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Old 08-22-16, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default LS460 air shock to Suncore spring conversion

Has anyone converted factory air ride to Suncore spring conversion, experience, opinion of ride quality please ?

Also anyone carried out conversion to BC sport coilovers?

Any advice appreciated, I am trying to maintain factory height & comfort at this time.
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Curious as well. Don't need them yet, but looking towards the future. One recommendation is to buy them from their eBay store. Quite a bit cheaper than their website.
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IMPORTANT!!!

In 2013 year regrettably I got from Suncore front+rear coilovers from Suncore EBAY store for 2000USD.

+ 500USD was spent for mechanic works.

After 5 month of using all springs are settle down. Road clearance for my empty car now

rear - 3.7'', front - 3.5"

Suppose to be originally for the full load car - rear - 5.5'', front - 5.5"

Sunkore sent me 12 rubber (nylon) spacers in 2014 for spreading of coil springs. They are gone in 2 month...

All bottom of my car scrutched and looks creazy!!!

Every road bump or pit is getting a huge disaster for my car & me & all my passengers....

Never ever buy anything from SUNCORE, Miami, FL

Do not even think about(((
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Why not keep the air and use this? I you really want to convert I would not go coil over but standard springs and struts from KYB or Monroe.

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Why not keep the air and use this? I you really want to convert I would not go coil over but standard springs and struts from KYB or Monroe.

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You right 100%. That was my big mistake...I must keep on my LS460 the air struts only!!!!
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There is no such thing as suncore conversion

All they do is sell you a no name brand strut and spring for $2000.00 and your left to figure everything else out for yourself

They don't even know how to deal with the warning lights on the dash

If you want to convert from air to spring just get a known brand like KYB or another brand your comfortable with for 1/4th the price.
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IMPORTANT!!!

In 2013 year regrettably I got from Suncore front+rear coilovers from Suncore EBAY store for 2000USD.

+ 500USD was spent for mechanic works.

After 5 month of using all springs are settle down. Road clearance for my empty car now

rear - 3.7'', front - 3.5"

Suppose to be originally for the full load car - rear - 5.5'', front - 5.5"

Sunkore sent me 12 rubber (nylon) spacers in 2014 for spreading of coil springs. They are gone in 2 month...

All bottom of my car scrutched and looks creazy!!!

Every road bump or pit is getting a huge disaster for my car & me & all my passengers....

Never ever buy anything from SUNCORE, Miami, FL

Do not even think about(((
How did you deal with the warning lights on the dash ?
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Thumbs up fuse under hood for air suspension control

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My mechanic called to SUNCORE technician and he told just disconnect the main fuse under hood for air suspension control
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How did you deal with the warning lights on the dash ?
No warning lights if you leave the height sensors in place. But you need to kill power to the compressor.
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There is no such thing as suncore conversion

All they do is sell you a no name brand strut and spring for $2000.00 and your left to figure everything else out for yourself

They don't even know how to deal with the warning lights on the dash

If you want to convert from air to spring just get a known brand like KYB or another brand your comfortable with for 1/4th the price.
correct...
when my mechanic check
he told SUNKORE just sold
for my '09 LS460L AWD
original OEM coilover struts
from 07-08 LS460
(and I can buy it 2-3 times better price)
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How long ago did you get this kit? They've been out of stock of the AWD conversion on their site for quite some time.
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I was just about to go down the Suncore road myself, after the negative review can anyone provide other options ? Coilovers ? any other solutions as alternative to factory air units, anyone ever purchased chinese air struts ebay has lots listed and what experience have you had ? my objective is to replace the factory units that are begining to fail, but i do not have a large budget so genuine are out of the equation, any advice appreciated
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I was just about to go down the Suncore road myself, after the negative review can anyone provide other options ? Coilovers ? any other solutions as alternative to factory air units, anyone ever purchased chinese air struts ebay has lots listed and what experience have you had ? my objective is to replace the factory units that are begining to fail, but i do not have a large budget so genuine are out of the equation, any advice appreciated
You have a few options

If you want to keep your factory air you can buy Arnott replacements , which are about half the price of OEM and they are very good quality , maybe better them OEM

You can try your lick with the chinese air struts , which in some cases are juyst remanufactured OEM units , I havent heard of anyone trying these so im not sure

Or you can go coilocers or regular strut/springs, they just swap in
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Where can I get hold of regular springs and struts ?
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Id try ebay or amazon

I belive the oem struts are KYB and can be had for a few hundred bucks
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