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I am looking to get airride put on my 84 Caprice....I need a kit with bolt on brackets, since I dont have a garage welding or a lot of mods arent really an options.

So what should I look for in a kits as far as brands go?

Is it better to buy a total kit, or piece one together?

What size valves are needed to be fairly quick?

Thanks for any help.
 

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I'm not sure about the 1984 Caprice, but I know you can get kits for the 1991-1996 Caprices.

There will almost certainly be some welding involved with converting to air suspension, but it is not usually too involved. You could get that done for you.

I would recommend buying a kit rather than piecing one together, or at least go to a specialist that can piece a kit together for you.

In my opinion, to be fairly quick you should base your system around 1/2" valves. Then you could go for 1/2" lines for simplicity, or 5/8" lines, which are the most efficient match for 1/2" valves.

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Hey wood, IM not sure what kinda brackets you would need, you mite be able to custom make, or have someone make them!

As far as the air managemnet, like the bags and shit go, i can get you a FBSS kit for $1070 to your door, it comes with:

4- Slam Specialties Air Bags
8-1/2" blitzluft Electric Valves
1- *NEW* Blitzluft 337 Compressor
1-7 Gallon 5 port air tank
Pressure Switch
60ft of 1/2" Airline
All fbss Fittings

And shipping is included in the price.
This kit does not have brackets, but has everything else you need

It would be a fast setup, and of course front/back/side/side

Here is a link to the kit on our website:
http://www.jpkustoms.net/eStore/view_produ....php?product=87

IF you have any questions email me - [email protected]

lata playa
 

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Ive heard someone say the 91-96 caprice brackets would fit...but I have no idea firsthand...

What are the dimensions of that tank...I have to make sure I have room for everything (and my 2 15's)....also how much to upgrade to 5/8" airline like M-827 said? and how much more would it be to upgrade to a 100% duty compressor?

What are the advantages to the 100% duty compressor?

How fast approx. would that setup lift my car from the ground?

How long would the compressor take to fill the tank?

Thanks for the help guys, sorry for so many questions. Im trying to learn as much as possible.



Last edited by woodpaneling at Nov 29 2003, 04:46 AM
 

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Hello :cheesy:

I know this isn't exactly what you were asking, but the 5 gallon tanks with 8 x 1/2" ports are 21" Long x 10 1/2" Deep x 12 1/2"High. That may give you an idea.

The only place I have seen 5/8" air line advertised (I'm sure there are many others) is at www.teampneumatik.com.

Regarding the upgrade to the 5/8" line, the only parts that would need changing from a 1/2" line system are the parts where the 5/8" line pushes in. So that would be 8 fittings with 1/2"NPT on one end and a push-in fitting for 5/8" line on the other (assuming that you have a 4-way system with 1/2" inflation valves and air springs with 1/2" ports). The fittings would most likely be 90 degree elbow pieces, but do not have to be.

The advantages of a 100% duty compressor is that it can run all the time - but not all day every day. Have a look at the following link and read questions 5, 6 & 7 in particular.

http://www.viaircorp.com/faq.html

A Viair 450 compressor can fill a 5 gallon tank from 110 to 145psi in just under 2 minutes.

I don't know about the lift speed, but a 1/2" system with 1/2" line is considered to have fast capabilities, so 5/8" line will have greater capabilities:


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Last edited by M-827 at Nov 29 2003, 06:57 PM
 
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