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  1997-2002 Ford Expedition Air Suspension Conversion Kit 2W/D - Rear Only
4x2 Expedition Air Suspension Conversion
Flat Rate shipping is just $25 anywhere in the 48 states!

 
"Solving Thousands of Suspension Problems
Since 1997"
Our Price: $207.00 > Get $45 Back On This Kit!

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*1997-2002 Expedition Rear Kit*
No Rear Shocks
NO Suspension Message Afterwards
Lifetime Warranty

Ford Expedition 4x2 Conversion Kit
Having Ford Expedition Air Suspension problems? Rather than spend thousands at the dealer, maybe you should consider an Air Suspension Conversion Kit from American Air Suspension. Factory air suspension systems, with their compressor, rubber air bladders, multiple sensors, solenoids & miles of wiring, usually last about 7-10 years or so before they fail. Because some of the parts in the system are rubber and WILL deteriorate in time, its not a matter of IF it will fail......but more like when! Being that it's almost impossible to drive a 1997-2002 Ford Expedition with a malfunctioning air suspension system, doesn't it make sense to get the most from your hard earned dollar and do something BEFORE you and your family get stuck on the side of the road?
Easily remove the stock
Ford Expedition air system and replace it with a tried and true Air Suspension Conversion Kit from American Air Suspension and NEVER worry about the rear going down ever again. For a better ride, add shocks to your conversion kit.
This 1997-2002 Ford Expedition Air Suspension Conversion Kit comes with ALL parts needed to do the suspension conversion, including Premium rear coil springs......as well as instructions to do the install and to defeat the Check Suspension message.
Flat Rate shipping is just $25 anywhere in the 48 states!
Customer Reviews


Rear Kit with Rear Matic Shocks - $317
Rear Kit with Rear Sensatrac Shocks - 347
Rear Kit with Frt. & Rear Matic Shocks - $387
Rear Kit with Frt. & Rear Sensatrac Shocks - $425




What are some of the signs of Air Suspension Failure?
* Computer generated "Suspension Messages" or "Check Suspension" lights on while driving *
* Hearing the on-board air compressor run more than it used too and/or it's just louder that it was *
* Rear is down after sitting for awhile *
* Rear is stuck Jacked up *
* During cold temperatures, the car goes down and won't pump itself up *
* Hissing noise when weight is added to the vehicle *


What Could Be Wrong?
#1 Air Suspension Compressor
#2 Air Suspension Compressor Relay
#3 Sensors
#4 Module
#5 Front Air Shocks
#6 Broken Air Line Union
#7 Wiring Problem=$100-$150 per hour, until the problem is fixed
#8 Capable Mechanic that can diagnose system =Good Luck!
(we've found out only 1 in 20 mechanics know how to diagnose air problems)


Advantages of Converting to a Conventional Coil Spring Suspension?
#1) Converting to Coil Springs is like going back "Old-School". No magic, no mystery....just good old fashioned reliability. A solid Steel coil spring keeps you & your family from being stuck on the side of the road, rather than a 2mm thick piece of rubber and some air!
#2) Converting to Coil Springs Saves You Money Now & Later on! You'll spend a fraction of the cost to convert, but then....You're Done. No frequent trips to the dealer for them to "try" other parts trying to fix your air suspension.
#3) Our springs have a Lifetime Warranty. All our kits are made with Eibach springs, so matter how long you own your car, you're covered. As apposed to the air suspension, where if you keep the vehicle long enough....you'll have to do the same repair over again.
#4) One less thing in a High-Tech world to worry about. These newer cars with air suspension, with their compressor, rubber air bladders, multiple sensors, solenoids & miles of wiring, are great when they're new. The newness quickly wears off when you find out how much it's going to cost to keep the the factory system maintained.
Best thing?
The entire kit costs about the same as
1 replacement OEM Air Spring!


Below are "Some" of the problems with Air Suspension

Having a problem with the air suspension on a Ford Expedition? Stay with the Air Suspension or remedy those air suspension problems forever with the Ford Expedition Air Suspension Conversion Kit RWD?

1997-2002 Ford Expedition Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit

The picture below shows the the beginning of air suspension trouble. Early in the stages of a leak(6-8 months), the only time an old air spring will leak is while being driven down the road. During this 6-8 month time span, the owner drives his/her vehicle normally, unaware that the small leaks are overworking the vehicles air suspension system. Only after a part has failed, or the leak gets so bad that the compressor can't keep up anymore, does the owner actually "see" a problem. Again, by this time, it's already done damage to the system.

