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Old 10-10-2006, 07:11 PM
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What air bags setup is needed for a 55 Apache?

I have a 55 with a 71 Camaro front clip and a TCI 4 Link in the rear. I've been trying to find the correct air bag setup for both without any luck. I know that the rear coilovers are fairly easy to replace but what to use for the fronts bags?

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The rear coils could be swapped out for Air Ride Tech shockwaves, and it would be bolt on and go. For the front, you will have to trim out the spring pocket to install a bag, cut it until the bag ill not rub. Just use a standard 2500 bag and get some S10 bag cups and they will bolt right in. The front suspension is hardly different enough to matter.


http://www.suicidedoors.com/S10Singl...FrontCups.php#

Or with bags already>
http://www.suicidedoors.com/BagBrack...ontBagKits.php
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Thanks for the quick reply. How much of the spring pocket needs to be trimed, there's an area inside the pocket that holds the spring in place, is this what you're talking about?

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actually......... the front steer camaro front clips are quiet a bit different the the S-10's and I dont think I would try S-10 brackets. For the Camaro ... they are actually taller and offset in order gain leverage. As far as what twisted is refering to in the trimming portion is that you need to make sure that nothing touches or rubs the airspring. If you accomplish that. you will never be under there to replace one wheather you build your brackets, or buy em... or buy a prefabbed kit. Make sure that you get the information when you purchase them. In order to get the most of of an airspring application, you have to make sure that everything is engineered to work together properly. If you just grab a pair of "bags" and throw them under there.... you will be gambling on how the ride quality and handling is going to come out.
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What would you recommend for the front clip? I want to know what to start looking for if not the S-10 brackets with the 2500 bags.


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actually......... the front steer camaro front clips are quiet a bit different the the S-10's and I dont think I would try S-10 brackets. For the Camaro ... they are actually taller and offset in order gain leverage. As far as what twisted is refering to in the trimming portion is that you need to make sure that nothing touches or rubs the airspring. If you accomplish that. you will never be under there to replace one wheather you build your brackets, or buy em... or buy a prefabbed kit. Make sure that you get the information when you purchase them. In order to get the most of of an airspring application, you have to make sure that everything is engineered to work together properly. If you just grab a pair of "bags" and throw them under there.... you will be gambling on how the ride quality and handling is going to come out.
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In the kits we build specifically for the front steer Camaro front end we are using the Firestone F6781
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