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Old 06-26-2007, 02:39 PM   #71
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The factory compressor goes to 70psi. I doubt Don has had more than 40 in his struts to date.
20 Psi is more than I need, But the usuall for me is 16-20... I ran with 25 for the trip to NEBF and it was a little too solid.. 35 Psi is like Riding Rails with craters in them.... and even then the rear end is riding high...lol.... Would be great for the track

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Are those PSI ratings per strut, or for the two combined? Reason is right now the lowest pressure switch I can find is 40psi ceiling...


---Edit: Found a few switches i think adjustable and I can lower them well below what I'd need to from what I read, I still need to know the combined (both struts) psi they should be at? And if so, JR's3800...was that PSI rating you gave me for the two with a "t" connection?
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Yes that was with the T fitting

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Thanks As soon as I figure this all out, and figure out how to make it work RIGHT, I will make a long write-up and hopefully anyone that ever wants an automatic filling system, can just follow suit, cause I'd love to make a helpful contribution to this club
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Where do you guys suggest I get the springs from and what brand? How about struts? Anyone have any preferences? Tell me
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Struts are in Techinfo. Monroe Sensa'*. With rear ELC.
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Thanks As soon as I figure this all out, and figure out how to make it work RIGHT, I will make a long write-up and hopefully anyone that ever wants an automatic filling system, can just follow suit, cause I'd love to make a helpful contribution to this club
That would be interesting.... I'll be following that

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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
im going to buy the struts tomorrow and would love to learn how to put this all together pics arent working. ive read about 30 pages on just fe1 to fe2 upgrades lol but not a ton of pics would anyone have them ive seen wren witha a lot of info jr3800 and don i believe so any pics or where to look on how to build up the air sys. im dropping them in a 97 lesabre as my first step towards better handling thanks in advance
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