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Old 05-20-2003, 10:47 AM
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Hey everyone,

Is there anyone out there who knows where a Hydraulic shop is thats close to Chicago any where?I want to get Lowrider Hydraulics on my 65 Impala but I dont know where I would need to go to get them installed.I live in Roundlake IL which is close to Chicago so if anyone knows a good Hydraulic shop,please let me know.Thanks

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Old 05-20-2003, 12:39 PM
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Eazy- Do you have your mind set on Hydraulics? Air bags are getting better and better now a days, plus the ride quality is excellent! Since you have an Impalla, I'm guessing you really want this thing to "dance", but at the last Goodguy show I went to, I saw 98 Chevy 1500 hit his switch once and the front end came off the ground almost 2 feet! And that was just off one hit!
Sorry I don't have an answer to your question, I'm just throwing out ideas...
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I would suggest air bags as well. Less hassle,cleaner and easier on the vehicle.
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one way to find one is to look for a tractor or heavy equipment repair place. out here in New Mexico they make all the hose lines for there systems. that is one way to find one. but i have to agree air bags are the best. 100% cleaner and if you bust a line you can fix it your self. for a 3rd the price.
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Old 05-21-2003, 04:27 AM
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Another vote for airbags. Hydros will give you that "feel every bump in the road" feeling. It's not bad if you are just cruising around town, but if you drive your car for longer periods, you may end up frustrated with the set up.
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Old 05-21-2003, 05:16 AM
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Speaking of air bags, i receintly was at a super air suspension site that had lay out diagrams of how to create and build you air system. alas, i can not find the site again. Anyone know of a good how to site?
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Old 05-22-2003, 06:56 AM
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Ok.I dont understand though.There are the air bag ones and what else?Also,if I got the air bags,would I be able to do 3 wheel motion and still hop it?Please reply,Thanks,

Keith
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Yes, you will still be able to do all the cool moves with air bags as you could with the hydraulics. The only down part is those kits are more expensive than the regular air bag kits that just make the car higher and lower. You will need to look for a "fast bag" kit with F/B/S/S (front/back/side/side). There are pros and cons to both sides (air vs hydros), but I still feel that air is the better way to go, mainly because there's not 12 batteries in the trunk that you have to recharge and ride quality.
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