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Old 22 Dec 2003, 01:11 am
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So i'm debating what to do go for a full air setup or just get lowering springs. I'm just not sure which would be better and the cost/space involved with an air bag setup. Basicly what i want to get is the stance of pt chix ride[:X]. I'm not looking to bounce the car, but i think it would be cool to have something i can raise/lower, drop the rear etc. [8]

I'd just like to get some pros and cons of each system and recommendations on mfg, etc.

I'm also planning to put 18"s all the way around

I have a base model 2003 electic blue pt
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Old 22 Dec 2003, 09:54 am
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Only negatives to air ride are cost and complexity. On one forum a fellow who put his own air ride in was frequently having problems with fittings leaking,etc. Springs are MUCH cheaper and simpler, but can't be varied.
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Another option would be a coil over system.
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I do not want to go that low (I do not think, anyway), but I am liking the KW's so far...adjustable and look solid; I just cannot seem to find them anywhere.

Does not the PT CHIX ride have larger wheels? (20's I thought, but I do not know the tire size, so they may be the same diameter as stock)
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Old 25 Dec 2003, 07:26 pm
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I do not want to go that low (I do not think, anyway), but I am liking the KW's so far...adjustable and look solid; I just cannot seem to find them anywhere.

Does not the PT CHIX ride have larger wheels? (20's I thought, but I do not know the tire size, so they may be the same diameter as stock)
PT CHIX runs 18x8 on the front and 20x8.5 on the rear.
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Old 25 Dec 2003, 07:44 pm
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GO with an air ride set up.. you can't go wrong.. If you can install lowering springs then you can install an air ride suspension.. Air Ride tech makes the cleanest set up out there straight bolt in application.. Running the air lines and making sure that all cuts are clean (no jagged cuts)is the most time consuming part of the install.. tapping into a 12v source is all that is needed for the compressor.. If you lived in my home town (Beaverton, Oregon) I would be willing to help with the install.. I was like you as well, I went through 2 sets of springs trying to find that right stance.. Decided to go with Air Ride.. amazed at how simple the install was.. I even did some custom stuff and still easy.. Just mapped out my air line path, took my time on the install, and away I went. ALthough my system consist of cylinders up front, bags in the rear, I am pushing Air ride tech beacuase it is a great system to go with. The cylinders that I went with gave me more drop for my particular application..
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Old 26 Dec 2003, 11:52 am
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pt chix car looks awesome !! i know a guy who has the air ride set up he loves it!! good luck!!
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When I get to the point that my ride is lowered, I will only do it with Air Ride. I agree fully with Kevin, plus I want the ability to raise the Cruiser up when riding on the streets. At this point lowering just isn't in my budget.[8D]
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I think yours looks good the way that it is, Don. Lowering it may break up the theme you got goin' on there.
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