Re: Testing air ride seat
An air seat is only riding on the air that is in it. Kinda like an air shock. When you open the valve to let air in the seat raises, the other way it lets air out. It will use system air pressure (120 lbs or so)
It is adjusted by who ever is driving for their own body weight. I always like to have it just hard enough to not bottom out when I hit a bump. It just feels like it's floating. Once adjusted it should hold air pretty much forever. The fancy ones have lumbar support, or other features, all from one air line,just more switches. I had one that I really hated, and had to change it out, I guess it was made for really large people that had trouble getting in under the steering wheel. If you took all of the weight off of it, it would immediately drop to it's lowest position, then when you sat on it, it would come back up to normal position. Trouble is I'm not very big and on those occasions when I got really light because of a bump the darn seat would drop down while I was still in the air. One of those "better mousetrap" things I guess.