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Hello everyone,

I have three questions. I want to bag my 63 impala. I don't know shit about bags.

1) How much am I looking to spend for a complete fast-bag setup?...Doesn't have to be the whole competition set-up, my reference is Dan's 64, if I can have something similar in performance I'd be more than happy. What is the cost for everything bag related? Bags, lines, tank(s) compressors, switchboxes, etc etc, and are there shops who could piece together a nice kit for me?
Reliability is of uttermost importance, I want as much speed as I can have without compromising reliability...

2) What exactly do I need to modify, I understand that the kits for 63 are bolt-ons, but that I need to weld shocks somewhere, and that I have to use custom made brackets, are those the ones you are selling on your site, Dan?

3) Those of you who've been using bags, I want an honest answer, how do they impact on overal reliability? Bear in mind that no-one has lowriders over here, I can't turn to anyone for advice or help if shit breaks, I have to go to a garage that can fix the broken stuff, but are not bag specialists...I just don't want to ruin my ride, it's the reason why I don't juice it, if bagging my ride involves me bending my frame or spending thousands on repairs later on, I'm not gonna do it.

Thanks in advance for all your feedback.

Oh, last thing, I would like that new technology that Envious Touch posted about, sounds interesting...

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I'd guess I have between 1500 and 1800 bucks into my setup..

Buy good quality components, and you will not have to worry about relaibility! Make sure the bags have clearance, are secured adequately, make sure fittings and lines are rated for your operating pressure, and all pneumatic and electrical connections are secure.

The brackets that I sell require some welding, and do not include shock relocators, as I do not run shocks on my car. Also, depending on the bag you choose, you may need to cut some of the front spring pocket away..

Like I said before on reliability.... use good stuff along with common sense when routing your lines and wires, and you'll be fine..
granted, I've only been running my air ride since april, but heres the problems I've had..

I have to empty the condensation out of my tank periodically

The car rides beautifully, sits low and gets up! I've not had to

worry about leaks
replace a busted bag
replace valves
buy a new compressor
caught anything on fire..


good luck with your project!
 

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Hello Dan,

Thank you very much for your answer. It is much appreciated.
Your impala is my inspiration, if I can get mine to look half as good as yours, I'd be very happy indeed.

1800 for a setup as fast as yours is tremendously cheap. Do you have an adress of a good shop who sells bags? Of course you did all the work yourself...Do you honestly think that a good shop, with honest people working there can tackle a first-time airbag installation? Labor is going to be a killer, but.....

Also, I'm confused with those brackets you sell on the site, I thought they were the part where you affix the relocated shocks to...Can I buy those shock relocators from, say, Air-ride technologies or do I have to have them made? Is it difficult?

More generally, I've seen that your 64 was very very clean when you got it....Mine is clean as far as body and rust, but she could use some new chrome, interior, and I want a clean engine bay ever since your thread in Post your rides :biggrin: ;)
Would you recommend that I use the money I have to settle those issues first, and get bags later? I really want to have fun with the car and just bag it this coming spring, but I'm afraid that bags become another money pit...I know this is a pretty general question but as I said you're obviously one of the big dogs and I want to do my shit the proper way...

Thanks in advance for your help.



Last edited by Swiss-Three at Nov 27 2003, 09:14 AM
 

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Originally posted by Mark@Nov 27 2003, 11:44 AM
dan your impala is very inspiring to many :thumbsup:
...plus Im a big dog!

WOOF!!!

lol


The brackets I make are strictly for mounting the bags in the front and back.. in the rear, the shock mounts are unaltered for air ride... so no issue there..

I would think that if youre at all mechanically inclined and have some good tools, you should be able to handle the install yourself.. if not, then a good mechanic should be able to hook you up, basically its just replacing the springs with bags, a little fab work, and then mounting and connecting everything.. hell, fly me to Switzerland for a week, and I'll hook it up ;)

for front shocks, most people will weld a set of brackets to their frame and lower arm.. like this set here..


chrome or airride first, hmmmmmmmmmmmn, dunno

thats a call youre gonna have to make on your own..
chromes only good at shows, while bags are good anytime youre driving the car!

as far as bags being a money pit..
hell, IMO , the whole car is a money pit :biggrin:

youre never ever "done" with anything, theres always some changes youre going to want to make, new technology that is going to come along and you'll say, well fuck, I need that!

:)
 

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Originally posted by Swiss-Three@Nov 27 2003, 11:13 AM
Do you have an adress of a good shop who sells bags?
I bought most of my stuff off eBay..

theres some good people on LIL too..

joshJPKustoms
Fernando

are 2 that come to mind quickly
 

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Originally posted by 216RIDER@Nov 27 2003, 10:36 AM
hell, fly me to Switzerland for a week, and I'll hook it up ;)
You know this is a possibility I'd seriously consider :biggrin: We'd never let you go back though, all that knowledge is way too valuable...

Dan, Thank You very very much for taking the time to answer my questions so accurately, I really appreciate it...I'll contact you again when the time comes to get this project in second gear

Have an excellent week-end, and thanks again...
 

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:thumbsup: COOL car! :cool:



Last edited by M-827 at Nov 28 2003, 06:54 PM
 

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Originally posted by bigdanmcintosh@Nov 28 2003, 07:47 PM

it makes mine look like poop
Yours wouldn't look like poop if you got rid of those Photoshop wheels.

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Originally posted by Mark@Nov 27 2003, 06:44 PM
dan your impala is very inspiring to many :thumbsup:
Dan because of your car and how inspiring it is, me and my girl conceived our first baby because of it, thankyou *tears of joy* LOL...hahhahaa jp
 

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Originally posted by bigdanmcintosh+Nov 28 2003, 06:47 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (bigdanmcintosh @ Nov 28 2003, 06:47 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--M-827@Nov 28 2003, 08:53 PM
:thumbsup:   COOL car!  :cool:
it makes mine look like poop[/b][/quote]
Now that is NOT true :angry:

But thanks anyways, made me feel all good inside... :biggrin:
 
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