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Old 02-03-2008, 07:47 PM
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Hello all - I'm new to the forum here and need some help ! .. I just installed an independant 4 corner Air-Ride Technogies system on my '52 Chevy small block pickup .. The Air-Ride works fine but the problem is I just don't like it (yep! it's brand new-never left the garage) .. I'm now in the market for a complete set of coil overs that I can do a direct swap/replacement (spring rate yet to be determined).. The rears are 15" installed length and the fronts are at 10 3/4" installed length.. Any help would be greatly appreciated as far as what company(s) .. offer a dependable component for a daily driver.

Chuck Darnell / Quincy Illinois


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Hi Chuck, welcome to the forum

I am assuming you have shockwaves, as those measurements you gave would be some ponderous tall bags

Do you have a mustang II front suspension as well?

You can take a look at speedway motors. They are selling QA1 shocks, which is not a bad shock for the money, and they have many lengths.

A page with various lengths..listed by installed length.

A page with some MII direct bolt ins.(if that's what you have),...Over-Kits.html

A spiffy chart with some weights and general spring rate reccomendations.

You might give air ride a call, tell them you want to calculate the necessary coil spring rate from the pressure you need to attain ride height with your bags/shockwaves..

You can also weigh the truck. then calculate the motion ratio and or shock angle to get a spring rate. .

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Yes Mike - It is the Shockwave system .. I'll check with Speedway today and give them my installed height and see what they have to ffer.. Thanks -

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