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Old 02-09-2009, 02:34 PM
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Air ride suspension

dunno if anyone else has tried air riding their lude, but Im curious about it. I live in AZ and the roads out here are far less than perfect; pot holes, sunken manholes, high curbs, low dips, and weird looking speed bumps.

A friend told me a lil about how air ride suspension works. how it controls the height of your car by inflating or deflating the struts or whatever. I wanna see if their really worth the trouble or should I just creep my way through everything to avoid bottom-out.

lol maybe just get the ones for the front and only lift those up when i need to :P

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Re: Air ride suspension

please dont do that, leave it for the lowriders:




plus it'll completeelyyyyyyy destroy teh handling characteristics of our cars
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Re: Air ride suspension

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please dont do that, leave it for the lowriders



plus it'll completeelyyyyyyy destroy teh handling characteristics of our cars
x2. You'll have so much extra weight also. You'll need the compressor, a few batteries, all kinds of shiit.


Regardless, you don't want adjustable suspension like that. If you live in an area with shiity roads your only choices are
1- Drive with your car at stock height, or buy adjustable coilovers and lower/raise the car depending on where you'll be driving. Just remember its not easy. You'll have to jack the car up and remove the wheels everytime you want to adjust it.
2- Drive carefully.

I would never ever ever consider air suspension for my lude.
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Re: Air ride suspension

Don't try to do that...
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plus it'll completeelyyyyyyy destroy teh handling characteristics of our cars
umm your wrong about that Nick, I remember seeing a thing on hot rod tv were they took a car with air rid and put it up on a autox track with a few other cars and it ended up getting better times then the others.
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Re: Air ride suspension

a few things to know before putting in air bags. You can run it on one bat. Might need an extra. The air compressor will take up most of the trunk, so no subs unless its custom. If you have air bags don't take turns too hard or they'll rip.
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umm your wrong about that Nick, I remember seeing a thing on hot rod tv were they took a car with air rid and put it up on a autox track with a few other cars and it ended up getting better times then the others.

I remember that episode, and they did it with a Camaro SS, and they did it on another episode where they put it on a mustang I think.

The SS improved handling tremendously. Simply by adjusting it a couple times and retesting it.

I thought about baggin my prelude only because of speed bumps, and to park it on the ground. The only problem is if u start playing with it, and run out of air in the tank when you need to raise the car back up. Plus it takes up room...and its a hassle if you don't know how to work on it and something breaks.
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please dont do that, leave it for the lowriders:
plus it'll completeelyyyyyyy destroy teh handling characteristics of our cars
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And the air compressor and crap adds TONS of weight. =/
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Re: Air ride suspension

hmm yeah u guys are right. just a thought but i didnt look too much into it til now. guess ive gotten more careful with the roads out here since theyre trying to fix em up.

anyone actually have installed adjustable coilovers on their ludes? hows that working out for you??
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hmm yeah u guys are right. just a thought but i didnt look too much into it til now. guess ive gotten more careful with the roads out here since theyre trying to fix em up.

anyone actually have installed adjustable coilovers on their ludes? hows that working out for you??
A lot of people have adjustable coilovers. A lot. Its the best way to lower a car. Its a little expensive BUT its way cheaper than an air ride suspension set up. Those set ups easily cost 1k-3k before installation.
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