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Air worth it?

Post by J-me » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:30 pm

Really wann put air on my 5.5 just wondering how they ride an drive on air,
Does it end up feeling like a boat?
How much difference have people had on the tracking between top and drop, I'm quite low at the minute on coilys and have not had to change my tracking had it checked and they said it was fine,

Also looking to do the install myself is tere anyone on here that can supply the gear, like the struts and rear balloons and what not, I should be able to sort out my own compressors and I'll be making the tank myself
Need the cheapest option really

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Re: Air worth it?

Post by JA1987 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:48 am

Speak to Lucasg60 for the kit mate

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Re: Air worth it?

Post by mini_dub » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:06 pm

I wouldnt go back to coils now

Ride is softer than coils and a tad boat like but not as harsh as coils or as soft as stock suspention

Tracking wise just needs to be done at your pefered ride height that your going to do alot of driving at



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Re: Air worth it?

Post by J-me » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:02 pm

I couldn't either on my 18's I wore the insides out because of camber but have had the standard wheels now for over a year and the tyres have been on for two years, and they are still perfect
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Re: Air worth it?

Post by mini_dub » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:17 pm

Yea thats the way it goes i think its because the bigger walls on the smaller stock wheel some how spread the wear better than 18 with low profile side walls!
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Re: Air worth it?

Post by J-me » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:53 am

Yeah think so as the entire tread sits on the floor, there prestivio tyres and I've has to put one on the rear in about 15-16000 miles ha
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Re: Air worth it?

Post by Jk* » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:14 pm

I think i can help out here:
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Re: Air worth it?

Post by mini_dub » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:25 pm

Hahaha thats brilliant
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Re: Odp: Air worth it?

Post by Toca » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:48 pm

Jk* wrote:I think i can help out here:
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u answerd my question why i lost my smile :)
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Re: Air worth it?

Post by Homerdog81 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:37 pm

:hyst love it....

I always look like :shock: entering work. Speed bumps for articulate lorries.... Not good

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Re: Air worth it?

Post by andyescort » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:42 pm

my b6 is -100mm on coils it takes me an extra 20 mins to go to town to avoid speed bumps ,the wife is so happy it has made me drive slower :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Air worth it?

Post by J-me » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:30 pm

I saw anothe meme with That picture saying I have a problem with speed bumps but I'm slowly getting over it
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Re: Air worth it?

Post by griggsey » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:29 am

Been on air for six months now and defo wouldn't give back to coils

My tyres are lasting longer and my ride is smoother

I just love it.


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