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Thread: Anyone use Monroe's air kit?

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    Anyone use Monroe's air kit?

    I just ordered the kit to convert my monroe shocks to manual airshocks, it was only a few bucks.
    Has anyone used kit ak49?
    If so where did you put the air valve? In the trunk?


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    Re: Anyone use Monroe's air kit?

    you can use that kit, plus a few compression fittings to keep the auto leveling features ... unless your compressor is shot and you don't want to get a working compressor

    either way it's not a cadillac without rear auto leveling

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    Re: Anyone use Monroe's air kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    you can use that kit, plus a few compression fittings to keep the auto leveling features ... unless your compressor is shot and you don't want to get a working compressor

    either way it's not a cadillac without rear auto leveling
    My compressor is shot. I don't need the rear auto leveling...

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    Re: Anyone use Monroe's air kit?

    Suncore has decent prices ... looks like they're out of stock but you can get yours rebuilt


    or a new one from me at $405 ... at a $567 list price i can understand why you might be tempted to convert to manual level ride (even at the discount I offer)

    and you may not need it, but your car does... it's not a cadillac without it

    at least call up suncore to see what a rebuild would cost you

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    Re: Anyone use Monroe's air kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    Suncore has decent prices ... looks like they're out of stock but you can get yours rebuilt


    or a new one from me at $405 ... at a $567 list price i can understand why you might be tempted to convert to manual level ride (even at the discount I offer)

    and you may not need it, but your car does... it's not a cadillac without it

    at least call up suncore to see what a rebuild would cost you
    How is it not a cadillac without it? What is it then, an edsel???

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    Re: Anyone use Monroe's air kit?

    Seriously, not to be a smart ass, but why isn't it a Cadillac without the suspension?

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    Re: Anyone use Monroe's air kit?

    Automatic rear level ride control (or ALC) is one of the features of your Cadillac.
    Think of it this way: When was the last time that Cadillac made a DeVille that didn't have that feature?
    Every K car had rear level ride from the factory... C and D bodies too, right?
    Maybe it's the history - i think cadillac first used air ride in the 50's...
    It's just my opinion... maybe i'm a purist but that's just the way I see it.

    I guess the phrasing that I used to convey my message was a bit 'blunt'

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    Re: Anyone use Monroe's air kit?

    That may the issue here. I am not a purist. I just bought this car to drive for my business because I needed something comfortable, and cheap.
    I hardly ever carry passengers, and if I do I will fill the air myself if I need it that badly.
    Saying it's not a Cadillac without it just seems a bit extreme to me.

    It's good to see people with passion about their Cadillac though, who knows, this 04' Deville may be the start of the addiction for me as well.

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    Re: Anyone use Monroe's air kit?

    yeah, I understand your situation... i'm not trying to say your car isn't worth a damn now...
    it's still a great car... just one nice option short
    and if that's what you've got to do to keep it on the road, then so be it
    (it is your car after all)

    cheers,
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    Re: Anyone use Monroe's air kit?

    I used the kit, over 2 years now and still holds air. I put the valve low on the back bumper cover so is easy to check/air up and easy to route the air lines. Go for it.

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    Re: Anyone use Monroe's air kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimsbox View Post
    I used the kit, over 2 years now and still holds air. I put the valve low on the back bumper cover so is easy to check/air up and easy to route the air lines. Go for it.
    Thanks! I bought it, and just need to install it.


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