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Old 02-21-2004, 08:24 PM
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MORE New Parts!!!!

Okay, today and a buddy of mine made a little roadtrip to Indiana(about 325miles 1 way) to pick up all of my new suspension parts.
I got all of my air ride stuff, well almost all.
I got 8 electric valve, 4 bags, airline, compressor, 3 air gauges, 3link wishbone for rear, front brackets, shock relocators, crossmember, step notch...and whatever else that I can't think of right off hand. All i need right now is dropped spindles for the front and the rear bag brackets(he is still building it). I should have everything done in the next couple of weeks.
WooHoo!

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Old 02-21-2004, 10:24 PM
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Here is basically the same setup that I am going to be running on the S10.

This is what came I am using for Air Management:
VIAIR 450 COMPRESSOR
5-GALLON 8-PORT AIR TANK
4 GC 3/8" VALVES 250 PSI (DUMPS)
4 GC 1/2" VALVES 250 PSI (FILLS)
10 SWITCH BOX "ANY COLOR"
PRESSURE SWITCH
RELAY FOR COMPRESSOR
2 DUAL NEEDLE 200PSI GAUGES
1 SINGLE NEEDLE 200 PSI GAUGE
50' OF 1/2" DOT AIRLINE
50' OF 1/4" DOT AIRLINE
4 AIRLIFT GEN 2 BAGS 180 PSI
With the setup that I am running I will be able to lay out on 20" wheels with NO problems. If I do a little notching on the rear I will be able to layout with 20"/front and 22"/rear. I am not going to that extreme just because then it starts looking cartoon-ish at that point. I am going to be running 18"/front and 20"/rear.
Here is a pic of the wheels that I am going to be buying later this summer after I get everything else finished up.
The only thing that I am waiting on is these brackets
They should be done by next week sometime.
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Old 02-22-2004, 12:10 AM
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nice.. hope it all works out well..

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Weimer, that unit looks strong enough for a baby Peterbuilt!!! Over engineered, over built for a little S10, but I sure like the way it looks!! Now that is some incentive to get over the Winter Blues!!

One thing you may want to consider and that is to move the shocks to more vertical. From my experience with my PU, handling improved when I went from an inboard tilt much less than that to near vertical with an Air Ride Technoligy triangulated 4 bar setup.

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Old 02-22-2004, 08:31 AM
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The way Jason told me was that it rides the best with the shocks angled left-to-right but make sure that they are plumb up/down.
I think that way you don't get a lot of side to side sway in the rear. I was truly amazed at the engineering and equipment that he used to design and fabricate these pieces with.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:54 AM
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Cool man. I am interested to see how well all that goes together. If it was me, I would have had those brackets fabricated in a couple of hours in the shop so I could move forward. Then again, I am extremely impatient. When I screwed up my 4 link brakets for the S-10 I made another set instead of waiting a week and paying $100 for them. You would be surprised how easy it is to make that stuff. It might not be as perfect as the stuff you buy, but it is under the truck.....


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You rich guy you! LOL
Looks way cool. I bet that bad boy rides like a tuff Caddy. I'll cruise up for a ride this summer. HG
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:33 AM
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HG...cool!
Hopefully she'll be pretty close to being done by the summer. I am shooting for a june timeframe.
I am finishing up the bodywork and gutting the rest of the interior/old wiring today. Then I am going to at least start on the front bags. After I get the rest of the rear parts here I will finish it up and start on my bodydrop.
I'll snap some pics of the parts collection that I have going on right now...I'll post them later on tonight after I come in from the garage.
My buddy's blazer is bagged but he isn't running any shocks right now. It doesn't ride too bad. On the pickups though, they weigh alot less so you get alot of bounce going down the road.
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Weimer, my mistake on shock position. Apple and Oranges. Mine are coil overs, thus load bearing, which you want as far out as you can get them. Pure shocks are to improve quality of the ride, in your case.

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What HG means is that he and I will both be up this summer
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Will it look like this?
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Old 02-23-2004, 05:57 PM
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that's some serious hardware there man, you'z a serious big league player! Heck, u think you'd let a michigander take a ride in that thing??


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