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Old 05-02-2014, 12:09 PM
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eh. im not sure youre looking at the right stuff then my man.. i paid more than that and im sponsored by ACCUAIR and paid wholesale for my UAS lol. You really want 2 compressors on your set up tbh.. and most of the time, UAS bags and accompanying hardware run abouit 800 or so.. so closer to 2800 vs 2000.

nothing to "look out for" other than the fact that you need aerosport bags up front and air house 2 bags in the rear, and all brackets as well.


You can take a look at my latest build thread for install pics.. and if you do go accuair e level rocker ( better than the switch pad for fast in traffic adjustments imo), call derek at accuair and tell him isent you over and chat w him about the product for sure.
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also, Zack at UAS has billet coilover threaded mounts specific for your D2 coils.. so make sure to ask abbout those before you order jsut the basic washer mounts instead.. lame.

performance wise, they can be set to lift less in the front yet be PLENTY stiff still.. performance is not downgraded w bags over coils. Thats all inthe past.
If you want to ride stiffer when lower in the rear.. then just get the airhouse 1 rear bag.. lifts less.. so it rides higher pressures at a lower height.

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Also, bend back and bang flat the pinch weld seam about your front tires.. it looks nasty.. im doing mine soon.


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Old 05-26-2014, 09:20 AM
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Recently bagged mine with Airlift, found a deal on the kit I couldn't pass up. Gives right at the 3" front and 4" rear drop that Airlift claims, and at the reccomended driving pressures it's 1" or so lower than stock. Overall I'm happy with it, ease of install was nice and I feel the 1/4" airline is a perfect speed.

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One of the benefits of bags over coilovers.. indeed.. I can air mine way up and still set the car to ride low.
Nice n dangerous lol
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:32 PM
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New pictures with a clean car and actual camera. Added 25mm spacers up front and 30mm with a fender roll on the rear. Spacers are only to check clearances and until I get real wheels.

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more bags pictures as i wrap up the build.

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So just purchased accuair management and two 444 viair compressors. Not really sure what suspension to run? Any recommendations?
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Heres the link to my feature has a bunch of pics of my install, I've changed some things since then and am running wider wheels just working on trying to get the front fender to lip gap straightened out think im SOL with these 18's though

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Running uas system and I'm not so delighted as I excepted. Starting with the front, Zack from uas preset the mounting position for the aero sport 2 bags. With those installed with proper made threaded brackets I am getting a "clunking" noise.. I'm thinking it's the pillow ball mount. How can this be fixed???? I should've just went with airlift front air struts being its spending the same in coilovers n bags for the font.

For the rear I am running uas air house 2 with brackets n from my understanding I have drilled the holes in the spring buckets in order to mount those bags. I don't feel that it lines up well with the upper part of the vehicle. And when I jack up the rear and push down the hub the upper part of the bracket comes out of that top part of the car that it is supposed to sit up in perfectly is this normal obviously under compression it shouldn't pop down an out but I feel it's still possible an it sounds like I have might of heard it already once or twice.

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I have truhart air suspension on mine and the rear clunks really bad. it sounds like everything is loose. I cant find the source of the clunking either. I suspect its the struts bottoming out but the rear bellows didnt come with any insulators/seats either. So its really hard to tell where the rattle/clunking is coming from. Any input from those with air suspension would be swell.
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Originally Posted by Paulqiv View Post
Running uas system and I'm not so delighted as I excepted. Starting with the front, Zack from uas preset the mounting position for the aero sport 2 bags. With those installed with proper made threaded brackets I am getting a "clunking" noise.. I'm thinking it's the pillow ball mount. How can this be fixed???? I should've just went with airlift front air struts being its spending the same in coilovers n bags for the font.

For the rear I am running uas air house 2 with brackets n from my understanding I have drilled the holes in the spring buckets in order to mount those bags. I don't feel that it lines up well with the upper part of the vehicle. And when I jack up the rear and push down the hub the upper part of the bracket comes out of that top part of the car that it is supposed to sit up in perfectly is this normal obviously under compression it shouldn't pop down an out but I feel it's still possible an it sounds like I have might of heard it already once or twice.

Thanks guys don't flame me "community"
Tack weld the rear uppers to the subframe.

As for fronts.. What are they mounted on for dampers? Pre mounting is something he'd have no clue with.. You have to be able to adjust the height and bag placement yourself.. There is no proper or universal. Clunking.. When? All up? Low height? Over bumps? That's like telling the doctor that "you don't feel well"..
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Originally Posted by ehsee View Post
I have truhart air suspension on mine and the rear clunks really bad. it sounds like everything is loose. I cant find the source of the clunking either. I suspect its the struts bottoming out but the rear bellows didnt come with any insulators/seats either. So its really hard to tell where the rattle/clunking is coming from. Any input from those with air suspension would be swell.
Same as my last comment.. You're not really providing the situation when the sound happens very clearly.

