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#1 (permalink) Old 02-11-2005, 06:28 PM
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sorry for the chav thread but i'm asking for someone else. Someone who's looking to buy the type of hydraulics you can raise and lower from a set of switches (box in the car). I don't know the proper name for it.
not bouncy, just up and down

can you do this on bmws? What website's am I likely to find out on?

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edit: like this - http://www.geocities.com/ekidz_tutor...do/impala.html
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airbag suspension? good luck with that... thats a retrofit installation.


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are they retrofit instalations in old american cars where they actually look right dyou know? Can't imagine any companys making specificly for it cause theirs so many old american cars out their.

custom jobby you reckon it'll turn out to be to get it done?
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definitely. Lots of custom parts are going to be required to make it work.


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I cant help u out with any companys for BMW but yes some companys make for specific american cars.... hell there are even a few guys that do it for old VW beetles! If u are really set on doing it i would recomend starting at your local "import" (i use the word loosly) shop and see what they may recomend.... u will probably be stuck buying generic componats to fit the measurements you take on your car and then going to a specalist to help you out... But then again maybe not, mayb there is some obscure person that does it for BMW's and your friendly import know it all can help you out ! good luck keep us posted!

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I actually thought about this too, raise the car on normal driving and lower it when you about to race - (corner fast). I have seen it done via a small compressor on a truck before, but never heard of it besides that


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air bags are alot smoother and softer (as their not stuck rigid), i've emailed rayvern who a few people have told me are the big boys of this stuff in the uk:

http://rayvern.bigfathead.com/air.php

how clever is this (once it's painted and finished obviously), they've got the compressor on the outside to look like the spare wheel:



this link looks really interesting

http://www.tubularsuspensionsystems.com/photos.htm

looks as though all of these are using airbags, I could live with it going down slow if I could get it to go up fast.















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the last two pics are what I had in mind for bimmers


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Bimmer magazine did a piece on an e46 330 with air ride suspension. Said it was awesome, made several runs out in Nevada with the speed limiter pegged, didn't matter. This is a good thing.

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from what i have heard the air bags make the car handle worse than a sport suspension would. IMO they do not belong on a bimmer

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That's not true. Like I said, Bimmer magazine just did a piece on a system developed by Firestone, and when fitted to a 2004 330i it gave it amazing handling. When I said they had the speed limiter pegged, I was saying they were traveling down the road at +140mph and taking curves no problem. Sounds like the future of suspension to me. That, and {THIS}

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just found some pics of hydraulics on a 730i

all I need now is to find out what he used and how he retrofitted his on 3 series i'm putting mine on

http://www.lowriderforums.com/forums/index...topic=1237&st=0











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the idea of being able to raise and lower pending on driving conditions is good ofcourse, but then you have to think... Why not get some adjustbale coilovers, the airbags = weigh too much for my tastes.

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If you go airbag suspension your looking at maybe 2000 ( i think ) and all it is is an air pump in the truck maybe about 2.5 feet long.
Smooth and crisp if that's what you're looking for.

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