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Old 07-24-2011, 10:01 AM
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Default Air Shocks anyone?

Due to the heavy offroading I used to do and the weight of my front bumper, my torsion bars were dead. I replaced them about 3 months ago, and although the ride is better I still can"t get the truck to sit level. With the bars cranked it still has the factory looking ride height. I figured this must be from the weight of the bumper, and i would just have to live with it. I was bored today, so I started looking at diff. suspension, upgrades available, to try and solve my issue. I came across Gabriel Hijacker air shocks. They may be just what I need to get the front level again. The only problem is, they don't make them for a ranger. I'm gonna call the tech. line tomorrow, and see if they can match some up with the correct dimensions. I might have to do some light fab. work, but if it works it would be great. Anyone ever tried this on a ranger? I've heard of toyota owners doing it, with success.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:21 PM
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Default Re: Air Shocks anyone?

Just an update. I called the company and told them what i wanted to do. They said they don't make any air shocks for the front of any vehicle. I told them that I had seen them on toyota's but they refused to help me. So I started searching and may have struck gold. I found that monroe makes an air shock for the rear on a 57 bel air. They have a top post mount, and a bottom eyelet, just like on the front of my truck. The collapsed length is 1" shorter than I need, and the extended length is 3" longer than what I need. I think these might actually work. Anyone else think this is an Idea worth trying?
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Air Shocks anyone?

i say go for it, i've used air shocks before, i guess consider it sort of like a mini-air bag suspension setup. ive heard air shocks stiffen the rid a little bit, but would help when u hauled heavy stuff. no harm in trying right?
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