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Old 03-09-2004, 10:39 PM
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Hey, I was wondering if anyone knew if a trucks power and torque would be affected by an airbag setup? I am putting together a 500+ hp motor then might add a 200+ shot of nos in a dakota. I want it for both street and show. Does anyone know how the airbags (if at all) would affect my launch and the troque of the engine? Would it be just a matter of setting the right pinion angle and air pressure? What bags would be best? WOuld a high psi system be better to handle the strain? Like slam bags (would the wider bags be better)? GC extreme valves? Thanks alot I was just wondering if airbags would give a disadvantage at all compared to a "stock" setup? Also I will be putting in shocks, 4 link

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Old 03-09-2004, 10:47 PM
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Air Ride Technologies should be able to answer your questions. www.ridetech.com or call and ask for Tony.
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Old 03-10-2004, 11:51 AM
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If you're going to use bags at the front, the very low rate will mean that the front will rise, higher than stock, during acceleration.

If you set up your rear suspension for neither squat nor rise, all weight transfer will be transmitted through the links and it won't matter what you're usings for "springs" at the rear. If, however, there is either squat or rise, the previously mentioned low rate of an air bag will magnify it.
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Well, we are currently installing an air ride set up in my bro's 69 C10. It's not a 4 link if the rear, but still the truck arm set up. The motors just a nicely worked over 350 (maybe 375 hp or more). I've talked with Tony about air ride and HP, and he has nothing but great things to say about it. I have a Pro Street Nova, and he was trying to convince me to switch over. He states that their systems can handle it all. He also says that you can play with the pressures to help with your launches. Really, it all comes down to money....
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Would there be any advantages or disadvantages from an airride setup or a relocated shocks and airbag setup?
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You definately want to run shocks to get a smoother ride....air ride WITHOUT shocks is a very bouncy ride.
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