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Poll: Who has done a coil conversion so far on the board?

I am getting tired of my air suspension failing one after the other. So far I have dumped $2K to fix one problem after another.

It is a simple system, it's not rocket science (agreed) but there are too many areas in the system that can potentially fail and leave you riding on harsh bumpstops and hop/bouncing around on the the roads like a lowrider...

Coil spring fails get a new one....EAS fails go through all these steps to cure the problem....
 

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Re: Poll: Who has done a coil conversion so far on the board?

With $2K, many of us can DIY renew all the EAS components of 2 Range Rovers.

There's 2 ways to merit a Range Rover especially an old one :

1. have deep pockets and an indy that knows well that stuff and that you trust.

2. Search and DIY.

Seriously, you have everything on this board to solve your problems at a contained cost. Search is your friend.

Tell us which components have been replaced so far.
 

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Re: Poll: Who has done a coil conversion so far on the board?

Wow!
I got 4 brand new airbargs from Arnott's ebay store for @$500.
Valve block rebuild kit from Dennis, along with airline etc. A good used compressor and driver, along with a second spare valve block just in case. Dennis' EARTH gadget for inflating the bags manually. I think all that would come to way under $1k. Only way I could get closer to $2k is to include the Faultmate I bought a couple of years ago, but that is for everything and not just the EAS. There is free software now, and the EAS buddy thing to reset faults.
I kind of hate to say it bud, but the resources are out there to where you need not be on the bumpstops for any longer than it takes to get to the curb and park. I have honestly driven any distance on my bumpstops one time in 3 years.

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Re: Poll: Who has done a coil conversion so far on the board?

So fixing eas would cost me 30% of the value of my car.

+1 for coils.
 

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I spent a fortune on repairing the EAS here in Australia. I replaced the valve block, compressor, lines, air bags themselves, all through a local mechanic
(who screwed me over I think). The system let me down a number of times both in the city, highway driving as well as off road. My latest holiday saw the suspension fail yet again and I happened to be about 1 1/2 hours from a specialised workshop. I "bit ther bullet" and paid $2200 (AUD) and replaced the system with coils....bset thing I ever did. The ride remains good, corners well, and best of all...no more suspension problems.
 

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2200 AUD for some metal coils :crybaby2:
With less than 150 AUD, you could have get a MARS kit and get the best of both worlds. 8)
Reliability, lift on demand and more...
 

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Re: Poll: Who has done a coil conversion so far on the board?

I switched to coils 4 yrs ago, and I am so happy with the conversion, you need to pick the right package though, I got the one from Atlantic British with the Bilstein shocks, no worries since then, but I do respect the decision of others who would like to keep the EAS, for me the ride is almost the same, except on some sharp curves, driving an SUV, you should be careful anyhow :p , but definitley, you lose the leveling option. No worries to get stranded at all: works for me :thumb:
take care guys!
 

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I purchased my 96 SE with the Bilstein conversion already completed. Car handles better than expected and rides quite well.

That being said, I've contemplated restoring the EAS in the future, however the current gremlins in the rest of the electrical system have been making me question my sanity as it is.

From what I have read on here, and other forums, many folks prefer to keep the EAS if they have DIY ability and time, which I would be inclined to do as well if I had the bags installed. But those who have went the coil route seem pleased with the AB kit and not having to worry. Personal choice it seems.
 

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Re: Poll: Who has done a coil conversion so far on the board?

The EAS system isn't that hard to handle... mainly you run into troubles because of bad maintenance (of the previous owner). And, ofcourse, rubber parts will wear out... just like a car tyre - during time you must replace it... But when you have a good maintained system, it is a great system!

If you do not want to have air-suspension on your 4-wheel drive: why don't you look for another car? The air-suspension is (besides a lot of 'other things') one of the +-points of the Range rover if you'd ask me....

But who am I ??

Regards from the Netherlands,
Goswin.
 

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I was thinking of ditching my fuel injection and going back to a pair of SUs or similar.....
 

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I'm just glad that the pro-eas side can't send real knives at the conversion side...it would be kinda ugly...to each his own... :clap:
 

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Rewmer said:
I was thinking of ditching my fuel injection and going back to a pair of SUs or similar.....
And those pesky buttons that make the windows go up and down, what a waste..... :lol:

Martin
 

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leftlanetruckin said:
Rewmer said:
I was thinking of ditching my fuel injection and going back to a pair of SUs or similar.....
And those pesky buttons that make the windows go up and down, what a waste..... :lol:

Martin
Engines are a pain really - maybe we should revert to horses?
 

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waveydavey said:
leftlanetruckin said:
Rewmer said:
I was thinking of ditching my fuel injection and going back to a pair of SUs or similar.....
And those pesky buttons that make the windows go up and down, what a waste..... :lol:

Martin
Engines are a pain really - maybe we should revert to horses?
**** it Dave I was just typing that one! :crybaby2:
 

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Re: Poll: Who has done a coil conversion so far on the board?

Get a Range Rover Classic with the footwell rusted through, you can then "drive" it Flintstone style and don't even have to feed the horses :thumb:.

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Re: Poll: Who has done a coil conversion so far on the board?

I forgot, take the springs out too, you won't reach the road otherwise.

And who needs comfort?

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Re: Poll: Who has done a coil conversion so far on the board?

My neighbor was telling me about his new Merc GL450 yesterday. Said it has this cool feature that drop the body at freeway speeds to lower the center of gravity. And then he said you can raise it up to clear obstacles off road. I didn't have the heart to tell him that both my Rovers have had this feature.
 

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Re: Poll: Who has done a coil conversion so far on the board?

You should have tell him, that obviously he will have air suspension problems in 10 years and that it will be difficult since there's not such a board for benz and there's not a Shupack's on the Benz's board :dance:
 

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Re: Poll: Who has done a coil conversion so far on the board?

I don't want to jinx myself, but I think that I will try everything possible within reason to keep my air ride. It is way too cool to give up
 
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