How low can you go? Springrates is known for our air suspension systems and kits that offer exceptional performance and handling while giving your car that sleek, low profile that low-riders crave. Whether you want to lower your car’s suspension just for good looks and performance, or for participation in car shows, our air ride kits and air suspension parts are just what you’ve been looking for.
What is air suspension?
In an air suspension system, coil springs are replaced by adjustable air springs. These air springs are actually rubber and fabric bags that are inflated by an onboard compressor. The compressor sucks in air from the outside, dries it out, compresses it, and sends it through compressed air lines to the air springs.
When it comes to the types of airbags, there are a few different options. There is a double-convoluted bag, which offers a higher load capacity, shorter stroke, and higher spring rate. Then, there is a tapered sleeve bag, well-suited for tighter spaces. Lastly, there's the rolling sleeve bag, which can handle a lower load capacity, longer stroke, and lower spring rate.
What are the benefits?
The biggest advantage of an air suspension system is that you are in control. Need to improve handling? Pump it up. Want a cushier, more comfortable ride? Decrease the pressure. Improve fuel economy by lowering your vehicle for less wind resistance. Big trucks can be lowered to make for easier entrance and exits. Or, quickly raise your ride for greater ground clearance when you want to go off-road. No need to spend weeks tuning your springs and shocks when you can do it in minutes from inside the car.
It's easier on your car – and you. Air suspensions provide for less noise and vibration. Less vibration means less wear and tear on other vehicle components. Also, constant noise and vibration can lead to increased driver fatigue after a while. By reducing these factors, you're ensuring a safer, more comfortable driving experience.
Confidently haul all the things with air suspension. When you load up your vehicle with cargo or people, the system compensates by pumping up the airbags to level you out. This helps prevent sagging and bottoming out as well as disproportionate pressure on your tires.
How to install?
Most (if not all) kits come with comprehensive instructions and can be installed over a weekend. If you're mechanically inclined, you may be able to DIY. Some kits, however, require welding or frame modification. If you're not sure about how to do these, now is not the time to learn. It's important that these systems be as airtight as possible. A visit to your trusted mechanic should set you up right.