go to openroadtuning.com. they have the most complete kits on the market.
also search airlift, bagyard, bagriders, etc.
if its already somewhere on vortex sorry...
but anyway, looking to do a bag set up on my car, so i can go lower without having to scrape too much over speed bumps as i do now with my coilovers. but... i honestly have no clue what to even look for. what brands to look for in a kit. etc.. please help only had experience with coilovers in the past. if someone could shoot me info on the basics. and good brands to look for. (dont care about price) id gladly appreciate it. also. i want to learn to put them in myself. but would it be smarter if i just paid a professional, or is it pretty straight forward?
the main inhibitor on getting bags is going to be price. Partly because the system itself is pricey (for quality anyway) and labor to get it done professionally is also quite a bit. Although you may be able to find an experienced vortex member who would be willing to help you out for a good price.
With that said, if you're genuinely not worried at all about price, bagriders is the way to go (in my personal opinion)
If i had no qualms with spending the cash, I'd order the entire kit from them, and get it professionally installed. I've heard quite a few people say to stay away from the Air Lift brand because their rear bags don't go as low as one would like (which is the point in getting bags)
That's just my 2 cents. I'm sure others will be able to add more to that
here are my thoughts
read read read the more information you have the better setup you can find thats right for you
im pretty confident in my mechanical skills but once everything was laid out in front of me i realized i may have been slightly over my head i paid a local guy to install mine and he did a FANTASTIC job the install is super clean and works flawless, with access to a lift and garage i would have been able to do it no problem sadly i am lacking both of those
dont jump the gun and buy something talk to whoever you are going to buy them from i highly reccomend Open Road Tuning or Bag Riders both sell the same thing both have EXCELLENT communication and EXCELLENT customer service
this is not something you should jump right into i spent probably 5 months researching before i finally decided to do it even then i had second thoughts and thankfully Andrew at Open Road helped me figure it all out
i have airlift slam fronts and performance rears i am notched and not running a front sway bar it rides no different than it did on my koni coilovers its actually a little softer even at 90psi up front and 75 rear which is my drive height and no i dont care how stupid it looks its the main reason i went air was to be able to drive high and not have to scrape anymore, i can say that i am 100% satisfied i can go over all the speed bumps straight on no angles
seeing how i recently did this and went off a whim to do it, ill say the install wasnt too bad, i mean my trunk setup is..well, none existent but it does work, i did maybe like 2 weeks of research, and pulled the trigger, did a lot of prep time though, i.e running power cable, cutting the hump out of the rear control arms, just some little things. So when they arrived i was ready to go. its pretty much a normal suspension install except for the running of airlines part. i pulled it off with the help of 2 buddies on a gargae floor in about 8hrs, including the knotch....
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if you have never done suspension on these cars then i would do a lot of research lol, i have done quite a few so its just a normal pain in the ass for me. My real big tip would be go with a 3/8" airline setup, 1/4" sucks.
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