Dry Rotted Air Spring

Hot Weather: ALL air compressors produce moisture, no matter the size. Bigger air compressors like whats in an auto repair shop or in most shade-tree mechanics garages, fuel air tools, blow sawdust and air up tires. Although the bigger compressors produce more moisture than a smaller one, the bigger compressor with a tank also has a way to easily drain the moisture from the system. Most people don't realize that an automotive air suspension system is just like an air compressor in their garage with one big difference between them. Because of all the low lying air lines and other parts(air springs - air struts) in the vehicle, there is no way to easily drain moisture out of the system. A 1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002 Ford Expedition Air Suspension Conversion Kit RWD? With Premium Coil Springs & Brand Name Premium Struts, there is no difference in ride quality no matter how hot it gets! You've heard automobile air suspension systems have a dryer that absorbs the moisture? That is true, but keep in mind 2 things. #1) Having a dryer right off the air source is at best only 95% effective. The reason for this is because a rule of thumb when working with pneumatics, is to have the dryer or collector a good 6 feet from the source. This is to allow the hot moisture filled air, time to cool a bit where the dryer can grab it. Not allowing it to cool down a tad makes the whole drying system not as effective, because the moist hot air will blow right past the dryer. Short term(when the vehicle is new), you'll never have this problem, because the new dryer has collected most of the moisture and not enough moisture has collected in the system to cause problems. #2) The dealer won't tell you this, but because they want you to keep buying air suspension parts and to come line their pockets later on when your out of warranty, but most dryers used on these automobile systems only have a lifespan of 4-5 years. After this time has passed, the dryer pretty much turns into a collection point. In other words, instead of the moisture gel beads inside the dryer collecting the incoming moisture, the moisture is now just collecting in the dryer.....just sitting there. The moisture then plays a see-saw game of going back & forth from inside the lines & air springs - struts & back to the compressor. It makes its way back to the compressor, because most systems are designed to dry themselves by blowing air thats already in the system, back through the dryer & compressor. Whats bad about that? What happened to all that moisture that was built up and sitting in the dryer? That's right, its now being forced....by high air pressure....through the compressor! These air suspension compressors generally have an estimated 40% duty cycle, which is considered light duty in most cases. They are designed from the factory to run bone dry and will be permanently damaged from ANY moisture. What makes these facts even worse? If an air compressor produces moisture normally anyway, what does it do when it has to run 2-10 times more because of a leak in the air springs? Answer: Its going to make 2-10 times more moisture than it would normally! In other words, even if you spend $400-$900(not including labor) for another compressor, the moisture that has collected in the rest of the system all those years, that's still in there, will quickly attack & overwhelm the new dryer and then damage the replacement compressor! How long the replacement lasts greatly depends on 2 things: 1: How much it has to run = If the leak(s) in the system was repaired. If the leak(s) were repaired, you may have a chance. If not, the 40% duty cycle compressor that's made to run 2-10 times more than it was designed, will continue to run constantly until the small plastic parts(all of them have 'em) inside them start to melt. Running constantly is also hard on bearings and even armatures, due to the increased amperage draw from swollen(from moisture) parts(rings) inside. 2: How much moisture was in the system. Over the years, we've experienced new $500+ factory air suspension compressors damaged to the point of not working at all, in less than 1 months use....due to excessive moisture in the system alone! A 1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002 Ford Expedition Air Suspension Conversion Kit RWD? With Premium Coil Springs & Brand Name Premium Struts, there is no difference in ride quality no matter how much moisture is in the air! Cold Weather: One reason air suspension problems seem to show their ugly heads when it gets cold on air suspension equipped vehicles, is because the rolling lobe type air springs used on these vehicles get harder and less pliable the colder it gets. These air springs are only 2mm thick and can't seal themselves as effectively when the rubber is hard(cold). ANY business selling air suspension parts would make way more money if you stayed with the air, as you will continually buy parts for it. While the air suspension system doesn't produce much moisture in colder weather, the collected moisture in the system does hurt system performance. When the moisture that is in in the dryer drops below freezing, the dryer can easily become a solid block of ice, not allowing ANY air to travel in any direction! This means no load leveling when weight is added, but also not venting the air after the weight is removed! Say you were lucky enough to have the compressor squeeze enough air pressure past the solid block of ice in your 10+ year old dryer. You take your car and drop someone off. NOW, the system can't relieve all the extra air in the system and you drive around looking like a 4x4. A 1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002 Ford Expedition Air Suspension Conversion Kit RWD? With Premium Coil Springs & Brand Name Premium Struts, there is no difference in ride quality no matter how cold it gets! Recommendation? With all this being said, our recommendation would be to remedy those air suspension problems forever with a RWD Air Suspension Conversion Kit for a 1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002. Its a simple, straight forward repair and is the ONLY way that you'll be able to rely on this vehicle!
American Air Suspension - The only source you need for Air Suspension Parts, Expedition Coil Spring Conversion Kits, Expedition Air Suspension Conversion Kits, Air Springs, Air Struts, Air Suspension Compressors and the hard to find Air Ride Parts!


Average Rating: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
The customer is EXTREMELY happy December 17, 2014
Reviewer: Craig H. from Ca.  
It is REFRESHING to still know there are BUSINESSES out there that don't turn "off" when the clock strikes 5:00 LOCAL time. We received the parts and installed them quickly. The instructions were flawless and the vehicle rides better than ever. The customer is EXTREMELY happy. Remember folks, even if you are a REPAIR shop...don't hesitate to call American Air Suspension for your resale needs too!

Thanks again,
Craig

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