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I am thinking about air bagging my BLUE SS this winter. I have did alot of searching, so don't bust my balls. I think the searching got me more and more confused. Here is what I want to do and not do. I want to be able to raise and lower beyond the stock height my car at will. I am not wanting to lay or drag frame. I would like to be able to F/B/S/S, but not really interested in hopping.

Can the bagging experts give me a list of what I need to air bag the car. Like I stated no frame dragging or hopping desired. Is it better to buy the parts seperately from different companies or buying a complete kit? What manufacturers are the better ones to go with for the parts?
 
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Originally posted by Southern Comfort:
I am thinking about air bagging my BLUE SS this winter. I have did alot of searching, so don't bust my balls. I think the searching got me more and more confused. Here is what I want to do and not do. I want to be able to raise and lower beyond the stock height my car at will. I am not wanting to lay or drag frame. I would like to be able to F/B/S/S, but not really interested in hopping.

Can the bagging experts give me a list of what I need to air bag the car. Like I stated no frame dragging or hopping desired. Is it better to buy the parts seperately from different companies or buying a complete kit? What manufacturers are the better ones to go with for the parts?
are you going to be installing this yourself?
If you want to raise and lower past stock high, your are going to have to go with airbags. The shockwaves won't give you enough lift i think.

Sometimes it is easier just to order the kit from a company. Unless your are picky then you'd have to order everything seperate. My friend has some good kits. www.jpkustoms.com pretty cheap too. check out his site
 
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Southern Comfort,I just did my rear with Air Ride Tecnologies kit.I did mine to manually raise and lower like the Hotchkiss bags.They just didn`t work with the Eibach springs.I am just using them for ride height improvement with extra baggage and passengers.Probably not as far as tou want to go.
 
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Get slam bags for more of a lift and better ride.
 
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First off, what would your budget be for this project?
Do you want to do the install or farm it out to a shop?
How many times do you want to be able to go up/down before needing to wait for the compressor to refill the tank?
How much lift above stock do you want?

If you want a quality, no hassle setup, and the budget isn't your top concern, go with the Air Ride Tech products. Since you aren't interested in hopping, you can get by with the RidePro 4-way valves (1/2" lines aren't needed contrary to what people will tell you). I'd get either a 3 or 5 gallon tank, and a Viair compressor. Which bags you choose will depend upon what amount of lift you want to be able to have.
 
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I think I may try to install the kit myself. Is there welding involved and what all has to be removed? I don't lift it high off of the ground. Just a little about stock height and then lower it down when I park. Again I am not trying to leave my frame paint on the concrete.

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I thought you were planning on body dropping the SS.

Threeimpalas
I really dont want to pay outrages prices for a kit. I guess the average is around 1400-1500 bux. I really dont want to go too much above stock height mainly dropping. Will I need one tank or two?
 
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Originally posted by Southern Comfort:
Wagon Boy
I think I may try to install the kit myself. Is there welding involved and what all has to be removed? I don't lift it high off of the ground. Just a little about stock height and then lower it down when I park. Again I am not trying to leave my frame paint on the concrete.

Roktman
I thought you were planning on body dropping the SS.

Threeimpalas
I really dont want to pay outrages prices for a kit. I guess the average is around 1400-1500 bux. I really dont want to go too much above stock height mainly dropping. Will I need one tank or two?
if you don't order bag brackets you will probably have to make your own. I don't think i welded anything else. You will have to cut out your spring pocket up front with a torch or something. THE BAG CAN"T RUB OR IT WILL POP! When you bag the front it will probably lay all the way, unless you odn't have drop spindles.

Also the more gallons of air you have, the longer you can play, but the longer it takes to fill up. 5-10 gallons is good w/ 2 compressors. either viair 450c or viair 400c or thomas 337.
 
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Southern Comfort,No just putting on air ride since the Hotchkiss bags didn`t work.Made the car sit too high w/o air in them.I just started out to get the car from bottoming out with luggage,another passenger and the 200# of stereo I put in the back.I am just using the manual fill ,no compressor or anything.
 
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I am also wanting to air bag my car, I would love to see install pics of setups if any of you guys have some. Post them or e-mail them to me. I can not find pics any where.
 
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heres my setup give or take a little (still in process), bought all seperatly, no kits here.


single 1/2in. port slam specialty bags
8 smc 15mm valves w/ 1/2in. line
12gal. tank
2 viair450c compressors

then brackets fitting ect.

so far i got my bags, tank, line, valves and brackets for under $900
 
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