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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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Hello again:  I am researching the air bag systems and struts and cantilever and, well , the list goes on.  I'd like to be able to lower my ride but still have a lot of research to do.  Any advice?  My ride is pretty open so I think a lot of options are open to me.

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Its 2 inches off the floor, and you want to be able to lower it ?   interesting .  



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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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I figure airbags will allow me to lower AND raise my ride when I need to. But I want to be aware of the do's and don'ts before I try.

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good thinking .   Id love to have a ride on air someday .  



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Air bags are just a spring. Lots of ways to install them. Pick the right bag for the job. Make sure nothing will rub them through the suspension travel.


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Something you may want to keep in mind..... design it so you can still drive the car when the air is out.... My car is bagged and one day I had to drive home with no air..... One of my plastic air lines split and I couldn't build air to the bags.
Good thing I planned for it!

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Another thing is run 2 air pumps. They will work together for quicker fill time.... also if one malfunctions, you can still get home with the other.
I also have a slower back up system of manual paddle switches in case my electric solenoids loose power or a switch malfunctions.
Even just to air it up or down when the ignition is off.

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Thank you for that. Sounds like some good advice. I was planning to use copper line or steel, not plastic. When you say a quicker fill time, what's the rush? Do I need a quick fill time? How long is a quick fill and a slow fill?

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Try to get in touch with the man they call "Cat in the Hat" or "Grumps" as I still like to call him. You could probably find him through some of the ELTA guys as he is a member. He has been there and done that on pretty much everything on your list even the cantilevers. He doesn't seem to go onto forums much anymore.

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He is the fellow I told you about. I have his number. I'll get it to you.

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Cuddles wrote:

Thank you for that. Sounds like some good advice. I was planning to use copper line or steel, not plastic. When you say a quicker fill time, what's the rush? Do I need a quick fill time? How long is a quick fill and a slow fill?


 depending on the size of your air tank.... Mine is a 5 lb tank and with two compressors filling it from empty is around 3 min.... so if you want to hear the compressor running for longer and more heat and wear on the compressor, than just get 1. 

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If you look just ahead of the body mount on the side of the frame you'll see that I have a coupler for an air line... I can either fill the system with my shop air or run my airbrush when I'm out at  show or even fill a tire if I need to.

 

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Crappy picture but these are the compressors and the tank. the solenoids for the back are on the tank and the front ones are on the side of the frame.

 

 



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Thank you 30-S6 ! So much to learn. (and loving it.)

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