VW Golf MK6 (2008-2013)

VW Golf MK6 (08-13)

The Volkswagen Golf Mk6 is the sixth generation of the Volkswagen Golf and comes as a three-door and five-door hatchback, estate and convertible.

This vehicle was based upon the Volkswagen Group’s A5 (PQ35) platform, which has been used for numerous VWs, Audis, Skodas and SEATs. AirRide kits can fit all these models.

Production of this vehicle was from 2008 to 2014 for hatchbacks and 2011 to present for the convertible. For any other model of Golf, including Mk5 and Mk7, please check out the relevant other pages in the info section and in our shop.

AirRide offer several different kits for the Mk6. These vary from basic bag-and-bracket/strut kits to more sophisticated computer-controlled kits (see below for more information or visit the SHOP if you’d like to buy now.)

If you cannot find exactly what you’re looking for, please call or email us for more information and we will try our best to help.

These pages are being updated, so please do check back soon. Please visit our NEW SHOP for latest prices and to place an order. Alternatively, please feel free to EMAIL or call 0800 772 0315.



We pride ourselves on supplying the very best kits available, with components chosen for reliability and safety, based on 20 years designing, installing and supplying air suspension systems. No-one else has our experience, knowledge of as many air suspension markets, or product range. We never compromise on safety to get costs down, and even our basic kits far exceed minimal functional requirements.

AirRide Custom kits give you the best ride and versatility, while AirRide Gold and Air Lift kits are performance oriented and will directly bolt on to your Golf.


ALL our Golf kits:

  • Include full technical phone and email support from us during installation, if needed
  • Can be tailored to your needs. We can either provide or make the ideal kit for your car
  • Use high-spec nylon line as standard.
  • Have high-pressure, high-specification aluminium tanks as standard
  • Have high-spec, 100%-duty-cycle, high-pressure compressors as standard


Specifications vary but safety never does! All our car kits:

  • Are fully circuit independent, with four circuits, front, back and side to side. We do not offer two-circuit systems for cars, as they are neither safe or legal for road use
  • Use the highest-quality, leak-free unions
  • Include safety-pressure relief valves
  • Includes an air tank gauge, if your kit includes a tank


Basic kits

If you’re only looking for something simple, we can still provide exactly what you’re after.  If you want air suspension without all the bells and whistles, we offer single-axle bag/bracket or strut kits or basic Schrader (tyre) valve kits with no On-Board Air.

If you want a bit more but still don’t want solenoids or a computer system, you can opt for a Manual Paddle Control kit, which uses four electric-window-style paddles to control your air on each corner of the vehicle.

Solenoid kits

If you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated, you may want to install solenoids as part of your system. These are a little bit more complicated to install than a Manual Paddle Control kit or a computer kit, but they are more versatile and take up less space.

The speed of your air system depends on the size of solenoid you choose, meaning you can go for what you feel is right. Solenoids can also be used with electronic and remote controllers.

Computer kits

The best and most advanced way of controlling your air is with a digital computer system. There are several different computers you can opt for, depending on your budget, but most computer kits have several features not available with solenoids.

You can have computers that have programmable pre-sets, meaning you can change your ride height with one touch, computers that can automatically change your height to suit the road conditions, and some computers that can be used with a phone app – among lots of other cool features, depending on which system you choose.


To build your perfect kit, you must first decide whether you'd like a Custom, Gold or Air Lift kit

AirRide Custom

AirRide Custom is a range of kits that we build to order.

We have lots of Custom kits already listed in our ‘Shop’ section, but if you can’t find a kit for your car we should still be able to build a Custom kit for you – just call us or send us an e-mail.

AirRide Gold

AirRide Gold is our bolt-on range of direct fitment air suspension conversions. Gold kits are simple to install, offer a great level of drop and give a smoother ride than most other custom car conversions. They are ideal for anyone looking for a sporty ride, or anyone looking for a quicker and easier install than a Custom kit offers.

Air Lift Performance

Air Lift is the most famous name in air suspension in the US but they don't trade in the UK so we have decided to bring their kits to you.

Our Air Lift Performance kits combine Air Lift struts and bags with AirRide air management and safety features.


Secondly, select the air management option that's right for you

Manual Paddle Control (MPC) kit

This is the most basic management kit. It’s easy to install, has the least amount of kit to fit, is reliable and can be upgraded for more sophistication later. MPC kits include:

  • Front and rear air suspension
  • Four manual paddle controls (one for each corner)
  • 100% duty cycle compressor
  • Three-gallon (US) air tank
  • Two dual-needle gauges (for reading pressure in the air bags)
  • One single-needle gauge (for reading pressure in the air tank)
  • An easy-to-fit airline (1/4")
  • Leak-free fittings
  • PRV, pressure switch, relay

Solenoid kit

The solenoid kit is also easy to install, albeit slightly more complicated than the MPC kit, reliable and can be upgraded to a computer kit later. Solenoid kits include:

  • Front and rear air suspension
  • Four electric suspension switches (one for each corner)
  • Eight solenoids (can be upgraded to various speeds) OR four manifolds of two solenoids each
  • 100% duty cycle compressor
  • Three-gallon (US) air tank
  • Two dual-needle gauges (for reading pressure in the air bags)
  • One single-needle gauge (for reading pressure in the air tank)
  • An easy-to-fit airline (1/4")
  • Leak-free fittings
  • PRV, pressure switch, relay

Computer kit

Computer kits are the easiest kits to install and still super reliable. They include:

  • Front and rear air suspension
  • Auto Pilot V2, AirLift 3P or AccuAir computer controller
  • Three-gallon (US), 200 PSI tank
  • 100% duty cycle compressor
  • A computer display (which means no gauges are necessary)
  • A phone app that can be used to control your air in or outside the vehicle
  • An easy-to-fit airline (1/4")
  • Leak-free fittings
  • PRV, pressure switch, relay

For any further information on air management, please see our info page here.

To purchase a Golf Mk6 with AirRide Gold and an air management option of your choosing right now, please click here.

Whilst we endeavour to keep all products in stock, with our huge product range this simply is not possible. Many of our most popular products are on the shelves and ready to be dispatched, but those that are not are usually ready in around 14 days or so. Please check with us if time is of the essence. For more accurate information please call or email the office.

These pages are being updated. Please visit our NEW SHOP for latest prices and to place an order. Alternatively please feel free to EMAIL or call 0800 772 0315 for a specific quote for your vehicle.