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Speedway Tech Talk - Air Ride Made Easy

5/14/2016

Speedway Motors employee and resident air ride guru Pat took a few minutes to talk about some of the products available to help you get as low as you want to go.

Pat starts with the heart of the system, the air compressor. There are multiple size and finishes available to choose from, and you can run a single compressor, or multiple units, depending on your application.

Just as important as the compressor are the air solenoids. These control the flow of air to each air spring. Like the air compressors, there are multiple options available to choose from. Pat runs a simple solenoid from AVS, or you can step up to a self-contained unit from AccuAir that has all the functions in one system.

Moving on to the “muscle” of the system, Pat shows the air bags, also called air springs. Speedway Motors carries air springs from both Slam Specialties and RideTech. There are several sizes available, from 5-1/2 to 8 inches in diameter.

Moving on to the tanks, Pat brought out a brushed stainless tank to show off. As was the case with the air compressors, tanks are also available in a variety of sizes and finishes. Again, this choice depends entirely on your application, and how much room you have to work with. While on the subject of tanks, Pat also mentions the AVS Water Traps that are available. Being in the Midwest, the water traps help with pulling excess moisture from the system - which is a very good thing.

Wrapping up the video Pat talks about the various switches, valves, gauges, and lines that make up the remainder of the system. To check out all of the products that Pat discussed here, shop Speedway Motors’ selection of air suspension components.

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