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#4720327 - 04/08/18 09:09 AM Who remembers the good old days of air shocks?
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Registered: 03/17/08
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Loc: Michigan
Nothing like big mag wheels and the car rear end jacked up and car facing down hill.... Oh yeah!


Edited by ZZman (04/08/18 09:09 AM)
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#4720330 - 04/08/18 09:10 AM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 4977
Loc: Tn.
Amen to that.
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#4720337 - 04/08/18 09:17 AM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1586
Loc: Texas
Dad used air shocks on 2 cars to help when pulling a trailer .
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#4720365 - 04/08/18 09:53 AM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman]
KD0AXS Offline


Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 2444
Loc: Nowthen, MN
You can still get them if you really want a set.

https://www.amazon.com/Gabriel-49235-Hijackers-Air-Shocks/dp/B001AM8KAO

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#4720379 - 04/08/18 10:06 AM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman]
atikovi Offline


Registered: 04/27/10
Posts: 267
Loc: Suburban Washington DC
Many high end (pun intended) vehicles have air springs now. And that was after some cars of the late 50's came out with them.

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#4720398 - 04/08/18 10:33 AM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18314
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
Friend of mine in high school had an Olds Omega coupe that had them. He'd go to a gas station and "air them up" to lift up the back of his car.
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#4720413 - 04/08/18 10:42 AM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman]
expat Offline


Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 5401
Loc: Canada
I put a pair on my Toyota pick up last year to level the truck when hauling.

Funny thing, they are available from Gabriel, Monro, AC Delco and JC Whitney no name brand but they are all the same except for the paint colour.

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#4720426 - 04/08/18 10:51 AM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 534
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Some of the old GM cars had rear air shocks hooked up to a small onboard air compressor. When you load up the trunk, the compressor cycles on and pumps up the air shocks. Raises the back end of the car to compensate for heavy loads.

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#4720483 - 04/08/18 11:39 AM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32776
Loc: ME
My olds silhouette had them, factory stock. They leaked so I cut all the hoses and put ghetto yellow monroe shocks in from a chevy venture. LOL

But the van had that compressor in the back with a little hose for inflating soccer balls etc. Pretty clever, really.

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#4720496 - 04/08/18 11:57 AM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: eljefino]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3815
Loc: Connecticut
Good old days of air shocks? I've been driving non-stop on air shocks since 2001...pretty standard stuff on the 1996-2002 Lincoln Continentals.

I'm sure there are others. The cycling of the air compressor is a little annoying. Knock on wood..my last car lasted to 13 yrs/ 230K miles w/o any air system maintenance. This one is up to 17 yrs / 82K miles. Cushy ride with several user settings....firm, std, cushy.
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#4720509 - 04/08/18 12:16 PM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4355
Loc: North Carolina
You mean like this?
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#4720530 - 04/08/18 12:43 PM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 5062
Loc: USA
My K car has them.Makes taking corners a snap.

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#4720639 - 04/08/18 03:00 PM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman]
Blkstanger Offline


Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1975
Loc: Lakeside, CA
Ran a set of Gabriel Air shocks on a 65 El Camino I owned.
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#4721108 - 04/09/18 01:36 AM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4623
Loc: New Zealand
Back in the '80's when CNG and LPG conversions were very popular here, so were gas shocks - with a big tank in the back you needed to get the ride height to normal.
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#4721121 - 04/09/18 02:43 AM Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: Silk]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Most here were big old sedans converted with a relatively small LPG tank, so it all evened out. wink
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