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Old 12-05-2012, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by jashearer View Post

See if that works, its the diagram from real-oem, which clearly shows it is 2 air bags instead of mechanical springs.

If you don't think that has a different set of ride/handling characteristics you are crazy.

I was wrong -- will edit my post to reflect it. I was looking at the wrong parts diagram. The BMW system is much like the Audi, Lexus, VW, and Range Rover systems with a dedicated compressor and true air springs.

I think the video above is describing a different system. The systems with a built in compressor don't use the motion of the vehicle to pump it up. They are usually active.

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