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Old 03-12-19, 03:00 PM
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I'm from Australia and currently visiting friends in the Bay Area, I drove down to SBG yesterday and had a looooong talk to Heath and Christian about the kit, getting lotsa tips about it. I was quite impressed with their operation and quality of upgrades they sell, as a return purchaser of multiple items from them, I love what they have developed for the FD, plus more goodies they have in the pipeline, all in all a great experience with a great bunch of guys! 😊👍
Oh, that's awesome. I too was impressed b the operation and level of quality.

You should pack some tanks for the plane ride home! How many would fit carry on? 5? 6?


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Soo... I took the day off because today is my birthday. The doorbell rings, my wife answers and it's the mailman with a large box. She's not sure what she ordered that came in such a large box, but I know...

I opened the box and was immediately pleased with the quality. The tank is thick and sturdy, At the least it is OEM quality and IMO I dare say better. You can tell the design's form, fit and function was carefully thought of. Here's some pictures for you all:

Again, thanks Matt and Sakebomb Garage! This has exceeded all of my expectations.

Happy birthday to me for sure
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...and thanks for the feedback and support!


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Shwing.... man, now I need to leave work early ....
We can't be held responsible for any loss of productivity this week.
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Old 03-13-19, 11:00 PM
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Got mine today. Quality is top notch. My only issue was that the hardware bag broke open inside the box, however it looks like everything is there. Thx so much for the perseverance.
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Hmm, I'll need to check the porch to see if mine arrived. My UPS tracking number is coming back with the error message of "UPS could not locate the shipment details for this tracking number. Details are only available for shipments made within the last 120 days. Please verify your information." which is mildly disconcerting!!

Luckily I live in the boonies, so there is little likelihood that it'll get lifted from my porch before I bring it inside!
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Old 03-14-19, 06:23 AM
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Quick Update...

The coupon code for the Boost Juice on the SakeBomb Garage website is:
2for1boost

This gets you TWO bottles of BOOST JUICE for one. Just pay the shipping.

CLICK HERE FOR BOOST JUICE

Big thanks to SakeBomb Garage for extending this promotion to everyone!
I just checked this out... ground shipping to Virginia costs twice as much as each purchase?!?! Is this another instance of their shipping quotes being jacked up? $45 for shipping on a $18 purchase seems a little lopsided..
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Old 03-14-19, 10:20 AM
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Hmm, I'll need to check the porch to see if mine arrived. My UPS tracking number is coming back with the error message of "UPS could not locate the shipment details for this tracking number. Details are only available for shipments made within the last 120 days. Please verify your information." which is mildly disconcerting!!

Luckily I live in the boonies, so there is little likelihood that it'll get lifted from my porch before I bring it inside!
Same here, here's hoping it shows up soon.
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Old 03-14-19, 10:36 AM
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Same here, here's hoping it shows up soon.
Pretty sure the package is going through the US Post Office. Not UPS. Try searching on the USPS site.
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Old 03-14-19, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by RCCAZ 1 View Post
Got mine today. Quality is top notch. My only issue was that the hardware bag broke open inside the box, however it looks like everything is there. Thx so much for the perseverance.
Awesome! Bummer about the hardware baggie.

It should be two bolts, one stud, one nut and three washers.



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Hmm, I'll need to check the porch to see if mine arrived. My UPS tracking number is coming back with the error message of "UPS could not locate the shipment details for this tracking number. Details are only available for shipments made within the last 120 days. Please verify your information." which is mildly disconcerting!!

Luckily I live in the boonies, so there is little likelihood that it'll get lifted from my porch before I bring it inside!
USPS.com is your friend! We didn't ship UPS.

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I just checked this out... ground shipping to Virginia costs twice as much as each purchase?!?! Is this another instance of their shipping quotes being jacked up? $45 for shipping on a $18 purchase seems a little lopsided..
Hmmm... That DOES seem off. E-mail [email protected] and I bet they can do a real time quote for you.

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Same here, here's hoping it shows up soon.
See above... USPS.com or just throw the tracking number into Google.
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Pretty sure the package is going through the US Post Office. Not UPS. Try searching on the USPS site.

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Old 03-15-19, 08:15 AM
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Mine has arrived in Ireland. Can't wait to get home!
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Old 03-15-19, 07:33 PM
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Got mine, looks good.
be sure you rinse out the tank good I noticed a bunch of shavings from thfrmanufacturing process still inside the tank. Especially once you tap it for sensors! filter looks like a good idea
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Has anyone installed their's yet? Mine showed up on Saturday, but there aren't any instructions.

