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Old 11-14-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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any body runnin a air bag setup on there foic? any troubles? how the ride quality?where could i get one. how hard is the install? lemm eknow thnks guys.


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i dont have one but i have friends that doo and let me tell you this. air bags are not for winter/allseason. if you blow a bag there is no easy fix , you have to just replace it, handling , if you are tring to get great ride comfort then yes its a great idea but for taking turns its a no no. i thought about the idea till i found out how much it cost to do this and maintaine it. it cost more to maintain it then what its worth new. just think very carfuly if you want to do this cause if you dont have it done right it could kill your car.
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i dont have one but i have friends that doo and let me tell you this. air bags are not for winter/allseason. if you blow a bag there is no easy fix , you have to just replace it, handling , if you are tring to get great ride comfort then yes its a great idea but for taking turns its a no no. i thought about the idea till i found out how much it cost to do this and maintaine it. it cost more to maintain it then what its worth new. just think very carfuly if you want to do this cause if you dont have it done right it could kill your car.
not nessicarily. if done correctly with good name brand stuff air ride can be as reliable and as good if not better handling than most aftermarket coilover kits.

heres a good front 9 way adjustable kit for a focus
http://www.suicidedoors.com/strut-ba...rd-focus-front

heres a good rear kit for a focus
http://www.suicidedoors.com/strut-ba...ord-focus-rear

and heres the entire kit with everything you will need to do the install.
http://www.suicidedoors.com/strut-ba...ocus-combo-kit
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^^^ lol my brother buys stuff from them all the time. its a great company , but i will stand by what i said. heres somthing to think about how many race cars out there are running a airbag system? and how many places are able to do work on one of these systems if you have a line blow out? from what ive seen there is not to many out there that could do the work and do it right.
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^^^ lol my brother buys stuff from them all the time. its a great company , but i will stand by what i said. heres somthing to think about how many race cars out there are running a airbag system? and how many places are able to do work on one of these systems if you have a line blow out? from what ive seen there is not to many out there that could do the work and do it right.
http://www.popularhotrodding.com/tec...all/index.html

Also if you are installing your own system, then you should be able to do repairs on your own pretty easily.

Most of the people use braided lines to prevent blow outs, but also carry a small supply of spare parts for the IF/WHEN happens.

If I had the cash, I would already have my car on bags.
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i would have my car on bags to if i had the money. There are tones of places in my area that deal with bags and i also have friends who used to have bags on there truck til they sold the truck. I seen a dodge neon around my area with bags and it looks sick
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cost???? if you are looking at getting better handling then why would you have a suspension system on your car that cost a grand and possable more when you can get the same effect with a ffpr kit or any other kit for , well alot less then bags. now if your going with looks then hell go get bagged. the person that started this thread has not chimmed in yet, i want to know why he want this. if its for looks or performance.
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I'd do it for a combination of looks and performance.

I am the lowest I can go and still make the curb into my garage. That is only a 1.5" drop, if I had bags, I could raise up to get in and out of said places.

Also the performance is amazing if you buy a quality kit. Coil overs are also an option, but they do not offer in the car adjust ability in height.
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lol. i just want looks. foci ain't now 10sec car(i would love a sec car thou) i just want it too look nice. and i think bagged would be pretty cool too. i don't think there are any shops around me that do that kinda work lol....do the kits break that much? how much work would there be invovled in doing this maintce wise. as of right now i am running a roush stage 2 setup. but i rubbed the crap outta my rear tires when ppl sat in the back.i figured with bags i could raise the rear and not rub any.i just want to know could i run a air baged car all year long?
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if ur going for looks then i would say bags but if u want performance then just lowering springs and whatever else. i would totally do bags on the fact that my car is slow causes it a SPI so i know there aint no performance in that
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