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air bar four link for the rear, shockwave for the front, digital gauges with four sensors, eight SMC 1/2 valves, they are super fast, four switchs air ride switchs. this is the best of the best you can go to airridetechnology.com and see what this set up is like. this fits a 99+ gm truck
$2200 obo
comments?.. suggestions? its all still on the truck.. he still needs to take em off...
 

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onyx said:
comments?.. suggestions? its all still on the truck.. he still needs to take em off...
No compressors or tanks or all the rest? You might be cutting it close with your tires/wheels to get enough lift with the shockwave to clear .. unless you are also planning to go with some low profiles.

The Air Bar is $1,600 by itself and the shockwaves $900
 

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well i was planning on eventually going with a new wheel setup...

do the shockwaves not raise as high as another application?

i'll see if he is going to include tanks and stuff. you mean like lines and shit too right?
 

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well i was planning on eventually going with a new wheel setup...

do the shockwaves not raise as high as another application?

i'll see if he is going to include tanks and stuff. you mean like lines and shit too right?
Yeah, the shockwaves are supposed to ride great, but they don't have the lift of a bag/cup combo.

Get as much as you can with it, cause the little stuff can add up.
 

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that actually sounds like a fairly decent price. just have to decide if the shockwaves are something you want.
 

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the handling far out weights the lift and the ability to do stupid crap like in Evan's sig imo...i'd get it:D

And what can your truck do? Drive forward...barely. :pow:


You can get handling just as good as the Shockwaves with a bag+HAL shock setup. Hell, use Slams and the handling will probably be better.

Not to mention the KP Canti rides better and lifts higher than the ART Air Bar, and it'll lay frame out of the box.
 

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shockwaves suck... and ur rims won't tuck, i believe...

i've known people that have had shockwaves blow out on them at speed... i personally would stay the hell away from them.
 

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i thought ART had good shit... and i dont expect my rims to tuck.... i was gonna get some bonspeeds anyway.
 

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You have proof of that or you just guessing? cuz everyone i've ever talked to...except you... says that shockwaves will out handle any other bag set-up
No, but the Shockwaves aren't some miracle product. All they did was incorporate a badass shock with a regular ol' bag and make it totally bolt-on. That's it.


And who have you talked to that said they handle so great besides Jason? He's the only one on FSC who had them and would always rave about how they handled.
 

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ART recently received a US Patent on the Shockwave design and has perfected it's product from what I have read. :read:

The AirBar on E.M.D.'s 02' Silverado performed very well. Besides, every truck I've seen w/ the KP cantilever kit has a tweaked bed. :think:

In the end, I agree w/ Jeff. I would piece together your own bag' setup. :D
 

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ART recently received a US Patent on the Shockwave design and has perfected it's product from what I have read. :read:
I hope so, after all the stories of them failing.


I encourage someone to prove me wrong, I have no facts to support my claims that a regular bag and relocated HAL shock would handle just as good as Shockwaves, but it just seems like common sense to me. The Shockwave doesn't really have anything more does it? Perhaps having the shock mounted in the stock position would ride better than one off the side of the control arm, but again, I don't know. :think:
 

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Ive got shockwaves and love them. The truck rides great up front. Ive got them adjusted to the middle setting. I wont say they handle better then something else because 1. Ive never driven a truck with a comparable bag/shock combo, 2. it's a truck I dont expect it to handle like a car
 

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The setup sounds fine to me for all intents an purposes, but the ad is a bit sketchy. I would personally talk to larry at www.innovativeairsuspension.com and have him set you up. He's a very reliable source. If your goal is not laying out, then this sounds like a good setup, although believe me, you will want to lay eventually....
 

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I hope so, after all the stories of them failing.


I encourage someone to prove me wrong, I have no facts to support my claims that a regular bag and relocated HAL shock would handle just as good as Shockwaves, but it just seems like common sense to me. The Shockwave doesn't really have anything more does it? Perhaps having the shock mounted in the stock position would ride better than one off the side of the control arm, but again, I don't know. :think:
I believe you are correct. The cool ride would serve the same purpose as the shockwave if you use HAL shocks. The only differece would be the ease of the installation of the shockwave, but that's it.....
 

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well, i'll have the money to do a bag setup after i get back from afghanistan for the second time next year.... until then, its gonna be trying to get this damn tranny built.
 

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Just for the record ARTs site is www.ridetech.com

I've heard several complaints about shockwaves on trucks but several of the complaints i totaly disregard because they were the AIM nock offs. I don't know that I'd use them in an application that requires alot of lift. I wouldn't hesitate to use them on a car that doesn't need alot of lift or one of the truck projects i want to do eventualy that won't need alot of lift.

As far as the arguement of how they perform, ART designed them with performance in mind. Like it has been pointed out though a cup and bag set up with Hals should perform just as well.

Since Jasons name was brought up, I have to say this, no offence ment to him or anything. The reason his truck handels so great is because it's not able to have any body roll with a 2-link. He could pull his swaybar and use a cup bag set up and see little diference with the rear solidly mounted.





Oh yeah almost forgot, piece together you own kit. You don't know what condition those bags are in, and if you do buy that set up, buy your own compressop, lines and fittings.
 
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