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Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? #4660594
02/09/18 07:18 AM
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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!

Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay] #4660596
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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.

Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay] #4660645
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I know they had aftermarket kits for the old panther body Lincoln town car/ crown Vic's/mercury grand marquis

Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay] #4660679
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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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Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay] #4660703
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I did exactly this on an oldsmobile silhouette. I just looked up shocks for a cheaper chevy venture. Worked fine.

Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay] #4661017
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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.

Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: GMBoy] #4661041
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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?

Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: Collingwood] #4661102
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Originally Posted By: Collingwood
How large?

No, Joseph. Just stop. Nobodys going to set you up with their giant daughters.


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Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay] #4661235
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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

Re: Can airshocks be replace with regular shocks? [Re: callbay] #4664710
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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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