The 1929 Chevrolet International Model AC at the Strutmasters Museum

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The Strutmasters Museum Presents the…
The 1929 Chevrolet International Model AC

The-1929-Chevrolet-International-Model-AC-AThis 1929 Hand-Cranked Chevrolet was the second of what would become many in Strutmasters’ car collection. Chip Lofton, the owner and President of Strutmasters, purchased this antique in 2005. He purchased it in Strutmasters’ home town of Roxboro, North Carolina. Like most of the vehicles in our museum, there is a particularly unique story that comes along with this timeless classic.

Sometime around 2005, the Roxboro Museum here in Roxboro, North Carolina came to the realization that they needed more income. So the board members of the museum decided they were going to hold a raffle to let go of the vehicle. At this point, Chip had fallen in love with his first collector car, the Super 8, so he thought he would try his hand at making a hobby out of car collecting; Chip decided he would talk the Museum board into selling the ’29 Chevy to him directly. Chip, knowing the small size of Roxboro, knew it was going to take the museum forever to raffle off enough tickets to justify actually drawing a winning ticket. So he decided he would use this as his selling point. The board members of the Roxboro Museum all came to the same conclusion that the raffle would never generate enough revenue for the museum to justify actually drawing the raffle and giving away the car. Chip made one offer, and the museum took it!

The-1929-Chevrolet-International-Model-AC-BThe Chevrolet International Model AC has a hand-cranked starter. Luckily, the crank was in the trunk of the sedan when Chip purchased it. What’s more is this classic started right up on the second attempt! The day Chip went to pick up the car, it was a hot July day. Naturally, the vehicle had no air conditioning units of any sort. So, he rolled the windows all the way down and drove as fast as the old Chevrolet would let him to cool himself. This created a wind tunnel which, due to its age and construction, ripped the entire roof off of the classic! Hence why it is seen here with beams and no top covering!

The 1940 Buick Super 8 Coupe at the Strutmasters Museum

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The Strutmasters Museum Presents the…
The 1940 Buick Super 8 Coupe

The-1940-Buick-Super-8-Coupe-AHere on the Strutmasters grounds in Roxboro, NC, we have a HUGE custom car collection museum between our offices and our warehouse. The museum hosts a wide array of vehicles: from classic coupes, to hot rods, to retired Strutmasters.com-sponsored NASCAR series trucks and ARCA race cars. Chip, the founder and President of Strutmasters, always likes to show our guests and customers the museum, so we thought we would show it to the rest of the world, too! Our museum depicts Chip’s life through the murals, cars, and displays. From Chip’s first drag car to the Strutmasters’ NASCAR truck, the museum shows its guests how Strutmasters all began.

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Top 10: 2003-2004 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator 4-Wheel Air Suspension Conversion Kit

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Number 9: 2003-2004 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator 4-Wheel Air Suspension Conversion Kit With Module

As we move onto number seven on our top ten conversion kits list, we must note that this kit is constantly moving back and forth to the number one spot. While it is an accomplishment in its own right to even appear on this list at all, number seven just doesn’t seem to do this kit any justice. Honestly, it could be the fact that this has been one of our top selling kits for so long (ever since we first invented it), that the sheer number of these vehicles that are out on the road without our product on it is slim. We’re pretty sure we’ve sold one of these kits to just about everyone who have one of these SUV’s.

Known to us as the FX24FM, this conversion kit comes to you with (4) completely custom-built Strutmasters passive gas and hydraulic fluid struts preassembled with Eibach coil springs, dust boots and upper mounts, and a custom-designed module. The module is designed to eliminate any unwanted lights or messages that may appear on your dash when removing OEM electronic suspension components from the vehicle. While it is perfectly fine to purchase and install the kit without the module, more customers have purchased the kit with the module than without it. The variable-rate Eibach coil springs pick your SUV off the ground, keep you riding level, and give you the reliability you need when towing or hauling. No more going outside in the morning to find your SUV down on the ground, this kit will keep your vehicle level!

