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Anyone on here have any experience with air lift suspension? I'm lookin into it and it looks great! Just would like to know major pros and cons
 

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Anyone on here have any experience with air lift suspension? I'm lookin into it and it looks great! Just would like to know major pros and cons
I love the idea of an air ride, but They don't seem to be extremely reliable yet. :/

the major pros
-you live in a house, where there's a bump right infront of your driveway, and you don't want to scrape your chin spoiler, you can raise it.
-you go to a car show, drop it like 5 inches. it'll look like your suspension is shot, but it isn't

the major cons
-you can only fine tune it to 1 setting, because the panhard bar, upper control arms, and anything else that is adjustable won't automatically adjust.
-and if something goes wrong, you're F***ed.
-and as of right now, they don't seem entirely reliable, I'd wait a little bit until it's a little more popular.
 

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They have an airlift kit on AM for $3k and I like the idea of bags
Just think about what you are going to be using it for too. If you are just gonna cruise around,go to shows you will be fine. It something goes wrong you won't be stuck.....as long as when the car is dropped it doesn't "lay frame". My Olds laid frame and it was a good security device but I did have my batteries drain down one time and I was stuck until I could get them charged which was no time at all.
 

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You've had air ride before?
My olds was epuipped with a Pro Hopper set up (10 switches,8" cylinders,3/4 ton springs up front,1/2 ton in the rear,4 gell cells) which is a totally different animal than air bags. Back then air bags were fairly new and didn't run as quick as hydros. Now the bags are awesome and can be super quick,reliable and ride like a Cadillac. I owned that car for 18yrs and just sold it to my best friend last summer.......she will be back in my garage one day. (that was partbof the deal)
 

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My olds was epuipped with a Pro Hopper set up (10 switches,8" cylinders,3/4 ton springs up front,1/2 ton in the rear,4 gell cells) which is a totally different animal than air bags. Back then air bags were fairly new and didn't run as quick as hydros. Now the bags are awesome and can be super quick,reliable and ride like a Cadillac. I owned that car for 18yrs and just sold it to my best friend last summer.......she will be back in my garage one day. (that was partbof the deal)
Good thing it went to your best friend! Nothing better than a state of mind for something you love lol. But I really like how easy it is to change the suspension with the bags.
 

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I have bags and absolutely love them!!! My car see's a fair amount of road course and autocross duty. I drove it 15 hours one way to Mustang week last year and back without a single issue. I have about 20,000 miles on my air suspension without any problems. Handles great and I love the ride and adjustability.
 
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