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Old 04-13-2012, 10:10 AM   #69
Bag Riders Air Ride
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Location: South Burlington, Vermont
06 WRX Wagon Ltd.


Originally Posted by dumpstercrusher View Post
okay so basically check the lines/valves every now and then and always carry something extra just in case. even if you installed everything properly should you expect failure sometime in the future or its rare?
Having emergency parts is always wise, as is the case with anyone serious about vehicle modifications. For long road trips, I always carry a few straight unions and extra air line, but again this is strictly for emergency purposes.

With a proper install, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. There are plenty of completely OEM cars with air ride, even luxury power cars such as Lamborghini's! Air Ride is common in ambulances, buses and eighteen wheel trucks, so that should give you a general idea on the safety of air ride. Again, I'll reiterate, with a proper install (no bag or air line rubbing, and properly routed air line) there is no reason to expect a failure of any sort. I've been on air for well over a year now and have NEVER had an issue. As with any mods you do to your car, it's always good to do routine maintenance and checks just to make sure nothing has shifted from it's original position since the install.

Thanks for keeping the thread clean everyone, keep the shots coming!
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