: Has anyone installed in spring air bags to by pass leaky air shocks?



johnny kannapo
06-17-11, 06:01 PM
I see these Airlift kits $75 to $100.
Has anyone converted the leaky air shocks by installing "in spring" Airlift bags connected to the OEM air pump?

This seems like the better cost effective way out of replacing the entire insanely priced road sensing shocks.
Its essentially doing the same thing in a much simpler way.

http://www.aztrucks.com/images/airlift/airlift1.jpg

http://www.strutmasters.com/Riviera-Air-Lift-1000-p/al-60776-br.htm

johnny kannapo
06-24-11, 01:59 AM
Does this concept not compute in this very dead section of the forums?

johnny kannapo
07-08-11, 10:15 PM
http://www.jegs.com/i/Air-Lift/022/60798/10002/-1?parentProductId=743887 (http://www.jegs.com/i/Air-Lift/022/60798/10002/-1?parentProductId=743887)

http://www.jegs.com/InstallationInstructions/0/022/022-60798.pdf

Submariner409
07-09-11, 06:25 PM
johnny k, The AirLift bunch has been around since at least 1960 or so. Used their excellent stuff in a '65 Chevelle SS and a '65 Pontiac LeMans. Before I would ever go to passive rear shocks in the car in order to "repair" a faulty ELC system I'd go to a pair of their manual bags and keep the active controlled shocks.

One could then set the bags at a tad over normal ride height and no amount of rear load would compress the springs.................

dkozloski
07-10-11, 03:28 AM
They've been around since the 40s.

johnny kannapo
07-10-11, 01:57 PM
This suspension forum is still alive! I'm getting weak pulse.

I am well aware of them being around for the last 60 years.

The question is-
Has anyone considered this as an alternative to replacing active shocks with a leaky bladder? The pro's & con"s?

Leaving the active shock in place & tieing the airlift bags into the ELC system.

They operate in a 5 to 35psi range, it would then pump until the car reaches its specified
height & maintain that level being controlled by the wheel position sensors.

I have read the OEM air bladders operate normally at about 15psi. This kit actually fits 85 to 93 E body Sevlle, Eldo, Deville,Fleetwood also many model of Buick Olds ford/merc 1985-2006

http://www.jegs.com/i/Air-Lift/022/60798/10002/-1?parentProductId=743887

94CaddyConcours
01-18-12, 06:18 PM
Did you ever got around into installing it?