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What Car Use Air Ride Suspension?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9266 times:

I was looking up air ride suspension, and thought it was just use in trucks and buses, then I found out, that the Lincoln Town Car, had air ride suspension. Now, that the Lincoln Town Car was discontinued, what current cars, use air ride suspension? Also if there is none, could this feature be used in future cars?



PS: I count this as a car post, which is common on A-Net.  

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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9269 times:

Hi!

When we were kids in the 80s here in Europe my mum had a Citroen which had air suspension I think. It was very different. The whole car used to raise and lower when you started the engine and switched it off.



I don't really remember the ride being any smoother though but maybe it was.

Many thanks,

Pierre

Edit: Sorry I just reread and you were asking about current cars. Sorry.

[Edited 2012-06-12 16:29:12]

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40065 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9253 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):

The Town Car ended pruduction only 9 months ago.
Plenty of Town Cars out there on the market for you to chose from 1984 model year till 2011.
They're also used on Maybach, Rolls-Royce, Lexus, Land Rover/Range Rover and SsangYong.



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User currently onlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3176 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 9195 times:

While not currently produced my H2 has air bags on the rear and is probably the smoothest riding vehicle I have ever owned.
It can be adjusted up or down from standard position but I have never had to raise it in use although I have had to remove the nerf bars/steps a few times for clearance when doing some serious off road work. (excuse, make that play)

Okie


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13736 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 9154 times:
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My 2007 Lexus GX470 has a rear air-ride suspension, and it's the only thing about it that I have a real love-hate relationship with.


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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7808 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 9131 times:

Quoting Ps76 (Reply 2):

When we were kids in the 80s here in Europe my mum had a Citroen which had air suspension I think.

No Citroen don't use air, the classic Citroen ride is from Hydropneumatic suspension, using pressurised nitrogen. A similar system was the hydrolastic suspension used by British Leyland, I owned a hydrolastic Mini for a while, for a small car it had a great ride.

Other cars using air suspension are:

Audi A8, A6, C7
Maybach
Mercedes S Class
Range Rover
VW Phaeton & Touareg
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Rolls Royce
Bentley
SsangYong
Subaru
Lexus

There are many more.

A friend on mine had an HQ Holden with air shocks, every couple of months he had to pump them up.


User currently offlineidealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 9091 times:

Had an Allroad A6 V8 last year, that was air ride I think

User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8947 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 9062 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 5):
Other cars using air suspension are:

Audi A8, A6, C7
Maybach
Mercedes S Class
Range Rover
VW Phaeton & Touareg
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Rolls Royce
Bentley
SsangYong
Subaru
Lexus

Will these cars might have pneumatic suspension adjustment (including my Navigator), that's very different from the old Citroen system. The Citroen would collapse to the ground without pressure, whereas the others will not - there are springs and other suspension pieces that hold the car up.

My parents had a Citroen CX back in the day. Absolutely stunning highway car. The ride was like velvet. But that same suspension was a source of mirth and fear on mountain roads.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Citroen_CX_Prestige_long_wheel_base_2347cc_March_1983.JPG/800px-Citroen_CX_Prestige_long_wheel_base_2347cc_March_1983.JPG



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6917 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 9022 times:

My mother was telling me the other day about her father taking her regularly from Paris' suburbs to Lyon (about 500Km) and back in the same day to visit her grandparents, cruising at more than 200Km/h in his Citroën DS with hydro-pneumatic suspension. It didn't feel that fast.

That was also a car that could drive on three wheels if necessary, and jack itself up when you needed to change a tire.



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8947 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 9015 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 8):
My mother was telling me the other day about her father taking her regularly from Paris' suburbs to Lyon (about 500Km) and back in the same day to visit her grandparents, cruising at more than 200Km/h in his Citroën DS with hydro-pneumatic suspension. It didn't feel that fast.

Because it wasn't. The only way to get a DS to 200 km/h is to set off a rather large bomb off in the trunk.

Early DS models(remember they were in production nearly 20 years) would top out at about 140, from what I remember. Later versions topped out around 160. The most powerful version ever made right at the end was the Palas version which would get to 190 with a good tailwind.

Quoting Aesma (Reply 8):
That was also a car that could drive on three wheels if necessary, and jack itself up when you needed to change a tire.

Yeah, I remember seeing that. Way cool Big grin

[Edited 2012-06-13 08:14:38]


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