If it sounds jds like everything is loose, all I can tell you is that.. Yeah.. Maybe it all is loose.. Installation of this stuff requires some know how, not flaming, just being real.. Install quality.. it's absolutely key to a problem free life w the car.
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My clunks are happening when driving on any road that is uneven or just slightly bumpy, at ride height and at any speed. Which leads me to think its the strut over the bellow bag. I cannot replicate the noise with the car on jacks. I have checked all bolts recheck and re-torqued the 3 bolts that the strut has. My bellow mount seems pretty solid as well. What the bellow and strut do not have is any rubber insulators between them and the spring cup and in the wheel well between the strut and the wheel well where the strut mounts. My kit did not come with any insulators so I didnt use the ones that the stock suspension had, as they are not compatible and I dont remember seeing a rubber insulation on the OEM strut either. The only time I can sort of replicate the noise is by pushing the rear up and down (bouncing) the rear and it kind of makes a clicking or clunk noise. But its still hard to isolate that noise and where its coming from. Cause that could be from my axle shifting slightly or the strut. So I guess Im looking to see if you or anyone had a similar issue with bags and how you stopped the clunk.
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in order for this to be bag to strut issues. that would mean that at some point as you drive, you feel there's almost no pressure on the bag.. meaning your car is momentarily weightless.
if it happens when you turn, that would sound more like spring binding like a poorly installed coilover. there is no preload on bags though...

this can be replicated by putting the car on jack stands or a lift.. and jacking the wheels up one at a time and watching for suspension movement, using a pry bar to move the suspension arms to see if there is any play.

I have uas bags over stance oem style coilovers.. w the uad thread on bracket as designed for the front coil overs.. my rears are lightly tack welded up top, and the bottom is of course threaded and bolted thru the spring cup arm.
my only issue was having them improperly adjusted up front.. the bag is too far down the strut, and the shock body is too high up, meaning when I lift, the shock pistons max out extension travel and clunk going over speed bumps etc.
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:12 PM
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thanks bmccann101. I got the noise to stop in the rear. re-torque everything and fixed a air leak on one of the rear fittings

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What needs to be done to for my front to tuck more and for my Z to "lay" frame? I am shocked that my front does not go as low as I thought.
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What needs to be done to for my front to tuck more and for my Z to "lay" frame? I am shocked that my front does not go as low as I thought.

Smaller wheel and tire combo, or taller /lower bumpers... that's it. The rest of the cutting mods people do is retarded.. You DO however need to bend the pinch weld flat.. Or you will out it right thru your tire. Pie cut it and pound it flat w a rubber hammer.
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Originally Posted by bmccann101 View Post
Tack weld the rear uppers to the subframe.

As for fronts.. What are they mounted on for dampers? Pre mounting is something he'd have no clue with.. You have to be able to adjust the height and bag placement yourself.. There is no proper or universal. Clunking.. When? All up? Low height? Over bumps? That's like telling the doctor that "you don't feel well"..
i was such a noob when i complained about that. turns out if you run into clunking/taping noise in your front struts make sure the main 17-19mm nut on top of the top hat is as tight as possible. Due to me buying low quality coilovers (top speed) after tightening the main nut on top i ran out of threads so a ever so small gap, persisted. in order to correct that take off that main nut and use a washer or 2 to fill in the space.
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fyi, I've since removed the air system in favor of a Fortune Auto , swift spring, and air cup system. I enjoy it far more. no reason for me to air out, and I can ride low static,....and completely amazingly functional, and raise the car 2 inches in front at any time.
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Getting ready to bag my 08 350z this are my parts
Universal air bags front and back
Bagriders.com brackets front and back
accuair exo mounts
Accuair air tank
Accuair vu4 valves coming soon. I'm using a set of 1/2" valves thar are for my chrysler 300 for now
Viair 444c black compressors
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Slam specialties control box
D2 coilovers
Don't know what gauges to go with yet digital or analog
Two water trap no name
Im just waiting on my fittings to come in.
My question to the guys that have there 350z on air how did you all go by running your air lines under the car which route did you all use. I seen some one run them inside the car but it was 1/4 lines then drilled holes to the outside or used factory holes but I don't want to do that any help would be great. I already have everything wired and it's working. And I know I will have to drill holes in the rear where the spare tire is I just want to also know what you guys did so I can get an idea thanks.
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