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Old 08-15-2004, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got back from Import and truck bash at Indianapolis and saw a bunch of sweet rides on air ride. Out of 3 BMW's, which were mostly stock one had hydrolics, but no Air ride. I asked most of the leading air ride dealers that were present and no one had an application for a BMW. Does anyone know of any BMW's on air ride??? I know how to do the rear set up, but the front is what is getting me as of now.
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Old 08-15-2004, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does anyone know of any BMW's on air ride???
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i thought bling rims were bad, this is worse, no offense of course, hey i live in Indy too
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not really, if u had air ride u could lower it for hi speed driving. the toureg, cayenne, etc...all use similar technolgy.
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I don't think there's much of a market for it among the BMW aftermarket. Anything you did would have to be a custom set up.

Are you talking about something for a bling factor, or a self leveling air ride set up? Either way most of them are VERY expensive and the cheap ones are supposedly crap.
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Old 08-15-2004, 11:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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where in indy do you live i live on the northeast side fishers
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I actually live in North Eastern Indiana.

The reason I want to go with air ride is because obviously no one else has it, making my 318ti even more different.

Air ride does not = Rice
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very true.but sure is
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I actually live in North Eastern Indiana.

The reason I want to go with air ride is because obviously no one else has it, making my 318ti even more different.

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oh ok i thought you lived in indianapolis, never mind, have fun gettin air ride on your car
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the reason the cayenne has is it you might want to take the cayenne thru snow or such.... not to make it handle better lol
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my friend has an aftermarket air ride setup on his Mustang LX...he isn't supposed to go over 100mph with it because it isn't stable or something like that...thats not performance, thats a riced out Mustang...
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My family has both a touareg and cayenne, both have air ride...it is pretty cool but not a thing that I would ever waste money on aftermarket


if by BMW you mean cadillac, then there are tons of them on air ride LOL
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my dad's Lexus LX470 has air ride for lowering and raising it for offroad driving. The suspension can also be set to automatically raise and lower itself according to speed
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by air ride do u mean like hydrolics but with air bags? if so then a few bmw's here have it, i always see a touring 325i with it jumping around! its pretty cool but u have to have a air tank in the back or somewhere as well! hydrolics are illegal here!
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^^ If it is air, then they are pneumatics, like they use in the LX470, Range Rovers, and many other up-scale vehicles. Hydraulics imply a liquid is used.
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wow, yet to see a BMW in a Low Rider Magazine, still like the girls though
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