I agree with this notion. I have riden in a Chevelle wagon that had a 2 pump 4 dump setup with shocks all the way around and it rode like a Cadillac. Its the hoppers that ride like poo. They have no shocks and the springs they use are for hopping not ride quality. I also like juice because it is quiet. Some people like the sound of air bags, I personally don't and have been meaning to get some valve silencers for my Dakota on bags.Gumby said:I have hydraulics.... I prefer hydraulics but allot of people still believe the old stereo type of them being unreliable and giving a poor ride quality.... I fabricated all the mounts so it bolts in and out. the only thing I cant change is the holes I had to drill in the trunk but at this point the car will never go back to stock so I'm not to concerned
All 3 of them are basically identical.... in the front they use a strut bag the uses a small air bag and also has limited lift. however Car nutz in oregon used a different design that incorperates shock waves in the front... But shock waves are also poorly designed and should only be used when necessary in my opinion they were designed so that the average joe could back his car/truck with out requiring frame workkevinl1058 said:Gumby,
Which bolt on air ride kit are you referring to? I've only heard of three companies that offer kits for the Magnums/300c. Air Runner, Universal Air, and Easy Street. What have you heard on any of these three kits? I was running the easy street struts on my 02 Pt Cruiser and liked the adjustability of the shock, but I'm sure that the Magnum being a heavier car will have different handling and ride characteristics
I have riden in one and I thought it rode horrible.. because of the limited lift you could beel the suspension top out on a good bump. That would be corrected using the proper air bags and shocks. And because the bags were small it also rode very stiff. The larger bags would again correct it.kevinl1058 said:Yeah I talked with Jay and he is no longer making the kit for the 300c/Magnums. I personnally prefer a somewhat aggressive ride (sporty) not the caddy ride. and as far as lift the photos I've seen of the equiped Magnums that have been bagged seem to achieve enough lift to match the stock height. You are correct in saying that there does need to be a kit specifically designed for our cars. Have you had a chance to ride in a bagged 300 or Magnum with either of these bag kits and can you give me your review of the ride quality versus that of a eibach droppped ride and even your juiced Magnum. Thanks for your help.. Kev
I was refering to installing air suspension in someones car for a good deal so I could develop the kit...kevinl1058 said:Are you reffering to a hydrolic set up or air set up? I'm sure that hydrolic technologies have vastlty improved but I like air better.. I guess I need to ride in a juiced car before I can make a decision. where are you located. I'm from Beaverton Oregon..
I just purchased a airride suspension setup with the touch screen controller i forget theyre name but its a kit which fits the 300,magnum and the charger.....i should have mine on by mid january.....I know airbagit.com sells kits im not sure if they have a magnum kit yet......when i recieved and was looking at it, it seemed like it just bolted on to the existing spot on the car....we'll find out......it may take a while for me to let you know seeing im undergoing three different installations but as soon as i have updates i'll post picssocalmag said:Any bag their magnum yet? Did you have a custom kit or did you buy a bolt on? Does anyone even make a bolt on air suspension kit?