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 Post subject: air bags - front??
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:30 pm 
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hi all,

does anyone on hear have the founts baged,, had the rears done
on my wagon for a while now and no-one does them for the fount???
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 Post subject: Re: air bags - front??
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:33 pm 
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thats because most setups need custom upper control arms to clear the air bags.

how low does the back of your wagon go?
i'm doing my wagon soon, would be keen to see your setup.

 

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 Post subject: Re: air bags - front??
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:06 pm 
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ahh right,

ill see if can take some pic's after work looks hot though.
its about 5cm off the ground from memory and would
go up to 30cm good bit of travel even with load,
(best mod ever)

so, is the setup different on the comformadores fount
not requiring mods like the falcons??
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 Post subject: Re: air bags - front??
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:30 pm 
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Yep, they've got more space for the airbag.

I've got bags in the front of mine, and they go very close to the upper control arm mounts.
AU upper control arms have more space then e-series ones, so i'm not sure how much better, but its generally the main issue.

 

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 Post subject: Re: air bags - front??
Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:38 pm 
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ok hears a few pic's,
i have two compressors running one tank, to reduce fill
time, all the stuff is jammed up the rear bar quite neatly...

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 Post subject: Re: air bags - front??
Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:51 pm 
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this doesn't help much as you can't see the upper control arm :/

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Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:53 pm 
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the photo of the bag under yours.. is that directly under the chassis rail, or offset?

 

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 Post subject: Re: air bags - front??
Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:25 pm 
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just looked,, think it right under..

are your compressors loud and how long does it take for
the tank to fill??
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Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:30 pm 
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interesting, i guess thats why you've got the single below.

different to how i was going to set mine up.
but handy to have!

i've only got a single compressor, and yep its pretty loud.
not sure how long it takes to fill.. mine switches on when tank pressure goes below 120 i think, turns off ~ 180psi, takes maybe 1-2 mins normally.

generally lifting all 4 corners off the ground will trigger the compressor.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:15 pm 
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By the looks of it you have reduced the number of leaf springs?

I presume you have left the main one in for diff location reasons.

How do you find the day to day ride quality and handling?

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 Post subject: Re: air bags - front??
Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:16 pm 
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sounds like mine,, it did take 1-2 min, but i got sick of the
noise so got another one put in only takes 22 seconds now
much better.
can do back about twice..
who did your founts?
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benj..

got a few taken out.. it feels a bit bouncy at first lol
but its stiff, as far as body roll. pulls around corners
miles better than stock.

can depend on psi though...
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Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:06 pm 
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scud wrote:
who did your founts?


I got the gear 2nd hand, but the previous owner did the fabrication/install himself.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:00 pm 
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^insterested in selling?
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Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:16 am 
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eboost wrote:
^insterested in selling?


you're going to keep asking till i do arn't you? :P
not a chance! hehe
i like being unique!

 

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