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Old 07-25-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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Airshocks and broken spring

My front springs have some serious sag, i mean BAD. I got sick of looking at the front sagging so badly so i found a good deal on some front monroe airshocks. I would have just dont the springs, but i dont have that kind of money right now, airshocks seemed like a good solution for now.
I checked my springs a week or so ago to make sure i didn't have a broken leaf and they were all ok. So i went and picked up my airshocks yesterday, and halfway through installing them i noticed a broken leaf. It must have happened in the last few days because it wasn't broken before. Being that i was halfway though the shock install i went ahead and finished it up. The directions stated that you should run the preasure between 25 and 150psi.
I aired them up and took it for a test drive, put more air in, then took some out trying to find the best preasure for the best ride. Seemed to feel the best around 50-80psi. I tried 150 and nearly rattled my teeth out just going up and down the driveway. The 50-80 range however is perfect, it's never ridden so smoothly, and i can get quite a bit of lift if i add just a little more air. I'll still need to replace the springs as soon as my budget allows, but for now it's 100% better ride than it ever was.
Question is, has anyone else here ever tried air shocks on the front? Any issues with them i should know about?

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Old 07-25-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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I would have just BOUGHT the springs,
Sorry, mistype, was half asleep still when i posted, lol.

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Old 07-25-2010, 12:33 PM   #3
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i have rear air shocks in my 65 mercury comet to compensate for sagging springs at the moment. They are ok and provide a nice ride, the onyl thing I don't care for is having to put air in every so often.
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