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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 03, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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The air shocks were on the 69 when i got it and i am wondering whats the max. pressure to put in them.Not sure what brand but they are white
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 03, 11:36 AM
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They are probably Gabriel High Jackers. A good recommended pressure to keep them at is about 45 - 50 PSI. Any more than that and the ride is too stiff. I believe that the minimum is 35 PSI and the max is around 120 PSI but I could be wrong. I have been before. I have a pair on my 69. I keep them at 50. The ride is smooth and the car stays level. Click on the link below and you will see how the car sits.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 03, 08:49 AM
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My '86 El Camino has factory air shocks and the door sticker says max 65psi when filled with an empty bed, max 90psi is bed is fully loaded...


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 03, 09:28 AM
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How high are you trying to raise it? On mine, I just try to keep the body level so I only put in a little air. I have never checked to see what the pressure is though. Even at that it gives me a poor ride

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 03, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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Well since some numbskull put a 12 bolt 1970 chevelle rearend(thats 2" wider and rubs the tires when someone is in the back seat)i have to keep it jacked up pretty high.
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