But seriously, Matt or SakeBomb, are you going to outline a few ways to go about tapping this bad boy? I figure I only have one shot at it and would like to see some pros/cons to using one location vs another.

Maybe some suggestions on part numbers or ways to tap the supply line? Where to locate the level sensor?

Thanks
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Old 03-18-19, 12:56 PM
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Mine has arrived in Ireland. Can't wait to get home!



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Got mine, looks good.
be sure you rinse out the tank good I noticed a bunch of shavings from thfrmanufacturing process still inside the tank. Especially once you tap it for sensors! filter looks like a good idea
Good call. You're gonna have to clean it out after you tap it - so might as well wait.


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Has anyone installed their's yet? Mine showed up on Saturday, but there aren't any instructions.

But seriously, Matt or SakeBomb, are you going to outline a few ways to go about tapping this bad boy? I figure I only have one shot at it and would like to see some pros/cons to using one location vs another.

Maybe some suggestions on part numbers or ways to tap the supply line? Where to locate the level sensor?

Thanks
If you can wait - I know SakeBomb is going to have a complete install guide posted online / e-mailed out any day now.

There's should be a list of recommended tools / bits for properly tapping the tank for sensors/nozzles.

That said, I believe the guide will be built around the AEM kits, so depending on what you're running - you might need to contact the manufacturer (or a set of calipers) for proper sizing of nozzles / sensors.
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If you can wait - I know SakeBomb is going to have a complete install guide posted online / e-mailed out any day now.

There's should be a list of recommended tools / bits for properly tapping the tank for sensors/nozzles.

That said, I believe the guide will be built around the AEM kits, so depending on what you're running - you might need to contact the manufacturer (or a set of calipers) for proper sizing of nozzles / sensors.


AEM kit here. Tools and bits ready. LOL
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Old 03-21-19, 03:36 PM
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Ok. Jumped in and tapped mine, I have the 1 gallon AEM kit. Dismantled the AEM push lock elbow and found a tap of the correct size. Donít know the exact size of the tap as there is no writing on it. Itís screws in perfectly into the AEM tank so I went for it.
Drilled dead centre of the pilot hole(which was not perfectly central on the thicker boss/lowest part of the tank).
I was disappointed to see that the casting of the seemingly thicker boss was not thicker at all, very uneven, one side of the hole was deep enough the other just three threads deep.
PTFE tape on and installed. Tested with water and it leaked. 😢
Out came the epoxy and fingers crossed it holds.
The glue is drying as I type and will report back.
I cannot think of a way to install the level sensor that comes with the AEM kit(even if you found a plastic nut to fit the back of it, you would never be able to get said nut in the tank) so am going to leave it off for now, which is a shame as I have it currently set to cut the wastegate duty cycle when low.
If the epoxy holds up which it should🤞I may just do the same with the level sensor.
I have attached a few pics showing sizes and what Iím on about. Itís dirty as the tap was a little bit rusty but nothing to worry about.
Iím not trying to bash the product or Sakebomb as the product is otherwise stellar. Hopefully I just got a badly cast unit.
The thread pitch on the AEM elbow is 1.0.






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I did some googling on conductive sensor trying to see if there were alternatives to the AEM sensor for the same concerns you had. I found some info that pointed to late 90s VW washer bottle sensors. They look very similar, maybe smaller and no threads. They press into a rubber ‘bushing’ that you insert into a hole in the tank. Both pieces are $5-7 each. I was going to hit a pick and pull to check the size etc before buying anything. I figure I can put the level sensor in later on.

