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    Quote Originally Posted by NFA Fabrication View Post
    I'm right there with ya! I am most likely going to be doing a 12 valve system. There with be separate regulated lift valves (Different regulator front and rear) that will be set up to a single button to set the vehicle "Ride Height". The two regulators can be adjusted to set the front and rear ride height. The other 8 will be conventional manual controls.
    GC Valve makes a 2 port valve.1 port for a faster valve 1 port for a slower valve

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    Thanks for taking the time to do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baggedout81 View Post
    GC Valve makes a 2 port valve.1 port for a faster valve 1 port for a slower valve
    I've seen those, but they are pretty pricey. The plan is to run 12 of the same valve for ease of maintainence as well (Easier to keep spare parts), plus I think I can make the install look cleaner the way I have it planned. Here is the basic plan as of now:


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    I see what your wanting to do.Gonna be a little mopre expensive this way but to each there own.

    Or another thing you could do is.Get ya a adjustable pressure switch run a small airalong with running a line up to where you can reach it.Then you could adjust at the fly.

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    Great thread. Ive got some air ride stuff for sale. If interested hit me up. The link is in my signature as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goinlow View Post
    Hit up A&W , he has a topic in the parts for sale section.... Picked up A chrome Y bar cheap... Good quality chrome and all parts needed for the install...

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    Quote Originally Posted by A&W View Post
    So, what do you ask for these, and are they offered in a non-chrome version? Do you regularly have them ready to ship? This is the style bar that I would like to link to in the original post. I have seen the other design with another joint connecting the drivers side leg to the main passenger side leg, and that I will not post a link to as it is a poor design from an engineering standpoint. It puts a side to side load on the drivers side bushing, and that is not how those bushings are intended to work, and will ultimately cause premature failure. I have been hesitant to post a link, because the ones I have found, have been in the $400+ range, and I think that is high considering the simplicity of the part.

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    What do you think of the Ride tech ShockWave's pro's and con's thinking about getting them for my impala?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NFA Fabrication View Post
    So, what do you ask for these, and are they offered in a non-chrome version? Do you regularly have them ready to ship? This is the style bar that I would like to link to in the original post. I have seen the other design with another joint connecting the drivers side leg to the main passenger side leg, and that I will not post a link to as it is a poor design from an engineering standpoint. It puts a side to side load on the drivers side bushing, and that is not how those bushings are intended to work, and will ultimately cause premature failure. I have been hesitant to post a link, because the ones I have found, have been in the $400+ range, and I think that is high considering the simplicity of the part.
    $230 plus shipping raw

    I try to keep them in stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by A&W View Post
    $230 plus shipping raw

    I try to keep them in stock
    Looks good to me, better price and design then all the ones I have found, will be ordering one in the next month or so from you A&W]

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    What else do you offer for bagging 64 impalas??

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    Quote Originally Posted by A&W View Post
    You have been put as the go-to for this in my initial post as I feel this is the best price/design from what I have seen available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassyMcNasty View Post
    What else do you offer for bagging 64 impalas??
    thats all I offer for now, pm me when you ready for the ybone

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    good shiznit homie

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    Very interested in how you will set this up. I also want the convenience of one button push to ride height. I like your write up so far; detailed and informative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.E.R. 61 RAG View Post
    What do you think of the Ride tech ShockWave's pro's and con's thinking about getting them for my impala?
    Shockwaves are designed for very occasional use and not very heavy duty. I know many people who have had failures of all sorts with those. Mostly the internal shock breaks, bag tears, or the shock mounts break off the shocks at the top. Even when you run their lower A Arms the amount of movement in the front suspension of a 58-64 GM car (caddy, chevy, olds, etc) is too much for them to handle over time. If you are going to bag a 58-64 car then go with the standard bags and save money plus have a better setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fLaCo64SS View Post
    Very interested in how you will set this up. I also want the convenience of one button push to ride height. I like your write up so far; detailed and informative.
    You can do that with a standard 8 valve setup as well by wiring all 4 fill valves to one switch. I dont usually recommend this because when you start putting 90 degree bends and stuff like that into a system it slows the air down so sometimes you will have 4 different pressures on 4 different bags. It might only be 5-10 PSI but when you ride at 40 and one wheel is 50 it means a few inches difference on height and stiffness. Doing front and rear on 2 switches is the ideal way to get quick ride height with bags.
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    I'm looking at these two kits. What do you think? I'm feeling the pricing more than anything. I know that's not always best but sometimes that's how it has too be! I would be putting this on my 1959 Impala...someday!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Air-Suspensi...item2a1e6ea58a

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOLT-Air-Sus...item2a1f3e5d13
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    Does anyone have pic's of installed Y-Bone?
    Help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mike 805 View Post
    Does anyone have pic's of installed Y-Bone?
    Help!
    There are some on the other x frame topic
    Last edited by A&W; 09-06-2012 at 07:41 PM. Reason: Link didn't work

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