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out this product from Daystar if you purchase Air Bags:
benefits of air bags while maintaining suspension travel
air helper springs will:
the vehicle front-to-rear & side-to-side
the vehicle while loaded
vehicles load carrying capacity
and Lower brackets
valves (manual inflation)
1 million cycle life test
kit is weighed to ensure component count
air spring pressure tested before leaving the factory
or Airsprings are used in air suspension to take place of the
load bearing part of the suspension. Parts like coils springs,
leaFIR and torsions often are replaced or assisted by airbags
to improve ride quality,load capacity or to have full adjustability
for show purposes. Most vehicles due to available room and load
capacity are assigned general applications as for what components
can be used to add air suspension to the vehicle.Depending on
the make and model of your car will most likely determine if
air bags, air barckets, or air cylinders will be needed.
the proper combination on your vehicle can mean the difference
of being stranded on the side of the road or working on your
air system on a weekly basis and having trouble free worriless
and dependable air suspension.
general replacement guide is as follows Coils with shocks
mounted through them are generally replaced by airbags and
brackets with the shock being relocated outside to the lower
control arm and the frame rail. Leaf springs are generally
replaced by a 4-link with the air bags being mounted to brackets
that are mounted to the axle and frame rail or cross member.
Torsions are generally replaced by either a upper control
arm and bracket combo that make the upper control arm the
load bearing part of the suspension or the front drive axles
are removed and the airbags and brackets mount on the lower
control arm and on the frame rail in place of the shock mount.
shocks are relocated to the outside of the lower arm and onto
the frame rail in both cases. Coil over shocks are generally
replaced by an air bag over shock also known as a "airshock"
or cylinders and brackets on imports. Macpherson struts are
generally replaced by air struts and in most cases are just
a direct bolt in replacement.