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Old 09 Oct 2004, 02:28 am
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Ive decided to go with an air bag suspension. Can anyone teel me where a good place would be to find a good cheap set?
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Old 09 Oct 2004, 03:42 pm
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Yeah, i'd like to know of a "cheap" setup also. Somewhere under the usual $2300 setup.
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Old 09 Oct 2004, 03:46 pm
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Airbagit.com has one for $1300. Is that gonna be the best cheap full kit? Theres gotta be one somewhere out there for less than a grand.
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Old 09 Oct 2004, 07:56 pm
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Nope. That's as cheap as it gets.
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Old 09 Oct 2004, 10:30 pm
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Unless you are absolutely hardcore for an airbag setup, I would go for a good set of springs and shocks. Tokico has a real good setup, very reliable and good performance. I found a set of new tokico shocks and springs for about $400 on E-bay. Are you sure you want to spend over a grand for airbags?
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Old 10 Oct 2004, 12:39 am
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well, the cool factor of a bagged car over a lowered car is about 10 times the amount. Just think about it. Walk up to your car that is less than an inch of the ground, get in, it goes up, and you drive off. Vice versa for getting out. You dont have that when you get springs or struts
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Old 10 Oct 2004, 01:32 am
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Good points, but do you really want to spend a grand on the "cool factor"? Lower your car two inches, take it to your local winding road, and see what sort of "cool factor" you get then. Nothing cooler than being able to do twice the speed limit on a harsh curve.
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Old 10 Oct 2004, 12:51 pm
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TaylorMade,
Lets face it people, our cruiser look much better cruising the straights rather than taking sharp corners. I have been running air suspension and you can't beat the adjustability that you can get. I would suggest going with air struts bags up front versus that of an air cylinder set up.. I can easily peace together a quality air ride system (not cheap)that will keep you under $2500.00. Here is a quick list of what you can go with:
1.) Easystreet front Air Struts #75507 $542.00
00-04 Neon front struts will work)
2.) Air Ride Tech rear cool ride set up $399.00
(includes new shocks)
3.) 2-way ride-pro air managemnet sytem $400.00
4.) Misc. parts (fittings, air line) $75.00
Total if done by you: $1416.00
Just shop around for the best prices on the parts you need and you can save some money on your system.. You can email me if you have any other ?'s at lovings8243@comcast.net
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For $2500, I would go on ahead, spend an extra $500, and get a supercharger. To be able to adjust your suspension is nice, but $2500 nice? I'd opt for a set of adjustable coilovers or shocks, that'll give you some of the adjustability you want at about half the price.
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Old 10 Oct 2004, 02:16 pm
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thanks alot man. How does that combo compare to the system on airbagit.com? Im also using ebay to shop around, but i dont know enough about air suspensions yet to be able to piece together a good, compatible one
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