: Install Mcgaughys 2-3 drop tonight but I broke the air-ride rod



memphisstylee
06-15-07, 12:36 AM
So as the title says, I went to a friends shop tonight to install my new drop kit and it all went well until I went to bend the air ride rods. The first one bent fine but when I got to the second one it snapped after I got about half way :mad: . Where can I get a replacement one? Thanks in advance.

jayzlade
06-15-07, 03:51 AM
The dealer sells them for like 20 bucks. What year is your truck? Let me know if the rear air shocks stay hard. Mine stay like that. I thought they would deflate alittle when you turn of the truck. I had my two kids plus myself sit in the back and the air compressor kick on and raised it again. I guess it works fine. Its just that the shock stays hard. I hope in time it does not leak. Good luck. Throw some pics up when done.

DLE
06-15-07, 01:46 PM
Yeah, go ask the dealer for the replacement. I have seen a member here on the forum who broke it and just welded it back together. If you have a welder, that would work too.

gforceext
06-16-07, 11:50 PM
I broke mine also. I cut the ends off and made a new one from copper tube.

cadillac_tech
06-17-07, 12:04 AM
You could also buy some all-thread and build one to the exact length you need. The ends knock off of the rod and can be put on another rod.

memphisstylee
06-17-07, 03:13 PM
Thanks for all the replies. yeah I ended up just finding a screw around my house that was long enough and I just cut the head off and then threaded the two cup joints onto the screw. Good as new. I dont know if my rear shocks stay hard but the ride is a little bit rougher than before. It handles like a car now so its worth it IMO. And I got some 24" giovanna caracas with the solid black caps put on yesterday too. Ill post up some pics after I give it a good washing.

memphisstylee
06-17-07, 09:26 PM
I made a new thread with the pics of the drop and the new rims.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-escalade-ext-esv-forum/109878-finally-got-my-24-giovanna-caracas.html