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 Post subject: Airbags, adjustable shocks, help
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:42 am 
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Hi Everyone,

I have an NC Fairlane which had new shocks all round when I purchased it a few months ago. Currently it is getting a 220kw AU 3 v8 re cammed and installed.

I really would like to lower the vehicle but have 2 issues getting in my way.

1. I want to retain as close as possible to the comfort of the existing ride characteristics for cruising.

2. I'm a wheelchair user so it will be VERY DIFFICULT for me to transfer in and out of the vehicle lowered. It's hard enough now with the assistance of a carer. If we use a hoist to lift me in, the feet of the hoist need to fit under the car. (My wheelchair seat height sits much higher than the car seats)

Are there any other options except airbags?

Appreciate any advice or solutions.

Thanks :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Airbags, adjustable shocks, help
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:44 pm 
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I want to retain as close as possible to the comfort of the existing ride characteristics for cruising.


If you lower the vehicle, one of the first things you lose is ride quality, as the spring/dampers are operating at a shorter distance, hence the stoke will be shorter, thus the damping needs to be stronger. Really the only way to retain the ride quality is to use lowered spindles. But these are horribly expensive, and I wouldn't even be sure they are available.

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Are there any other options except airbags?


Not really.................
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 Post subject: Re: Airbags, adjustable shocks, help
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:55 pm 
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Thanks, I guess I'm airbag hunting! Anybody know where to get some to fit?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Airbags, adjustable shocks, help
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:53 pm 
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One assumes you mean airbags to lift the height of the car. This means you will need special suspension, and compressors, and a mint to produce the cash to do this. (estimate $2,000.00) which is waaaayyy beyond the worth of the car..................

Have a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK3IPZ6gvUA

My advice would be to buy SUV thingy and go from there..................

Have a look here:: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/98727416805001049/

or here: http://crazyman1951.tumblr.com/post/106400860061

Unless you got lottsa munney, this is where you gotta go.................
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