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    Default 1990 Colony Park air ride

    Is it worth converting over to air ride in a 1990 colony park. The car will see some tow duty bUT mainly it'll be a family hauler. Arnott systems has reasonably priced air ride parts for the 1990+ TC's. Can they be retrofitted? I know earlier CP's had the option. Anyone attempted or done the conversion?

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    There are two options.

    Original option available in 1990 was automatic air shocks. Some have retrofitted this. It is relatively simple with a donor car.

    Later panthers went to air springs. I don't know anyone who has converted to air springs yet but a few have looked into it and it seems doable.
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    if you're not hung up on it being automatic, you can install load assist air springs and manually fill them. They sit inside the coils and you just add air as needed. a small 12v cig lighter compressor will do it. a hybrid option would be to use those things with the air shock system that was available on the boxes. That would leave you a lot more shock absorber options, and get the auto-level at the same time. Full on air springs is something on my list of to-do items but the parts have been in the box at least a year now without me opening it to see whats there.

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    Air Lift makes the air bags that go inside the springs. JC Whitney sells them. I have had them on two cars and like them.

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