Originally Posted by the_experience03
Airbags seem like they would be a b!tch to install on that particular rig. You'd need a compressor too....not that onboard air is a BAD thing.
I think i could get air bags to fit...especially a single convoluted bag. I only need about 4" of travel. I think I could fabricate a mount right where the bump stop is.....
as far as air. I'm sure one of those el cheapo 12 volt plug into cigarette lighter compressors would work just fine. The pressure and volume inside the airbag isn't that much. Another good option is converting my ac compressor to an air compressor. All that takes is a pressure switch and some air fittings...and a way to oil the compressor....and an air filter..ect.
But all of that is a moot point as i have now installed a pair of hydraulic cylinders
these will lift the truck with about 150 psi of air pressure. That cheap wal-mart plug in the cigarette lighter air compressor i have says it's rated to 250 psi.
Here's my fancy switchboard i've been working on.
did a little "reasearch and development", here's the evidence:
here is a shot of the air shocks before i removed them. I don't have any good shots of the new hydro (pnumo) cylinders in place