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PostSubject: Air Ride suspension   Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:27 pm

Hey Guys, i was wondering if anyone has seen or tried an air ride suspension? Im not talking about "slamming " to the ground or anything. But just to improve ride quality and appearance. Would anyone be interested in a kit if i were to design and build one? thanks kyle

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PostSubject: Re: Air Ride suspension   Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:02 pm

I personally am more of a stock guy, but it sounds like a great idea for those willing to improve upon their cars. I'm sure you'll get some good feedback here.

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PostSubject: Re: Air Ride suspension   Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:22 pm

Cool, thanks for the input John. Thanks Kyle

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PostSubject: Re: Air Ride suspension   Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:09 pm

Kyle Im with John, a 58 Plymouth with good Power steering and Good Torsion bars are about as good as it gets for me. I don't like cars that are so smooth they put you to sleep, But IKm sure some of the younger gujys likes things a little more coosie. Hee! Hee!

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PostSubject: Re: Air Ride suspension   Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:57 am

Im not too sure that the stock PLYMOUTH frame will allow for air springs/shocks on the front.
the frame is quite 'thin' up front compared to a GM based car (which you see alot of Air Ride shocks on) I think you would have to radically modify the fame to fit airride.......but with advances in technology there may be some new systems you coould probably just bolt in? Chaney might be able to answer this one!

Would be a great idea if you could design one Kyle......
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PostSubject: Re: Air Ride suspension   Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:37 am

Well all the old hotrodders have a saying if you have a big enough cutting torch you can make anything fit Hee! Hee!

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PostSubject: Re: Air Ride suspension   Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:44 am

sajase57 no problems with fabbing stuff. If you check out my website you will see i do alot of fab work. I have a cnc plasma cutter in my shop so re-enforcing the frame would be no problem. Soon as i get a car first thing i do will be looking into this. thanks kyle

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PostSubject: Re: Air Ride suspension   Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:50 am

Also, when i do design the kit i will keep in mind the end user. So if i can make as much bolt on as i can i will. But obviously plates to reenforce the frame will need to be welded on.

58plym, that's how i was taught and raised. If it don't fit. Make it fit by all means necessary Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Air Ride suspension   Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:49 pm

Thats a great phillosophy Kylie.........
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PostSubject: Re: Air Ride suspension   Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:16 am

Hey guys, does anyone know the WMS-WMS (wms= wheel mounting surface)on the factory front suspension of these cars? thanks kyle

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PostSubject: Re: Air Ride suspension   Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:34 pm

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Also, when i do design the kit i will keep in mind the end user. So if i can make as much bolt on as i can i will. But obviously plates to reenforce the frame will need to be welded on.

58plym, that's how i was taught and raised. If it don't fit. Make it fit by all means necessary Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Air Ride suspension   Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:49 am

Hey Kyle,

Wheel Mounting Surface? Hhmmmm? Well the stub axles are mounted to upper and lower control arms. the upper arms are mounts via bolts/bushes directly to the frame. the lower arms and on a pivot bolt mounted drectly to the torsion bars which are anchored to the frame.
Will try to get you a pic or image.........Not sure if this is what you want to know?
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