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Old 10-10-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
 
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With winter coming up it looks like I will be driving the Marauder again. When I put on the snow tires the car sits lower because of simply having smaller tires and it bottoms out easier... for snow this is an issue.

I recall we can adjust the air ride I think, but can we do it with the coil over shocks up front? I was thinking of raising the height maybe two inches, I have seen it on a few police cars here, but I know CVs do not have air ride.

How simple can this be done?
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Lol not that high up.

I think this can be done by adjustment, not having to buy parts. Just wanna know how.
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Googled 'marauder air ride adjustment' and look what popped up...first hit.
Rear air suspension adjustment - MercuryMarauder.net Forums

The higher the rear end, the less traction you have. Makes no sense, so its a perfect mod for you.
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Dom, Just above the rear end housing in between the gas tank and the watts link, you will find an adjustment for the air ride. Moving it oneway goes up and the other goes the opposite. I will try to find a pic over at the other site and post it if a can find one. It looks like a 3" metal rod slightly horizontal about 3-4 inches long. I think it's an 8mm and a 11mm wrench you will need to adjust it. Don't move it too much because a little is a lot sometimes. Also, make sure you shut off the air ride switch first. Measure outside at wheel well, shut off air ride, move adjustment small increments, tighten. Measure and repeat process until you get it how you want it.

Sorry no pic. I can't find one but, here's a recent discussion Help wanna lower mm need idea's!!!!!!!! - MercuryMarauder.net Forums
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Dom, Just above the rear end housing in between the gas tank and the watts link, you will find an adjustment for the air ride. Moving it oneway goes up and the other goes the opposite. I will try to find a pic over at the other site and post it if a can find one. It looks like a 3" metal rod slightly horizontal about 3-4 inches long. I think it's an 8mm and a 11mm wrench you will need to adjust it. Don't move it too much because a little is a lot sometimes. Also, make sure you shut off the air ride switch first. Measure outside at wheel well, shut off air ride, move adjustment small increments, tighten. Measure and repeat process until you get it how you want it.

Sorry no pic. I can't find one but, here's a recent discussion Help wanna lower mm need idea's!!!!!!!! - MercuryMarauder.net Forums
Are ya kidding? I provided a link with pictures 4 posts ago.
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The higher the rear end, the less traction you have. Makes no sense, so its a perfect mod for you.
Alrightly then. Forget this.

Thanks.

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Bottoms out? Wtf....what size tires are you running?
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Bottoms out? Wtf....what size tires are you running?
I am unaware of the size off the top of my head. They are tucked away in about 20 minutes of random car crap.

The car will not bottom out on the road, but when the snow is thick... like before the city gets to plowing it, it can be an issue when pulling out of a parking space in the street. Snow is the "bottom out" issue, not the drivability.
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These cars sit surprisingly close to the bump stops stock. Lower them an inch and they hit at every good bump.

You can replace the stops with ones from the ricer aisle, or moify the stockers.
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I have found these cars hook better stock heght all around.
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I have found these cars hook better stock heght all around.
At the track too? my 1.50 sixty foot says uhh uhh
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I am unaware of the size off the top of my head. They are tucked away in about 20 minutes of random car crap.

The car will not bottom out on the road, but when the snow is thick... like before the city gets to plowing it, it can be an issue when pulling out of a parking space in the street. Snow is the "bottom out" issue, not the drivability.
Get better tires? My car is low as fuck as does just fine.
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At the track too? my 1.50 sixty foot says uhh uhh
when i lowered my previous car it had a hard time hooking on the streets. At the track it hooked regardless.
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when i lowered my previous car it had a hard time hooking on the streets. At the track it hooked regardless.
Did you modify the bumpstops when you lowered it? If not, the car will squat and bounce back up when the frame hits the stops.
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These cars sit surprisingly close to the bump stops stock. Lower them an inch and they hit at every good bump.

You can replace the stops with ones from the ricer aisle, or moify the stockers.
I agree, I went with a set of ES bump stops that were a little shorter than stock
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Are ya kidding? I provided a link with pictures 4 posts ago.
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Holy shit.. Everyone replied so fast. I was in the middle of a response and got taken away for a bit then posted up. I will refrain from hitting the "submit message" button next time and be sure to look first. j/k everyone was ready to bounce on this one quick.
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For what it's worth, I went to loosen the screws on the Watts link a few months back and one of the fuckers sheared right off. My car's from Chicago but is pretty much rust free underneath.
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For what it's worth, I went to loosen the screws on the Watts link a few months back and one of the fuckers sheared right off. My car's from Chicago but is pretty much rust free underneath.
Your shit is broke and in pieces.
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