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Old 08-21-2007, 10:01 AM
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air bag above stock height..

Ok, I have a '55 F-100 that is on an S-10 frame.. I have channeled the body onto the frame so the floors sits as close to the frame as possible.. In order to do this I had to cut a section out of the firewall and floorboard. Now onto my concern/ question. right now the bottom of the fender is maybe 3- 4 inches off the ground.. This is with stock ride height.... So if I install airbags, then will I be able to use them to bring the suspension to an "above stock setting" only when needed? Like speed bumps, etc..? I am fine cruising around with the fenders 3-4 inches off the ground, but I would like to have some insurance just in case I need it... just not sure if this is possible.. Most installs are on vehicles with a lowered suspension that the airbags bring back to a stock height or setting.. My main concern is the geometry of the suspension...

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Old 08-21-2007, 10:23 AM
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Swapping to air bags may or may not give you any additional lift in the front.

A properly installed air bag can lock the arms at full lift, possibly giving some additional lift, but I would say you are not looking at much. At most an inch or so and this is only because the air bag's spring rate when full is higher than that of a regular s-10 spring.

I really don't have any suggestions other than just to be careful.
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