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Old 08-15-2018, 12:25 PM
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I live in Southend On Sea in the UK the roads are crap and there are speed humps everywhere including down my road shortly and I'm fed up with having to plan my route around town based on speed humps I can't get over
but I'm partial to a project and some would also say tight. actually I'm not tight I just do a really crap job for a living (literally) so demand value for money when I part with it
This is not going to be a shiny setup for show hopefully it will all be hidden and OEM looking and much of it will be, just not Nissan mostly Audi with range rover height sensors, aftermarket Bags and a custom built controller
cost wise it should be coming in at 600-700
The compressor with built in exhaust valve is audi

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aftermarket front and rear air bags


the rear air bag spacers are made from 2 old fire extinguishers and some 1/4" ally plate




this is the compressor and tank as they will be fitted in the trunk


should look pretty discrete
this is pretty much as far as I've got so far hope to have it all done over this weekend
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I live in Southend On Sea in the UK the roads are crap and there are speed humps everywhere including down my road shortly and I'm fed up with having to plan my route around town based on speed humps I can't get over
but I'm partial to a project and some would also say tight. actually I'm not tight I just do a really crap job for a living (literally) so demand value for money when I part with it
This is not going to be a shiny setup for show hopefully it will all be hidden and OEM looking and much of it will be, just not Nissan mostly Audi with range rover height sensors, aftermarket Bags and a custom built controller
cost wise it should be coming in at 600-700
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this is pretty much as far as I've got so far hope to have it all done over this weekend
Ought to be interesting. Nothing wrong with a little ingenuity so long as it all works. In to see final vid of it operating.

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Wow. You have some nice skills. Looks great. How does it ride and corner ?

Can you share pictures or video's of ride height(s) ?
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:21 PM
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Just read through your DIY ITB thread on the UK z site. Love the work you're doing, awesome attention to detail and craftsmanship. Can't wait to see more!
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Just read through your DIY ITB thread on the UK z site. Love the work you're doing, awesome attention to detail and craftsmanship. Can't wait to see more!
Word dat. Yup, that's why I was pretty intrigued with the stuff Andy's using on this DIY air kit. I mean, old fire extinguisher bottles?? That's just plain ol' hot rodding! No ghettorigging here. Laff....
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:27 AM
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Wow. You have some nice skills. Looks great. How does it ride and corner ?

Can you share pictures or video's of ride height(s) ?
It's not actually finished yet hope to have it drivable in the next few days
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:34 AM
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Word dat. Yup, that's why I was pretty intrigued with the stuff Andy's using on this DIY air kit. I mean, old fire extinguisher bottles?? That's just plain ol' hot rodding! No ghettorigging here. Laff....
"ghetto rigging" I'd be offended if it wasn't so close to the truth
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sorry I'm a bit behind on posting here
the springs are in on all 4 corners this is the front


the controller is all built




<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NXn_xsmNs2U" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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We need more people able to do/post DIY stuff like this. Great job so far
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