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-   -   Anyone runnin bags on all 4 corners or LOWERING coilovers? (http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=93034)

SS4Luck 09-28-2011 08:34 PM

Anyone runnin bags on all 4 corners or LOWERING coilovers?
 
Alrite, who cares about just a normal drop, I wanna get fancy lol.

I dropped my Camaro with coilovers originally, but I havent found anyone that doesnt make long travel types for our trucks...


Then i got to thinking, what about just spending a small fortune and bag all 4 corners on ridetech single adjustable bag/shock thing they make.

Ive seen someone running a drop spindle on the front and bags on the rear, but no one running bags on all 4. It would be kinda cool to air out and let is lay on the bump stops when i park it

TheSatinPumpkin 09-29-2011 11:36 AM

I wonder who the member is with the slammed 4g on the banner. Maybe the owner can shed some info.

SS4Luck 09-29-2011 06:04 PM

Thats what i was thinking. AirRideTech has one their website with the bumpers/skirts on the ground as well, but its just the product picture no info.

I wonder what sort of problems its going to create with teh 4wd? Ive always wanted a bagged trucked and Ive talked to my friend who works at a high end wheel company and he says if I bag it nad have it stupid low like that he can swing a wheel sponsorship and get me my wheels for free and tires for cheap. Just gotta get my system installed, my tonneau on and the tint done and i will have a dd "show truck" :)

CdnoilRAM 09-29-2011 10:04 PM

That pic is a truck featured in Truckin' in '09 and not a member on here... sadly. It's bagged all around with a rear 4-link and Z'd front end if I remember correctly.

I'm just glad there's another person out there as stupid as me to drop a 4x4. To make it much lower, you need to have a stock drop, not much you can do to get around that, and I'd say you need spindles to do it properly if you want to bag the front. A big downside to dropping a 4x4 is the angles on the CV joint up front, even if you're not in 4x4 or if the angle gets extreme enough when stationary, you can pop your CV joint or split a boot. The stock joints can handle 15 degrees max, and currently sitting with a 2/4 drop mine are at 12 degrees. I've been researching higher angle joints, and the porche 930 CV joint is the one I'm gonna go with to build my custom shafts since it'll handle 40 degrees regularly. The weak link in the ram is the INSIDE cv joint, the outside apparently doesn't see the major stresses, but I'd swap both out to be sure.

The 4th gen front end isn't that different from the late 3rd gens, so most info will transfer, just measurements will be off.

SS4Luck 09-30-2011 01:40 AM

Ya i havent looked too much into front driveline angles. If it looks like its going to be a royal bitch ill just bag the rear. I honestly was going to bad the front because I dont think the 2/3 or 2/4 for the 4th gens dont drop the rear enough. If I wasnt in MI i would look into converting to RWD only and put the frame on the ground, but in the winter I dont want to deal with anything like that.

Ugh, i hate how much work modding can turn into lol

SS4Luck 09-30-2011 01:42 AM

Also AirRideTech says they have the single adjustable air bag shocks that work in the front of 4th gens, doesnt say 2wd or 4wd though

plowman12 04-14-2012 12:23 PM

stacy david did a air pod set up on an express u can see it on youtube. i ordered the ground fource 2/3 lowering kit from jegs a month ago and called the other day and not expected to be shipped out for another month and a half so i said **** it give me mymoney back. now i am wanting to bag my 2012 rcsb r/t heres a link : http://www.ridetech.com/store/trucks...hash=V302.V328

aunglesbee412 04-14-2012 06:53 PM

Well gentlemen Im in the same boat. Ektensive Metalworks in Houston build that truck you speak of and they dont have any kits available. Air ride does make a good product but you wont lay frame unless you cut up the truck and do custom notching. I am still looking for my options and will post anything I find. Good luck with the trucks guys!

InDeepWaterBlue 04-14-2012 07:53 PM

There's a guy here who has a bagged Black Sport 4th Gen, his sn is wheelchair mike. http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....ghlight=bagged

wheelchairmike 04-15-2012 01:27 PM

Air Ride Tech makes great products. It sounds like the OP isn't concerned with laying the truck on the ground so ART could be a good option. I say, from talking to people that have used the shockwave setup on cars, they love them. Most of the people I've talked to that used them on trucks didn't care for them, and swaped ou the Shockwave for a regular air bag shock set up. The biggest complaint they had was a lack of lift, and a harsh ride.

This is based on 2wd trucks. I honestly have no idea what you woud do to bag a 4wd. As a personal opinion I wouldn't bag a 4wd, because I would be concerned with losing the functionality of the 4wd. I see nothing wrong with doing it, but I think a custom suspension might be what's needed for a 4wd.

I do rember seeing an awd Escalade bagged several years ago that supposedly did keep the awd. I don't know who built it, and never saw suspension pics.


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