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Air Ride Suspention

Postby macdool » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:42 pm

Has anyone ever installed an air ride kit to their Mr2? I can’t seem to find any pics on the interwebs.

I want to go for the stanced, low and slow look that’s achieved by air-cooled VW’s.
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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby shnazzle » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:45 pm

Wouldn't an "car with engine in wrong place" be better suited for the form over function approach? The mr2 suspension doesn't lend itself to excessive camber or lowering.
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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:02 pm

You're looking at 2K for the kit alone, then there's the fitting.
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Its been done, but it doesn't suit the roadster. Also you're ruining one of the cars best features.... the handling

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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby rich_p » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:22 am

You're car your rules as they say!
I actually quite like the look of some of the US cars which push wheel/tyre/ suspension setups and still look purposeful. I think most are static too.

The above example I've seen before and isn't to my tast, but it's certainly different. Obviously the benefit of air ride means you could still retain some driveability when not parked on the floor.

However, I always thought a lot of room was needed for controls/ compressors/ reservoir tanks etc. Something the roadster doesnt have in abundance. Has it got the physical space to fit it all?

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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby bernie11a » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:54 am

Each to their own but the 2 is all about handling IMO it's style over function but hey your car your choice :-)


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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby macdool » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:30 am

Essex2Visuvesi wrote:You're looking at 2K for the kit alone, then there's the fitting.
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Its been done, but it doesn't suit the roadster. Also you're ruining one of the cars best features.... the handling


This guy is still going for the sporty look which doesnt marry well with a bagged setup.

I’m aiming for the smoothed out classy look achieved by this Audi TT..

Thanks for the ballpark figure. I think i can get the same look by just using air in the front with adjustable coilovers at the rear and strut braces all round to keep the handeling up to par.
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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby shnazzle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:13 am

If you removed the bin plastics and created a custom wood platform you might be able to fit a cylinder in. Might he very tight though. You'd not have enough air to lower it too much. Or maybe a more round container in the cleared out frunk.

Mind. Thats's the end of any flying about. I wouldn't trust a 2 with a setup like that on a corner.
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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby macdool » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:45 am

Has anyone ever tested the air suspension against coil-overs? Is the handling really that different? I don't intend on taking mine to the track, and if I ever do it will probably be turbo'd straight line, quarter mile stuff anyways.

I have some researching to do.....

Also, I contacted HR Autoworks and they want to know if this air kit will fit my car but I have no idea. Any of you know?

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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby shnazzle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:51 am

That kit is for an earlier mr2. Totally different.
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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby macdool » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:54 am

shnazzle wrote:Wouldn't an "car with engine in wrong place" be better suited for the form over function approach? The mr2 suspension doesn't lend itself to excessive camber or lowering.


I just ended up with one of these because it was a good deal, but I'm really starting to like it, and I think if I make it my own, in my own style I might end up with a car I'd keep forever.

I just read the speedhunters article that the slammed yellow one from the picture is in and the guy even said himself that he's never seen one on air ride before...
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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby macdool » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:55 am

shnazzle wrote:That kit is for an earlier mr2. Totally different.


Yeah thats what it said in the title but I thought they would have known that.

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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby shnazzle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:00 pm

Well one thing you will be credited for is being unique. I'm assuming it will take a bit of custom fabrication but as long as you stick on the correct side of structural integrity (i.e. don't cut through drop links and remove roll bars and cut notches into chassis), it can only be applauded.

Looking forward to the results.
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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:38 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221849199997
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371408934827

I looked into these ones as they use the K-Sport dampers which have fairly good reviews

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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby macdool » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:16 pm

That’s what I’m talking about
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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby macdool » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:17 am

So my studies have shown that theres some serious fabrication that needs to be done to make a 2 sit on the floor.. Which will cost some serious £££. Total cost I estimate is close to 3 times the value of the car!! hahaha :crazyeyes:

So I've decided to go with coil-overs..

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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby Topdownman » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:40 pm

I think thats probably a good move, you should be able to get them pretty low if thats your goal and just avoid routes with speed bumps!
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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby SuperArt » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:31 pm

It's not hard and not very expensive. I've seen it done like this before, frunk setup.
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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby secla » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:17 pm

yellowspeed do an ultra low version of there coilovers

http://www.yellowspeedeurope.com/yellow ... 00-07.html

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Re: Air Ride Suspention

Postby macdool » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:48 pm

SuperArt wrote:It's not hard and not very expensive. I've seen it done like this before, frunk setup.
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SuperArt why didnt I see your message earier?? Damn I'm actually having Meister R coilovers installed right now.

Who does that setup and how much does it cost?
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