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Old 10-24-2002, 05:01 PM   #16
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please excuse my ignorance but what is this airbag suspension?
Try not to confuse them with hydraulics on low riders but airbags are somewhat similar. Basically instead of springs (and maybe shocks too) you ride on an inflated cylinder of air that gets inflated by air compressors in your car. At the flick of a switch you can drop your ride height from stock to scraping along the ground if you wanted to, but i'd probably just keep it fairly low, and then raise my car when i was going over speed bumps or into driveways etc.
So in a nutshell you can raise and lower your car at will.

i dont think you can make the car jump though =)

Airbags are also nice for when you wanna lower the car so that the ladies can climb in with ease, and when you park, dropping the car to the lowest it will go will probably deteur people from trying to steal it =)
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Old 10-24-2002, 05:12 PM   #17
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Ok air bags are not a solution to lower your car!!! When you lower the car the air bags are soft and it is not supporting your car properly! Think of the bag as the spring...the main support in your car. If the spring is broken or gone soft then the car handles like crap...same idea with soft air bags.

Air bag suspension is ment for transport trucks and show cars. If I decide to do the air bag idea with my wagon then it will not be a drag/show car, it will be a show only with a sound q sterio system.
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Old 10-24-2002, 06:12 PM   #18
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ok that's cool i didn't know that, but i guess that makes sense too
perhaps i shouldn't go that route then
i need stiff suspension when lowered
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-Remus full catback
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Old 10-24-2002, 09:02 PM   #19
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Check out...http://www.ridetech.com/toc.htm! I had this link saved in my Favorites for my wagon. Doubt there are any BMW stuff, but check out the UPS Van! SWEET!



BTW there might be some helpfull information since I haven't researched air bags in a long time.
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Old 10-25-2002, 12:34 AM   #20
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for 20 bucks? they cracked? so im guessing plastic?
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Old 10-25-2002, 12:55 AM   #21
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for 20 bucks? they cracked? so im guessing plastic?
Nope, they're in perfect condition, and yes they're plastic (so are oem ones).
I only paid about $30 for them new.
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-TEIN SS Coilovers w/ Pillowball mounts
-Keskin KT1 17x8.5 & 17x10
-Remus full catback
-Authentic Rieger Infinity I body kit
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