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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:49 am 
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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:37 am 
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ah Kaddis' old setup.

would make for a unique eseries :D

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:19 am 
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too cool 8-)

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:47 pm 
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Bags are sweet, my LTD will be getting bags and 4 link rear when i can be bothered doing the work.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:24 pm 
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What a shame to go to all that work and have a nice looking car and end up taking it apart. I can understand them costing $3500. Chances are whoever gets them will be getting a steal.

I would love to have them so i could set my car anywhere from slightly lowered up to a significantly raised height.

They would be great for towing too, and carrying up to five adults for street cruising.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:55 pm 
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i herd air bags make your car handle like a shopping trolly? i want some but they are illeagl in qld as far as i know

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:06 pm 
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always wanted to bag my falcon
but they dont make them off the shelf kits for them so i dunno
this would be perfect if funds allowed
but i wonder y a car like that wouldnt sell :?
i mean come on it was a bagged ef-el that looked mint

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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:56 pm 
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vrblou02 wrote:
always wanted to bag my falcon
but they dont make them off the shelf kits for them so i dunno
this would be perfect if funds allowed
but i wonder y a car like that wouldnt sell :?
i mean come on it was a bagged ef-el that looked mint

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you can buy usiversal kits from places bit of custom engering and you on

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:36 pm 
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i herd air bags make your car handle like a shopping trolly? i want some but they are illeagl in qld as far as i know

They would be floaty if the rate was low, or harsh if the rate was too high, just like coil springs. Knowing the height is adjustable, people that are just after looks, and especially american's who like things soft, are tempted to go for a low spring rate, so you would want to watch for that.

They are often progressive rate and than can be a good thing. They transmit less vibration than coils and so are nicer in that way.

I have searched the internet a few times and have never found much information about the airbags offered, not even rate. It wouldn't surprise me if people get them badly wrong because of this. Lack of sufficient information and understanding.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Airbag Susspension for E Searies vid and ebay
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:45 am 
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wonder whats going on
1 car but 2 kits sold?
so he spent $7000 on kits but sold em for $3025 (1 for $1525 and the other for $1500)

wonder why they couldnt sell the car it seems nice enough and i know some ford nuts would have bought it just for the bags allready attatched

seem dodgey to anyone? (exactly same youtube vid used for both items,same discription same photo's)
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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150322699472

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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=150321382738


apart from that its a nice looking car and for the right price i would have been interested
i had a subaru liberty at one of my more weaker moments in life that started to develope problems with the airbag suspension got a quote to fix it $2500 each , it was so rediculous that i went to the local wreakers and sold it for 500 bucks and promptly went and got myself a pushbike
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 Post subject: Re: Airbag Susspension for E Searies vid and ebay
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:18 am 
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Wouldn't the front wheel alignment change all over the place as the car goes up and down??
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 Post subject: Re: Airbag Susspension for E Searies vid and ebay
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:13 am 
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futuraEL97 wrote:
i had a subaru liberty at one of my more weaker moments in life that started to develope problems with the airbag suspension got a quote to fix it $2500 each , it was so rediculous that i went to the local wreakers and sold it for 500 bucks and promptly went and got myself a pushbike

People tend to just buy new struts and coils, it's a simple bolt in conversion using struts for non-airbag models.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Airbag Susspension for E Searies vid and ebay
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:24 am 
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Wouldn't the front wheel alignment change all over the place as the car goes up and down??

I find the e-series to be very minimal with respect to bump steer and camber change during the normal range of movement. The camber will however increase significantly towards full bump, and bump steer may also come into the picture, especially if the airbag car can go real low. The extra camber might be acceptable if not appropriate, but bump steer never is. But you shouldn't drive it with less than 4" ground clearance, not fast anyway, so there shouldn't really be a problem.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Airbag Susspension for E Searies vid and ebay
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:00 am 
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i think i remember reading somewhere airbags provide a harsher ride as the shocks cannot move as quickly as conventional ones, something to do with the gas flow or compression or something. Can't remember exactly as it was yonks ago. :?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Airbag Susspension for E Searies vid and ebay
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:07 pm 
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Airbags are usually independent of the shocks, indeed, airbags use air, and shocks use oil. Airbags usually give a better ride due to having less internal friction, transmitting less vibration, and sometimes due to having a progressive rate.

In the same way as coils have less internal friction than leaf springs, airbags have less internal friction than coils.

 

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