Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:58 pm

Old bag looked in good condition, but when I extended the bottom, you could see where it looked to have worn, I'd guess the source of the leak (I didn't specifically find a leak, but from the other one being done 6 months ag by the previous owner and a reasonably regular working of the pump after journeys, decided that it wasn't worth risking the pump going).

Yes I thought it was good value - pure luck as picked the first person on google that had a decent amount of positive reviews - he just happened to be able to fit me in and be pretty good.
Defo not worth the hassle at hose prices! Had the bottom of located easily, I'd of been ok (I think)
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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:59 pm

Fixed, labour cost £45

Garage had a gizmo to control the air suspension
Released the air out and swapped over

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Left side showed signs of fraying

Right side seemed okay, but both changed

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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:01 pm

Mechanic said new one material felt good quality

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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:18 am

I bought the same ones last week, and had them fitted myself. It was the first "major" mechanic job I did on a car. It was surprisingly simple and satisfying doing it yourself without having to donate a kidney to pay BMW to do it. Both of them took under two hours to do (with some swearing when the bottom part wouldn't clip in). Mine looked exactly the same, left one heavily frayed, but right one not so bad.
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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:49 pm

In glad it's fixed my problem

I can only for see more of these requiring these but many will go down BMW route as not many stocked options in England on oem quality parts

I don't quite understand how those do it as DIY as the garage got it to fit back being able to lower it into position using the electronics and that it was up on ramps

But fair play to those have

Wander what the quality of arnott ones are like as they are double the price again
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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:47 pm

So it’s been just over two years since getting this done

I’ve noticed my near side rear dropped again after 24 hours of no use

It’s gone back up after switching car on and will have to keep an eye on it again :(
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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:14 pm

Having replaced leaking bags with Aerosus
Just over 2 years the the nsr went again and decided to replace it with another aerosus

However my osr just over 2.5 years has gone again
Having had 3 aerosus I’m thinking of going arnott

The compressor still works as it gets back to ride height so I’m suspecting it’s the bag again

Anyone recommend the best price stockist for e70 x5 sport 7 seater rear air bag; arnott ones please?
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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:57 am

Eurocarparts
They offer Bilstein airbags, could of swore I got mine for much less
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Relatively simple job, the keyto fitment, install and quarter time to the top, leave it to hang
With the use of a second jack, jack up the suspension arm and offer the lower mount until it clicks in
Then
Switch on ignition and inflate bag ensuring no weight is placed on axle that you just changed
Once inflated, remove said second jack and install wheel

Circa 1/2 hour per side with the hardest part locating the top and the most time spent removing wheel
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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:37 pm

Thanks
Didn’t realise bilstein did them too
Would have gone for them but arnott coming in a lot cheaper
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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:38 pm

I’ve had three aerosus
First one failed just over 2 years

The other seems to have gone just under 3 years

Going to try arnott I think
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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:49 pm

Just reserved bilstien one from eurocarparts
37% off so £189

Can always return it
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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:37 pm

The Aerosus ones look to have seams in them which the oem ones don't and really (imo) they are half the price of a decent Arnott one for a reason ,if labours free then they may be worth a gamble but if you have to pay fit good ones . :driving:
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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:04 pm

Leslie wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:37 pm
The Aerosus ones look to have seams in them which the oem ones don't and really (imo) they are half the price of a decent Arnott one for a reason ,if labours free then they may be worth a gamble but if you have to pay fit good ones . :driving:
I don’t really know what I’m looking at

I have a aerosus which looks in good condition but swapped it out and seems to have fixed; but maybe it’s a the lower grade quality which doesn’t hold up to time as well

Arnott is about £160 or bilstein I can pickup tomorrow £190

Arnott or bilstein?
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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:31 am

I’ve gone for bilstein and hoping to get it fitted tomorrow and fix the problem

Even the packaging box is quality lol
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Re: Aerosus air bag suspensions - any reviews?

Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:14 pm

If they fit into place easily then that would be a good start , sounds like the Aerosus ones are a bad fit at the bottom onto the suspension.

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