Classic Mini Kit v3

£1,595.00

NEW BOLT-ON Kit – Mini Kit v3. Available very soon.

Updated details shortly.

The Classic Mini air suspension kit is such an incredible improvement to the suspension of this fabulous car than brings it right into the new millennium. The ability to improve the ride quality dramatically whilst retain fantastic handling is something that no other conversion for the Mini has ever achieved – this new air suspension kit does all of this, and as a bonus – you can adjust the height of the suspension at the touch of a button (fully controlled kits).

The kit was first launched in 2007, and then developed further with our v2.0. this is easier to install (front end is just nuts and bolts), more comfortable and cheaper too.

These kits serve two functions – they improve the ride quality beyond comprehension – gone is the bouncy harsh ride from the cones (or coil springs if you converted), and you have a modern comfy ride, but it still retains all the character and handling the Mini is so famous for.

The black finish bracket are the current style, the red/grey ones are purely for reference to show the fitting.

In stock (can be backordered)


Please check the OPTIONS tab below (when present) for further explanation of Management options


Management

Please note that other specifications are available on request. Please contact us for a personal specific quotation.

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Description

NEW BOLT-ON Kit – Mini Kit v3. Available very soon.

These kits are a combination of bolt-on and weld-on with no fabrication required – basic automotive mechanical and engineering skills and the ability to remove the cones (and a small amount of rear end welding) is required. If you can remove the cones you can most likely fit the air suspension kit. A welded plate is required in the boot to add enough strength and clearance (supplied), because the boot is not strong enough to support the weight of the vehicle without. This plate interferes with the tank which must also be modified. As with all products fitted to Minis the vehicles vary from car to car by up to half an inch so it is not possible to manufacture a product that is a precision fit and some tweaking may be necessary for final fit.

This kit should be fitted with adjustable camber front arms (not supplied) in order to ensure the correct geometry. Post installation the geometry should be set using modern electronic laser setting equipment. This should be done once the ride height has been chosen and may necessitate spacers between the front bracket and chassis. If you fail to take this step then it may chew out the front tyres in a few hundred miles, and may exhibit odd road behaviour.

Above is pictured a very high specification kit with solenoids and computer but the old V1 brackets/struts. This kit is designated as advanced fit so if you are in doubt about what is involved please call and we can talk you through the process.

These Mini kits are made in small batches when orders are placed.

Options

Car kits can be supplied with or without air management, although going without isn’t advisable if you have air on all four corners of your vehicle.

Air management allows you to get the very best from your kit at all times. It allows the ride height to be adjusted for road, weather and load conditions, while also giving you a street-skimming stance when the time is right.

We have four main management options for cars at AirRide. Read on to find out more:

No compressor, no tank

You can have a car kit with no air management system, but this is not recommended. With this option you will receive the air bags, brackets and struts required for a basic air suspension system, but no compressor or tank, as without some form of control system the compressor and tank would not be able to function correctly.

Manual Paddle Control (MPC)

MPC is controlled by four buttons, one for each air bag. These buttons act like electric-window switches, meaning you can either raise or lower the amount of pressure in each air bag by pressing up and down on each switch. The switches will normally fit somewhere on your dashboard.

MPC comes with an aluminium, 100% duty cycle compressor with up to 200 PSI and an air tank, so you can adjust your ride height whenever you wish (as long as it’s safe). It also comes with twin gauges and a tank gauge.

Solenoid control kit

Solenoid kits are controlled in the same way as an MPC kit, with four electric window-style buttons. However, solenoids act much faster than manual controls.

You can get either standard or advanced solenoids from AirRide. Advanced solenoids run much faster than the standard ones and can be installed a lot easier, as the come in blocks of two, rather than one.

Our solenoid kit comes with a 100% duty cycle compressor and tank for instant adjustment, as well as twin gauges and a tank gauge.

Digital computer system

The Air Lift 3P computer system electronically controls the amount of pressure in each air bag. This can be controlled either with a wired controller or a phone app. You can also set up to five pre-set heights, meaning you can slam or raise your car with just a single touch. The computer will also automatically alter your height to allow for road conditions. This is also the easiest system to install, meaning you’ll save money on installation, as compared to the MPC kit or solenoid kits.

The computer system also comes with an aluminium 100% duty cycle compressor with up to 200 PSI and an air tank, allowing for constant adjustment.

Other options

If you would prefer an air management system other to those listed, please feel free to call or e-mail us. We are happy to discuss your personal requirements and make sure you get the management system that is right for you.

Warranty

AirRide Sales Limited offers a warranty on AirRide Custom products for a period of two years from the time of purchase. This warranty is limited to the original purchaser and subject to registration at the time of fitting. If you fail to register, a one-year warranty is offered.

If the kit does not appear to fit – stop and call us, as a vehicle misidentification may have occurred. Kits will be accepted for return and exchange only if they are undamaged. The buyer must cover the return postage fee.

Delivery

Delivery on Air Assistance kits is currently £19 for Mainland UK excluding Highlands. Please get in touch to find out an exact date for dispatch. We sell items outside the UK but website postage prices are for UK. Additional charges will be levied for non-UK and they will be invoiced separately. Alternatively international customers can email their requirements to enquiries@airride.uk and we can raise an invoice including international postage. Please do call if you need more information or to know the stock situation which changes from hour to hour. Please do not assume that because you phoned last week and found it was in stock that it is still in stock.

Video

A quick look at the Classic mini kit in action. For further information please do email or call.