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Yes it Broke and had it reapired.... 55 26.44%
NO. The Suspension works like a charm... 142 68.27%
YES, my AIR CONTROLLER broke it... 11 5.29%
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Old 06-25-14, 07:27 AM   #181
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mine are extremely bumpy in the rear.. they bounce on every bump.. Anyone have the FSM regarding the air suspension ?
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Old 08-06-14, 03:24 PM   #182
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I searched earlier but didn't really find a answer either way. But is there any aftermarket bags that could be replaced instead of the OEM ones when I get to the point of replacing it? I'm thinking of getting the datacontroller, however I'm afraid of making the struts fail prematurely if I drive too low. At $4k for the struts alone, I would likley go aftermarket air completely if I had to. I don't think I would go to coilovers, as my experience on other cars has not been good with ride quality.
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Old 08-06-14, 06:48 PM   #183
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Aftermarket air shocks will not work with the oem system. I was worried about the bags failing when I purchased my ul and found a nice used set on eBay for less then $500. They have been in storage for a year now. But I guess it's nice to have them. 119k and counting.



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Old 08-13-14, 08:25 AM   #184
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Convert EAS (Air Suspension) to Conventional - I have a 2001 LS430 Ultra Luxury with Air Suspension. The Struts are gone. They leak. Car hits bump on highway and steering wheels shakes, rattles and vibrates. Mechanic says need new air struts. Car has 96k miles; I am only owner. in nice condition. don't want to spend so much for struts. Does anyone know what exactly I need to convert to - if I eliminate air suspension and use a standard strut? Any experience with this? Wife says get rid of car. not sure I want to. actually rides nice on smooth road; has so many luxury features; body good; looks good.
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Convert EAS (Air Suspension) to Conventional - I have a 2001 LS430 Ultra Luxury with Air Suspension. The Struts are gone. They leak. Car hits bump on highway and steering wheels shakes, rattles and vibrates. Mechanic says need new air struts. Car has 96k miles; I am only owner. in nice condition. don't want to spend so much for struts. Does anyone know what exactly I need to convert to - if I eliminate air suspension and use a standard strut? Any experience with this? Wife says get rid of car. not sure I want to. actually rides nice on smooth road; has so many luxury features; body good; looks good.
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Convert EAS (Air Suspension) to Conventional - I have a 2001 LS430 Ultra Luxury with Air Suspension. The Struts are gone. They leak. Car hits bump on highway and steering wheels shakes, rattles and vibrates. Mechanic says need new air struts. Car has 96k miles; I am only owner. in nice condition. don't want to spend so much for struts. Does anyone know what exactly I need to convert to - if I eliminate air suspension and use a standard strut? Any experience with this? Wife says get rid of car. not sure I want to. actually rides nice on smooth road; has so many luxury features; body good; looks good.
Probably the cheapest fix is to try to find some nice used air shocks online. Do you need to replace all 4? I purchased a whole set for my 04 UL (ebay) as backup's for less then $500. I was paranoid about this when I first purchased the car and they have been in a closet for over a year. To convert the suspension is about $1200 - $1600 That's if you purchase the parts yourself and pay for labor and an alignment.
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Probably the cheapest fix is to try to find some nice used air shocks online. Do you need to replace all 4? I purchased a whole set for my 04 UL (ebay) as backup's for less then $500. I was paranoid about this when I first purchased the car and they have been in a closet for over a year. To convert the suspension is about $1200 - $1600 That's if you purchase the parts yourself and pay for labor and an alignment.
LOL! I went the other way and bought a full set of '03 steel suspension including struts for $200, from a guy who went to coilovers on his LS430. Been sitting in my garage for 4 1/2 years now, waiting for the day. Justified them as 'insurance' and, from reading all the posts on this forum about how unreliable the Air Sus is, I thought I'd be needing them soon. Our Air Sus is still perfectly functional. I don't drive the car hard and our roads are pretty decent, might have something to do with it.
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