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Old 04-09-2009, 01:32 PM   #11
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Stick the right controls on there and you could have an active suspension!
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:32 PM   #12
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Remove some of the leafs and install air shocks?

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Old 04-09-2009, 02:42 PM   #13
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That's what some of the Audis use and they can adjust height, right?
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:52 PM   #14
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My 1987 Cadillac had air shocks and an automatic leveling system. Well, by the time I had it, all that was left was empty air shocks. I installed schraeder valves, mounted in the wheelwells so I could open the trunk and pump them up. I emptied a can of fix-a-flat into them then went to the gas station to use their compressor. There, I pumped in enough air for a little bit of rake. I drove out, went over the bump to enter the road, the shocks went "pop"...and I left behind a puddle of fix-a-flat.

Anyway, there's an endless array of products for adjusting the height of full size pickups, including loads of air bags and such, but they're all very expensive.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:44 PM   #15
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Interesting that his air dam has a gap in the center. Guess he figures air must be going more sideways than up. Or it was just hard to do.
I just didn't finish it. I had planned on that being a door for cooling the radiator, while the grill was completely blocked. I ended up taping a piece of coroplast there, which blew off half way through the winter. Right now I have the air dam removed to adjust my front wheel alignment. I'll be fixing it up more before I put it back on.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:50 PM   #16
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Thanks for the info! Had me scratching my head looking for a deeper reason!
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:14 PM   #17
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I don't know if lowering will help enough for you to detect it. I lowered my car about 2" and if you didn't know the date I did it, you'd never be able to detect it in the gaslogs.

I'd be more inclined to think a tonneau/cap and/or airdam would be more fruitful, not to mention easier and cheaper.
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Well, it could be more useful in a full size pickup with those big axles catching wind than in a car where all you're doing is bringing the flat bottom closer to the ground.

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Old 04-10-2009, 04:11 AM   #19
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Yah, could be.
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A deflector forcing the air smoothly under the axle could have a lot of the same result.
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