I ordered a Devils Own threadless tap for the supply line. USPS shipped it to the wrong coast otherwise I would have had it yest.
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Ok. Jumped in and tapped mine, I have the 1 gallon AEM kit. Dismantled the AEM push lock elbow and found a tap of the correct size. Donít know the exact size of the tap as there is no writing on it. Itís screws in perfectly into the AEM tank so I went for it.
Drilled dead centre of the pilot hole(which was not perfectly central on the thicker boss/lowest part of the tank).
I was disappointed to see that the casting of the seemingly thicker boss was not thicker at all, very uneven, one side of the hole was deep enough the other just three threads deep.
PTFE tape on and installed. Tested with water and it leaked. 😢
Out came the epoxy and fingers crossed it holds.
The glue is drying as I type and will report back.
I cannot think of a way to install the level sensor that comes with the AEM kit(even if you found a plastic nut to fit the back of it, you would never be able to get said nut in the tank) so am going to leave it off for now, which is a shame as I have it currently set to cut the wastegate duty cycle when low.
If the epoxy holds up which it should🤞I may just do the same with the level sensor.
I have attached a few pics showing sizes and what Iím on about. Itís dirty as the tap was a little bit rusty but nothing to worry about.
Iím not trying to bash the product or Sakebomb as the product is otherwise stellar. Hopefully I just got a badly cast unit.
The thread pitch on the AEM elbow is 1.0.
I know you are eager after waiting all this time... and I know I've been saying SakeBomb will have instructions soon - but please wait.

I mean, it's your tank. You can do what you want - and everyone is going to have a different experience with different kits (this isn't exactly rocket science)... but for the AEM kits, I believe the feed nozzle SBG will recommend is actually NPT - not a tapped / screwed fitting. Although with the amount of epoxy you used - it will probably be fine.

Read below for level sensor recommendations...

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I did some googling on conductive sensor trying to see if there were alternatives to the AEM sensor for the same concerns you had. I found some info that pointed to late 90s VW washer bottle sensors. They look very similar, maybe smaller and no threads. They press into a rubber Ďbushingí that you insert into a hole in the tank. Both pieces are $5-7 each. I was going to hit a pick and pull to check the size etc before buying anything. I figure I can put the level sensor in later on.
Bingo. There is a nearly identical sensor from a VW/Audi with a rubber grommet and push in (rather than screw in) connection. Again, SakeBomb will have details on this shortly.


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Did anyone else who moved during this whole process receive their tank? I messaged sakebomb through their website but no response. I bought a house and moved during this whole group buy and updated them with my new address. They acknowledged it and updated my account. But it says it was delivered but to what I suspect was my old address. Trying to get resolution.
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Did anyone else who moved during this whole process receive their tank? I messaged sakebomb through their website but no response. I bought a house and moved during this whole group buy and updated them with my new address. They acknowledged it and updated my account. But it says it was delivered but to what I suspect was my old address. Trying to get resolution.
100% don't sweat it.

PM me your name, order info, new address, etc.

e-mailing *should* have worked - but I'll work with them to make sure you are a-ok.


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Originally Posted by iantboyd View Post
Did anyone else who moved during this whole process receive their tank? I messaged sakebomb through their website but no response. I bought a house and moved during this whole group buy and updated them with my new address. They acknowledged it and updated my account. But it says it was delivered but to what I suspect was my old address. Trying to get resolution.
I bought out someones GB spot and then modified the order. I have an order number and confirmation of the order/address changes but cannot see the order status. I'm under the impression my kit will be one of the last to ship because it includes a bracket and a customs meth component configuration.
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When will the ones with the pump bracket ship?
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Plastic is more forgiving than metal, so you'll want a smaller tap. If it's leaking you could try teflon tape, but looks like the epoxy should work. I tapped my windsheild washer tank which didn't have any thickness for tapping. Ended up epoxying the **** out of it. It worked
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I bought out someones GB spot and then modified the order. I have an order number and confirmation of the order/address changes but cannot see the order status. I'm under the impression my kit will be one of the last to ship because it includes a bracket and a customs meth component configuration.
Yep, waiting on mine as well (with the bracket)
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I bought out someones GB spot and then modified the order. I have an order number and confirmation of the order/address changes but cannot see the order status. I'm under the impression my kit will be one of the last to ship because it includes a bracket and a customs meth component configuration.
Ian - it was shipped to me. I'm holding the package for ransom. Send me a case of premix and I will let it go. <insert evil grin>
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SakeBomb will have details on this shortly.
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Hurry up SakeBomb Received mine in the UK 2 days ago and will install next week. Official guidance would be useful....
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ahhh! tapping and ruining the tank are my biggest fear, guess ill be extra careful when I get around to install
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Not a single drop in the 2 days I've let it sit full up. My
Installed and working. Used to have the old AEM tank where the spare wheel was which meant no wheel or carpet, its nice to have a complete car again.
Will wait for Sakebomb to find a smaller replacement level sensor part no and will more than likely epoxy that in too.
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