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Categories: General, Suspension

We are getting a lot of customers whom request information on air bagging there classic cars, trucks or just about anything with a straight axle, by removing all but the main leaf spring to create the initial drop. This is called mono leafing your rear suspension, and will provide you with the drop that is needed to air ride your application. Unfortunately this is not a good long term alternative to a drop or 4-link kit, as the single rear leaf spring will become weak and break within a year or two assuming this is a daily driver. If this is a show car then aside from the mono leaf approach looking and performing hokey, it may take a couple more years for the ultimate demise of the main leaf spring. To get an idea of what running mono leafs in any vehicle does, take a look at the images below.

The goal here with air ride is to get the suspension down, down, down if you are looking for a slammed look, and then lift the vehicle to your ride height or above with the newly added air spring and bracket kit. Traditionally this is done with a 4-link kit which allows you to completely delete your leaf springs.

The other more cost effective and easier to install option is keeping your leaf springs completely intact and going with a static drop kit, which in most cases is an axle flip kit or a drop block kit. The above links will provide you a glimpse at the hardware that is needed to make this drop possible. Now in no way is this the correct way to do an air ride instillation but is certainly a better approach then running a mono leaf.

Once your vehicle is at a lowered stance you can then proceed to add the air spring to recover the height you are looking for. This is a much more cost effective way to lower and air ride your rear axle without having to jeopardize the integrity of your leaf spring. If a mono leaf is being used, be sure to stay diligent on inspecting this part regularly. You do not want a leaf spring breaking during normal driving speed as it can be catastrophic.

I hope this helps, clarify some of the questions you may have had with regards to being cost effective and safe with your air ride installation involving a straight axle.

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Categories: General

There are various parts of automobiles that need to be replaced from time to time. Now, you could buy these pars online at much decent price and improve upon the performance of your vehicle to enjoy smooth drive.

Automobile performance matters a lot to their owners. It is must to maintain their performance so that the vehicle could perform and driver could enjoy smooth ride. When it comes to performance, people generally think of horsepower, acceleration and torque. However, there are lot more things to consider for the vehicle maintenance. With time, different parts of a vehicle are worn out and hence, need to be replaced for better functioning. Owners need to be aware of the replacement of these parts so that they could get the repairs done timely to improve upon the vehicle’s performance.

Air assisted suspension is a spectacular addition to your vehicles performance parts. It maximizes the friction between road and tires, thus providing good steering ability and smooth driving. Suspension comes into role, when a vehicle drives on road irregularities. A bump in the road causes wheel to move up and down, thus experiencing vertical acceleration. Suspension is useful in safely accelerate and apply brake. Hence, your vehicle should have good quality suspension such that passengers could feel the comfort while travelling. In order to help people make their selection, there are several performance parts online dealers who have brought in almost all types of suspension to make it easier for people to make their choice.

Lightening is another important part of vehicle that is useful in various ways. Though its prime function is to make road and objects on them visible, but it also contributes to the outlook of the vehicle. There are different types of LED accessories that are available to help people enhance the look of automobile. You could seek for these accessories online to know about the number of available options. Whether you talk about projector lights, crystal headlights, corner lights, fog lights or accessory bulbs, there are all sorts of these lightening available to help buyer look for the needed product.

Apart from it, performance part online dealers could help you save upon your pocket, as they offer these products at much decent price. You could easily look for the steel rollpan, grills, gauges, handle kits, etc to improve upon the functionality and performance of vehicle. It is recommended to buy from a reputed dealer so that the authenticity of the product is assured. At one end, where you could take advantage of wide market horizons while at other end, you could easily enjoy various type of offers and discounts that are offered. So give you vehicle a new touch with these performance parts and enjoy the smooth drive.

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X2`s new automotive customization and parts blog is here! This is a space where you can find aftermarket automotive customization installation techniques, procedures, tech notes, specifications, and more. The go to area for new customers getting to know what may need to be done with a coming purchase or an existing customer needing some direction on a project there currently working on. From Complete top to bottom air bag suspension systems installation procedures to custom Lamborghini door hinge installation fabrication, you can find it here. Get to know your part before it even arrives at your doorstep.

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