Best air suspension system

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  1. elizabethh7802

    elizabethh7802 Read Only Funster

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    We want to fit air suspension to our Fiat Ducato 1995.
    We have found some kits but often they don't include the gauge/compressor.
    Has anyone bought and fitted these themselves?
    Is there a site that sells them at a reasonable price?

    Any suggestions would be great.
    Thanks
     
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    We fitted Airride to a 34ft RV made a huge difference to the handling. We did'nt fit gauges of compressor they are for convenience and add a lot to the cost. All we had was a valve stem on each side and just adjusted the pressures with the small compressor we carry for checking tyre pressures. Once you find the right setting you only need to occasionally check.
     
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    Thanks for the replies

    Is it easy to fit or do you need a professional?
     
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    pablomc Funster Life Member

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    Like most things if you have the knowledge and kit to fit it (main thing I believe is safely raising the weight off the suspension) then it can be done DIY as many here will testify. After some consideration I personally opted to have it fitted to my previous van by AS-Suspension.

    If you search on line you will find instructions on fitting, so you can make an informed choice. :thumb:
     
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    We have had air systems fitted to two of our motorhomes by AS-Airsuspension and am happy to recommend them as an excellent company and great people to deal with.

    The system comes with it's own compressor and gauges and gives a greatly improved ride with the added benefit of being able to help with leveling your van on site.

    It may not be the cheapest system but I recon it to be the best ...... got to be worth a call for a chat and quote.

    Brian
     
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    I'll second that! Jackie and Phil if I remember correctly. We stayed at Delamere Forest club site, straight out of the site and onto the train and a couple of stops into Chester for the day and the day we left the van with AS Jackie gave us a lift into Warrington where we took the train into Liverpool. Good people to deal with and an excellent job on the van. :thumb:
     
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    From Personal experience I agree with this bought AiRide kit complete with guages from eBay of all place`s 2nd hand but as new a doddle to fit as it was originally for a Transit gauges always read different than the pump (Maplins £17 and up to 100psi) makes a huge difference than before keep mine around 30/35psi Not a broken bottle at all last trip Europe :BigGrin:
     
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    We recently installed a "Dunlop" air suspension system and was very impressed with it, the installation was straight forward and very easy to use for our customer.A good price too.:thumb:

    Glenn Harris

    www.johnscross.co.uk
     
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    JCD Motor repairs (Sennybridge) fitted my Dunlop air assistance kit. I bought the kit from Marcle. Champers (John) fitted it for me. Very pleased with the work and impressed with the difference it has made to the handling of the 'van. :thumb:


    (The U bolts holding the springs in place can be very tight/difficult if you attempt to fit it yourself.)
     
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    Had mine fitted by them aswell we have had no problems at all and i would recommend them aswell.:thumb:
    As you say great people to deal with.:thumb:
     
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    We bought a basic kit ( no air pump or gauges ) from AS air suspension.
    I fitted it myself in less than an hour ( VERY easy to fit ) and just pumped them up using the air lines in garages .. After about a year I could then afford the proper pump and gauges so added them then ( again, VERY easy )
     
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    I got the Dunlop system from Marcle Leisure.

    Dead easy to fit with the instructions provided, and Techno's excellent photo instructions posted on a here sometime ago.

    And it has tranformed MoHo's handling - no more lolloping round corners. It's also useful for tipping rain water off the roof where it gathers - just pump up the suspension and the rainwater comes rolling down the windscreen :Smile:

    I got the basic kit - no gauges or pump. Just use my cheapo Maplin air pump, and I plumbed the valves in inside the living area so can adjust easily from inside.
     
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    Same here. Jackie and Phil are great and the gauges etc are very neat. Looks like OE. I recommend them.
     
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    My MH came with air suspension fitted cant remember make right now AIR something italian i think ? but the guage shows the pressure is set at 15psi / 1 bar it drives comfortably but does that pressure sound a bit low ? before looking into it and altering it does anyone think its ok or not ? thanks :Smile:
     
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    I run mine at 40 psi.
     
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    I started with mine at 40psi, but that was a bit hard in the driving; so dropped it to 36; currently running with 32 as a happy compromise between ride comfort and handling.
     
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    I would say at 1 bar it is doing pretty much nothing !

    28 to 40 psi ... Trial and error really...most of the time I run at 2.8 bar ( about 38-39 psi )
     
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    Thanks Jaws it feels very comfy to drive at the mo so it should be even better with a bit higher psi in it, as you say i will try upping it a bit at a time 28-40 to see which is the best ride with a normal load :thumb:
     
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