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Old 06-24-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Got Air, can I still drop her 2" and new PCM?

I contacted Air Ride Technologies and they told me that I can drop my front, but not the rear! I have an air assisted sus on my 97 SSE. The pump went out a while back and I was considering an Air Ride kit until I found out that I could only do the front! I would like to put a 2" drop on it...is this Possible? What kits are out there that would work? Also I am ordering a PCM from INTENSE and am hoping to get the gains I AM LOOKING FOR. Should I install a 180 stat with this PCM? Also does anyone know of any other upgrades assosiated with the PCM. This is not a stage 1 it'* just the regular PCM, because I have a stock CAM. Let me know if anyone knows of any other mods that would help with this PCM.
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Also I was wondering about the high speed fan switch! Is there a relay that you can buy or do you need a new fan or what? Wont the pcm to take care of the fan? I've got to do something about running 220 right now!
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The INTENSE PCM will turn the fans on at a lower temp. Stock they turn on at 220. There was a place that sells a kit to manually turn the fans on, dont remember which.
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I did mine with a wire and a switch, but it'* a 93. Don't know if yours is wired the same.
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As long as the pcm will take care of it I wont have to worry about a switch then right?
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As long as the pcm will take care of it I wont have to worry about a switch then right?
Probably not, but I'd check with Intense for the cold hard facts.

And yes, get the 180* t-stat -if not for the PCM, do it at least for protection against a failed upper intake.
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pfyc.com (GP section) and intense sell fan switches for like 80-90 if you decide not to get a PCM
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Looks liike I just need to contact Intense and find out the all the facts on that pcm. I read a little about it on the site, but still have allot of questions before i order it! Anyone know if I can Drop it or not?
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I have the air ride on mine too. I have been causually looking into the posibility of a 1-2" drop. To do this you would need to either a) remove the air ride setup completely ( and this means pump and all), or B) fabricate a new extenstion arm for the sensor on your rear control arm so you can adjust the air ride system to accomidate a drop in height. The sensor is on your rear right lower control arm if memory serves me correctly.
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Do you think I could switch out the rear of a Bonneville without air and use a drop spring kit on it? or is there even one out there for that application?
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