The ORIGINAL Bolt-On 4-Link Air Suspension System!
The AirBar is a bolt-on 4-link air ride system that replaces leaf springs entirely. Ridetech has designed several specific systems for late model full-size and mini trucks. An AirBar system will lower your truck as much as 10" while improving handling and load capacity. If you want an installation that bolts on completely with no welding or fabrication necessary, AirBar is the answer!
Bolt-on installation... No welding required!
Lowers vehicle up to 10"
Specific systems for late model full-size and mini trucks
Pre-engineered mounting hardware to maintain ground clearance, driveline angles, tire clearance and load capacities
Improves ride quality and handling
The AirBar from Ridetech is a 4-link rear air suspension that completely replaces OE leaf springs and directly bolts on with pre-engineered mounting hardware to maintain ground clearance, driveline angles, tire clearance, and load capacities. No cutting, no fabrication, and the ride height of your truck is typically lowered by as much as 10". The ride quality is dramatically improved over stock. Instead of a harsh rigid ride, you'll experience crisp, controlled ride quality that will inspire more confidence for performance driving.
||Greatly Improved Handling Performance|
The area of largest improvement is the handling and cornering performance. The AirBar eliminates OE leaf springs and replaces them with a 4-link rear suspension. The 4-link bars offer more precise positioning of the rear axle to eliminate flexing and increase stability through the corners. When combined with a ShockWave or a Ridetech Coil-Over front suspension kit, your classic vehicle can now enjoy the benefits of modern handling and ride quality.
||Ultimate Ride Quality|
If you want your truck to ride and drive like a modern performance car, the bolt-in AirBar systems are the solution! Ridetech tested their trucks in a wide range of performance driving environments, as well as on the highway. The AirBar has proven time and time again to provide great traction and improved highway ride.
The AirBar does not include shocks in the kit because Ridetech has a variety of shock solutions designed to fit your AirBar and your particular driving needs. There are a couple of choices for an AirBar: Black Series, Master Series, and Select Series. The correct shocks are listed under "More info" below for that particular application. If you are looking for an adjustable solution, you'll want to add the Master Series or Select Series to your AirBar. If looking for simplicty, the Black Series will more than do the job well!
Black Series Shocks are well suited for many vehicles. They offer greater control to eliminate bounce and roll. With fixed shock valving, the Black Series is designed to optimize ride quality. The OE quality of the twin tube steel body shock will provide years of reliable service.
Master Series single and double adjustable billet aluminum shocks are the ultimate upgrade to optimize the ride quality and handling performance of your suspension. They have soft compression valving and a 16-position adjustable rebound valving to let you tune the shock to your particular truck.
The single adjustable shock has a single knob that adjusts the rebound valving only. The double adjustable shock has two knobs that adjust rebound AND compression valving separately. Features 5/8'' hard chrome piston rod and the latest internal sealing technology to ensure top performance and long life.
The Ridetech Select series is a steel body monotube damper with TWO sets of independent internal valving so you can choose between ''cruise-mode'' with a soft compliant ride or a firmer ''sport mode'' for handling performance...all at the touch of a switch! In default mode (no power applied), the lower valving stack is engaged and provides a very compliant ride to optimize a plush ride quality. When power is applied through a dash mounted control panel, the upper valve stack is engaged to firm up the ride quality and provide extra cornering and handling performance, or to optimize ride quality when towing or carrying a heavy load, such as passengers, luggage, or trailer.