AS Air Suspension

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  1. PenelopePitstop

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    Had air suspension fitted to our WildAx Aurora on Wednesday - WOW what a difference it makes to the ride! Handles much better going over speed humps too!

    First class service at AS Air Suspension as usual! :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Calm down Little Sis... just because you can now roar about the place like your namesake doesn't mean you have to!

    (It is brilliant isn't it? Totally changed the Wagon for the better too.)

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Yes Marie A.S fitted it to our Rapido a couple of weeks back and the difference is remarkable especially over potholed roads and drift when being overtaken on motorways.
     
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    Looks like all the best people are having a.s. fitted, :thumb: did mine last week but not had a long drive to test it yet. Tomorrow we are of to Falkirk then a trial run South to see how it performs. Must find some speed bumps to test it on, got to sort that out before going South for the winter. :Eek!: :Rofl1:

    Unsure yet as to what is the best pressure to use, anybody going to commit themselves on the best system to set it up correctly?

    Just seen it's Rex's birthday, was that his present? :Rofl1: :party2:
    :beer: have one with us Rex.​
     
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    As of yet I keep ours on 2 bar, if I happen to find some nice smooth motorways in France next week I may tweek it up to 2-1/4 ish to see what effect it has on other vehicle bow waves.
     
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    We had it fitted on the Knaus too and we had ours set at 3.5 to 4.5 - depending on the weight we were carrying.

    It's also useful when levelling on a campsite! :Wink::Wink:
     
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    Have you got more padding on your bum than us Mariie ?
     
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    I edited my last post Marie, show Rex :BigGrin:

    Got mine on 2 bar but I would assume as we load up for the long drive at more weight it should be somewhat higher?

    If you put them up higher will the weight reduce? :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Did Phil at AS suggest a lowest pressure for the system?

    The only reason I mention it is, if I remember correctly, I was advised to go no lower than around 2.5 bar as the air bags can be damaged below this.

    Maybe your system is not the same as mine so the lower pressure may be ok.

    Brian
     
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    Probably ours is different as it is fitted to the Alko chassis and Phil at A.S. recommended about 2 bar
     
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    Minimum pressure no lower than 0.5 bar as stated in the Dunlop information leaflet.
     
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    I didn't receive any such leaflet but was advised by Phil when he fitted it.

    Apparently if you hit a pot hole or such like with a very low pressure the air bags can be pinched and split but as said your systems may be different.

    Ours is fitted on a Alko chassis but I will call AS on Monday to check their recommendation.
     
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    A misunderstanding here. I was talking about the minimum when not travelling you were clearly recommended a safe travelling pressure which I thought would depend on the weight you are carrying. Maybe your van is heavier and therefore a higher minimum would apply?

    Marcle leisure, from where ours came, recommend a starting pressure of 30 lb (close to 2 bar) then adjust as you get the feel of the ride, but no minimum pressure stated.
     
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    Just for interest this is a picture of our air suspension as fitted by A.S. to the Alko chassis not sure what make it is except it is not Dunlop and this is the one that Phil recommended about 2 bar running pressure
     
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    Alan,

    Are you on Alko torsion bar suspension or Fiat springs?

    Regards,

    Mike
     
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    Alko torsion bars on the wide chassis
     
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    Would air suspension help mitigate weight? (Motorbike rack fitted).
    Thks
     
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    No ... the air assisted suspension which is discussed in this thread makes no difference to your plated weights but helps give a more stable ride, particularly in cross winds. In your case it would help with any swaying motion caused by your bike.

    In my case I had it fitted more to give some lift to the rear end increasing clearance over road humps etc. than for stability.

    Brian
     
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    Ours is also on the Alko chassis so I shall speak to Phil on Monday just to confirm his recommendation.
     
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    Not just true----I had mine fitted along with 225 instead of 215 tyres to get it re-plated to 3850Kg and more importantly to get the rear axle load from 2000Kg to 2240Kg

    The improved ride was just a big bonus
     
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