Because we sell such a variety of products here at Grunion, I often get asked which products I like the best, or what would I put on my own vehicle. Although there is no way of telling which product will suit a perons personal needs and tastes, there are tried and true products that we use on a daily basis and of which we can personally attest to their quality, value, and even ingenuity.
The following is a list comprised of some of the products that everyone here at Grunion Fabrication feels deserve some special attention, in no particular order:
The fact that Viair compressors are the most widely used compressor for on-board air systems is no accident. They have been catering to the custom car scene for many years and are widely known for their great quality. They are continually focusing on giving users the best experience possible with new products, superior quality, and a variety of compressor models that ensure that everyone can find exactly what they are looking for.
We have been installing Viair compressors on the vehicles we build for many years and will continue to do so for many more because their reliability far surpasses the competition.
Slam Specialties Air Bags
There are quite a few reasons that Slam Specialties air bags stand out from the rest. Some of which include their permanently bonded plates and non ballooning bellows. These features make them superior to the other brands while maintaining the other brands mounting positions so if you were to switch your bag set up to Slams, you would not have to change out your mounts. This makes it easy and convenient to make the change!
We love all series of Slam Specialties bags because of the different PSI options they give us while maintaining the same sizes and shapes throughout. The amount of lift, while not ballooning outward, that the Slam bags offer makes them an easy choice.
When building your vehicle, everyone wants the most reliable products available. All of the products you put on your vehicle are usually well thought out and planned. The parts that often get overlooked during the build process are the fittings. Having good quality fittings should be a PRIORITY when planning your air suspension. We have always used and promoted the use of Norgren fittings.
Through all the years of building vehicles Norgren fittings have never let us down. We put them on everything we build and know that they are reliable. Other brands have become available over the years and nothing has even come close to the quality and reliability that Norgren fittings have given us.
When choosing a spindle for your truck it is important to retain the stock geometry so that you do not get premature ball joint wear, bump steer, and problems getting it aligned. McGaughy’s spindles are the only ones for the 99-09 GM trucks that retains the stock steering geometry. They have even won awards from GM for their spindles superior design.
McGaughys is our number one brand of lowering kit because of these reasons and their very competetive prices. They offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY from manufacturers defects on all of their spindles and a one year warranty on all of their other parts.
The guys at Surface DVD continally impress me with the quality they put out with every new video. Their eye for design and their vision for quality deserves to be recognized, especially when it seeems like new video company appears every couple of months.
As much as we enjoy and watch all of the videos we carry, I feel Surface DVD derserves special attention for the great “flow” their videos tend to take. They are very talented cameramen and editors.
Well, that is the list of some of our favorite products for now. There are many other things that we love that did not make this list today and you just might find them on another one later. What are some of your favorite products? What have you put through the ringer and still holds your loyalty? We would love to know, so feel free to leave comments for us!
Slam Specialties will be offering the new SS Series airbag in 2009. This bag comes in all of the standard sizes and will have all of the same specifications as the current RE models.
SS Series Slam Specialties Air Bag
The new SS Series bag is a special combination of the newest technology along with the proven and tested high quality standard Slam Specialties design. These are a 200 psi air spring that features new impact-modified composite plates that give you a non corrosive, non-marring mounting surface. For strength and durability they have chemically bonded Zinc inner plates with integrated bump-stops. Along with all of the other great standard features they retain Slam Specialties signature non-ballooning design and they are going to be available in all of the standard sizes.
The new SS series bag is a 200 psi bag that will have all of the same specifications as the current RE models. However, this bag will be special because they have replaced the outside aluminum plates with composite plates. This means that with the substantially rising costs of metal and shipping, we are able to offer you a budget friendly option that still gives you the quality that you have come to expect when using Slam Specialty air bags. We know that people are hurting for cash in today's economy so we are happy that there is a reliable solution available.
The new composite plates will make the bag weigh less and give it a uniform look. The bag and composite plates are both black which makes it cosmetically appealing.
I know some people will be worried about the composite plates, but the beauty of this bag is that the plates will have no affect whatsoever on the bags performance or structural integrity. This is because the bags port is attached to the inner aluminum plate and it protrudes through the composite plate, so the port is strong and you won't have to worry about leaking or stripping threads.
Overall, we are excited that Slam Specialties have come out with this budget friendly option as well as continuing to offer their other great air bags. The SS Series bag will be available in early 2009. Please contact us with any questions you have about this or any other products.
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