Originally Posted by Paul Wright
That is pretty cool. How much would you say your rear setup cost? I've got to do one similar on a GM C1500
Thanks.. Hmm, I have ALL the receipts up stairs. But just thinking from here. Not counting the art morrison 4-link, or were you talking about that also?
If you were, the AM clip was 2500 (oh, and this is all 1996 prices), the reider racing center section was 1500, strange axles a hundy or so, cadillac brakes about 600, air ride was a complete system front and back, I think 2500, maybe a lil more, but just for the rear SWs 900 each without the control system. Roll bar 250, watts link, maybe 650.
So, with splitting the cost of the air ride system for just the back half total, without all the fasteners which believe it or not is another 300 bucks the rear has about 6700 bucks in it. Thats without the cost of all the stainless lines for the air ride which they dont use.
So, ditch the 2500 bucks for the art morrison rear clip and its 4200 bucks for all of it minus the frame work and 9" housing.
And really, Im forgetting some of the parts, lil stuff like brake lines. Nuther 75 bucks. Yup, three (good) flex stainless brake lines can be another 75 bucks.
It just kills me on how the lil stuff eats up the bank. And yes!!! You can forgo some of it, but even if you go with an unknown part, say a fastener, rod end or air line and fitting its still gonna nickel and dime you to pieces.
Dont tell my wife!!! LOL She still thinks I have a piece of crap taking up the garage thats only worth 1500 bucks. And she may be correct. But I still want my lil spot in the garage. Cant give that up LOL JR