Does any one have any info on Air Ride suspension?? Or anyone ever installed one and if so did it work well?? I am thinking about installing one in my 67 full 4 bar in back and coil over air in the front.
Shane, I thought of those options... Yes the 1/4" lines and manual flow valves would help. The flaw in the system is the solenoid design. It's open or closed and you can only adjust the frequency or pulse that they open & close on... A reduction on incoming psi (at least with my current setup) would just create "busier" solenoids. (They would just continue to open & close trying to get to the proper ride height... Same thing it does now when the tank is running low.) I read a while back that Air Ride was in development of a needle valve type of solenoid that would have a variable amount of flow based on how much the valve was open (think Air Brush tip...) IMO that would really help things out a BUNCH !:yes:I ran 1/4" lines on my car(not an air ride system). Larger diameter lines do make things happen too fast. Couldn't see how some people run 1/2" ortwin up two 1/2" lines in order to get the car/truck to jump. You could slow the system down by reducing down to 1/4" lines before the solenoids and or installing mechanical flow valves to limit the volume of air thus allowing the ride height sensors to be more accurate in closing the solenoid at the correct height. Raising the car should be slower then lowering the car.
And yer right on the money.I've heard a few comments from nova owners that have airride systems in their car but before I post them how will you be driving the car? You said you want it for better road handing but that is a fairly wide spectrum. You can get better road handling with a CPP kit also and it would be much less expensive since you said ride height was not a priority for you.
John... I do not want to smash it into the weeds, what is this cpp system and were can I get it???I've heard a few comments from nova owners that have airride systems in their car but before I post them how will you be driving the car? You said you want it for better road handing but that is a fairly wide spectrum. You can get better road handling with a CPP kit also and it would be much less expensive since you said ride height was not a priority for you.
How heavy is your spring rate? You could opt for a light spring and a heavy sway bar.I just got the CPP single adjustable Coil over set up and I was expecting a little bit more. I don't think the rebound adjustment is the issue, I think a lower spring rate would make it ride softer but the adjustment in the shock could make it firmer? I'm getting more road feel, like a tight bump feel? This is why I was thinking of going to Air Ride. But I don't want to spend a wad of money and still be dissappointed. I have a custom set of coils 1-1/2" shorter and edelbrock shocks in my converible and the ride is nice, but for the wagon I thought the coilovers would be nicer.....
You can start with this..........John's right. Air ride isn't for everyone. They do handle(at least Air Ridessystem does) but if you only need or want one height then CPP(and the Church Boys system is a good choice if CPP and rack and pinion is wanted) or one of the numerous front clips are a good way to go. Best bang for the buck is CPP and if rack and pinion is wanted now or in the future then Curch Boys/CPP would be the choice for me. If you want big block or LSX engines or more engine compartment are then one of the front clip would work.
You will be even more pleased :yes: once you get them with the powder coating, that picture was before the coatings.I went to the CPP website and it looks like they only have one spring rate for their coil over kit (for the SBC) is this a custom spring for this kit or is it a standard spring size. Should I bite the bullet and order a pair of double adjustables?
I believe that they may be a special spring since they use the original upper spring pocket. CPP could answer that better.
CHUCK! Yer killin' me with the lower arms! I'm ordering a set from Walt this week for the 63!