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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-07-2004, 03:44 PM
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After doing a search, several people mentioned running Airlift bags for stock springs with Hotchkis lowering springs. Well I have the two together, but I don't see how these bags will ever fit inside. They just seem way to tight. Am I doing something wrong or do I need different bags?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-07-2004, 07:21 PM
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You need different bags. Measure the springs and call up airlift. If you look at the springs you will see they are about an inch shorter then the stock ones and about an inch thinner.

Measure them and call them up. You will need to return your bags to the dealer you bought them from. Airlift has like a 30-60 day no questions asked money back guarentee on them. So that is your best bet. Or sell the bags to someone else nearby that can use them with stock springs.
post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-08-2004, 12:36 PM
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Well I called them and the guy seemed to be pretty unsure. I gave them the measurements and he said I need two things, part #60783 and #09447 which is a protector. I guess I'm going to give it a shot. He said he couldn't guarantee anything though.
 
post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-08-2004, 02:59 PM
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Why not install the stock springs with the air bags?
post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-08-2004, 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by Mags94:
Why not install the stock springs with the air bags?
I want the drop and handling of the hotchkis springs, but I also want to be able to jack the rear end up a little to give the car a raked look.
post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-08-2004, 07:25 PM
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would i be correct to assume it is the same story with sprints? i plan on having a lot of audio in the trunk and want to try and keep it level.
post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-08-2004, 07:39 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by nineseeone:
would i be correct to assume it is the same story with sprints? i plan on having a lot of audio in the trunk and want to try and keep it level.
What are the measurements on the Sprints? The Hotchkis springs are about 15" long and have an inside diameter of about 4.5".
post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-09-2004, 07:10 AM
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They'll fit. I've been running that combo for 2 years with no problems.
Joe
post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-09-2004, 08:30 AM
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Here ya go... you need to use the bags from the 2002 Kia Sedona

Bags for Hotchkis Springs
post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-09-2004, 08:38 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by 2Fasst:
They'll fit. I've been running that combo for 2 years with no problems.
Joe
I don't know what kind of magic you used to fit them in, but they do not fit at all. When I had them inside the spring they were creased because of how much larger they are than the spring.


As far as the Kia Sedona bags, I did read the threads mentioning them, but there doesn't seem to be alot of info on them. The part number I was given by Airlift is listed for Buick/Izuzu/Lincoln/Nissan Car/SUV. I have to make a decision soon so I can ship the current ones back to Summit.
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