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Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-14-2017, 5:01 AM Reply   
Anyone experience fat sacs that have gotten stiff over time? Been used in a plug-n-play setup. My guess is they've never been removed and cleaned.

They are now super stiff to the point where you can't really even roll them up.

Are they permanently damaged? Can I treat them with something to bring the rubber back to life? Should I just use them as-is?
Old     (Bagar55)      Join Date: Aug 2013       04-14-2017, 7:09 AM Reply   
I had a set of old sacs in my '06 Supra. They were super stiff. I used them a ton and never had an issue. When they were cold they were crazy stiff but loosened up some when hot. It seems like the material is different on the new sacs vs the originals from years ago. The newer sacs seem much more pliable than from 10-12 years ago.
Old     (onetogofast)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-14-2017, 10:16 AM Reply   
Note to self. Not to add concrete to the ballast bag. Check lol
Old     (onetogofast)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-14-2017, 10:17 AM Reply   
Mine are 4 years old and stay soft when cold. Stiffer than warm of course but not hard.
Old     (onetogofast)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-14-2017, 10:17 AM Reply   
Make sure the bilge pump works each time out just in case lol
Old     (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: SF Bay Area       04-14-2017, 10:32 AM Reply   
Not an issue at all. My old skylon sacks are like that. Just fill em up. No issues at all.
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-14-2017, 10:51 AM Reply   
cool i guess i'll just them as-is. they're plug n play anyway so at least i don't have to fold them up each time I use them.
Old     (dyost)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-14-2017, 7:46 PM Reply   
How old are these bags and what type are they? If they are the old rubber bladder type, I would say pitch them and get some new ones, cause you will eventually have a leak. If they are the current style (made of rafting boat type material) it would take a lot to break them... and I'm surprised they seem stiffer than when new cause they are stiff to begin with. If you have modern style bags from Fly High, Straightline, or Ronix 8-three, I wouldn't worry about it. If you have some of the old stuff I would consider upgrading. And by old I mean like way back when the bags had an outer liner, like circa 2000, like the 350 nose sac I still use in my 89 Supra.
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-16-2017, 2:00 PM Reply   
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How old are these bags and what type are they? If they are the old rubber bladder type, I would say pitch them and get some new ones, cause you will eventually have a leak. If they are the current style (made of rafting boat type material) it would take a lot to break them... and I'm surprised they seem stiffer than when new cause they are stiff to begin with. If you have modern style bags from Fly High, Straightline, or Ronix 8-three, I wouldn't worry about it. If you have some of the old stuff I would consider upgrading. And by old I mean like way back when the bags had an outer liner, like circa 2000, like the 350 nose sac I still use in my 89 Supra.


Yeah they're newer style fly high. I'll give them a shot!

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