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lmar1171 09-30-2012 07:27 PM

air vs springs
Hey i like you guys if you can let me know your opinion. I want to drop my truck but not sure how. Been checking in to air and into springs and spindles nnot sure which one is better when it comes to ride.

tony@roadstershop 10-01-2012 09:30 AM

What truck and how is the suspension set up ( or intended to set up ) ?

BIGMIKE@RIDETECH 10-01-2012 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by tony@roadstershop (Post 1595363)
What truck and how is the suspension set up ( or intended to set up ) ?

Get him Tony ! !

farna 10-01-2012 03:59 PM

If you like the ride it has now, just want it lower, go with spindles. If you think you want to be able to adjust the height and change the ride, air bags might be the better way to go. You don't have to have all the fancy controls for air bags. You CAN do it all manually. Just put hoses and air valves at each corner. You can't adjust ride/height on the fly, but you can put the bags in now and install controls later. Don't hook the bags together, one valve per bag! Tie them together and air can transfer from one side (or end) to the other.

tony@roadstershop 10-01-2012 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by BIGMIKE@RIDETECH (Post 1595439)
Get him Tony ! !

mike, I cant tell him what toilet paper to use unless I know what he had for dinner! lol

WriterDennis 10-01-2012 06:53 PM

Knowing what truck you have will make a difference. However, I will tell you that if you have an '08 or newer GM extended cab truck, be very careful if you plan to lower it. I had a highly recommended, well experienced shop lower mine (7" front/5" rear). It looked much better (still too high from the factory for my tastes) and drove fine. After a couple of years though, that stock large diameter, extremely thin wall aluminum driveshaft blew apart. The dealer said that it had been rubbing on the frame. I never had it off road and very seldom haul anything, still they would not repair it, much less warranty it. It does have a smaller diameter, steel driveshaft now though.

Dennis W. Parks
Author of automotive how-to books

lmar1171 10-01-2012 08:04 PM

1965 c10 2wd all coils

tony@roadstershop 10-03-2012 08:54 AM

The 63-72 trucks work very well with air, easy install and ride and handle great. if you are getting it low.. you will use with spindles too

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