Tesla’s air suspension is “smart” because it uses GPS information and vehicle speed to adjust suspension ride height.
Air ride and active shocks and struts will eventually fail – succumbing to either damage to or dry rot of the air spring.
The most important thing to remember is that as the suspension compresses, the alignment angles change.
The system levels the vehicle under loads and when a trailer is attached.
If the battery supply to the vehicle is disconnected for any reason, the Chassis Control Module may not power-up correctly.
There are three replacement options for this repair. Discuss with your customer the pros and cons of each option.
Arnott Introduces New Premium Air Suspension Strut For 2007-2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class And 2006-2011 ML-Class
Arnott’s new, not remanufactured, Mercedes-Benz strut, AS-3088, features a premium Eibach damper tuned to provide an OE-like ride, said the company.
Arnott’s Mercedes-Benz strut, AS-3089, features a premium Eibach damper precisely valved to provide an excellent ride that mimics that of the Mercedes-Benz ML-Class AMG.
Arnott struts feature custom-tuned, premium Eibach monotube dampers valved for an OE-like ride and cross-axis, multi-ply ContiTech air sleeve. Struts are designed, assembled and tested in the U.S.
New Arnott-engineered struts feature premium, custom-tuned Eibach monotube dampers precisely valved for an OE-like ride.
Arnott’s air spring is assembled with heavy-duty crimp rings, high-impact resin top and piston, a dust cover and a new 6mm air line fitting.
The air springs are assembled with Tier 1 components including heavy-duty crimp rings, high-impact resin top and piston and a new 4mm air line fitting for a fast installation. The universal air spring fits the left or right side of the vehicle.