1971 Maverick 29k Miles With Air Ride

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5/5,
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Currently own it
Year:
1971
Engine:
200 - 6 cylinder
Color:
Bright Blue Metallic
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    Love the stance, what suspensiĆ³n do u have?
     
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    Thanks, it's full air ride suspension with a Ridetech controller.
     
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    zuma1958 Slammed and cammed baby!

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    Smart minds think alike....
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    What did you do in the rear? Four link? A local guy in my area removed all but the main leaf and added bags. Not sure I like the idea but it seems to work.
     
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    zuma1958 Slammed and cammed baby!

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    I too only have the main leaf with the air over spring set up . Works bitchin but if you have any amount of HP you will need some sort of traction bar... I used the old style grab-a-Trac track bars. Never had any problems.
     
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    Do you have any pictures and/or info of the leaf/bag setup? How is ride quality compared to what was on the car previously?
    I would consider makin change to my full 3 leaf, by way of previously 4 leaf.
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    That was the part I had concerns about, axle wrap would be horrendous. I also wondered about the spring having a shortened life span since it was designed to work as a package.
     
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    zuma1958 Slammed and cammed baby!

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    Axle wrap WAS horrendous.. First time I got on the Red Dragon hard I soon became familiar with the sound of the rear end hitting the floor board. I am probably pushing 400 HP so it wasn't Dyno Don scary. Then I installed the Grab -a-trac bars . I chose them over the Calvert's because of ground clearance. I love them because I don't look like a grey haired "piston head" with slapper barsand they work perfect .They are black and disappear. I have performed many John Force style burn outs for innocent bystanders with no problems except tire replacement. The set up I used was from Air Ride Technology. It's the universal air over spring set up. I run 17x8 with 4" back spacing no problems. Note: you can not run 15" wheels because it puts the tire too close to bag mount. I will post some pics later today.
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    My attention to detail is lacking, yours is the car I was talking about! I talked to you and Chris Morrison a few years back at the City Church show.
     

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