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    Default 65 Cadillac Air Suspension Kit

    I have no idea when it comes to choosing best quality for my buck. I never bagged a vehicle however I am a hydraulics/pneumatic/and airframe mechanic in the aviation field. I understand the concept just not the components to run in order to get quick fast responsive system. I would like to get something plug and play unless specified otherwise. All your input is greatly appreciated for hooking up my 65 Coupe Deville. Thanks

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    Bigger lines =faster system. Just do as much research as you can. Lots of options. Viair probably best compressors. Ss bags. Hit up aac the forum sponsor, see if they have a kit for your car. Probably have to do some trimming, very few cars are bolt on 100%
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    Thank you for the input

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    Hi Make sure to check out our Specials.....we are offering FREE SHIPPING right now I will definitely recommend you to go with atleast 1/2"up 3/8"Down FBSS kit (#10-5400) comes with 2-444c compressors and 1-5g Chrome multiport tank, all bags , fittings & line included + your Front n Back mounting brackets for $200 , those are 100% Bolt-on

    n' that's pretty much all u'll need..... we also have some upgrade available, like bigger tank or different bags..... Feel free to call me or DM me I'll be more than happy to help you! We got everything in stock, ready to go!

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    I have no idea when it comes to choosing best quality for my buck. I never bagged a vehicle however I am a hydraulics/pneumatic/and airframe mechanic in the aviation field. I understand the concept just not the components to run in order to get quick fast responsive system. I would like to get something plug and play unless specified otherwise. All your input is greatly appreciated for hooking up my 65 Coupe Deville. Thanks
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    Choppin Block has a front and rear kit, though I am not sure that I would use the rear kit again. NO instructions but nice pieces.

    I have a build thread for my 65 drop top over on the Modified Cadillac's forum http://www.modifiedcadillac.org/foru...ic,8888.0.html

    Plan on raising your tunnel to get it to lay correctly. I was hesitant at first but am glad that I did it, it's more important than notching the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatBald View Post
    Choppin Block has a front and rear kit, though I am not sure that I would use the rear kit again. NO instructions but nice pieces.

    I have a build thread for my 65 drop top over on the Modified Cadillac's forum http://www.modifiedcadillac.org/foru...ic,8888.0.html

    Plan on raising your tunnel to get it to lay correctly. I was hesitant at first but am glad that I did it, it's more important than notching the rear.
    Any reason you would skip the rear? I bought my car and it was already bagged.. Currently going through it making it how I want

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSRCdesign View Post
    Any reason you would skip the rear? I bought my car and it was already bagged.. Currently going through it making it how I want

    On my 65, I didn't use the Choppin Block's C-notch and don't really need it. The car lays frame without it. You do NEED to raise the tunnel. My thread on the Caddy board shows the tunnel raise and there was another guy on this board that did the same tunnel raise.

    The Choppin Block kit also puts the F9000 sleeve bags (nice bags) in a spot that I had to modify my trunk sheet metal (soon to be closed up on mine) that I wasn't really expecting to have to do. I also had to notch my gas tank in two places due to the rear passenger's side bag and needing room for the exhaust as the rear bags get relocated right in the way.

    The front kit is awesome, though the shock mount could use a little tweaking.

    I haven't seen any other's Choppin Block install and I have no ideas if I installed my rear kit incorrectly or not as there are NO INSTRUCTIONS - How much could a couple of pages copied off have cost?

    But the kit is pretty good quality in workmanship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatBald View Post
    On my 65, I didn't use the Choppin Block's C-notch and don't really need it. The car lays frame without it. You do NEED to raise the tunnel. My thread on the Caddy board shows the tunnel raise and there was another guy on this board that did the same tunnel raise.

    The Choppin Block kit also puts the F9000 sleeve bags (nice bags) in a spot that I had to modify my trunk sheet metal (soon to be closed up on mine) that I wasn't really expecting to have to do. I also had to notch my gas tank in two places due to the rear passenger's side bag and needing room for the exhaust as the rear bags get relocated right in the way.

    The front kit is awesome, though the shock mount could use a little tweaking.

    I haven't seen any other's Choppin Block install and I have no ideas if I installed my rear kit incorrectly or not as there are NO INSTRUCTIONS - How much could a couple of pages copied off have cost?

    But the kit is pretty good quality in workmanship.
    Yeah I'm reading your thread on the other forum now... I'm really back and forth about their kit in the front. I'm already bagged but there is a bunch I'm not currently happy with. I'm not sure that rear setup is how I'd want to go myself.

    The front is REALLY tempting though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSRCdesign View Post
    ... I'm really back and forth about their kit in the front. I'm already bagged but there is a bunch I'm not currently happy with...The front is REALLY tempting though...
    If you are planning on keeping and driving the car, I would go for the front kit as it corrects a lot of the camber from laying frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatBald View Post
    If you are planning on keeping and driving the car, I would go for the front kit as it corrects a lot of the camber from laying frame.

    Give Vince a call (and tell him his website still isn't updated!!)
    Address: 5575 W Barstow Ave, Fresno, CA 93722

    Phone: (559) 275-2901
    Yeah I found him on Instagram a bit back, and shot him an email.. Hopefully I hear back soon. I just bought new bags all around and I'm hoping the ones I have in front will work out.

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    The Choppin Block front kit uses SS7s (or equivalent) and the rears use the F9000s.

    My 65 is the first time that I have used the AccuAir e-Level system and so far, I love it!

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    Yeah my current setup is slightly hack.. Had I installed it I would be ashamed honestly.. Now that I have the car running right, the suspension is next on the list.

    Shared front valve, no sway and no shocks makes for a very interesting ride. Especially on bias ply tires...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSRCdesign View Post
    Yeah my current setup is slightly hack..Shared front valve, no sway and no shocks makes for a very interesting ride. Especially on bias ply tires...
    We call that "Old School!!!" How old are those bias plys? I didn't know you could even buy them! I bet that is an interesting ride.

    Post some photos,

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatBald View Post
    We call that "Old School!!!" How old are those bias plys? I didn't know you could even buy them! I bet that is an interesting ride.

    Post some photos,
    Not really sure.. They look new enough that they aren't rotted to heck. But old enough that they were used.

    You can still get repops from Coker tire. But as far as I can tell some were still made till the early 2000s.

    I'll get some pics on here (and probably register on modified) soon

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    I can't seem to post pics from my phone but BCFab hooked me up on my 65 Cadi no need for over doing it we did it in my brothers garage in a weekend and it lays frame no cutting tunnels or any of that don't over think it we've bagged over 5 cadis ranging from 63 to 70 and the only tunnel we had to cut was the 63 look around and you'll find different setups that are a lot easier

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