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Old 09-08-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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my hugger orange camaro is now parked for atleast 2 years, she is getting a carb 5.3 blow thru setup (masterpower 70mm) and a t56. am i the first to want to bag a third gen?? im goign to be installing airride on my car, and i want to be able to set it as low as i can without a crazy amount of work, im hoping to just cut the bump stops, put in the bolt in strut style bags and lay the ground effects abour an inch off the ground. im planing on mini tubing my camaro, and im gonna tuck 20 inch irocs in the back. im sure ill get a bunch of people hating on this, but i dont really care. if u dont have anything constructive to say, then dont!

Does anyone have an pics of airride on a third gen? i know sickness has airride on his black z28 but are there any others
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Search Irocbirdbuilder... He was the first one on site other than Kandied. I like all your plans except the 20" Irocs... I will keep my mouth shut on those
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Go for it, its your car your money your choice, I think it will look sick slammed to the ground. I always say stay stock or go crazy, good luck with the project, post pics as you go.
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When we installed my airride....I had the 18/20 IROC combo....didn't look to bad....but I wanted that "deep dish" look....so I switched to my INTROS.







and with the INTRO's:





Also, if you plan on going with teh 20" IROCS in the back...you won't have to "tub" anything. The 20" IROCS are only 8" wide.....they fit right in with no mods. With my 20X10 INTRO's....I had to do alot of hammering and shaping to the inners for them to fit with all of the air out of the system.
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my hugger orange camaro is now parked for atleast 2 years, she is getting a carb 5.3 blow thru setup (masterpower 70mm) and a t56. am i the first to want to bag a third gen?? im goign to be installing airride on my car, and i want to be able to set it as low as i can without a crazy amount of work, im hoping to just cut the bump stops, put in the bolt in strut style bags and lay the ground effects abour an inch off the ground. im planing on mini tubing my camaro, and im gonna tuck 20 inch irocs in the back. im sure ill get a bunch of people hating on this, but i dont really care. if u dont have anything constructive to say, then dont!

Does anyone have an pics of airride on a third gen? i know sickness has airride on his black z28 but are there any others

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so are you running runflats sickness or do you have AAA?i love the idea and look.
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did mine back in 06



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Hey Ramair21 where did you find your head lights, they are sick..
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this is crazy, sickness and ramair have my 2 favorite cars on this site, im deff doing the bmw headlight swap when i repaint my nose(paint crackign slowly around head light buckets/center nose) i will make a thread about my whole build, engine trans exhuast air ride, diy turbo, roll cage thanks you guys for keeping it positive



sickness i do love those wheels, but to me i think do i want new wheels, or a diy turbo lol i will eventually buy new different wheels, but if i find some cheap ill have'em sooner ha ha
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I know what you mean man, a good, custom, billet wheel will run you atleast a couple grand
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what year/make are the beamer headlights out of?
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When we installed my airride....I had the 18/20 IROC combo....didn't look to bad....but I wanted that "deep dish" look....so I switched to my INTROS.







and with the INTRO's:





Also, if you plan on going with teh 20" IROCS in the back...you won't have to "tub" anything. The 20" IROCS are only 8" wide.....they fit right in with no mods. With my 20X10 INTRO's....I had to do alot of hammering and shaping to the inners for them to fit with all of the air out of the system.
dayum that is sick love the stance on ur z28 how much did the system cost u and if was to hard to install ???
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dayum that is sick love the stance on ur z28 how much did the system cost u and if was to hard to install ???
I have about $3000 in the air ride. The install wasn't bad....hiding everything was the worst part. Wiring wasn't bad though....it's all pretty much plug-n-play
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what would you have to do to go lower like are your bumpstops cut or removed could you lay the ground effects on the ground if you wanted to?
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heres a TGO members
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absolutely love this

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what would you have to do to go lower like are your bumpstops cut or removed could you lay the ground effects on the ground if you wanted to?
My bump stops are completely removed. If you wanted it lower...I guess you'd have to start cutting it apart...to do a "body drop" or whatever they do....
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classic industries sells a bolt in air ride kit for all 3rd gen cars
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Think i did mine around 05 worth every penny spent!!



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irocbirdbuilder i love your car.i might paint my car that color.how dark is that tint on the windows?
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irocbirdbuilder i love your car.i might paint my car that color.how dark is that tint on the windows?
20%
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Think i did mine around 05 worth every penny spent!!



