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Air Ride for the Mustang

Well, I've been tossing around the idea of putting Air Ride on my Mustang for a while now. I finally decided to go ahead with it. After talking to Darren at Air Ride Technologies, I decided to go with their CoolRide setup. For now, I'll just keep the shocks and struts that I have, but I'll be looking into some double adjustable Billsteins.

Along with the ART CoolRide, I purchased a 3gal tank and a Thomas 317 compressor off of Ebay. I also sourced the digital pressure gauge and the Asco 3/8" solenoid valves from Ebay. I mounted it all to a piece of 3/4" MDF and used the original trunk carpet to cover it.

I test wired the entire setup before installing any of it in the car. If anyone is looking for a way to simulate a car battery for such purposes- here is what I did. I bought a 450W ATX computer power supply. It put out 20A on each of 2 outputs. It worked really well for testing the compressor, solenoids, gauges etc. Once I have the entire management system complete in the car, I'll proceed to tear down the suspension

UPDATE: Well, the suspension is back on the car. It wasn't too bad of an install, but the kit was a simple bolt on. It was a bolt on with some modifications. The car is back on the ground and sittin' low. The front tires actually bottom out into the inner fenders, so I'll have to sit it down gently. As Bill Howell puts it - It's just for posing!

Here it is posed - I like it!

 

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