Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Air Bag Kit by Hotchkis®. 2 per Pack, Red. This is a set of two secondary helper air bags that mount inside your vehicle’s springs to reduce rear squat under acceleration and restore ride height with a total of 1,000 pounds of load lifting ability. Improves on-road ride quality when performance shock absorbers are used. Air lines, support plates, and stainless steel hardware are included. Air pressure is adjusted manually within an operating range of 0-35 psi.
- Set of two secondary rubber air springs that mount inside your vehicle’s springs
- Combined, both bags provide 1,000 pounds of load lifting ability to restore ride height lost due to extra weight
- Reduces rear squat and body roll under acceleration
- Restores ride height when load carrying
- Improves on-road ride quality when stiff, performance shock absorbers are used
- Excellent for classic El Caminos or wagons
- Air lines, support plates, and stainless steel hardware are included
- Air pressure in springs is adjusted manually within an operating range of 0-35 psi
- 3-year manufacturer warranty
- Manufactured in the United States
Hotchkis offers one of the most economical ways to maintain ride height under a variety of conditions when doing so is desirable. The Air Bag Kit contains two helper air springs which can be deflated or inflated manually inside your existing coil springs. When inflated to full firmness, the air bags provide extra resistance to keep the rear of your vehicle from squatting during fast launches – enabling drive wheels to grip the pavement instead of spinning and hopping. Keeping weight from shifting lets you launch faster and gives you increased stability to get through the quarter mile faster. For easy air pressure adjustment using any air pump, a set of air lines is included. Both springs together can restore 1,000 pounds of load-carrying ability to your vehicle.
If you’ve got an El Camino SS or a classic wagon, these helper springs will restore proper ride height when weight is in the back of the vehicle. Each spring comes with support mounts, and all related hardware necessary for easy installation. A high-tech rubber blend process allows the helper springs to be durable for the long run and flexible for superior absorption performance when needed. So if you’ve got performance shock absorbers and springs fitted to the vehicle that tend to give a punishing ride on the street, these air springs will soften the harshness. And they provide the final benefit of being well-made and highly resistant to warping, cracking, or degrading - even after steady exposure to extreme temperatures, winter salt, oily contaminants, road grit, and the elements. Hotchkis proudly produces the Rear Air Bag Kit in the United States, and backs all components with a 3-year warranty against failure due to manufacturing defects.131.22
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Founded in Santa Fe Springs, California in the late 1960s during the height of the original muscle car boom, Hotchkis Sport Suspension got its start building products that blessed GM, Mopar, and Ford performance cars with new abilities to corner and handle with stability at racetrack speeds. As the company’s reputation for building quality products grew, Hotchkis components soon found their way onto all kinds of vehicles that were not made to go fast in any way, shape, or form. It didn’t take long before station wagons, convertibles, and pickup trucks were wheeling around tracks all over southern California with the tenacity of sports cars. After decades of developing suspension-enhancing products that have led to victories in championship racing events, slalom track competitions, and street challenges, Hotchkis has refined and perfected their manufacturing techniques to become the internationally respected company they are today. In 2013, Hotchkis opened a second facility in North Carolina which allows them to perform R&D on multiple platforms simultaneously, fabricate products for a greater number of racing applications, and offer suspension installation services. CARiD is proud to offer the best values you’ll find on a full range of Hotchkis sport coil springs that lower your vehicle’s center of gravity to add resposiveness, tubular sway bars that optimize chassis balance, control, and stability, rear suspension packages that dramatically improve traction during launch and cornering, and much more.
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