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Old 02-03-2004, 06:53 AM
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I stuffed some pretty big 'wide whitewall' tires inside my stock rear fenders on my '36 Chevy Coupe so I decided to install Firestone sleeve type air springs and compressor from 'Air Ride Technologies' so I could control the rear heigth. I have installed '95 S-10 rear end/leaf springs. In the documentation they say you can remove "one or two leafs", and then "inflate the air spring to restore ride heigth". I am still in the building stage. Of course, I can play 'trial and error' when I get it running but I was wondering if anyone has any experience in this kind of thing. I have tossed the stock lower flat spring, leaving 3 remaining leafs. I plan on this car being a daily driver.

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I would recomend that you remove all of the leafs except for the longest two leafs. By doing this you are relieving some of the spring rate in the springs and allowing the airsprings to carry more of the load. Now If you are running some serious ponies and plannng on putting them to the ground, you may want to look into some leaf type traction devices or at installing a four link. But for your drivers/ cruiser car..... this type of set up works sweet.

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Tony,

Thanks, I will try what you recommend. BTW, this thing is no firebreather... I have installed a little Pontiac V6, pumps out around 240 hp.
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