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      04-15-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Anyone considered this?




Anyone have any experience or comments?
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      04-15-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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That suspension is perfect for that car ... in other words:

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      04-15-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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This might be a stupid question but how does it work with your coil overs already? And how does it handle at the track?
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      04-15-2012, 11:08 PM   #4
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^^ both of those questions are clearly answered in the video hahaha
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      04-15-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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Too vague. I mean... it's not airbags. It's not hydrolics. So wtf is it?
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      04-15-2012, 11:35 PM   #6
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Too vague. I mean... it's not airbags. It's not hydrolics. So wtf is it?
Good question. Tried to go on there website an find stuff but couldn't, though I didn't look very well.


If they actually had some good info on the system on some other cars I think they could market it pretty well.
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      04-15-2012, 11:40 PM   #7
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Good question. Tried to go on there website an find stuff but couldn't, though I didn't look very well.


If they actually had some good info on the system on some other cars I think they could market it pretty well.
Well from their website picture it looks to be an air compressor hooked up to the coilovers somehow. Seems handy but the added weight is no bueno.
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UAD (Umbrella Auto Design) is well known in the R35 world. This system is basically a coilover with a small airbag mounted on top. It is a nose-lift system similar to what lamborghini's come with. Great for lowered cars that have trouble over speed bumps, etc. It does have an air tank/compressor with solenoids, but they can easily be removed. For the R35, pricing is $2100 for front only and $3100 for front and rear. I'f guess pricing would be similar for the m3. Here's the link to a thread on nagtroc about UAD's setup for the r35:

http://www.nagtroc.org/forums/index....h-lift-system/
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Well from their website picture it looks to be an air compressor hooked up to the coilovers somehow. Seems handy but the added weight is no bueno.
Dude the video says the whole system is 20lbs. Can't verify but it isn't something I would lie about..
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      04-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #10
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Dude the video says the whole system is 20lbs. Can't verify but it isn't something I would lie about..
I guess it's no biggie then. Hell most people could stand to lose 20lbs and that would pretty much be an even trade off!
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I guess it's no biggie then. Hell most people could stand to lose 20lbs and that would pretty much be an even trade off!
Most compressors, air-tank, solenoid setups are attached to a board or plate which you then mount to your trunk. The solenoids have quick-disconnect fittings so you can easily disconnect the lines and remove the tank/compressor/solenoid setup easily and quikcky (which bears the most weight).
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I'm considering getting this in the future, the companies shop is located 15 miles from my house which is great so I can get a reliable install.

I may do a full review for members who wan't to do it.
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      04-16-2012, 10:40 PM   #13
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Sorry, but the video reminds me of this:
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