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Old 09-07-2003, 07:56 PM
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rear air shock help

i have a 71 plymouth gtx with 295/50/15 tires in the back. i have air shocks on this car, and they are a little old. the problem is that whenever i put weight in the car other than myself, the tires will rub on the quarter and this is causing a major problem. even if i add more air to the shocks, this will still occur. Can the air shocks be bad, or will they always sink when weight is added?
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air shocks

Whew! that is one serious tire size!
Others on this board may have had different experiences but mine that if the air shocks are leaking it will usually be around the fittings, especially at the shock. At one time you could buy a fitting kit to replace them. The kits had tubing and the tiny plastic "o " rings. I dont know if the kits are even available anymore?
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Airshocks........? they still make those
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Old 09-10-2003, 03:57 PM
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i would go with wheel7's advice. yeah they still make'm you knot-head! gabriel hijackers. wanna see some? look to the left

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Air Ride Tech?? obviously you are a non-believer!
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A non believer in what?
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IMHO, you should ditch the air shocks altogether. The shock mounting points on the rear of the car were never meant to suport the weight of the vehicle. You can get new springs from http://www.espo.com/ in 1 inch and probably 2 inch of extra lift to clear your tires...
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Or just have Tony hook you up with air bags
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Old 09-12-2003, 11:35 AM
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You can still get air shocks and hose kits but bags would be the way to go. Last a lot longer and a lot tougher. Nothing worse than be cruising and pop a shock and have to limp home with a tire rubbing.

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air bags?!

What in the heck are air bags (refering to using these instead of airshocks)?
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