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31-07-2019 02:11
Gretchibald Agree with others re Air Ride Suspension. Had mine fitted by a garage who quoted circa £600 but final bill was £550 , said it was easier than he thought, probably because I told him just to place the top up connectors in the garage which was handy and short to route. I run at 35lbs and only top up twice a year , only takes about a half dozen pumps with an old bicycle stirrup pump , dead easy . Don't see the need for a fancier system . My old van is a heavy beast and so the benefits were seen immediately , not sure if they would be needed on a lighter van though.
30-07-2019 20:36
peribro AirRides are very good indeed and shouldn't be dismissed. I fitted them to my last van and they transformed the ride. I only had to add air to them up every 6 months and simply used the tyre pressure pump that I use for the tyres.

As for tyre pressures it would be very surprising if your's needed to be that high. There are hundreds of posts about it on this forum, the most recent being just a few months ago. You need to find the one with the Tyresafe recommended inflation pressures given. However it's all pointless if you don't know the axle pressures of your van which means a trip to a weighbridge. Depending where you are there may be free ones provided by the Council.
30-07-2019 20:14
EJB The standard trade recommendation is erring towards a blanket 80 PSI in rear tyres.
My last 3500Kg MH ran at 55 PSI rears as recommended by Michelin. My current MH runs at 60 PSI rears as recommended by Continental.
MH specific tyres in both cases and direct email and telephone suggestions based on the plated maximum axle weights....fully loaded real weights were also checked to ensure they were OK.
30-07-2019 10:46
powerplus hi a lot of money has been spent on the van and if you are thinking of keeping it i would go for the air bags kits are available quite cheap on ebay and any competent person should easily install them


i fitted mine and run them at around 30 to 40 psi and the ride is so much better than having the bump stops

regarding tyre pressure i would get the axle weights and adjust the pressures to match the weight but am surprised it needs to be 80 psi on a panel van

barry
30-07-2019 10:35
rayc
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Originally Posted by Colin Rutter View Post
Yes you are correct in saying it can be cheaper but the cheaper system can only be adjusted manually/ physically pumping or a trip to the air point at a garage ,the cost for a Dunlop system would be around £600 or the full system £1500 supplied with a on board compressor and two pressure gauges one for each rear suspension allowing in cab adjustment depending load
Once pressurised there should be no discernible pressure drop in months. They are easy to top up with a bike pump or cheap tyre compressor. I set mine for 40psi and leave them alone. It seems a lot of money for 'in cab adjustment etc' unless you feel a need to continually adjust it.
30-07-2019 10:30
Colin Rutter
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Would like to know the tyre pressures used for those with the problem?
The supplying dealership recommends 79 psi the maximum for the tire is 80 psi so it does seem very high....not sure if you can run on a lower pressure but it would certainly help
30-07-2019 10:26
rayc
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Hi,many thanks for your link re MOT issues explaining that they are not bump stops as such but Aeon springs which are hollow albeit a very primitive suspension assist.When i had the conversation with Adria at no time did they say they were Aeon springs and not bump stops and appeared to be more concerned regarding all the safety boxes were ticked and seemed unaware what the suspension components actually did
If the rear end is heavy then AirRide units may be the way to go. Kits are available for about £450 and fitting about an hour
https://airride.co.uk/air/shop/van-m...-2006-present/
30-07-2019 10:24
Colin Rutter
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With regards to the OP a set of Airide rear suspension units, including fitting, should cost less than a third of the price he has been quoted.
Yes you are correct in saying it can be cheaper but the cheaper system can only be adjusted manually/ physically pumping or a trip to the air point at a garage ,the cost for a Dunlop system would be around £600 or the full system £1500 supplied with a on board compressor and two pressure gauges one for each rear suspension allowing in cab adjustment depending load
30-07-2019 10:11
Colin Rutter Hi,many thanks for your link re MOT issues explaining that they are not bump stops as such but Aeon springs which are hollow albeit a very primitive suspension assist.When i had the conversation with Adria at no time did they say they were Aeon springs and not bump stops and appeared to be more concerned regarding all the safety boxes were ticked and seemed unaware what the suspension components actually did
29-07-2019 12:00
EJB Would like to know the tyre pressures used for those with the problem?
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