The air ride bags are only rated for four to five years of service and then are recommended to be replaced because of dry rot. The compressor and air dryer should also be replaced because of blow by from the compressor cylinder ring wearing out, think of all the times the compressor has to run over a four to five year time. You can replace the air ride bags for about $120.00 each, the compressor and air dryer will cost in the $150.00 range also. If you replace the air ride system it will cost in the $390.00 range and then if you are not handy you will have to pay a mechanic to replace the components also which is more expensive than the spring option. If it is really just the solenoid valves, in one or two years you will have to replace the air bags anyway. Would not the $200.00 springs and the $200.00 mechanic installation be cheaper over the long haul when you would not have to ever worry about the suspension system again?
Monday, July 7th, 2008 AT 9:16 AM