School me on shocks
Welcome to the LayItLow.com Lowrider Forums.
LayItLow.com is the premier Lowriders Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Aspiring Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    41

    Default School me on shocks

    1978 shocks for airride
    I know nothing about shocks and airride, i am looking at either QA1 or ride tech shocks. I want the car to sit about .5-1" off the ground. I plan on mounting SS7 bags in the front and SS8 bags in the rear. As far as shocks go i have no idea if i need adjustable or not, also which line of QA1 do i need they have so many different types. I don't know what extended length and collapsed length i need. Any info would be very helpful, i am going to do my very first airride install on a 1978 Monte Carlo. FBSS

  2. Remove Advertisements
    LayItLow.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Car Club
    Majestics
    Posts
    14,773

    Default

    A shock absorber on a car is designed to do one thing and one thing only.

    It is designed to prevent a car from bouncing.

  4. #3
    Aspiring Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    41

    Default

    so how do i pick the length of the shock when i lower the car to the ground? or is it just vehicle specific?

  5. #4
    Baller Poster
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Chandler Arizona
    Car Club
    USO Phoenix
    Posts
    670

    Default

    Do the full air ride, find your ride height and get shocks that match that.
    1 love 2 palm trees 3 letters 4 life
    1997 Lincoln Town Car
    Hit me up for your Air Suspension needs
    Edgar@airslamit.com #AirSlamit
    www.AirSlamit.com

  6. #5
    Aspiring Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    41

    Default

    So install everything and then order the shocks?

  7. #6
    Baller Poster
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Chandler Arizona
    Car Club
    USO Phoenix
    Posts
    670

    Default

    yes shocks should be last
    1 love 2 palm trees 3 letters 4 life
    1997 Lincoln Town Car
    Hit me up for your Air Suspension needs
    Edgar@airslamit.com #AirSlamit
    www.AirSlamit.com

  8. #7
    Baller Poster
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    New york
    Posts
    2,250

    Default

    Are you going to be making bag and shock brackets or buying them. In the front you will most likely be doing a custom shock bracket as opposed to a bolt on so you need to have a rough idea of what you are going to use to set it up properly. There are usually space limitations with that type of suspension, but it all depends on the tire and wheel combination.

    I have a few shocks that I keep on hand that i know will fit most applications and i build my brackets from there. If you wait till the end you may run into issues limiting drop and lift. In your case since you are thinking to go with an ART shock, then I would start with one that they use on their full size kits so you know its valved for that type of vehicle. You can measure its extended and compressed lengths and use that to position your brackets properly.
    IG: @thegreek96

  9. Remove Advertisements
    LayItLow.com
    Advertisements
     


 
+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts