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Old 15 Jan 2002, 01:17 pm
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Anyone have or know where and how much is it to get airbag suspension on all 4? Like air Struts?

I would like to drive with regular height and air cushion but when I get to my the shows SLAM IT!!!

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Old 19 Jan 2002, 04:03 pm
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I know where you can get a set of air bags for the Cruiser, but it's not cheap. Go to http://www.racetrucktrends.com/ then click on PT Bruiser. From there go to the bottom of the page to Suspension. In there it has an air bag set specifically for the PT Cruiser. It is about $1995, which for air bags is rediculous in price. If you are going to spend that much money on air bags, I would recomend going to http://www.masterimagecustoms.com/ , there they have hydro's, air bags, all types of stuff. You could get the air bag set for about $1000-$1100 and have the fabrication done for about the difference between the Master Image Customs set and the PT Bruiser set. This way the air bags would be a lot more professional and would probablly give you that ground scraping drop too. If Master Image Customs isn't the way you want to go, just pick up a Lowrider magazine at your local grocery store and in there they will have a million different companies that carry hydro's and air bags. Otherwise Sport Truck magazine would probablly have more companies selling air bags, Lowrider might be more hydro's. Hope this helps ya.



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Old 20 Jan 2002, 11:06 am
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Try http://www.ridetech.com and ask them specifically. I recall last summer hearing about them investigating such a system. Reply to this post and tell us what you've found out...

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Old 29 Jan 2002, 04:09 pm
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In about a week, I am getting full air suspension. I have seen air suspension available from www.hemicruiser.com for a current total of about $1900-2055. I don't think either of those figures includes shipping. I am told that my air suspension is made specifically for the Cruiser by VIAIR (hope I got that right), and total parts cost for me is $2173 (I know it may be high but it turns out the Cruiser requires different types of air suspension for the front and back). As I get more information, I can post it here, if you still need information.

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Old 30 Jan 2002, 06:31 am
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the PT does take diffrend in front and back. But not any diffrent than the omport cars that have the same. Sure the model number may be diffrent but they are all Mcphersion struts. The rear is coil springs that are replace bu convaluted air springs tha rear alone you could do for about $150 plus compressor the front is a diffrent matter...

There have been several designes for the struts. and the expense is a decient range. durability is about equal. the cost equals cool. Bullit is cool and is expensive. stamped steel isnt and is cheaper. but ther are equal in dependability and performance...and when you air out you cant see them( so they look the same). So it all comes down to what you want and want to spend.

Best of luck to all who are going to get them Im so jelous!!

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Old 05 Feb 2002, 01:32 pm
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i wouldnt reccommend most of the sights already listed. they do have setups for the cruiser, but most of the companies are hard to deal with and they dont have bolt on fabrications.

i have an air setup for my cruiser that is sweet. i get about 7" of travel in the front, and 5" or so in the rear. i would reccomend getting a set of air cylinders in the front. these are faster and easier to install, and they give you the most travel. the hack shack offers a great setup for the pt. it is direct bolt on in the front, and the back only requires two plates to be welded on to install rear bags.

for you air management system, i would reccomend visiting fbimini.com. their prices are a little high on the website, but if you buy your air line, compressor(s), valves, and tank through them, they will hook you up big time. i have cylinders in front, and bags in rear by the hack shack, which came to around $700 bucks including shipping from california. i also have 4 parker electric valves, 60' of 1/2" line, compressor, and 7 gallon tank from fbimini which was about another $850. this setup will allow you to raise your car fully within a second, and with a full air tank, you can even get the front end off the ground an inch or two. when fully dropped, i can sit the front ground effect (xenon bruiser) on the ground. the rear will tuck your rim if you have 18's, but you wont be able to lay frame without major modification. all around, i spent about $1550 for a super fast system that i love. they guys at fbimini are great, and should be alot of help for you. the same goes for the hack shack.

if you have any other questions, feel free to write. good luck!


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Old 07 Feb 2002, 02:42 pm
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Well, my car is now in getting sway bars, strut brace and air suspension installed. I asked that, at lowest, the car not touch the ground. I've been told that my air suspension has 8" range all around and fills about as fast as is possible. I had no trouble dealing with anyone for getting all this done.

In about a week, it should be done and I'll have the exact details on it and pictures as well. <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 20 Feb 2002, 11:30 pm
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Finishing touches are being put on the car right now. Today I went and played with the complete air suspension. It is AWESOME. It goes up in less than a full 2 seconds, easily. It goes down a little slower, and I'm told that's because it's a light vehicle. The compressor I got is incredibly quiet and quick. I can drop it so the vehicle almost touches the ground, but a side skirt now being fixed got slightly damaged when the shop dropped it too low, so it goes within an inch or maybe two of the ground. I don't know if this comparison helps any, but the front will lift up noticably higher than that of a Subaru WRX.

I must say I love the air suspension and recommend it to anyone modifying their cars. I will have pics in the next few days, up on my website. Even the controls for this look neat, in the window pillar, driver's side.

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Old 21 Feb 2002, 06:45 am
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nearly ever place i have checked has bolt in parts. Some from the same maker! most of equal quality so it is all in the deal you can strike with your chosen seller.

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