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Air shocks pressure ???

Hi, my dad just bought a second gen with rear air shocks, i would like to know how much pressure should he put in.
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I think the general opinion is somewhere between 55 and 90psi depending on what style they are. Try and see what gives you a decent ride.

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Basicaly no less than 10 to 20, to keep from braking the boots,
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I think depends upon manf.
AC/Delco - green in color, 90 max
Gabriel Hyjackers, white, 150 max
Monore, yellow?, 90 max.

25 -35 PSI for an enjoyable ride. Might have the MAX Pressure ring on the valve, maybe.

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Re: air shocks pressure ???

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I think depends upon manf.
AC/Delco - green in color, 90 max
Gabriel Hyjackers, white, 150 max
Monore, yellow?, 90 max.

25 -35 PSI for an enjoyable ride. Might have the MAX Pressure ring on the valve, maybe.
As Everett said, the more air you put in the stiffer the ride. You can probably go up as high as 45-50psi and still get a decent ride. It's a fairly heavy car. Watch the back end raise up as you fill them. It's a compromise between ride height and comfort. Experiment and see what's best for you and the car.

Be careful, they fill up much faster than a tire.

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With the ones that I had it depended on the stance you wanted. However, I always found them to give a terrible ride with an even stance and replaced them with Eldebrock IAS Classics. Best money I ever spent!

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Re: Air shocks pressure ???

I installed them on my 69z28 after installing new replacement springs all around, the car bottomed out with a full tnak of gas or someone in the back seat. I run about 4o psi and the car rides fine. Good luck. Mine said that 40 psi was the minimum recomended pressure and i just couldnt buy new springs again.
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