From The Late Brake Show.
Slammed JDM Nissan Tokyo Taxi – fitting air ride suspension. This is a long overdue update on Jonny Smith’s project Nissan Cedric ex cab from Japan. In this episode the car’s static sprung suspension is modified to fit air bags from Air Life Performance.
Besides retaining a magic carpet ride quality, the air ride is adjustable and can be fully dropped on the floor for show purposes. Jonny’s JDM Cedric needed custom fabrication, which is where Phil James at The Install Company came in – https://www.facebook.com/TheInstallCompany
The survivor Japanese import Cedric Cab was fitted with Air Lift components (https://www.airliftperformance.com/) and ride height can be adjusted via controller or phone app.
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The Cedric Y31 model stopped being made for civilians in the late 1980s, but continued for many years as a fleet car for service use. Jonny has loved the Cedric since he borrowed it to film an LPG piece on Fifth Gear a decade ago. So during lockdown, he bought it off Nissan!
Air Lift Parts used:
Nylon air lines
5 gallon aluminium air tank
Part #58343 – Dominator Bags – retail at $95each -https://www.airliftperformance.com/product/58343/
Part #27682 – Air Lift Performance 3P management (pressure based programmable settings) – Retail set at $1895+ options -https://www.airliftperformance.com/product/27682/
Part #75559- Air Lift Performance Builders Series: https://www.airliftperformance.com/product-lines/universal-custom-air-suspension/builders-series-shocks/
With modern air ride set up like this one from Air Lift Performance, you can maintain original ride quality, but with adjustment using a touch pad or even a phone app. This episode is, therefore, a bit of a ‘how to’ guide on how air suspension works, how it gets fitted to a car and what the result of slamming a car looks like.
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Filmed by: Jonny Smith
Edited by: Matty Graham @ Pixel Click http://pixel-click.com
Thumbnail by: Matt Tarrant https://www.matttarantdesign.com
Jonny Smith Creative content maker, car presenter & car pervert for hire since ’98
0:50 Phil at the Install Company
1:15 Taxi’s original suspension set up
2:02 Main components of air ride
2:35 CONVERTING THE FRONT END
5:49 CUSTOM FRONT STRUT FINISHED
8:55 BOLTING IN FRONT STRUT
10:58 AIR LINE HOSE INSTALLATION
14:05 REAR SET UP
15:31 WHY STIFFER SHOCKS ARE REQD
15:46 MODIFIED ADJUSTABLE PANHARD ROD
16:20 REAR AIR BAG FITMENT
18:33 WHAT’S IN THE BOOT?
19:15 DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEM
19:30 AIR TANK
20:45 AIR COMPRESSOR
21:15 MANIFOLD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
23:32 NEW WHEELS INCOMING…
24:10 AIR RIDE CONTROL PANEL
26:36 CONTROLLED BY PHONE APP
27:10 THE FINISHED CAR
27:23 FULLY SLAMMED
28:56 AIRED OUT VIA PHONE APP
30:23 ALL RIDE HEIGHT POSITIONS
32:27 THANKS TO AIR LIFT
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