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Old 09-10-2010, 03:43 AM
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How to choose shocks with Air Bag setup?

My '36 Chevy sedan chassis is nearing completion. I need to buy the shocks for the rear. How do you choose the proper shock absorber? The front ones came with my Air Ride Technologies kit and they're jsut repainted Monroe's with a sticker slapped on 'em. I'm sure the rear ones they sell would be the same.

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I have shockwave bags in the front which has the integrated shock but the cool ride bags (in the rear) came with similar looking blue shocks. They are shorter than the stockers that I took off. I also think they have a different rebound rate than the stockers tuned for the bags.. I would buy them from Air ride, it's probably worth the extra 25-50 bucks to get something that is designed to work with your bags..

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My '36 Chevy sedan chassis is nearing completion. I need to buy the shocks for the rear. How do you choose the proper shock absorber? The front ones came with my Air Ride Technologies kit and they're jsut repainted Monroe's with a sticker slapped on 'em. I'm sure the rear ones they sell would be the same.
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I have shockwave bags in the front which has the integrated shock but the cool ride bags (in the rear) came with similar looking blue shocks. They are shorter than the stockers that I took off. I also think they have a different rebound rate than the stockers tuned for the bags.. I would buy them from Air ride, it's probably worth the extra 25-50 bucks to get something that is designed to work with your bags..
I would've thought so too. Turns out that they're off-the-shelf Monroe's. I got that info directly from a source at RideTech. Who knew?
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hmm.. maybe they will just give u the monroe part number then.. Seems like more of a hassle to private label a commonly available part and go through the trouble of stocking/shipping etc... probably do it just because it needs to be included as a part of their "kits"

Oh, and the replacement cost of those rear bags? 90 bucks a "pop" so careful with em haha


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I would've thought so too. Turns out that they're off-the-shelf Monroe's. I got that info directly from a source at RideTech. Who knew?
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actually there is a little more sauce in the pudding with what SS is saying and... yes... you are both correct. Airsprings do like to have a paticular type of valving to get it to work good with the progressive nature of an airspring ... so yes... they can be an off the shelf Monroe part number but they do have specific valving that we have found to work well.....
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Seriously,listen to Tony.I was up at their place last winter for a 2 day seminar and walk through.THESE guys know their stuff.Shock dynos dont lie and they know what their bags like. Selection is everything.I will be paying for their knowledge when I get started on my system.
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