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Old 06-24-2007, 12:46 AM   #51
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now im offering brand new air struts the sensor works fine no problems cracks etc.....
the compressor is out of a 96 parkave so like i said everything is inperfect condition
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Buickman, the For Sale section is farther down the Forum. If you have something to sell, I suggest you post it there.
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Ok Wren, another quick question for you then.

My friend had suggested I can get my own compressor and just set the PSI on it to whatever I want...is this possible? You know just some standard small air compressor that way I'd never have to manually air it...

My only problem is how would the two sides stay even with that kind of setup?
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To keep them truly even, you'd need two pressure switches, check valves, and a solenoid valve.

Aftermarket compressors are notoriously noisy and unreliable. A better option would be to wire in an ELC compressor to the trunk, and use that to fill each strut manually.

I don't think jr's3800 regrets the way he plumbed his at all. You're not going to be filling/adjusting these things very often.
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So can he possibly tell me what exactly i need to do to match what he did ? I am really in need of detailed directions, I know nothing about the ELC compressor or how to do any of this lol...sorry guys being a n00b on this particular topic. I have a mechanic that is swapping the FE2 in and will do obviously whatever I ask and he is QUITE skilled, so if you want to give me directions to give to him, that would be awesome! Also...where would I acquire the ELC compressor or rather, where should I acquire it from? And the same goes for all other necessary parts (Wren I'll follow your idea and put it in the trunk and do manual, I know you guys know your stuff so...)...
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Michael here is what you need to do

install the ELC Struts
Install the FE2 springs
run the air like kit into the trunk

and here are some pics to help....*Don shared these with me over a year ago.

Here is the T fitting in the trunk for the manual Fill
http://photobucket.com/albums/v294/J...t=HPIM0294.jpg

Passenger side grommet for the air line to the trunk
http://photobucket.com/albums/v294/J...t=HPIM0301.jpg

Drivers side grommet for the air lines
http://photobucket.com/albums/v294/J...t=HPIM0299.jpg

the Air line kit for the manual fill that connects to the struts
http://photobucket.com/albums/v294/J...t=HPIM0070.jpg

Suspension installed in the car
http://photobucket.com/albums/v294/J...t=HPIM0307.jpg

air assist strut
http://photobucket.com/albums/v294/J...t=HPIM0062.jpg
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Are the holes for the air lines already there? Where would i put the compressor and where would I get it? Also, with that "T" there, how do the struts stay even??? How do you suggest I get the compressor to go up to the right pressure? I know lots of questions but I have NO idea what I am doing....
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Are the holes for the air lines already there? Where would i put the compressor and where would I get it? Also, with that "T" there, how do the struts stay even??? How do you suggest I get the compressor to go up to the right pressure? I know lots of questions but I have NO idea what I am doing....
Mount the compressor in the trunk, it will make your installation time shorter. yea its tee'd and keeps both sides level for the most part
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Hmm..my friend recommended some certain company air compressor that has 100% duty cycle, lifetime warranty, he uses one for his truck for air horns and it works amazing, much bigger model than what i'd get. Anyway, he said to set it up we'd just need a correct pressure switch, so I'd need the PSI rating for the struts...anyone?
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yea but youre friends uses airbags on his truck? big diffrence with airstruts, they cant handle nealry the same psi a airbag setup can nor where the airstruts ever designed to hold that much psi in the firstplace. with the compressor pump we have from the factory the come with a check valve and a mini tank- which elimantes the need for having a compressor running at 100% dutycycle. I wouldnt do it maybe someonce can chime in one that
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