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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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I will have the Aldans in on Monday to do a comparison. If they don't ride twice as good the stockers are going back in

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I'm wondering the same. Been thinking of getting the same set up.

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In rides twice as stiff as the stock shocks. My back hurt after a 40 mile ride as the roads in New England are not very smooth. I have the better Aldan shocks going in later today and hope they are a little more plush.

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Thing with air ride, any brand, is finding the "sweet spot". A gauge is a must. Typically I make two red marks on the gauge, one is for solo riding and one is for 2up. I've run the Arnott Bilstien setup before......rides like air ride (not great/not horrible) lol but looks pretty sweet lay'd out when parked and that's got to count for something lol.

Air ride isn't going to give a plush sofa ride......if that's what is wanted, I'd personally look into some $$$ shocks. But then your stuck at a set height. Choices choices choices

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As stated, get an air gauge. I pump mine up to about 60 lbs until I get moving. Then I pump up until I feel everything smooth out. Usually around 65 lbs. I have had both Arnott shocks. I had the same experience as OP with the Bilsteins. The Alduns are quite smooth when you get the proper pressure in them. I use the 13" shocks but don't usually pump them up all the way with either passenger/no passenger. Just 'butt' feel. I have the Autogage air guage. JMO.

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As stated, get an air gauge. I pump mine up to about 60 lbs until I get moving. Then I pump up until I feel everything smooth out. Usually around 65 lbs. I have had both Arnott shocks. I had the same experience as OP with the Bilsteins. The Alduns are quite smooth when you get the proper pressure in them. I use the 13" shocks but don't usually pump them up all the way with either passenger/no passenger. Just 'butt' feel. I have the Autogage air guage. JMO.
I installed the Aldans a few hours ago. I needed to make some spacers as they upper eyelet was hitting my 2-point mount. The do seem softer. I also ordered a 160 psi SS liuid filled gauge from McMaster.

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