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Re: [oletrucks] Air Suspension

To: "Bobby D Keeland" <bob_keeland@usgs.gov>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Air Suspension
From: "joe" <chevy1@jps.net>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 19:53:07 -0800
I'm installing Air Ride in my 1950 Chevy 1/2 ton P.U. in two weeks and I'll
be sure to give you guy's the truth about the installation and ride quality
improvement if any.

I already have the Mustang II front suspension so I went with the Heidts air
ride conversion kit for the front.  The reason I went with Heidts was mainly
because I can eliminate the lower strut bar with the tubular lower control
arm and the fact that they have the provision for the bottom out bumpers
built into the kit so if something happens to the bag, the suspension won't
totally collapse.  With the Mustang II's the factory shock had the bottom
out bumper built into the shock and since that will be eliminated with the
air bags and newer lower shocks the suspension had no way of keeping it from
totally collapsing.  All the other kits on the market don't have this
additional but mandatory safety feature.  I could have saved money and just
added the air bags to the stock lower control arm but the lack of the safety
bumper kept me from making that purchase.  I did go with Air Ride
Technologies 4 wheel compressor system which included (compressor, tank,
lines, fittings, dual gauge, control panel and switches).  I'm going to get
the rear bags next month but route the lines now.  I have to make up my own
rear brackets "not hard at all" to mount the bag on top of the leaf spring
and below the frame.

I'm converting over to Air Ride mainly to raise my truck so I can drive it

Joe Garcia

-----Original Message-----
From: Bobby D Keeland <bob_keeland@usgs.gov>
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Date: Friday, March 30, 2001 3:08 PM
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Air Suspension

>I don't remember ever seeing an article in one of the magazines (CCT, CT,
>Truckin', etc.) where they tested a product and gave a bad rating.  As they
>test stuff that is donated by the manufacturers is probably is not in their
>best interest to trash a product.  They are always going to say that
>whatever they have tested is great.
>I've quite reading many truck magazines because they seemed to be nothing
>more that glorified advertisements.  This Old Truck is an exceptions and
>CCT is not too bad.  I really got tired of Classic Trucks and Street Rodder
>not only being too much toward glorified advertisements but also publishing
>the exact same article in both magazines.  Just my $0.02.
>51 3600 5-window (project)
>98 RAM (hers)
>99 HD Sportster
>Arnaudville, LA
>                    "Bill Broadway"
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>                    .com>                       cc:
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[oletrucks] Air Suspension
>                    owner-oletrucks@auto
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>                    03/30/01 02:42 PM
>                    Please respond to
>                    "Bill Broadway"
>> Bill, you might want to check out Air Ride Technologies also.
>> http://www.ridetech.com/
>> Unfortunately, I have heard some negative comments re AIM.  I
>> don't have any personal experience with either but it doesn't hurt to
>check out the
>> competition.
>Well, Truckin magazine just did a Ford with AIM products and said they were
>great, who knows .. but I tell you, AIMs prices are *much* lower than Air
>Ride .... but I'm glad I went to this page,. it shows a camaro install and
>thats what my subframe is, Thanks! ;)
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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