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Old 04-13-2017, 08:55 PM   #1
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budget air ride

Hey all ! I have a67 c10. Im thinking of trying to do a super budget air ride set up. can you guys point me in a direction of a list of minimal parts i will need to get something going on my truck please?
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:02 PM   #2
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Re: budget air ride

In my opinion there is no such thing as a budget air ride unles you want it to ride like crap and eat tires.
You need all the stuff a good static drop needs except air bags in the place of coil spring.
Quality drop shocks, shock relocaters, an adjustable track bar, drop spindles and lowering blocks to help keep the ride height low, etc.
You can however save some money by running a manual valve system to air up the bags.
But you need to control all the bags individually.
A good sway bar up front helps a lot too. You
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:10 PM   #3
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Re: budget air ride

Thanks for the info...

Im trying to do everything on this truck as budget as possible... thinking of even piecing the parts together as i see them inexpensive etc..
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:40 PM   #4
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Re: budget air ride

Go cheap on other stuff.
But not the suspension and brakes.
Too many people on the road with you that depend on it.

Good quality air fittings are also a must for a leak free install.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:13 AM   #5
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Re: budget air ride

Put bags where your springs are and run Schrader valves to each bag until you can afford more parts.

AZ ProPerformance is good and cheap, so is AVS, or Custom Connection.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:16 AM   #6
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:18 AM   #7
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Old 04-14-2017, 04:26 AM   #8
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really another budget air ride thread?? smh first u need to figure out ur budget first
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Whatever you do stay far far away from airbagit.com they are cheap but known for making and selling total junk not worth using them.
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In my opinion there is no such thing as a budget air ride unles you want it to ride like crap and eat tires.
You need all the stuff a good static drop needs except air bags in the place of coil spring.
Quality drop shocks, shock relocaters, an adjustable track bar, drop spindles and lowering blocks to help keep the ride height low, etc.
You can however save some money by running a manual valve system to air up the bags.
But you need to control all the bags individually.
A good sway bar up front helps a lot too. You


i saw your post in a different thread...

this is the info that i have come up with from reading other posts and talking to some buddies... Can anyone confirm this info please?

- The rears i can run a bag instead of my spring, with a bolt in c notch ( and i believe you had a 2" drop block in the rear also)

- Fronts I can run bag plates to mount the fronts.

Compressors, air tank, and manual switches and i can have my truck bagged? I posted originally I was looking for a budget air ride. I guess im just looking for a simple set up, not looking to be body dropped. but be able to drop it when i park etc. If I went with this set up how low could I expect to get?
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Re: budget air ride

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i saw your post in a different thread...

this is the info that i have come up with from reading other posts and talking to some buddies... Can anyone confirm this info please?

- The rears i can run a bag instead of my spring, with a bolt in c notch ( and i believe you had a 2" drop block in the rear also)

- Fronts I can run bag plates to mount the fronts.

Compressors, air tank, and manual switches and i can have my truck bagged? I posted originally I was looking for a budget air ride. I guess im just looking for a simple set up, not looking to be body dropped. but be able to drop it when i park etc. If I went with this set up how low could I expect to get?
The lower a-arms are the lowest point on the front end. With drop spindles & bags they will hit the ground when aired out. The rear air'd out would be equal to about 9-10" of drop before the rear differential hits the bed floor & the axle tube bottoms out in the c-notch.
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:56 AM   #12
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Re: budget air ride

Sorry for taking so long to reply, we have been absolutely covered and my forum post have started to slack a bit. I hope the information below can get you pointed in the right direction.
Below you will see a link to our Level 1 kit. For what you are looking to do, and the investment range you are looking to stay in, I think this would get you squared away.
Our Level 1 Air Suspension System for 63-72 C10. Includes front CoolRide with HQ Series Shocks & mounts, rear CoolRide with HQ Series Shocks and 5 Gallon Analog Compressor System.
http://www.ridetech.com/store/product-3301.html
Retail Price on this complete kit is $2940 plus shipping and we do have several of our dealers on this page that could get it ordered for you.
Feel free to check out the link and let me know what you think about the kit. I can be reached via DM, Email or my direct line 812-481-4737
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