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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ScottD3, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics
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    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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  3. N8

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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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  4. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics
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    Ok mate.
    Thanks.
     
  5. N8

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    Easier, otherwise I'll have to type an essay :laugh:
     
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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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    timmythechef Starin' Through My Rear View

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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.
     
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    You can sign up and pay :laugh:
     
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    I'l get the banners and start advertising.
     
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    :laugh:
     
  13. ScottD3

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    I feel we should film it for the people that wont be at AITP :thumbsup:

    P.S. Should we take notes? Will there be a test at the end?
     
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    Essay, do it :wub:
     
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    No Phil, get your arse down there lad!
     
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    :laugh: maybe we will see
     
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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? :ermm:
     
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    I'll be there all day fella from the morning ;)
     
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    i just looked at the date and theres no way in hell im making it :(
     
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    We'll send you the video :laugh:
     
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    :laugh: 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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  23. timmythechef

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    Didnt you have a vid on the trusty tube before? Of the rear iirc.
     
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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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    I was under the impession that 'rap-video hopping' etc would result in bent chassis...

    Essay needed :D
     
  29. N8

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    Yes you can adjust it anytime, yes it is safe. It's one button to raise it, takes 1 second.

    It's fine Phil, no problems.
    Air ride isn't hydrolics.
     
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    N8, if you're there all day the car will be up & down like a tarts knickers :jester:
     
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    It never happened, her knickers were down the whole time :laugh:
     
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    Sweeeet..........


    Dirty mare.
     
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    :laugh:
     

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