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Username Post: Air ride install question/tips        (Topic#361418)
Adam63impala 
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06-24-20 01:58 PM - Post#2797108    
    In response to mlsully

The bulkhead fittings I need would be 1/2" fittings if im using 1/2" line ?



 




Adam63impala 
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06-24-20 02:05 PM - Post#2797110    
    In response to mlsully

Will I need to use the loctite thread sealer on the threads going into the push in type connectors too ?



 
mlsully 
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06-25-20 05:42 AM - Post#2797136    
    In response to Adam63impala

  • Adam63impala Said:
The bulkhead fittings I need would be 1/2" fittings if im using 1/2" line ?


yes, if using 1/2 air line you need 1/2 push to connect fittings. Here is an example of the bulkhead unions: https://www.bagriders.com/fittings/push-to-conn ect...

Also to your other post, you will use thread sealer on every threaded fitting.



 
Adam63impala 
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06-25-20 05:49 AM - Post#2797137    
    In response to mlsully

Awesome thank you my man !! Will be tackling this project very soon ! I have the confidence from these forums and doing alot of research .



 
Adam63impala 
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06-25-20 05:53 AM - Post#2797140    
    In response to mlsully

I already have some permatex high temp thread seeler , will this work or should I get the loctite 545?



 
mlsully 
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06-25-20 06:48 AM - Post#2797146    
    In response to Adam63impala

  • Adam63impala Said:
I already have some permatex high temp thread seeler , will this work or should I get the loctite 545?


I have never used that sealer, so I don't know if it will work the same. The loctite 545 is what most trusted installers use, so I would consider that the industry standard.



 
Adam63impala 
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06-25-20 10:09 AM - Post#2797163    
    In response to mlsully

Okay cool . Thanks for all your input ! Have you installed air ride on impalas



 
mlsully 
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06-25-20 10:32 AM - Post#2797166    
    In response to Adam63impala

  • Adam63impala Said:
Okay cool . Thanks for all your input ! Have you installed air ride on impalas


Yes, I installed air ride on my 1962 impala. No issues after a year so far.



 
Adam63impala 
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06-28-20 03:20 AM - Post#2797352    
    In response to mlsully

Good to know ! Seems the key is making sure no air leaks.



 
Tri5man 
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06-28-20 09:20 AM - Post#2797368    
    In response to Adam63impala

Your right, obviously air loss is the biggest problem with air ride. The same thing happens if the compressor or bag fails you don't get too far.



 
Adam63impala 
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06-28-20 11:27 AM - Post#2797376    
    In response to Tri5man

Duh..

Lol????



 
Tri5man 
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06-29-20 02:05 PM - Post#2797459    
    In response to Adam63impala

I'm still having trouble with paying someone at least $4,000.00 to do an air ride installation. Sure helps to do your own work.



 
Adam63impala 
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06-29-20 03:54 PM - Post#2797472    
    In response to Tri5man

I was quoted $750 . But doing myself. Did you remove all bump stops?



 
Adam63impala 
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06-29-20 03:55 PM - Post#2797473    
    In response to Adam63impala

That was sun coast customs . They specialize in air/hydraulics



 
Adam63impala 
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06-29-20 11:17 PM - Post#2797502    
    In response to mlsully

Guessing i will remove all the bump stops ?



 
mlsully 
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06-30-20 06:46 AM - Post#2797513    
    In response to Adam63impala

  • Adam63impala Said:
Guessing i will remove all the bump stops ?


yes, the factory bump stops will be removed.



 
Adam63impala 
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07-04-20 12:11 PM - Post#2797883    
    In response to mlsully

Okay cool. As soon as Boris ships my kit out I'll be installing! Ordered a Chad Criss Billet Manifold from him as well .



 




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