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Convert Your Air Suspension To A Coil Spring Suspension. End Your Air Suspension Problems Forever...Strutmasters 1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 88 4 Wheel Air Suspension Conversion Kit is the perfect solution to your air suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your air suspension to use standard shocks/struts and coil springs for less than the price of replacing one air strut.
Conversion Kit Features
- Saves Money
- Returns Vehicle To Factory Ride Height
- All New Components
- Showroom New Ride Quality
- More Reliable Than Electronic Suspensions
- No Modifications Required To Install
- Easy To Install
Air Suspension Conversion Kit Includes
- 2 Pre-Assembled Complete Front Strut Assemblies Including Springs And Mounts
- 2 Premium Rear Shocks
- 2 Rear Springs
- All Necessary Hardware
- Detailed Instructions
This Conversion Kit Fits
- If the suspension warning light is currently on, call 866-597-2397 for more information prior to installation
The 1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (88) is built with the following suspension components:
1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (88) Air Springs (x4)- commonly referred to as air bags, a plastic and rubber bag that is fitted on top of the strut that uses pressurized air as a cushion instead of a metal coil spring to hold a vehicle off of the ground and off of its wheels. These are the number one cause of all air suspension leaks. All air springs all go bad at about the same rate. If one is leaking, the others will not be far behind. For a proper repair, all of them need to be replaced at the same time.
1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (88) Struts (x4)- a type of shock absorber; has metal tubing filled with gas-charged hydraulic fluid that is connected to the wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of vertical travel on a rough surface which controls the bounciness, and therefore comfort, of a vehicle.; the air spring assembled on top of the strut is commonly referred to as an air strut.
1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (88) Height Sensors (x4)- a linkage located near each wheel of a vehicle with any electronic suspension that, either mechanically or electronically, constantly measures the height of the vehicle, and reports this information back to the control module so that the computer can identify if changes in height need to be adjusted accordingly. The ride height sensor is a moving part, and like all moving parts, they will eventually wear out.
1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (88) Air Lines- tubes that run from a compressor (air suspension) to the air struts which carry pressurized air to the air bags components in order to adjust the height of the vehicle, respectively.
1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (88) Solenoids (x4)- usually L-shaped, these plastic components connect the electrical connection and lines of suspension components to the suspension control module on vehicles with active suspension. The solenoid regulates the air pressure for each air spring. Solenoids start to leak as they wear out causing the vehicle to sag or to lean. This will cause the ride height sensor to send a signal to activate the compressor in an attempt to inflate the air suspension and level out the vehicle. This excessive work load will eventually lead to total failure of the compressor.
1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (88) Compressor- creates/sends pressurized to active suspension components. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor/pump starts working harder to try to keep the system inflated. By the time air suspension leaks down completely, sitting the vehicle on its tires, the compressor will either have failed or be well on its way to full failure. Buying replacement struts and taking the time to install them only to find out the compressor still needs to be replaced can be very frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive.
1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (88) Dryer Assembly- used to keep moisture out of air lines and air springs in order to prevent freezing and internal cracking of these parts. Once air suspension starts leaking, moisture will build-up throughout the air system. Moisture damages the air suspension from the inside. The dryer will need to be replaced in order to eliminate the moisture and prevent any further damage.
1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (88) Suspension Control Module- a computer which is responsible for the operations of the air suspension system and maintaining the vehicles correct ride height.
1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (88) O-rings- Although they are the least expensive parts of the air suspension, they are responsible for maintaining the seal where all of the air lines connect. Be sure to replace the O-rings when repairing any air suspension system.
Suspension Failure Signs
If the 1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight is not meeting and maintaining its proper ride height then it may have a failed or leaking air suspension system. You‚Äôll want to diagnose this properly and get the situation fixed before total failure sets in. The most noticeable sign is a sudden uneven height difference between two sides of the 88. Most often the rear suspension fails first causing it to sag while the front end remains inflated. This gives the illusion the Eighty-Eight is squatting down too low to the ground. Some drivers notice the car leans from one side to the other. Left untreated, this can cause other components to wear out. For example, the air compressor may have stopped working altogether or may run too often (will be very loud and noisy). You can confirm your suspicion if there is an illuminated suspension warning light on the instrument cluster. You have options- direct replacement, replacement, repair- but make sure to do research before settling on a choice to fix your bad suspension. You want to make sure you get the most quality at the best price possible.
OEM Replacement Cost
+ Struts ($460/strut)
+ Air Spring ($520/air bag)
+ Compressor and Dryer Assembly ($720)
= TOTAL: Over $4,600 (and that doesnt even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
Aftermarket Replacement Cost
+ Front Air Strut Assemblies ($699.00/pair)
+ Rear Air Strut Assemblies ($769/pair)
+ Compressor ($200)
+ Dryer Assembly ($40.00)
= TOTAL: Over $1,700 (and that still doesn't include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
The original air suspension system on the 1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight is made up of assorted parts that must all work together in sync. If one part stops working, the entire system is defunct. This gets expensive (multiple trips to the dealership for repair) and is very inconvenient. Thats why we created the air to non-air suspension conversion kit- to save you time, frustration, and a ton of money. This kit eliminates the old-fashioned dependency on faulty parts. It includes to premium rear shocks, two rear springs, and two pre-assembled complete front strut assemblies with the springs and mounts needed for installation. DIYers love that the kit is installed in as little as one hour per wheel- easy to read detailed instructions help guide the process smoothly. This is the only kit of its kind on the market that includes high-quality cold-wound steel springs. Read the customer reviews to see what everyone is raving about.