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Post by samleeds on Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:09 pm

I have an Autosleeper VW Clubman 1993, so what air ride or air bag kit should i be using. Im overwhelmed with the number of kits out there and whether they work and how much are they.If anyone has had one fitted can you tell me where you got it and if it works. Many thanks

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Post by davey on Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:12 pm

Hi 
I am not sure if you can get a system to fit your suspension as most that I have seen have been for leaf spring and tha AL-KO system.I am sure that if I am wrong some will be all soon to correct me
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Post by Cymro on Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:07 pm

That's my impression,too: the Al-Ko Air Tops, for example, are for leaf springs as on my Nuevo; I don't think they can be fitted to a Clubman like my old one which had rear coil springs.
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Post by davey on Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:25 pm

Hi
When I had a caravan I used Graystons rubber coil assisters these sitfened the rear coil springs which aided the load of the cravan.They are not that exspensive,might be the way to go


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Post by GrahamSwindley on Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:03 pm

When I had a t4 people carrier I was very pleased with MAD suspension assisters - air bags inflated by airline with a Schroeder valve.
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Post by dandywarhol on Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:42 pm

Airlift CAN be fitted to a Clubman - I did it on mine - great bit of kit £110

http://air-lift.co.uk/

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Post by samleeds on Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:51 am

dandywarhol wrote:Airlift CAN be fitted to a Clubman - I did it on mine - great bit of kit £110

http://air-lift.co.uk/

Dandy I have tried contacting that company but to no avail, their phone never answers, do you have a different number on your paperwork plase.

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Post by dandywarhol on Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:57 am

It was some time back, it is probably in the bin. You could try MAD Suspension for the same kit. I also fitted extra heavy plastic washers between the bump stop tower and the bag, did the trick. It looks like an unworkable setup but actually worked well.

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With plastic spacer




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Post by samleeds on Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:53 am

great pics and perfect help, thanks.

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Post by Cymro on Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:19 pm

Well well, I didn't know that Airlifts could be fitted to a Clubman. Thanks for the info - although too late for me. [Have had Al-Ko AirTops fitted to our Nuevo ES by A/S].
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