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Mythic 03-24-2008 04:49 PM

Air Ride?
 
Anyone thinking about an air ride system?

maybe lower the car but still able to clear those damn speedbumps.

NOODLESgoneWILD 03-24-2008 05:37 PM

Without a doubt...I'd love to have something like that. It would be great to go to cruze night...roll in low and slow, and drop it on the ground...then when you ready to hit the road and lay a patch of rubber, you could bump up the ride height to do it.

blindingillusion 03-24-2008 06:39 PM

heavy....

Kyle2k 03-24-2008 08:58 PM

Hopefully this bose suspension they are eventually coming out in the future will have a feature to adjust ride height.

TFord 03-25-2008 10:17 AM

Not to Familiar with air ride. had a buddy with a chevy truck that had air ride on it. whats the pros and cons?

camarocrazy28 03-26-2008 07:36 PM

Adjustable ride height, superb handling because of incredible tunability, and a comfortable ride. Those are the pros. Cons would be cost and availabilty. Nothing for 5th gen Camaros yet. I want air ride for my 3rd gen.

Sinister 03-27-2008 06:43 PM

I'll be putting an air ride system in my car over the next winter...but I do agree with the pros & cons that camarocrazy28 posted.
check out this site--->http://www.ridetech.com

Mr. Wyndham 03-27-2008 10:11 PM

Could someone be a pal, and just sum up really quick what an "Air ride" is for me?
It's a type of suspension system...I got that much - but what is it? Briefly, how does it work?

:thanks:

Mythic 03-28-2008 08:32 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_suspension

The installation and configuration of these systems varies for different makes and models but the underlying principle remains the same. The metal spring (coil or leaf) is removed, and an air bag, also referred to as an air spring, is inserted or fabricated to fit in the place of the factory spring. When air pressure is supplied to the air bag, the suspension can be adjusted either up or down (lifted or lowered).

For vehicles with leaf spring suspension such as pickup trucks, the leaf spring is sometimes eliminated and replaced with a multiple-bar linkage. These bars are typically in a trailing arm configuration and the air spring may be situated vertically between a link bar or the axle housing and a point on the vehicle's frame. In other cases, the air bag is situated on the opposite side of the axle from the main link bars on an additional cantilever member. If the main linkage bars are oriented parallel to the longitudinal (driving) axis of the car unbolt the motor mounts and the bags will hold it up and make it bounce, the axle housing may be constrained laterally with either a panhard bar or watts linkageor you could take a shaft out of a old 72 Ford and it is uncanstrable from the bags. In some cases, two of the link bars may be combined into a triangular shape which effectively constrains the vehicles axle laterally.

Often, owners may desire to lower their vehicle to such an extent that they must cut away portions of their frame for more clearance. A reinforcement member commonly referred to as a C-notch is then bolted or welded to the vehicle frame in order to maintain structural integrity. Specifically on pickup trucks, this process is termed "notching" due to the fact that a portion (notch) of the cargo bed may also be removed, along with the wheel wells, to provide maximum axle clearance. For some, it is desirable to have the vehicle so low that the frame rests on the ground when the air bags are fully deflated.

fastball 03-29-2008 02:20 PM

Sorry, when I see or hear "air-ride" I think of one of two things:

1. A 1980 Cadillac with it's rear end dragging (because the air shocks and/or pump are shot)

2. Any gangsta rap video and a 1963 Impala

I'll take my gas struts and coil springs, thank you.

Mr. Wyndham 03-29-2008 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fastball (Post 57385)
Sorry, when I see or hear "air-ride" I think of one of two things:

1. A 1980 Cadillac with it's rear end dragging (because the air shocks and/or pump are shot)

2. Any gangsta rap video and a 1963 Impala

I'll take my gas struts and coil springs, thank you.

:D

I think of sleeping on a cloud.......;)

Mythic 03-29-2008 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fastball (Post 57385)
Sorry, when I see or hear "air-ride" I think of one of two things:

1. A 1980 Cadillac with it's rear end dragging (because the air shocks and/or pump are shot)

2. Any gangsta rap video and a 1963 Impala

I'll take my gas struts and coil springs, thank you.

http://www.ridetech.com/product_page...e_prodshot.jpghttp://www.ridetech.com/product_page...rolarmscar.jpg
It certainly isnt cheap a set for the 67-69 Camaros is nearly $7k
Quote:

Vehicles that use air suspension today include models from Maybach, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover/Range Rover, SsangYong, Audi, Subaru, Volkswagen, and Lincoln, among others.
http://www.hotrod.com/howto/hrdp_070...mpressors.html
Especially read the bit about the Red 67 Chevelle vs the Blue 66

reedikyaluss 01-18-2010 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fastball (Post 57385)
Sorry, when I see or hear "air-ride" I think of one of two things:

1. A 1980 Cadillac with it's rear end dragging (because the air shocks and/or pump are shot)

2. Any gangsta rap video and a 1963 Impala

I'll take my gas struts and coil springs, thank you.

You're talking about hydraulics.

Cmlloveless 02-02-2010 12:05 PM

So any idea if any company has a Camaro specific kit in the works?


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