world most efficient air ride
front, rear and trunk set up video.
include front air ride with 2'' lowered coils
rear 16'' air cylinder
4 kinetik 2600amps ea battery
4 oasis compressors
1 Booster pressure 340+psi builder from 200psi compressors
Lowrider Flipping Over
Was at a hop off and recorded this. I was pushed out of the way in the end of the video BTW.
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Lowriders at Elysian Park in L.A.
Here are some lowriders at the Together Car Club show at Elysian Park in Los Angeles, California. Music is by Susan and the Surftones. This is a segment from The Vintage Vehicle Show (more info at vintagevehicletv.com). See more videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/vintagevehicleshow
Nonweighted Hopping Lowrider
Proof that you can hop a car with a hydraulic setup high without adding additional weight. Driving a lowrider onto a local weigh scale station to determine the actual weight. Uncut footage driving off the scale and hopping. Lets see others put their hoppers on the scales and hop them right off the scales. 1987 Luxury Sport Monte Carlo. Single Pump on 13s on the bumper hard. HOT FIRE
Factory weight : 3283-3526 lbs.
Factory weight: 3520 lbs.
Full tank gas: 151 lbs.
Moon roof/wheels: 100lbs.
Estimate Frame/Suspension reinforcement - fiberglassed quarters: 300 lbs.
12 Batteries : 780 lbs.
Estimate Pump/battery rack, 3 pumps setup: 140lbs.
Total: 4991 lbs. Weigh scale shows: 4980-5000
No room for extra weight!
1964 impala frame wrap hydraulics lowrider Thornwood Auto Body NY
1964 Chevy Impala frame wrap hydraulics lowrider in action set for serious hopping. Thornwood Auto Body, NY.
Completely boxed in with 1/4 inch steel, smoothed out and molded, hand made control arms all around, telescopic cylinders & wishboned .
Lowriders in Tokyo
From Southern California to Tokyo, lowriders are making leaps and bounds here in the East.
These American classics have been customized to look gorgeous inside-and-out, but what really sets them apart from other custom cars is what they do: hop.
Fitted with hydraulics and more batteries than a Toyota Prius, these ponies hop, jump and sometimes crash while rising several feet into the air.
The key is timing and a reliable car thatll bounce when the switch is hit.
[Takeshi Kurakawa, Hopping Judge]:
When the car hops, we look at the front tires on a scale and measure the height of the jump.
Contestants face off for battle while judges look for maximum height without the car breaking down. Theres no grace and elegance here, only bumper-pounding hops.
In the U.S., lowrider enthusiasts have formed a culture with music, fashion, community, and lingo, but its not much more than a hobby in Japan.
[Yoshiaki Kakishita, Continental Kings]:
For me, because I have a shop, I can make a living doing this and continue doing it, but for regular people out here, the lowrider culture doesnt go that far.
Lowriders that arent athletic make up their lack of physical prowess with eye-catching looks.
Kazuya Saito first saw lowriders while studying abroad in the U.S., and developed a passion for them ever since.
[Kazu Saito, Toy House Creative Kustoms]:
Ive had an interest in lowriders since I was about 18. When I studied abroad in L.A., I saw lowriders there and I was inspired. Ive always liked flashy cars and I wanted to get involved, so I studied and came to do it myself.
Takeshi Kurakawa is very proud of his '62 Chevy Impala with hydraulics from an airplane that he modified himself. Hes been customizing hydraulics for over 15 years.
[Takeshi Kurakawa, Kurakawa Hydraulics]:
One of these pumps cost about $1,500 and thats when its really dirty, and you dont even know if it works. I take it, clean it, chrome it, and polish it myself; I really work hard on these systems.
For others, owning a lowrider is about the friends.
[Kenta Otsuka, Deep Bonds Car Club]:
My crew loves cars and we just get together to have fun. This is our car club, and we are celebrating our tenth anniversary, so we all got together and entered the show.
Whether you enjoy hanging out with friends, stunning show cars, or bouncing hydraulics, the lowrider community in Japan welcomes you.
[Takeshi Kurakawa, Kurakawa Hydraulics]:
I hope more people get involved in the lowrider culture. If you develop an interest, look into hydraulics and Impalas, touch and see these cars for yourself, and get a feel for them.
Liliana Yap, NTD, Tokyo, Japan.
monte carlo 1979 hopping 38''
1979 monte carlo with v8 and full interior at scrape by the lake 2010 hopping 38'' with full air ride. front slam specialties bags. rear 16'' air cylinders. 200psi oasis compressors. NO nitrogen.