This kit fits the following SUV’s (click on yours to go to our vehicle-specific page!):

Top 10: 2000-2006 Mercedes S Class Sedan 4 Wheel Air Or Hydraulic Suspension Conversion Kit

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Number 8: 2000-2006 Mercedes S Class Sedan 4 Wheel Air Or Hydraulic Suspension Conversion Kit With Light Fix

Now onto number 8 on our top ten conversion kits list, introducing our 2000-2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan four-wheel air or hydraulic suspension conversion kit with light fix. This kit has become increasingly popular since we recently lowered the price from $1,599 to $1,099 (for a limited time only)! So save yourself $500 by ordering today!

Known to us as the MS14FM, this conversion kit comes to you with (4) completely custom-built Strutmasters passive gas and hydraulic fluid struts preassembled with Eibach coil springs, dust boots and upper mounts, and a custom-designed module. The module is designed to eliminate any unwanted lights or messages that may appear on your dash when removing OEM electronic suspension components from the vehicle. While it is perfectly fine to purchase and install the kit without the module, more customers have purchased the kit with the module than without it. The variable-rate Eibach coil springs picks your S-Class off the ground, and keeps it moving level. The properties of these particular springs also allow drivers to experience the same handling when cornering as with their original suspension system from Mercedes. This is true for both S-Class sedans that had the air suspension as well as S-Class sedans that had the hydraulic suspension system (also known as the Active Body Control, or ABC, system).

For S-Class owners with the hydraulic suspension system, we have good news….you get to keep and reuse your hydraulic steering pump and reservoir! Let us explain. The S-Class models that came with the ABC system have a hydraulic reservoir and steering pump that is utilized for both power-steering as well as the hydraulic suspension system. Strutmasters gives the owners instructions and tools on plugging the ABC system so that it is not necessary to replace the hydraulic pump or reservoir when installing the conversion kit. Even though our conversion kit is straight forward, the accessibility to the rear strut upper mounts and ABC systems are a little complex, and for that reason we recommend customers take these to a certified mechanic for installation. Don’t have a mechanic or not sure which local shops have experience with our conversion kits? Don’t sweat it…just order this particular kit over the phone by dialing 1-866-597-2397. Speak with one of our Sales Reps and simply ask them “What are the names, locations and phone numbers of experienced mechanics in my area who are familiar with our product?” and our Sales Reps will be able to give you the information you need to make an informative decision on whom you would like to install our kit for you! This kit fits the following S-Class Sedans (click on yours to go to our vehicle-specific page!):

Top 10: 1998-2007 Lexus LX 470 4 Wheel Hydraulic Suspension Conversion Kit

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Number 9: 1998-2007 Lexus LX 470 4 Wheel Hydraulic Suspension Conversion Kit

Now let’s visit number 9 on our top ten conversion kits list. Introducing our 1998-2007 Lexus LX 470 four-wheel hydraulic suspension conversion kit.

Known to us as the TF14F, this conversion kit comes to you with (2) passive gas and hydraulic fluid Gabriel shocks for the front, (2) Eibach coil springs and (2) passive gas and hydraulic fluid Gabriel shocks for the rear. Now, some of you may be wondering “What’s the difference between these shocks and my old failing shocks? Weren’t they hydraulic too?” The hydraulic shocks that Lexus installs on these vehicles are electronically controlled. There are a lot of components tied into this original active hydraulic system. The original active hydraulic shocks that were featured on this generation of the LX 470 are designed to work in conjunction with a low torsion-bar setting and weak coil springs in order to help hold the vehicle up as well as provide dampening. In other words, the active hydraulic shocks control both dampening as well as the ride height. This is a major flaw on an engineering level as shocks should only function as dampening devices while the coil springs and torsion bar should hold the vehicle off of the ground. This causes extra stress on the shocks and ultimately causes them to fail. When joined with our rear Eibach variable-rate coil springs and instructions for re-clocking of the front torsion bar, our passive gas and hydraulic Gabriel shocks will be able to provide the dampening you want out of a Lexus without fear of failing shocks and expensive hydraulic systems.

