|07-14-2006 05:59 AM|
|Simplicity||Good post Kallie49. I work with most companies on a daily basis. AirRide tech is more money. But there service is very good. and there products are engineered so a person with very little knowledge (of pneumatics) can put it all together. Sure if you have more experience you can mix and match various components with great success and save money. But you do have to know what your buying. The almightly dollar is not the only consideration that should be made. There is a lot of "cheap" products out there that you could not pay me to put on my vehicle.|
|07-13-2006 12:11 PM|
One final Note, just because Air Ride is one of the industy leaders does not mean there are not other comperable companies out there that are just as good (if not better) and cost much less, In my search for a complete system I found that for what I wanted from air ride would have run me $2800 without shipping (complete bag system, tanks, compressors, fittings, line, electrical, driers and rear triangulated 4 link and all brackets) I found Fender Bender international (fbimini.com) and got everything listed for $1800 shipped with billet slam air specialties bags (as opposed to the firestones) and a bigger compressor than air ride had to offer. With air ride your paying for a name, I dont give a squat about a name I want good equipment for less money. (No I dont get paid to say that, just a happy customer)
|07-13-2006 06:42 AM|
I have bags on my '32 pickup (you can see the install by looking at the first couple pages of my journal) with just two control valves, one for the front end and one for the rear. I don't notice any particular problem with roll but then I'm not doing any drifting either - just normal highway driving.
|07-13-2006 06:25 AM|
|Simplicity||Make sure you have a "4 way system" or 2 valves per wheel.|
|07-12-2006 10:56 AM|
I have a limited experience with bags, but in order to limit body lean you must have an isolated 4 bag system. Each bag must be check valved separately.
If not, the body roll will squeeze the air out of the outside bag and transfer it to the inside bag, increasing the body roll even more. (remember old air shocks hooked with a T ?)
Lowering can be also be accomplished with adjustable coil overs, adjustable spring pockets, shorter custom lowering springs (coils or leaves), leaf spring lowering blocks, or cutting the coils off your existing springs. It depends what system you have already, front and rear.
|07-12-2006 08:46 AM|
Do Air Bags give you body lean?
I am considering installing an Air Ride air bag system on the front end of my 40 ford. I have a mustang II front end with Heidts A arms and lowered spindles. I have new Bilstein shocks in the front and rear, but the 2 inch drop spindles did not give me the lowered stance that I am looking for in my rod. I was told to go to an Air Ride system that will allow me to lower the car while at shows. My question is by going this route should I expect more body lean while driving the car? Is this something that you sacrifice by installing air bags? Is there another way to lower the front end without going to air bags?