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Old 04-25-2017, 11:58 AM   #1
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Lowered my truck with grunion fabrication air bag suspension kit

I installed a Grunion Fabrication air ride and a front disc conversion also painted the frame with POR-15 and added a train horn since I already had the compressor and air tank for the airbags.
It dropped the body about 7 to 8 inches.
It's not sitting on the floor but it makes a drastic difference in the look of the truck, for a fraction of the price and work.
I am very happy with it.
I also had to relocate the mufflers and changed the exhaust tips.

SS-7 airbags
Gauges and paddles for each bag
Compressor
2-1/2 gallon tank
All necessary hoses, fittings, and hardware
Front and rear Mcgaughy shocks
Mcgaughy drop spindles
Mcgaughy panhard bar
Mcgaughy C notch
Mcgaughy 12" Front Disc Brake Kit; 6x5.5 Bolt Pattern with calipers

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Old 04-25-2017, 12:16 PM   #2
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Re: Lowered my truck with grunion fabrication air bag suspension kit

Came out good.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:09 PM   #3
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Re: Lowered my truck with grunion fabrication air bag suspension kit

Looks sweet. good job. I am doing a 6 inch body drop and a C-Notch on my 78 before bags.
Do you mind me asking how much were the bags/air management components? I am about to pull the trigger and don't want to waste any of my money on bad parts if I can help it.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:10 PM   #5
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Looks sweet. good job. I am doing a 6 inch body drop and a C-Notch on my 78 before bags.
Do you mind me asking how much were the bags/air management components? I am about to pull the trigger and don't want to waste any of my money on bad parts if I can help it.
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I paid $2000 for mine and $300 for the rotors and calipers.
Go to there website and see what kit you want, mine had all that I mentioned.
Or you can call them and ask for Aaron. I included their website.

http://grunionfabrication.com
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:07 PM   #6
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Re: Lowered my truck with grunion fabrication air bag suspension kit

Wow what a difference....It looks great.

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Old 04-26-2017, 06:56 AM   #7
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Thanks Marc
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:31 AM   #8
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Looks good and whats the rims on it ?
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Looks good and whats the rims on it ?
Thank you, 22x9 GM Transit rims that I painted white
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:52 AM   #10
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Thank you, 22x9 GM Transit rims that I painted white
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Re: Lowered my truck with grunion fabrication air bag suspension kit

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I paid $2000 for mine and $300 for the rotors and calipers.
Go to there website and see what kit you want, mine had all that I mentioned.
Or you can call them and ask for Aaron. I included their website.

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Thanks a lot. I will check them out.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:15 AM   #12
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Re: Lowered my truck with grunion fabrication air bag suspension kit

I gotta say "I love your color combo". I did a 68 truck last year and sold it as soon as I got it done.
It looks like it is real close in color.
Mine was the factory color for the 68.
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:21 PM   #13
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I gotta say "I love your color combo". I did a 68 truck last year and sold it as soon as I got it done.
It looks like it is real close in color.
Mine was the factory color for the 68.
Thank you Wayne, that truck is beautiful, i'm sure it made someone very happy.
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Old 04-27-2017, 11:18 AM   #14
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Thank you Wayne, that truck is beautiful, i'm sure it made someone very happy.
Thanks. The guy put a new 502 motor in it and raised the price about 10grand last I heard. Thing rode like an old buckboard.
Worst riding truck I ever owned. Should have got rid of all the 1 ton stuff and went 1/2 ton, but I thought that was the only thing different about it.
anyhow, your truck is awesome.
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Re: Lowered my truck with grunion fabrication air bag suspension kit

Question.
I'm new to the group and own a 71 C10.
Mine is lowered with heated springs at moment but wanting to swap to either bags or Hotchkiss 4/6 drop.
How do you like ride of bags? And does it bounce any in corners?
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:14 AM   #16
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Question.
I'm new to the group and own a 71 C10.
Mine is lowered with heated springs at moment but wanting to swap to either bags or Hotchkiss 4/6 drop.
How do you like ride of bags? And does it bounce any in corners?
I do not like the ride and yes it does bounce
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Ok thanks alot
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