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    getting their.
    hows the rear set up coming on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.F View Post
    getting their.
    hows the rear set up coming on?
    Its still in the CAD drawing, the guy who is designing it is taking his time, but we will see. If it goes on too long I'm just going to do it myself, which i was going to do anyway.

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    Video are good man

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13 View Post
    Video are good man
    Cheers 13
    Hoping to get more up soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russell22dc View Post
    Hi Mike
    With a panhard rod you get slight movement side to side when using air ride due to the amount of travel, so for instance, when all the way down you'd probably have the L/H rear wheel touching the inner wheel arch, and the R/H rear wheel about 5,6 or 7mm away from its respective wheel arch.


    After speaking to the guy, he suggested a watts link, which when thinking about it makes perfect sense and actually less complicated than a 4 link set up (especially the way he has mounted the whole thing in the CAD drawings). I will put the CAD drawings on here at some point but need to see if he wants to Patent it before i do so.

    Hope this helps
    Mine doesn't move even a mm and is panhard. I just moved the mount and it's perfect
    Had to re design the piece of crap that airride.co.uk sent me that would have killed me and my kids

    https://www.facebook.com/Cr4zydiam0n...5254860424579/

    Loving the copper air hoses, They look so much nicer than the push fit plastic ones.
    Last edited by crazydiamond; 27-04-2017 at 01:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydiamond View Post
    Mine doesn't move even a mm and is panhard. I just moved the mount and it's perfect
    Had to re design the piece of crap that airride.co.uk sent me that would have killed me and my kids

    https://www.facebook.com/Cr4zydiam0n...5254860424579/

    Loving the copper air hoses, They look so much nicer than the push fit plastic ones.
    Panhard rods on race cars make sense as the suspension travel will be less than an inch if its set up properly. Because the nature of air ride is to travel 5 or 6 inches (depending on make), that 'up and down' movement tranfers into a small sideways movement due to the arc a panhard rod makes on its travel. So your set up will move slightly sideways, its physics, but its probably not a noticable amount.

    Eventually my plan is to run tyres as close to the arches as possible, to within a mm of each tyre touching the arches, hence why i want to eliminate any sideways movement at all at this part of the build.

    Thanks, the copper ones are only being used at the rear, I'm still going to use the plastic hoses to feed the fronts for now, i might change that at some point though.

    Thanks
    Russell

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    So i've got round to editing the next video on the install of the air ride system on my caddy.
    https://youtu.be/8HkeMKdcfCo

    Covers plumbing in the front airbags

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    so, after a lot of messing about, its finally done. All the rear end is on, all the teething problems sorted out and everything works. Just finished the last video which covers the rear suspension and running the airlift performance system for the first time.
    https://youtu.be/IENZ6xhqxTk

    Screen Shot 2017-06-03 at 18.13.51.jpg

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    I've been waiting for an update on this. Will you put up any pics of the rear setup?

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    quality

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    Looks really good that mate and top man on the videos. :thumbsup

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    All looks a fairly simple system.
    One question though. The part that the bag bolts onto, how does that lot bolt onto the chassis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.F View Post
    quality
    Thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanman View Post
    Looks really good that mate and top man on the videos. :thumbsup
    Thank you Vanman

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    Quote Originally Posted by swainy View Post
    All looks a fairly simple system.
    One question though. The part that the bag bolts onto, how does that lot bolt onto the chassis?
    It uses a peice of Delrin machined to the shape of the inside of the chassis rail to take up the space. Then 2 bolts pass through. and at the front of those plates, there is one bolt that slides into the place where the bump stop is normally mounted. I show it as best i can in the video.

    I will try and find the CAD drawing, it shows it quite clearly.

    Thank you

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    Watts linkeage looks class, only one better is a woblink. Solid axles ftw
    muttley racing ftmfw

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    Animal! you're still out there.

    YAy!

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