wow, thats nuts... what kinda exhaust are you running? i need to make sure not to use those. as long as you are moving i would imagine that the air would cool the bag enough. My friends say 'use exhaust wrap' but we all know better than that. I would say that if the exhaust heated up so much that it melted your air bag, that you have probably melted a lot of important stuff under there too. your tire is almsot as close as the bag is to the exhaust... are you running lean?
The Hotchkis / Airlift bags come with a set of heat shields that go around the exhuast pipe to prevent this..
That said however I've never had mine installed, but am concerned enough about it to send out my new Dynomax 2.5" rear pipes out to have them Cermachromed, not for the looks but to cut down on the heat transfer...
You could try what I'm doing or I suppose you could wrap the pipes near your springs with Header Tape to cut down on the heat. Just a thought.
not to hijack the thread, but to kinda continue on in a new direction...........
for those "draggers" do you need to do anything with the exhaust in the rear pertaining to the rear bags. I was under the car last night checking out the rear and the exhaust seems to run really close to where the bags will be mounted. Do I need to shield them in some way, or just cut the exhaust off right after the muffler and put on a set of turn downs? or am I overthinking the whole situation and not need to worry about it?
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