Air ride suspension?

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Re: Air ride suspension?

Post by ARCHINSTL » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:23 pm

YEAH on the bumpers (and the 4WD grill emblem)!
I wish it could be so easy with the bumpers on Goldie (aka Topazie).
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Re: Air ride suspension?

Post by 4wdEconoBox » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:37 pm

How did you mask off the 4wd emblem? I'm painting mine and the last few times I've done it I can't seem to mask it off perfectly...haha

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Re: Air ride suspension?

Post by BaileySims » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:24 pm

4wdEconoBox wrote:How did you mask off the 4wd emblem? I'm painting mine and the last few times I've done it I can't seem to mask it off perfectly...haha
I pulled it off of the grill and my oldest step daughter painted it with her nail polish. Haha.
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Re: Air ride suspension?

Post by 4wdEconoBox » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:37 pm

Really?!?!?! I've honestly never thought about that! How well is it holding up? I also like the style of your emblem better than mine, it looks cooler....I didn't even know that there were different styles until I looked at yours closely while holding mine haha.

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Re: Air ride suspension?

Post by BaileySims » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:34 pm

It's holding up well. It's been sitting outside in 90+ degree weather for the past few weeks now. The rain or other shitty weather hasn't affected it yet either. The only shitty part is that I don't have the rear one and that's something I've always wanted to obtain. The rear hatch just looks too blank without it.
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Re: Air ride suspension?

Post by 4wdEconoBox » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:23 pm

Well I might have to end up doing mine like that, even though I just used grease to mask off the letters just now, and while it worked better than tape imo, I didn't really like that method...I wish I could say I was one of those guys that had extras of that kind of stuff, if so I'd definitely send you one haha. But I don't, my rear SR5 is cracked right down the middle, but it still looks alright!

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Re: Air ride suspension?

Post by Abletobecain » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:46 am

Yo man, what alternator do you have in this? I'm also curious about your tires...they don't rub when they're tucked? They're 15x7 right? Did you roll the fenders?
1977 BMW R100S 1WD ("Brunhilda"/Summer Fun)
2007 Tundra Limited Crewmax 4x4 ("Tetsuo Shima"/Hauler) SOLD :cry:
1983 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Charlie"/Daily Driver)
1987 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Sprocket"/Off-road-Camping)
1985 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lucky"/Project)
1983 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Cadaver"/Parts Car)
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Re: Air ride suspension?

Post by BaileySims » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:09 am

I had to seach far and wide because I couldn't remeber. I got it out of an 80's model corolla. It is a bosch al219x.
Have to trim the alternator for it to fit, but we'll worth it.

They rub when tucked, but I THINK it's only on the fender liner. I have never ran the car without fender liners to be certain. I haven't touched the fenders at all. Airing the front out throws a bunch of negative camber at it and they just tuck under the fenders ever so nicely. I just checked and they are 15x7 +35, not 38 as I thought they were.
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Re: Air ride suspension?

Post by Abletobecain » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:26 am

Thank you sir!
1977 BMW R100S 1WD ("Brunhilda"/Summer Fun)
2007 Tundra Limited Crewmax 4x4 ("Tetsuo Shima"/Hauler) SOLD :cry:
1983 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Charlie"/Daily Driver)
1987 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Sprocket"/Off-road-Camping)
1985 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lucky"/Project)
1983 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Cadaver"/Parts Car)
1987 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lil Red") SOLD :)

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