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    Couple air suspension questions
    OK so I am new to this whole air suspension deal but I just bought a truck that already had it installed. The questions I have are probably pretty simple for most of you. When the truck is lifted up and I hit a switch to drop it, it drops extremely quick. I was curious if there is a way to make this drop a little slower? I don't know if you can just change to a smaller air fitting in the bag or what? Also I have what I would guess to be a 5 gallon tank and two compressors but they run an extremely long time. So long that I have actually left them on for 20-25 minutes and they never shut off. There is not a pressure gauge on the tank and the guy told me he elected to spend more money toward the bags than the compressors. So I guess my question is should I have a gauge put on the tank? What size compressor should I be running for this tank? How long should this take to fill up?
    Any information is helpful also I do not know the brand of system that was put on the truck. Thanks
    Chris

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    You can buy slowdowns for the valves that release the air from the bags. Yes get a gauge on tank to make sure your not overfilling which can lead your tank to exploding. Many different brands of compressors out there I have Viair 480 twin pack and it takes about 12-14 min to fill up my 8 gallon tank. If you look up Viair it will show you fill up times for each model.

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    Check your pressure switch as well. Comps shouldn't be running that long. You can buy slowdowns or get creative and make some. I have 2-480 viair and it's filling 5gal tank, 5/6 minutes fill time.
    Slow and low is a way of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatws6 View Post
    OK so I am new to this whole air suspension deal but I just bought a truck that already had it installed. The questions I have are probably pretty simple for most of you. When the truck is lifted up and I hit a switch to drop it, it drops extremely quick. I was curious if there is a way to make this drop a little slower? I don't know if you can just change to a smaller air fitting in the bag or what? Also I have what I would guess to be a 5 gallon tank and two compressors but they run an extremely long time. So long that I have actually left them on for 20-25 minutes and they never shut off. There is not a pressure gauge on the tank and the guy told me he elected to spend more money toward the bags than the compressors. So I guess my question is should I have a gauge put on the tank? What size compressor should I be running for this tank? How long should this take to fill up?
    Any information is helpful also I do not know the brand of system that was put on the truck. Thanks
    Chris

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    I got 2 480's and an 5 Gal Tank from 0+12 Bar ( 220PSI) it takes 6.30 Min
    I also have an Gauge on the Watertrap that shows the Pressure of the Tank and an Miniblowoutvalve that work at 14 Bar
    And for a slower down take slowdowns like this
    http://www.avsontheweb.com/mufflers-slow-downs/
    If you can't Fix it with an Hammer, you got an Electric Problem !

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    Comps taking that long could be fighting a stuck check valve. Also, you can get 1/4 turn valves from home depot to put on your exhaust ports. Then you can tune the speed of drop.

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