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89_c1500 09-07-2004 07:08 PM

air shocks
 
I'm thinking about putting air shocks in my 89 gmc c1500 to lower it a bit (with the option to go back to stock ride hight) without spending a ton on air bags. I am also installing a 4 link.

I need to know-

are they any good
how much will they lower my truck
will they screw up the rest of my suspension
do they ride nicely
can i use them with a compressor like air bags, just smaller
any recomended brands

Thanks alot for any help!!

jimfulco 09-08-2004 10:59 PM

Air shocks will not hold up the truck by themselves.

68Velle 09-08-2004 11:54 PM

It depends on how full they are, the ride quality. My chevelle has them on the back (i didn't put them there either) and so it looks somewhat respectable I have to keep them cranked up a little. At 80 psi, it looks ok, but rides like a lumberwagon. Or if drop the pressure to 40, the ride softens up, then the driver side sags a lot, it isn't cool.


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