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Old 09-17-2013, 04:28 PM
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I am working on a 37 chevy coupe project that someone else started and didnt finish. It has a mustang II front suspension with double convoluted air bags. Fully inflated it is still too low. Maybe 4 inches off the ground in front. What can i do too raise the front up a couple more inches?

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change out for a taller airbag.
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I considered going to a triple convoluted bag but in my research its not recommened for the front as they tend to collapse sideways.
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I am working on a 37 chevy coupe project that someone else started and didnt finish. It has a mustang II front suspension with double convoluted air bags. Fully inflated it is still too low. Maybe 4 inches off the ground in front. What can i do too raise the front up a couple more inches?
Sell the bags, put springs back in it and if u wanna go lower go dropped spindles
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I considered going to a triple convoluted bag but in my research its not recommened for the front as they tend to collapse sideways.
I have Ride Tech Shock Waves on the front and rear of my 39 Chevy:
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Are you talking about "air bags" or "Shock Waves"? The first thing I would do is give Ride Tech a call and speak to one of the techs there. They are ALL very knowledgeable, friendly and willing to help out.

Do you know if you have doped spindles on the car? I have stock Mustang II spindles on my 39 and I can take some measurements for you if needed. I can vary my height, within reason, a few inches either way. What type of air management system do you have on the car? I could be that you just need to re-calibrate the system.

Let me know if I can be of any assistance to ya.

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I have dropped spindles, how much height would i get if i changed back to stock spindles
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I have dropped spindles, how much height would i get if i changed back to stock spindles
That depends on the drop, on our 34 chev we had cut coils and 2" dropped spindles, drove excellent, but 3" of ground clearance bugged my old man, so I installed stock spindles and left the cut coils , it picked up an additional 1.5" making it drive able and still rides well.
You need to figure out how much of a drop yo have, or simply install stock spindles and use the bags to control the height as intended.
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First you need to determine where the A-arms are intended to ride in a stock configuration and go from there. They are most likely designed to ride parallel to the ground at driving height. You can run them at different angles but you are going to get the best ride and least amount of bump steer as they were designed from the factory.

Then determine where you need to be with your spindles since you have drop spindles on the car now.
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I located some air bag spacers at summit, so im goingto try this first. Thanks everyone for your quick responses.
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Then I would say my '31 is a bit low. It actually is about an inch higher now with different rate springs and some coil height adjustment which put the lower control arms exactly parallel to the ground by using a bubble torpedo level. So far, not a problem:


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My 37 is the same hieght at the front cowl , however the headers are below that so im a bit concerned, i cant adjust the air ride or im even lower, so im goingto try some two inch bag spacers and see what i end up with.
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My 37 is the same hieght at the front cowl , however the headers are below that so im a bit concerned, i cant adjust the air ride or im even lower, so im goingto try some two inch bag spacers and see what i end up with.
So, I guess you have bags and not shock waves.
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Yea trophy man i have bags
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I understand that the typical drop on the spindles is 2". If you were to put the originals back in place, that should give you the extra 2" in ride height that it sounds like you need, right?
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What can i do too raise the front up a couple more inches?
Taller tires.
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