Joined: 19 May 2005
Location: Doncaster South Yorkshire
|Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:24 pm Post subject: Air suspension systems
|Anyone need advice and theres lots of it such as dont do it unless you feel very very confident about engineering to include welding electronics and mechanical engineering in general.
i have spent now threee and a half months either preparing or fitting air to the landy ready for billing.
so far i have one front corner done.
and im very very happy indeed.
using a standard shocker and a lot of calculations i have achieved travel of say minus three inches and plus a foot or so on the standard setup.
using p38 airbags and a hell of a lot of modifications to brackets and mounting point things are finally coming together.
the main problem i've had is the air leaks on the 150 joints or so on the control block.
it got that bad i ended up sweating most of the joints together to avoid leaks.
a tip if you do decied to build your own valve block like me firstly dont and secondly dont use nickle plated brass fittings use iron.!!!
the nickle plated aint strong enough to hold the valves.
all built in 1/8 bsp fitting and the speed result very impressive.
better than the p38 for speed of rise and decent.
cant wait to have all corners done will be great to say the least.
next tip dont use the p38 air bags the fitting on the top need so much work its a pain in the arse!
the chassis wont easily take the air bag tops and im sure there are other bags more easily suited for the means.
i have used twin p38 air pumps not cheap but work well and wouldnt mind finding a better set of pumps one day something with a bit more umph.
the controls have also been a nightmare, making the ssytem compatable and yet safe, as well as remote controlled hasnt been easy.
the switching on the multiplexer for the combination remote was a git and again im sure if you look around you can find something easier to fit although it will cost you a bomb.
the display has come from the states as a hand built deadicated display with alarm settings for highier and low pressures as well as a five display read out covering the tank as well as the front corners.
the car i hope will be in the LRO interantional mag in sept this year. alreay spoken to the editior and he's very interseted in putting me a couple of pages in it so keep your eyes open for the motor.
right fingers urting and eyes tired
Sadly not a 50th member any longer more like a hanger-on if you know what i mean.
Maybe one day i will return.
Ex number 093 owner.