Your vehicle’s suspension is the system of parts that connects the frame to the wheels, thus isolating it from the road, allowing for relative motion. In addition to supporting the full weight of your vehicle, suspension systems affect stance, ride height, handling, and ride quality.
In vehicles with a factory coilover suspension, part of this system is a steel coil spring that goes over the shock or strut. In an air suspension system, the coil is upgraded to an enclosed flexible rubber membrane, known as an air spring. These air springs can then be inflated and deflated at the touch of a button, allowing for instant adjustability to tune in the qualities mentioned above.
When it comes to achieving the perfect stance for your vehicle, you have three options: lowering springs, coilovers or air suspension. For years, coilovers were the preferred solution because of their adjustable damping and, in some cases, ride height. Today, performance air suspension provides all the same benefits as coilovers, but is unmatched in its versatility and adjustability.
Air suspension is the only suspension choice that allows you to easily adjust ride height on-the-fly with the touch of a button. When your car is equipped with air suspension, you can…
When looking for an Air Lift Performance air suspension kit for your vehicle, you may have seen the designation Slam Series or Performance Series. What does this mean? What’s the difference between the two? Which one is right for you? Each product line has its benefits and we’ll detail those below, so you can make an educated choice.
Slam Series air suspension kits are designed to give you a slammed stance without the harsh ride quality of lowered coils. A Slam Series strut or shock features fixed damping, tuned for that specific vehicle, or our 9-level adjustable damping. In most cases, the struts bolt directly in place of the OEM equipment and come complete with our patented, noise-reducing upper mount for a quiet ride.
Depending on the application, you will see either a double-bellows or a sleeve-style air spring to support the load of your vehicle. These kits are focused on providing an earth-scraping drop while maintaining a great daily ride quality. If you’re looking for the most affordable way to get on air, a Slam Series kit is for you
Performance Series air suspension kits are the ultimate suspension choice for your ride. All applications feature lightweight monotube shocks/struts with 30-level adjustable damping. Adjustable camber plates are integrated into most struts for perfect alignment or wheel fitment and are engineered with high quality spherical bearing upper mounts**, providing instant damper response and precise steering feel.
Another great feature is that the Performance Series shocks/struts have threaded bodies with adjustable mounts; this allows you to alter the factory set heights to better suit your situation without sacrificing suspension travel. As with the Slam Series kits, Air Lift Performance provides everything needed for easy installation. And while everyone loves the way their car looks laid out on the ground, these Performance Series kits are best enjoyed while in motion! The huge range of damping, mated with our progressive rate air springs, allows you to have a comfortable ride on the highway. And with the twist of the damping knob, you have a track-ready suspension poised to cut a fast lap.
Everything about the Performance Series kits is geared towards maximizing your vehicle’s suspension: lowest drop, best ride, lowest weight, most adjustability, and incredible handling. All proven on racetracks and back roads around the world.