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Pneumatic Suspension Defender 6x6

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Tonks4x4, Sep 1, 2012.

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  1. Tonks4x4

    Tonks4x4 Active Member

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    Hello chaps, I have been looking at some other suspension options for my current project. I am in the process of rebuilding a Defender 6x6 and have a need to be able to lower the vehicle to the bump stops. And possibly lifting the rear axle.

    And rather than using Air bags for air suspension I have been searching for pneumatic Air ram systems but have not found a particular supplier that will be able to answer my questions....

    I know Simon at X-Eng has toyed around with this kind of setup but have not been able to find the thread on here...

    If anyone else has had experience I would be keen to hear how you got on.

    From what I have seen they are damped internally so therefore dont need seperate shock absorbers.
     
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    got any pictures of your beast?
     
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    Mate there's a six wheeled defender on Fleabay maybe worth messaging them seeing what solution they have?
     
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    pressbrake Well-Known Member Forum Sponsor

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    convert it to walking beam then it work well
    youtube "bill van snorkel 6x6" to see
    why
     
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    Im sure Ive read about a defender with hydraulic suspension, we used to have some tanker trailers with this set upI think some of the yanks have that silly set ip and beg susp and thats hydraulics.
    Im no expert but would be surprised if you could even get air cylinders/rams that could take that sort of grief long term.
    Air suspension using air bags is tried and tested and works well.
     
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    Op started this thread in 2012 lol
     
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    Give it another 4 year then we will reply again lol
     
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