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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 03:44 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if there is an air suspension system out there that can be fitted to the Commander>? If so whats the cost? Thanks for any info you have.
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Re: Commander Air Suspension

None exists to fit the Commander out of the box. However you can mod up some mounting brackets to make one work. I think someone on the forum is in the process of doing it.
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Re: Commander Air Suspension

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None exists to fit the Commander out of the box. However you can mod up some mounting brackets to make one work. I think someone on the forum is in the process of doing it.
I think YB Normyl was working on that

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Re: Commander Air Suspension

I'm trying to find the right air springs for the set up I need, but there are a few places that will make up custom air suspensions for $1500 and up.
I'll post some links.

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Took some measurements of the springs, shocks, and struts in preparation for an air lift.
Since no one makes an air lift kit for the Commander, I guess I'll have to piece one together.

Normal ride height/.....Fully extended/.AIRBAG dropped/..ride height/..extended..

Frt strut spring 10" /...........13"....../.........4"........../......6.5"...../......9.25"...../......2"-3" spacer on front bags

Rear spring .... 9.5"/..........12.5"...../.........6"........../.....10"......./......14".......

Rear shock ..20.75"/..........24"

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Re: Commander Air Suspension

I know this may be the opposite direction you want to go in, but I have a lot of experience with air ride. I did a custom drop in my Acura and I had to do a lot of welding/customizing for fitment... so I know more than i should have. I would say whether you are looking for low or high rides it all comes down to the quality of the system.

#1) get compressors that run @100% cycle (dont shut off due to voltage variations, they wont overheat)
#2) Dont get too big of tank
#3) Get big enough airlines and high quality, dont cheap out
#4) Get the proper cylinder/bag. If you get a cheap one, it will leak and you will be paying big in the end


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Re: Commander Air Suspension

Nice job on the drop! Thanks for the tips, I can use all i can get. What bag brands, lines, etc do you favor?
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Re: Commander Air Suspension

I had a complete EAI kit with 2 chrome viair 100% duty compressors

I used 1/2 lines because the front end was so heavy and it allowed for faster air transfer. I vowed never to do air ride again, but I honestly miss it. I blew out cylinders because of pressur problems, but EAI always replaced them for free.

If there was a set up for the Commander where I could get a good ride quality with NO air in the cylinder I would do it (with air bags I think you can somehow still utilize a stock strut) but I am not an expert with 4x4s
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Re: Commander Air Suspension

http://www.viaircorp.com/300s.html I would at least use 2 of these
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