95 deville, factory air susp into "airbags"?

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    CustomCaddys is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    95 deville, factory air susp into "airbags"?

    1995 sedan deville.. just want up and down, all wheels at the same time

    if i don't have to spend the cash on an aftermarket airbag kit i don't want to..
    anyone seen it done? like some sort of switch to control the factory compressor and then some sort of "dump" (if thats the right term) to go down?

    anyone know if the front even has air? thanks / Will

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    Re: 95 deville, factory air susp into "airbags"?

    The front does not have air ride. Just an electronic dampering valve. So even if you hotwired the exhaust valve on the compressor to a switch, only the rear would drop, and that would only give you about two inches at the most. You have to remember its the springs that hold the car up, not the shocks or struts. Sure the shock can extend itself to raise the height of the vehicle, and in doing that its stretching the spring. If you want it to go down further it would have to compress the spring, and the shocks can't do that.

    I beleive, in the air bag system they either do away with the springs, or put a half-leaf spring setup in. If you decide to put the air bags in, you will not be able to hook them up to the exhisting compressor. That compressor is not equipped to handle the amount of psi that goes into the air bags. Also, most importantly, read the instructions. (OMG, did I just say that??!!)

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