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Old 07-13-2013, 10:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Air lift red bag mod (cheap air bag that fits inside rear spring)

I've been on this forum for a couple months now, and have had my insight for about one month. I have yet to see any simple mods to help improve the rear suspension sagging issue. I am wondering if people are interested in having a "red bag" kit made for their car. This "red bag" consists of a polyurethane compound that is molded in-house, and has been since 1949. I'm not trying to sell anything to anyone, but since I am the main prototype suspension installer for Air Lift Performance devision, and could develop this kit, I figured I would see what kind of interest is in making this happen. Here is a link to the YouTube video https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...48705608,d.aWc

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Old 07-14-2013, 12:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's a pretty nice looking option, I did not know it existed.

What is the approximate cost of a pair?

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It looks like retail is around $135 for the pair. I'm not sure if pricing is the same for all 1000 series or not. I'll have to look up cost on the kit i think might work that's already out in the market.
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The rear suspension travel is already very short. With the air bags installed, when the spring is fully compressed, the air bag would act as another bump stop thus decreasing the already short travel. Would the OEM bump stops need to be modified or eliminated when the air bags are installed?
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It appeared that when these are installed that they not only grow in length, but also in circumference a little and fill in between the coils of the springs and with a low amount of air would not bottom out, or would they?

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Nothing has been determined yet, but it looks like we can remove the factory bump stop, and have a decent amount of room left to install the red bag.
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It would be very hard to bottom out the suspension with a red bag. The more weight that is put into the rear of the car, the more air you put into the bag. They are good up to 35psi, but I will be testing that as well. I'd like to add about 600 lbs to the car, and have it sit at the stock ride height, and feel good going down the road. Not that we warranty for more than the gvwr, but simply for testing purposes.

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I'm interested for 135 bucks
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Hopefully withing a week I should be able to do some test fitting on my car.
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Hopefully withing a week I should be able to do some test fitting on my car.
Hi ThinkFab,
I'm really interested in your findings on your install, it seems like a great idea after reading the companies website full of great products...
Waiting to purchase if its good.
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