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Old 10-15-2003, 07:44 PM
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Air Suspension on 49 Chevy Truck

How hard would it be to put an air suspension on my 49 chevy truck? Leaf springs on back and camero clip on front.

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Old 10-15-2003, 08:20 PM
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Real easy...
Air Ride Technology has both the cool ride kit and shockwaves set up for the camaro clip up front. And for the rear, you have a couple choices... starting with a very simple air over leaf, and going all the way to weld in four link with either bags or shockwaves. Since Tony@air ride posts here, he can probably tell you which products would work out the best for your truck.
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Thanks for the props Larry!
The Camaro front is a pretty easy deal. We do typically find that these front crossmembers set up awefully low in these trucks and that the truck actually needs to be brought up...... not necessarly dropped more. You can do it either way, you just need to figure out which way to go. In the rear there are several different ways of doing it. From installing a four bar to working with the existing leafs. You need to think about what you are wanting to spend and how much fabrication you are willing to do.
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on the same subject what would happen and how do you think it would work to use the original springs but remove all but the main one and then use an air bag setup?? would this work our or would it make more of a mess?
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It works, mini truckers do it all the time. The problems are that with one leaf you will get massive spring wrap... happens even in a 4 cylinder powered minitruck. And the big problem is that the one leaf by itself will flex further than it really should, causing it to crack in time. How much time is anyone's guess.

While it does work, I would go another direction.
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IAS........ minitruckin and this hot rod forum do not go together............

Tony.....
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IAS........ minitruckin and this hot rod forum do not go together............

Tony.....
I'm sorry... I was thinking I was on the ntba bbs. the t bucket guys are Just like the mini truckers...

And you using that spank smiley scares me

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i guess i was just looking at an different views now i guess i will prolly go with a four link and either bags or coil overs any sugestions, my brother was also thinkin we could take maybe s 10 rear springs and hangers and have the springs de-arched. i am just looking at different options as i want to keep it on a budget and its a project that i didn't start but ended up with to finish for a friend as there kid was killed in a car accident. any other opinions here?? thanks
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