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

Last edited by ZZman; 04/08/18 08:09 AM.

2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman] #4720330
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Amen to that.


turn in your old jackets, shirts and other clothes to a Salvation Army or any homeless shelter this year...
Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman] #4720337
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Dad used air shocks on 2 cars to help when pulling a trailer .


Wyr
God bless
Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman] #4720365
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You can still get them if you really want a set.

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

Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman] #4720379
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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.

Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman] #4720398
04/08/18 09:33 AM
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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.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum 5W20

Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman] #4720413
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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.

Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman] #4720426
04/08/18 09:51 AM
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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.

Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman] #4720483
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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.

Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: eljefino] #4720496
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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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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman] #4720509
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You mean like this?


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman] #4720530
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My K car has them.Makes taking corners a snap.

Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman] #4720639
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Ran a set of Gabriel Air shocks on a 65 El Camino I owned.


99 Jeep WJ 4.7 195,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.
Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: ZZman] #4721108
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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.


1987 BMW R65 - Aegis SAE30
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: Who remembers the good old days of air shocks? [Re: Silk] #4721121
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Most here were big old sedans converted with a relatively small LPG tank, so it all evened out. wink


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
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