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1955-1957 Chevy Air Ride Suspension - Out Gettin' Slammed

We install cool new parts from Air Ride Technologies in a bare-bones 1957 Chevy

By Dakota Wentz, Photography by David Stoker

For clearance issues revolving around the ShockWave air spring, the outer lip of the coil spring pocket must be trimmed.

Bolt the lower StrongArm to the car. The sway bar mount should face the front of the car.

Like before, put the air fitting into the ShockWave, and then bolt the ShockWave into the coil spring pocket. Make sure the fitting isn't touching anywhere. Next, bolt up the spindle and upper control arm. When the setup is complete, make sure no part of the ShockWave is touching at anytime during suspension travel.

With the suspension all set up, it's time to install the Air Ride BigRed four-way system. The system comes with a Viair 400 compressor, a 10-port 5-gallon tank, a Ride Pro e controller, a BigRed airvalve, 60 feet of 1/2-inch DOT air line, and DOT fittings. The coolest part is that the rise time is approximately 2 seconds.

Install the fittings into the 5-gallon tank.

When installing wiring and air lines, be sure to follow the Air Ride instructions for proper routing and placement.

The Ride Pro e program should be installed in a safe place, away from the harsh conditions.

By Dakota Wentz
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