do you?

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Old April 17th, 2008, 04:29 PM
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that's the one.
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