Checkout all of the money you will be saving when you purchase this kit versus trying to maintain that costly hydraulic system: http://www.strutmasters.com/products/1998-2007-lexus-lx-470-4-wheel-hydraulic-suspension-conversion-kit-tf14f/.

Top 10: 2007-2013 GM Full Size SUV 4 Wheel Air Suspension Conversion Kit

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Number 9: 2007-2013 GM Full Size SUV 4 Wheel Air Suspension Conversion Kit With Light Fix Module

Today, we here at Strutmasters are going to start showing you guys our top-selling conversion kits. These conversion kits are the current driving force here at Strutmasters. These kits are our bread and butter, and get the most attention from our customers and from us. So let’s start with the conversion kit on our Number 10 Spot today, introducing our 2007-2013 GM full-size SUV four-wheel air suspension conversion kit with light-fix module.

Known to us as the GC24FM, this beast of a kit comes to you with (2) Monroe struts completely preassembled with upper mounts, dust boots, and Pontotoc coil springs for the front, (2) Eibach coil springs and (2) Gabriel shocks for the rear, and our own custom-made module. The front coilover struts replace those expensive front electronic struts and keep the front of the vehicle at the correct ride-height while simultaneously providing exceptional dampening. The rear Eibach variable-rate coil springs hold the rear of the vehicle level (even when towing or hauling) while allowing the rear gas and hydraulic shocks to provide outstanding comfort and handling. The module is a quick and easy solution to deleting any sort of air suspension message that may appear on the dash as you are removing the active suspension components. While your GM SUV will certainly function without the purchase of the module, our customers prefer not to have a suspension warning message, which, in turn, can make navigating the instrument cluster easier.

Save Money By Converting Your Air Suspension

Checkout all of the money you will be saving when you purchase this kit versus trying to maintain that costly air system: http://www.strutmasters.com/products/2007-2013-gm-full-size-suv-4-wheel-air-suspension-conversion-kit-with-light-fix-module/

The GC24FM fits the following SUV’s (Click on yours to visit your vehicle-specific page!):

Spotlight: 1997-2002 Rear-Wheel Drive Ford Expedition Suspension

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Get to Know the 1997-2002 Rear-Wheel Drive Ford Expedition

The 1997-2002 Ford Expedition was once synonymous with Eddie Bauer. Ford and Eddie Bauer teamed-up with this beast to offer ridiculous comfort and quality luxurious interior design without having to charge customers luxury prices. Eddie Bauer-stitched leather seats and an enormous cabin is not where Ford drew the line with this home-on-wheels. Ford also added rear air suspension in an attempt to increase towing and hauling performance.

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Spotlight: 1990-2002 Lincoln Town Car Suspension

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Get to Know the 1990-2002 Lincoln Town Car

The 1990-2002 Lincoln Town Car is one of the most widely recognizable vehicles in the history of the automobile. Quite often referred to as the “Grandpa Car”, Lincoln really set the standard for comfort with this ride. Don’t let the nickname fool you! With fairly reliable rear air suspension system and front and rear adjustable leather bench seats, it would seem that the Lincoln Town Car did precisely everything in its power to earn that title. It’s no wonder older generations don’t seem too keen on buying newer cars, they really like their comfort and Lincoln Town Car owners really know their stuff!

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Spotlight: 1992-2002 Ford Crown Victoria Suspension

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Get to Know the 1992-2002 Ford Crown Victoria

The 1992-2002 Ford Crown Victoria is one of the most widely recognizable vehicles in the history of the automobile. Known all over the U.S. for their contracts with almost every single law enforcement agency in the country, the site of one of these bad boys will make any driver think twice! Considering all of the gear packed into patrol cars, Crown Vics with air systems fail very quickly. That’s why we here at Strutmasters have experience installing our rear air suspension conversion kits on federal agency vehicles. When purchasing our conversion kit for your Crown Vic, please call and request that we upgrade your shocks to Monroe Gas Magnum shocks for in the rear of the car. The Crown Vics respond much better to faster cornering with these shocks on the rear. This is a must if you have a police cruiser due to the weight!

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