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    Air Ride questions

    Morning 8P people.

    I thought I'd ask this here as know at least one of you with air ride (N8?) over the other sections.

    What is ride like on air ride?
    Is it any thing like normal suspension, sport, bogo or even Coil overs?
    Apart from the height, what else can you adjust?
    Does it work the same way as you see it in movies or rap videos (lack of a better example)?

    How does your bushes fair with the lowering and raising?
    I know bushes are meant to be tightened up when in the rest position (or what ever its called) but on air ride, it don't have that position does it?

    Apart from replacing the shocks/springs with air bags, what else is replaced when fitting or modified?
    What happens to the arch liners when you lower the car fully?

    I think that's it.
    Sorry if they are daft or simple question.

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    Scott, we'll chat about it at AITP, and I'll give you demo's on the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Scott, we'll chat about it at AITP, and I'll give you demo's on the car
    Ok mate.
    Thanks.

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    Easier, otherwise I'll have to type an essay

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    I've often wondered about a few of these questions too
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    Essay required.

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    No essay, Tutorial at AITP

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    Can I be a devil and have a tutorial, happy with the kw's and removed adjusters, but would like a look.
    Lowering your car...So its easier for the year 9s to get in

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    I'l get the banners and start advertising.
    Lowering your car...So its easier for the year 9s to get in

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    No essay, Tutorial at AITP
    I feel we should film it for the people that wont be at AITP

    P.S. Should we take notes? Will there be a test at the end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    No essay, Tutorial at AITP
    Essay, do it


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    No Phil, get your arse down there lad!

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    maybe we will see


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    N8, what time will you be holding said tutorial?

    I too am interested and would hate to miss this after the 2 hour drive?

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    i just looked at the date and theres no way in hell im making it


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    i think ive got it sussed, im not on the fence anymore im just prepping the bank for the rape that it will be taking over winter


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Didnt you have a vid on the trusty tube before? Of the rear iirc.
    Lowering your car...So its easier for the year 9s to get in

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    Yeah but I'll show you guys a demo for those who wanna see it

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    Thats what im talking bout
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    Can you adjust height whilst you're driving? (is it safe to etc) ...seems a bit of a pain to have to stop to raise your ride when you reach a speedbump!

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    i have a question also, when lifting the car on a scissor lift or jacking the car up i know the bags arent supposed to be operated without being loaded, im assuming that jacking would create the same condition


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
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    I was under the impession that 'rap-video hopping' etc would result in bent chassis...

    Essay needed :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stunt Codpiece View Post
    Can you adjust height whilst you're driving? (is it safe to etc) ...seems a bit of a pain to have to stop to raise your ride when you reach a speedbump!
    Yes you can adjust it anytime, yes it is safe. It's one button to raise it, takes 1 second.

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    i have a question also, when lifting the car on a scissor lift or jacking the car up i know the bags arent supposed to be operated without being loaded, im assuming that jacking would create the same condition
    It's fine Phil, no problems.
    Quote Originally Posted by @udi A3 View Post
    I was under the impession that 'rap-video hopping' etc would result in bent chassis...

    Essay needed :D
    Air ride isn't hydrolics.

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