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Upgrading your car suspension is one of the best ways to get a more enjoyable ride, and there are many upgrades available for you. You can lower your ride or increase its ride height, or go from a shock suspension to an air suspension assembly. Depending on the kind of upgrade that you want, there are different components that you may need. If you have air adjustable shock absorbers in your auto and you're upgrading or doing replacements, one of the things that you may need is an air shock line kit. This is a complete kit that contains all the parts needed to upgrade to an automatic leveling system or to give your air shocks a lift. Some of the things that you will find in this kit are a T-shaped valve, o-rings, plugs, and caps, complete parts that will make your upgrade and installation project easy. With this kit on hand, you won't need anything else to do your upgrade. All you will need are some basic automotive skills and some experience in doing the job. This is one upgrade that you can do by yourself as long as you have basic knowledge of the process involved.And when it comes to your needed air shock line kit, We at Auto Parts Warehouse can help you. We offer a selection of suspension kits, hardware kits, and many other auto parts kits that will help you perform a wide range of upgrades and replacement tasks in your ride. The kits that we offer are ideal for do-it-yourself enthusiasts like you-they're easy to use and some even come with manuals that contain step-by-step procedures that are easy to follow. The air shock line kit that we have comes with a direct-fit feature and is also designed not only to help the suspension perform well but also to ensure a quiet operation that is free of vibrations. Aside from this kit, we also offer complete suspension parts (both for shock absorber suspension types and for air types of suspension) if you need replacements. Need parts for your brakes, steering assembly, or engine, perhaps? We also have a wide selection for you! All you need to do is to browse our catalog to find the parts that will work with your ride best. Once you find them, just click to place your order. Wait no more and get a new air shock line kit only here!

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Choosing an Air Shock Line Kit: Rubber, Polyurethane, or Stainless Steel?

Changing the air shock lines in your car's air suspension system can be quite a hassle, but unless you want to drive around town with nothing to cushion you from the hard, bumpy road, replacement is a necessary task. Replacing an old air shock line using an air shock line kit is quite easy, as you will only basically choose from three options: rubber, polyurethane, and stainless steel lines. In this guide, we will go into detail of each of these air shock lines and weigh the pros and cons for you.

Rubber

Air shock lines made of natural or synthetic rubber have long been the choice for many car enthusiasts because of their ability to mitigate vibration effectively and their high resistance to wear. More rubber air lines today also have an interlocking nylon weave sandwiched in between the rubber material, increasing their strength. However, due to the innate softness of the material, rubber air lines are highly vulnerable to punctures and tears.

Polyurethane

Polyurethane air shock lines are stiffer and more resistant to damage than rubber. They are also highly resistant to UV rays and make a good insulator. And unlike rubber, which degrades when exposed to ozone, polyurethane lines degrade far slower and will last years longer than their rubber counterparts. The downsides of this material? It is known to emit harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and it is not biodegradable.

Stainless steel

The most expensive of the three, stainless steel air shock lines are composed on an inner tube made of plastic or Teflon and a braided stainless steel outer shell. The inner material is designed to expand, creating additional direct pressure, while the exterior braid is designed to protect the inner tube from cuts and punctures. However, the disadvantage of this type of air shock line is that stainless steel tends to abrade or erode softer materials around it.

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How to Replace the Air shock Lines with an Air Shock Line Kit

The air suspension components in your car are connected by a series of air shock lines that transfer pressurized air from one component to another. While air shock lines are built using heavy-duty rubber or polyurethane, they can deteriorate over time, especially when constantly exposed to harsh environments. What's more, rodents have also been known to bite into and puncture air shock lines. But for whatever reason they were damaged, a compromised air shock line should be replaced immediately. In this guide, we will show you how to replace your car's air shock lines using an air shock line kit.

Difficulty level: Moderate to difficult

Tools needed:

  • Air shock line kit
  • Air compressor
  • Jack and jack stands

Step 1: Move your care onto a level surface and set the parking switch. Locate the air suspension switch in your car and switch it off. The switch can be found inside the trunk, near the passenger side area, or inside the filler door. You can refer to your car's user manual on where the air suspension switch is located. Next, deflate the air shocks by pressing on the valve stem for each shock.

Step 2: Place a wheel chock in front of each of your car's front tires and set a floor jack at the rear of the vehicle. Raise the tires of the car off the ground and place a jack stand under each frame, directly in front of the rear tire.

Step 3: Clean the connecting point between the air shock line and the air suspension by wiping around the line with a clean rag.

Step 4: How you will remove the air shock lines from your car depends on the type of line installed on your car. If the line is secured by a plastic collar ? which is usually colored red or orange and located at the point where the air shock line meets the suspension ? simply push the collar towards the connection and pull out the line. But if the line is secured by a screw adapter and gasket, unscrew the adapter to pull the line free from the suspension.

Step 5: With the old lines out of the way, install the new air shock line in its place. The air shock line kit usually come with new gaskets and should replace the old ones in the screws as well. Make sure to moisten the gaskets with a bit of non-solvent lubricant before they are inserted back into the line and into the screw.

Step 6: Inflate the system at the valve stems and check the pressure with a tire gauge to ensure that it is at a proper level. Note that a typical air shock works optimally under load at 40 to 70 psi.