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#4660594 - 02/09/18 06:18 AM Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks?
callbay Offline


Registered: 05/29/05
Posts: 814
Loc: Ozark Mountains
1999 Chrysler Town & Country mini van. Air shocks are bad and I would like to replace them with conventional shocks.

Will they just bolt in?

Any problems?

Thanks!

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#4660596 - 02/09/18 06:23 AM Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay]
Dave9 Offline


Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 176
Loc: Cincinnati, USA
Look up the spring part #s to see if they different whether it has air shocks or conventional. If the springs are different you'll lose some load capacity but if the same, you should be fine.

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#4660645 - 02/09/18 07:54 AM Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay]
oilstudent24 Offline


Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 394
Loc: USA
I know they had aftermarket kits for the old panther body Lincoln town car/ crown Vic's/mercury grand marquis

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#4660679 - 02/09/18 08:31 AM Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay]
Run Offline


Registered: 06/07/15
Posts: 716
Loc: Canada
You can check any local wrecking yards for a set. I would suggest looking at the newer generation 01-07. I was able to find a set that was almost brand new for $40.
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#4660703 - 02/09/18 08:56 AM Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32637
Loc: ME
I did exactly this on an oldsmobile silhouette. I just looked up shocks for a cheaper chevy venture. Worked fine.

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#4661017 - 02/09/18 01:36 PM Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 7702
Loc: Texas
I knew a person who replace their air suspension (with level ride) with regular shocks but the car sags and bottoms out because he has 2 VERY VERY large daughters that ride in the back. They were probably the reason the original air shocks gave out.

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#4661041 - 02/09/18 02:01 PM Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: GMBoy]
Collingwood Offline


Registered: 01/28/18
Posts: 38
Loc: Eastern Seaboard
Originally Posted By: GMBoy
I knew a person who replace their air suspension (with level ride) with regular shocks but the car sags and bottoms out because he has 2 VERY VERY large daughters that ride in the back. They were probably the reason the original air shocks gave out.


How large?

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#4661102 - 02/09/18 03:26 PM Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: Collingwood]
Bandito440 Offline


Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 3854
Loc: NEUS
Originally Posted By: Collingwood
How large?

No, Joseph. Just stop. Nobody’s going to set you up with their giant daughters.
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#4661235 - 02/09/18 06:06 PM Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6166
Loc: USA
You can, but you will also need new springs (from the non-Nivomat model, they can be OEM or aftermarket), as the Nivomat shocks are paired with weak springs, which are almost just for show smile

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#4664710 - 02/13/18 10:43 AM Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 8598
Loc: Florida
Every car I have seen with air shocks also had softer springs. If you aren't prepared to replace your springs, you aren't prepared to swap out your air shocks for conventional ones.
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