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Old 02-10-2013, 08:31 AM   #26
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

Looks interesting thats for sure! I might have to try something like this on my 78.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:27 AM   #27
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

Dino and dloe have some installed pics. Mine are not in yet.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:03 AM   #28
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I've decided to change my air ride set up. I had te accuair set up but just wanted to simplify everything. Project started to get "complicated" if you know what I mean. I started the search for a simpler but excellent quality manual valve set up. I found board member DLOE who sells and makes his DLOE valves. Saw the video and did some research and I'm sold. Ordered me 4 valves and fittings ... $240!!! Can't beat that. Here is some information from his web site and a video.


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just wondering what really got you to chnage from accuair to manual switches.
im getting ready to buy a accuair set up. Ive been running electric valves for years.
just wanted to see the pros and cons of each..!
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #29
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

Dude it was a lot of stuff all at the same time. Was going to do a really clean ls swap, then another $1600 is accuair stuff to complete the set up, new wheels.... The project started to get really complicated and way over budget. Just remembered when I bagged my s10 in 96 with MIC valves and I was done in like 3 hours. Simple and they worked flawlessly. Just simplification of the project. Keeping the 396 and simplifying it. Going to spend the extra on some wheels by Chris coddington.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:39 PM   #30
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

Got mine in today. Hoping to install them soon and put truck back together to test out. Dloe65 aka Derek is a very knowledgeable guy and responds questions very quick. Thanks a lot bro!
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:38 PM   #31
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Here are mine installed.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:57 AM   #32
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

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I've decided to change my air ride set up. I had te accuair set up but just wanted to simplify everything. Project started to get "complicated" if you know what I mean. I started the search for a simpler but excellent quality manual valve set up. I found board member DLOE who sells and makes his DLOE valves. Saw the video and did some research and I'm sold. Ordered me 4 valves and fittings ... $240!!! Can't beat that. Here is some information from his web site and a video.
For clarification.... How long was your AccuAir set-up actually in service (how many miles of use did you have on the system before making the decision to 'simplify everything')?
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:49 PM   #33
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

The build was on its way to getting over complicated from my original plans. Original plans were to paint, simple bag job, redo the buddy buckets and drive the truck. It is now in a million pieces and a ton stuff getting thrown at it. My decision for "simplification" was not only of the air ride but if the whole build. Stay the course and get it put back together and enjoy it. Cutting the cost of the air ride system, ls swap, 4 bucket seats and full length console stuff like that. Simply simplification.
Not real sure what your question was guided at but that's it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:43 PM   #34
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The build was on its way to getting over complicated from my original plans. Original plans were to paint, simple bag job, redo the buddy buckets and drive the truck. It is now in a million pieces and a ton stuff getting thrown at it. My decision for "simplification" was not only of the air ride but if the whole build. Stay the course and get it put back together and enjoy it. Cutting the cost of the air ride system, ls swap, 4 bucket seats and full length console stuff like that. Simply simplification.
Not real sure what your question was guided at but that's it.
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What I was asking was if you went the 'manual' route vs the AccuAir to cut costs (simplifying things by getting closer to the original budget) vs. functionality (simplifying things because the AccuAir was overly complicated & didn't work as expected)? Your answer above provided the insight.

Thanks for the clarification....
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #35
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

No worries man. Yea the accuair set up is really clean and nice. I wanted to run it but I also wanted the elevel, and the self leveling, total upgrade cost was about $1800 for everything I needed. Also all the other stuff.... So I just scaled back and looked for the best manual valves I could find, and I found them.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:29 PM   #36
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

I like this setup I might have to order some for my c10
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

I am really liking these....a lot!!
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:30 PM   #38
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

Really liking this setup what size tank and compressors are you guys running with these valves
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

Mine isn't setup yet but I have dual Viair 480Cs and a 5 gal tank.
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

Dual 480's and a 9 gal tank, 200 psi
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

Do you think I could run a 400c compressor and one 3 gallon tank?
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

I'm running a air zenith ob2 and a 5 gal tank.
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Anyone else with pics for how they installed these?
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:28 AM   #44
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

I've got a set of these I'm gonna install in my 87. Have not tried them but they look&feel 100x better than plastic paddle valves. And yes, Derek is awesome to deal with, very helpful, and quick to respond to any questions.
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

I am new to the airride thing but currently have an 1971 C20 burban that already has the rear done. I am looking into doing the front within the next few weeks but was told I would need 4 more valves in order to keep the air from shifting between sides. In the case of these manual valves do you still need the eight valves or would you be able to get away with just the 4valves/ switches?
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:07 PM   #46
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

that is correct for your current setup. for standard electric valves you need 2 valves per tire so that you have indivigual air management. (1 for up and one for down per tire) the manual valves have the up&down all in one so 4 manual valves will control your truck. (1 per tire).
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Re: New air ride valves. Simple and clean.

Need some help here !!! I am looking for any information on how to get a hold of Dloe for his valves ??? I have emailed and PM him on this sight with no response at all and all of these posts are real old. I cant find a phone number or anything on how to contact the guy. Is this guy not selling the valves any more and if he is how in the hell do you get a hold of him ? Kinda of makes it schechy to send money to someone you cant get a hold of if he is still selling these. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jeff
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Holler at me rodrick_villa@yahoo.com. I sell them for Dloe we can take care of you, I deal Direct through Derek (Dloe65).... Also u can get ahold of me on Instagram same user name. Thanks
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A lot of great info here......thanks guy!!
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