Most models of the Land Cruiser Prado feature rear air suspension. It is distinguished by the presence of rubber air springs that replace the rear metal springs. The air suspension of this car works using compressed air, and not with a special fluid, as in other versions.
Features of the air suspension of Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
The air suspension allows you to automatically control the height, adjusting it to the number of passengers inside (increases the clearance from 220 mm to 250 mm or drops it to 190 mm). Special sensors, which are mounted in the car body, are used for that purpose. In addition to this adjustment, the driver can manually set one of three modes of this system. This can significantly improve the handling and off-road capabilities of the vehicle.
The rear air suspension for Toyota Land Cruiser Prado consists of the following components:
- block with switches of different modes, an automatic operation switch and a switch for various modes (high if the car is driven off-road, medium and low to enable boarding and disembarking of passengers);
- filter, this auto part includes the filter itself, which cleans the air used in the suspension, and a special chamber that reduces the noise levels during operation;
- compressors consist of the compressor itself, a dehumidifier, and an exhaust valve;
- air spring, thanks to a special air chamber it makes the car ride smoother and softer;
- height sensors help determine the height of the car body and align it on both sides;
- shock absorbers - with their help, the movement of the car becomes less abrupt.
Thanks to the long stroke of the suspension used on Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, the ride is comfortable and soft. And this is especially true for roads in our country.
How to choose the right air suspension?
Finding the right air suspension for your car is a tricky business. In order to avoid mistakes, it is necessary to study a lot of technical information. When buying air suspension spare parts, pay attention to the following parameters:
- the diameter of the air suspension struts – in order for the air spring to function without problems, you should choose a suitable mount, as the diameter of the air strut depends on it;
- manufacturer's quality certificate;
- the option to immediately buy the whole kit.
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