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Old 03-07-2007, 04:38 PM
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Default Airbags: Enlighten the noob...

I have no idea where to begin. I've never been in a car with bags so I don't even know what's involved. All I know is you can control the ride height at the touch of a button. What parts would one need, what's it cost, pros, cons, websites, manufacturers... Am I forgetting anything? Discuss!
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:43 PM
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im guessing parts with install your gonna get around 4-5k range (rough guess) they dont make a kit for the mini but i THINK they make a kit for the rabbit...
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:02 PM
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.........I'm at a loss for words.......So I'll watch this thread.....I wanna see how these systems tick!!!
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:12 PM
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Some info on these sites:

http://www.easystreetair.com/

http://www.ridetech.com/
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:39 PM
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Thanks Konky. For comparison's sake, looks like a complete system for a Scion xB (Closest comparison car I could find) is $2300.
http://www.easystreetair.com/index.a...ROD&ProdID=596

Pricier than I thought. I don't know where I got the idea but I was thinking it was more like coil over pricing. I figured a little more, but not quite a grand more. Hmmm... still would love to know more... /gets to looking deeper...
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yeah, definitely more expensive than coils... If you're truley serious of getting them, PM me and I could probably get them cheaper for you. My buddy with the passat is sorta sponsored by easystreetair and gets different prices

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Old 03-07-2007, 06:05 PM
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Good FAQ!
http://www.ridetech.com/faq.asp
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very interesting. i love the idea of airbags, but may go the coilover route.
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:18 PM
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I'm thinking the same thing hollis. I don't think I'd switch up the ride height enough to warrant the work, price, potential problems, etc. Especially since there doesn't seem to be a bolt-on kit for a Mini.
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:36 PM
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I think I have told Sean a price before... but Kalbones friend Dan is very familliar with what it takes... he did alot of R&D on his Scion before it got totalled... and finding the bags was the easy part... he said knowing what fittings, lines, compressor... etc.. .was the trick... so he's a pro now... LOL...

Kalbone as Dan how much... worst case... I know fittings and such are alwasy expensive... some are 50 a fitting... :|
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i'm with griff... the cost is not really worth it here, where I would lower just for pics...
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yeah its expensive but i think the mail appeal is the fact that you can raise the car over speed bumps and keep it lowered on the nice streets
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i'm with griff... the cost is not really worth it here, where I would lower just for pics...
thats basically all anyone does....most ride around 4x4 mode and park low
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:21 PM
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thats basically all anyone does....most ride around 4x4 mode and park low

ahhh. i see.
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So how do they ride & corner compared to coils or conventional suspension? Can you get some decent track performance out of them or is it strictly for style?
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