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air suspension repair
Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:06 PM
Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:10 PM
Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:21 PM
Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:39 PM
As said - pull out the struts and replace with a normal coil/shock setup. It will be much cheaper and will keep you sane.
Edited by GeneralDisorder, 12 February 2009 - 10:15 PM.
Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:58 PM
If you're trying to do this on the cheap you can replace just the front or just the rears and "trick" the system to continue to air up the others. But legacy's are easy to find parts for, just swap them all.
I keep the air suspension systems on my XT6's, but i've got tons of parts. I have a lot of experience with them and they're not worth it for the average daily driver.
The system can actually be very reliable. In my commuters I've actually replaced fewer XT6 air suspension components than EJ front struts. But it'll require a lot of time replacing about 20 orings and reconditioning your struts which most folks aren't prepared to do.
Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:08 PM
Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:20 PM
parts you will need are: springs, struts and tophats - the tophats are a must - the airbag tops will NOT work with standard coilover system. those you can get either used (the way i went) or new (depending on the depth of your wallet...)
unhook/cut air lines, remove old struts, install new struts - pretty much that easy. oh, and unplug/disable the air compressor system....under the drivers seat i think...
ps: this thread should be in the new gen....
Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:58 PM
Posted 13 February 2009 - 08:05 PM
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