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Chevy Camaro Air Ride Suspension - Hittin' Switches And Layin' Out

Air Ride Technologies suspension system for 4th Gen Camaros

By Dakota Wentz, Photography by Dakota Wentz

Once the springs are out, bolt the rear Air Ride bracket to the F9000 air spring. Also at this time insert the air fittings, and rear air lines. The air lines install by sliding them into the fittings and that's it. They stay in place through pressure; the only way to remove the air lines is to pull the metal sleeve on the fittings forward removing the pressure from the air lines.

Next up place the F9000 air spring, with the bracket installed, up into the rear spring pocket area. The upper bracket uses the shock to mount between the underside of the chassis and the shock, but the side of the bracket bolts to the inner fender. Make the according marks, on the inner fender where the side tab on the bracket is.

With the marks made drill a hole in the inner fender and reinstall the air spring setup and shock, this time bolt the bracket in place.

Once the air spring is installed place the bags over the spring perches on the axle housing. Due to the F9000's tapered design the bottom of the bags are held in place by pressure.

With all four air bags installed John at Hot Rides began running the air lines, we started up front by inserting the air line into the fittings on the AirStrut.

By the way, we used some red air line that Hot Rides had, to differentiate between the front air lines and rear airlines. (We're going to use black air line for the rear)

John started on the front driver's side. He ran the air line along the rear of the inside inner fender by using these zip ties with mounting holes and sheet metal screws. First off he would drill a couple of holes in the inner fender.

By Dakota Wentz
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