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Old 03-18-2005, 11:18 PM
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I am entertaining the idea of, later when I actually have money (haha), putting air ride suspension on a '72 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Sedan DeVille. Mainly because of these reasons: air bags are designed for suspension. hydraulics are not. air bags have adjustable ride height, which is mainly what I am looking for. I am not interested in bouncing my car off of the ground. I want it to be low when i want to, and high other times. to accomidate for different road surfaces. I figure the setup should be pretty simple, as the car is just front a-arms with coil springs and rear leafs? i'll have to look again. but at any rate, its nothing fancy, so if I can find a setup that will support the car, I should be good. can I have anyone who knows about these applications fill me in on what to watch out for and what to expect?

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Old 03-19-2005, 07:20 AM
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I haven't seen him post in awhile but Tony from AirRide Technologies is a member of this forum and, quite naturally, has the inside scoop of air bag setups on every conceivable ride. Also, you can check of the AirRide web site or the Firestone site to get you going. They may even list you car with a specific kit.

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Air Ride Tech only lists kits for caddy's up to 64. My shop has brackets for the caddy's up to 1970. If it is coil spring in front, it will be easy to do. Out back, the earlier ones were coils. And they were easy to do also. If yours is leafs, it could be very easy, just by removing a few leafs and using an air ride air over leaf kit. Or more complex by going with a four link.
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if you have leafs in the rear and you want to go all the way to the ground, your going to need to C notch the frame, and put a 4 link, i learned that the hard way.
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DKnife9 you should not have any issues bagging your car. Worst case scenario is that you will have to make some custom mounting brackets. I bag'd my 66 Impala last month and used Air Ride Technologys Cool Ride kit. The install is very easy and the ride is great...
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bag suspension

been researching here's what i found, check it out



http://www.alteredaltitude.com/
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D....... What you are wanting to accomplish is definitely do-able. Unfortunately like Larry from IAS mentioned, we do not offer a kit specific for your car. You will either need to get in touch with someone like Larry and have him fabricate the mounts for you or you can use something like our installers package. In doing that you will need to make your own mounts. In the rear, Larry was right on the money... you will either need to use a leaf kit or install a four link.
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