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Old 07-25-2020, 03:02 PM   #1
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Very Stiff and Uncomfortable Ride After Installing AirRide

So a couple years ago I installed the new AirRide 3P system. Even after adjusting the dampening, the car is incredibly uncomfortable driving over anything that isn't perfectly flat. Makes a ton of noise to going over any minor imperfections in the road. Before I look into the air suspension, I thought maybe the issue can be the fact that the car's suspension is stock and untouched other than of course the springs being swapped for bags. Not sure if maybe I should first look into upgrading the sway bar, subframe bushings, etc. first and foremost before looking into possible swapping the bags.

Car is a 2010 V6 LT with 80k miles.
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Old 07-25-2020, 06:59 PM   #2
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How much are you lowered? Did you time the bushings after lowering? How many miles on the shocks? Before replacing anything I'd jack up the car and start yanking and pulling on the tires and suspension parts to see how much play there is in the bushings and ball joints. How is your alignment?
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:04 PM   #3
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How much are you lowered? Did you time the bushings after lowering? How many miles on the shocks? Before replacing anything I'd jack up the car and start yanking and pulling on the tires and suspension parts to see how much play there is in the bushings and ball joints. How is your alignment?
I ride it lowered an inch. I put in the newest set of air shocks 20k miles ago. Did an alignment 10k miles ago after sliding over ice into a curb and snapping an inner tie rod. But the car does shake turning at high speeds (75mph+) so maybe I should go to another place to check it. I also haven't ever timed the bushings so I'll start there. Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2020, 10:28 AM   #4
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I ride it lowered an inch. I put in the newest set of air shocks 20k miles ago. Did an alignment 10k miles ago after sliding over ice into a curb and snapping an inner tie rod. But the car does shake turning at high speeds (75mph+) so maybe I should go to another place to check it. I also haven't ever timed the bushings so I'll start there. Thanks!
Lower your car using air suspension to the adjusted height for driving. Re-time or clock the busthings like you do for lowering springs. Theres a guide on camaro5 here somewhere. torque back down and profit!
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:38 AM   #5
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Yeah when you take it in and an alignment ask them to loosen everything and drive it around the parking lot to settle the bushings. Called timing the bushings
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the advice. I found the guide by BMR on how to time the bushings. Even though I'm fairly handy (enough to install the air suspension) I imagine I should have a shop do this since theoretically you can only do this by having the car's weight resting on your suspension as you're re-clocking everything and I'm not sure how to replicate this without jacking up the wheels or buying really tall ramps that allow me to get under the car and access everything.
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