Glad to see you still check in here every now and then! I miss your car dude! Really wish we would have taken some pics together when we still had the chance.
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Glad to see you still check in here every now and then! I miss your car dude! Really wish we would have taken some pics together when we still had the chance.
Oh yea i hang around mostly on the fabrication section nowadays, i came across some pics of ours at super chevy some years ago the other day i'll have to track em down again
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Oh yea i hang around mostly on the fabrication section nowadays, i came across some pics of ours at super chevy some years ago the other day i'll have to track em down again
You should post those up on Facebook or something. I wanna see them!
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any of you guys have a fully lifted and a fully lowered side pic? im just curious how much play you have in the system



and also on ramair im curious about your headlights too
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fully lifted:


and all the way lowered:
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For all you guys with bags......

How often do you actually adjust it once you set your ride height?
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thanks sickness thats awesome, i would love to do that setup but right now i want a little more power then my shitty 305 lol. ill wait to get my lt1 build done first then ill start playing with that. thanks i didnt realize there was that much play in the ride height
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thanks sickness thats awesome, i would love to do that setup but right now i want a little more power then my shitty 305 lol. ill wait to get my lt1 build done first then ill start playing with that. thanks i didnt realize there was that much play in the ride height
no problem man, yeah...there is alot of play for sure

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I adjust it constantly. But...with my digital set up...getting back to ride height is no problem at all. I have 3 presets. So...if I have it all the way down...and want it at ride height....I just press the 2nd preset...and that's all. It will automatically set each bag for ride height.

If I want to slam it for a show...I press the 1st preset....and thats all...the system will let out off of the pressure in each bag. Your options are endless...you can do whatever pressure you want in each bag as well.

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I have the preset at about 100 psi in the front and about 50 psi in the rear
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Ya I read up on the digital system when it 1st came out from A.R.T. Was Talking to them at a PRI show before the AIR Struts kandied run even came out. (actually was durring the install of his car) anyways.....

Air ride is deff. bad a$$. I Just don't know how much Id actually adjust it vs the cost. Compared to getting a GW weight jack setup. I guess I can't really compare the two. As im sure ride quality is totally diff. between the two also.
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did anyone install air ride with tubuler sub frame and tubuler a-arms?
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did anyone install air ride with tubuler sub frame and tubuler a-arms?
Spike-z did in the white one above and I'm in the process of doing it. Pretty much is doing mine like z did
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Well Im convinced that air ride makes your car look badass!

Im not sure if this is a stupid question, but how does it make it perform handling wise?

Does it depend on the rest of your suspension like shocks, springs ETC
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Same question. Handling and performance? How is it affected and do you daily drive these cars with the air ride suspension setups? You have me tempted.
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just re-read DTOPCHEVY'S question .... I will be using tubular k-member but stock boxed a-arms with poly bushings. as far as the handling and performance mine won't be completed till later part of June, however i hear performance and handling can't be beat. Mine will be daily driven and from what i hear it can give years of service from it.
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Looking at doing this to the front(maybe whole car) of my 87 Iroc. It is too low now with the splitter for DD and loading onto trailers.


Has anyone FINISHED airbags with a tubular front end yet? I talked to ridetech yesterday and he was unsure of what it would take to do it that way.
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Im also on air ride. I got pretty small tires but can drive with it aired out and can make full turns still.
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i was accually thinking about it last night i found a 3rd gen specific kit but it costed over 1500 the unit only took a 12x12 space
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i was accually thinking about it last night i found a 3rd gen specific kit but it costed over 1500 the unit only took a 12x12 space
where did you find the kit?
I think if i did another kit i would buy the bigger stuff off ebay and have brackets made up might save a few bucks that way. By the wat that is a very good price depending on compressor and valves
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http://www.ridetech.com/store/1982-9...d-level-1.html

Wowza 1800bucks, I'd have to ride in one thats done before i bought the kit...
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Google air ride for 3rdGe camaros. You will find a ton of places.

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this is my camaro slammed !!!
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:06 AM   #45
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Quick question the more psi you have in the air bags the stiffer it is I assume and how is driving with it lowered vs fully aired up is there a, go by for comparison of psi vs spring rate or it's to many variables or do the shocks you choose to run play a roll also when using adjustable vs non adjustable
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i take it you like !!!!
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Yup! Looks great. My interior is next before I change my wheels. I don't hate the cragars, but they are overdone.
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Yup! Looks great. My interior is next before I change my wheels. I don't hate the cragars, but they are overdone.
i did my interior last year. had the seats done and everything re died black looks awsome !! was very happy with it
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where do you all have your tanks and everything mounted?

I am thinking about picking up the airpod setup and mounting it
where the spare tire goes like sickness has his (great work man)

just wondering about and looking for feed back about the over all performance gains or losses with these setups
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this is my camaro slammed !!!
Wow, that looks fantastic! Absolutely love it. I have seen your Camaro once or twice on the internet but I didn't know you were a TGO member
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