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    Thread: Air strut and strut housing?

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      05-05-2012 01:48 PM #1
      So, I've hit a small snag. Only minor, but I'm wondering the easiest way to get an air strut into the front strut housing. With a traditional coilover there is pressure to push it down into the housing on it's own, but the air strut does not.

      Vortex, share your wisdom!


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      05-05-2012 02:34 PM #2
      Shrader fitting on the bag and pressurize the bag

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      05-05-2012 02:38 PM #3
      Oh, yes. I'm an idiot. Thanks for that.

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      05-05-2012 11:31 PM #4
      or just hook it to your line, attached to the valves. jack up the control arm and it will collapse about half way before locking up
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      05-05-2012 11:46 PM #5
      lol

      I was experiencing the same thing today. Looks like I do gotta finish hooking up the electrical before I put back on my front wheels. Thank god I saw this.
      Insert witty quote

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      05-07-2012 10:35 AM #6
      OK, so I before I head to the store to get the required fitting. IS there a way to air up the bags via elevel without having the height sensors installed. All the electrical is wired up and no leaks anywhere but I can't seem to figure out if it's possible to do this or not. So I'm stuck.

      I couldnt' get through to Accuair support to ask.

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      05-07-2012 10:42 AM #7
      Personally I just installed a makeshift spreader (screwdriver) and lubed the heck out of the strut and housing and wiggled the hell out the brake and with the other hand pushed down on the strut. Seated perfectly(ish) maybe 1/4 left.
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      05-07-2012 10:48 AM #8
      I'll try that first. Tnx. I've tried but haven't put much effort into that route.

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      05-07-2012 12:04 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by fenny View Post
      OK, so I before I head to the store to get the required fitting. IS there a way to air up the bags via elevel without having the height sensors installed. All the electrical is wired up and no leaks anywhere but I can't seem to figure out if it's possible to do this or not. So I'm stuck.

      I couldnt' get through to Accuair support to ask.
      yes, you can use your touchpad even if the sensors are not done. Just leave the sensor harness unplugged. you then use the associated corners to fill and dump. Don't worry when the arrows are all red, it just means that the sensors are not reading(because they aren't installed yet)

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