Rear Airbag Suspension on a Chevy Suburban - Dropping The Big Ship: Part 2

Early Classic's Rear Airbag Suspension Kit

Calin Head
May 1, 2004
Photographers: Calin Head
Photo 2/24   |   rear Airbag Suspension early Classic
In the March issue, we followed along as the crew at Early Classic Enterprises converted the front of its new Project Suburban from a 3/4-ton work wagon to a 1/2-ton cruizer. The company's new conversion drop spindles and brake components were easy to install, and simplified what used to be a complicated process.
With the front complete, we will now turn our attention to the rear suspension. The Early Classic rear air suspension kit is a complete system and includes KYB shocks, shock mount relocator brackets, 'bags, a compressor, lines, and the company's Super Track Bar kit.
Since the Early Classic air suspension kit is designed to run approximately 5-6 inches lower than stock, the factory Panhard bar would offset the rear axle to the left by close to 1 inch. The company solves this problem with its Super Track Bar kit, which runs from the original left-hand mount over to a new bracket fixed between the rear axle saddle and the right-hand trailing arm. This lowers the mounting point to correct the angle issues, and the bar is adjustable in length to center the axle between the framerails.
The airbags have a 6,000-pound capacity per pair, so not only can you adjust your ride height, you can also tow virtually anything you desire. Early Classic's VP and general manager, Stan Hammond, did the honors of installing the kit.

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Sources

Toyo Tires
800-442-8696
www.toyotires.com
Early Classic Enterprises
www.earlyclassic.com

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