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    rear air shocks to 1/2" valves

    How can I do this? Ive tried looking for parts and cant seem to be able to come up with any. I have AIM's 1/2 manifold (hey, it was free I dont wanna hear it) and I will run bags and my SD 4-link one day, but for now Im bagging the front and wanna plumb the rear airshocks. They have the weird press in and hand tighten plastic 1/8 line and nut. I could run a 1/4, a 3/8 or the 1/2 I have and wanna run, but what kind of fittings do I need on the end for the dam shock?
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    you can run the 1/8 inch line to a 1/8 fitting with a 1/8 to 1/2 fitting


    give me a little while, there is a fitting that goes from the air shock to NPT, let me see if i can find it

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    thanks man.
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    85 S-15 2.5L/4spd, RF P1 subs, highs & T4004, JL 250/1, SD 4-link, AIM LCAs, 1/2 valves, Blazer interior, 17" Eagles w/BFGs, phantom grill, 140 amp alt

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    i had the same sort of set up on mine first. sd cups and 2500 conitech bags upfront. gaberial air shocks in the rear. i was running main and over load leafs only. with a 3" block with shim. i am gonna find you the part number. all i knew of them was mybuddy had them on this truck before me. i found the part # a few months back. im gonna look for it now. i know i found them at autozone.

    how do you plan on mounting the air hose to the shock?
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    http://www.airridefittings.com/store...45dcc5508f2791

    i found this, and know these guys are good to order from but i know there is a thread on s10forum about this same subject too

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    My project thread 89 bagged 2door
    http://www.blazinlow.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68023

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    2000 Gmc jimmy 2 door 5 speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    http://www.airridefittings.com/store...45dcc5508f2791

    i found this, and know these guys are good to order from but i know there is a thread on s10forum about this same subject too
    see we didnt have them fitting like this when i did it.

    http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f12/he...-owners-36778/


    http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f12/air-shocks-78236/
    My project thread 89 bagged 2door
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    well i cant find the damn thread im thinking of, but if you have a parker or grainger or something of the sort local they should be able to get you an adapter fitting, but it should be just like the one from airridefittings

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    I just put the hose over the shocks fiting with a hose clamp. I wish I had knew there was a fitting. This was in 05
    Last edited by dragnblazer; 05-21-2011 at 02:41 AM.
    My project thread 89 bagged 2door
    http://www.blazinlow.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68023

    Wife's daily
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    2000 Gmc jimmy 2 door 5 speed

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    yeah I got the shocks and the air suff, just needed those, thanks
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    My bad I didnt relize yoy needed a fitting guess I should have read the OP all the way.

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    whenever i find a spot im happy with to mount my damn rear valves my airshocks will be hooked up too, but i plan on using the 1/8 inch line. Mainly b/c its already there, will only require me to buy 2 1/8 inch ptc's but mainly to much air to those things will destory them quick

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    i ran 2 smc 5/8 to 1/2 dot and my shocks and never blew out. i never ran more than 175psi on them.
    My project thread 89 bagged 2door
    http://www.blazinlow.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68023

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    I used my old Gabriel Hijackers to lift my licene plate/tail light assembly in mine. A 1/2 air line was just a tiny bit too small to go around the threaded part of the shock that accepts the air line. To remedy this, I used a heat gun all around the edge of the air line to soften it up ever so slightly. I jammed it directly over the threads then while still soft and gummy I used some high quality hose clamps. I used this method on the back of my mono-leafed Blazer at 150 PSI for awhile with no leaks at all. I regulated the air for my tail light assembly to about 50 psi but when I sold it that was the only part that didn't leak at least a little bit.

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