VW Transporter T4 (1990-2003) Rear Kit | AirRide


This Kit fits the rear of a VW T4 Transporter made from around 1990 to 2003. It will also fit T4 van derived minibuses and motorhomes. This kit is a full air suspension kit which is a full spring replacement. Basic kit is supplied with Schrader (tyre) valves for inflation although options are available for On Board Air (OBA) kits which can be inflated/deflated at the touch of a button.  This is a rear axle only load support kit which can lower for ease of access, and can easily accommodate any load legal on the vehicle. This kit is ideal for fifth wheel vehicles, towing, motorhome conversions, those with worn springs and heavily laden trucks in general.

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This is an AirRide air suspension kit. Based on several decades specialising in air suspension systems we believe that this is the very best quality air assistance kit on the market. It features:-

  • Excellent and practical bolt-on installation which is rated as DIY or Local Garage Fit.
  • Improves stability and reduces roll and improve handling.
  • Recovers lost suspension motion to improve ride quality.
  • Lifts sagging vehicles to reduce or prevent grounding.
  • Superb for towing.
  • Can help pass an MOT if your vehicle is low.
  • Can help re-rating for heavier capacity on some vehicles.
  • Billet Aluminium machined upper and lower mounts which fit directly in place of the original metal spring.
  • Properly secured brackets that won’t slip around your axle, fracture or come adrift.
  • Proper automotive grade air springs (airbags) not factory grade or counterfeit as seen on many kits. Bags have at least 6 inches of lift potential.
  • Properly designed brackets mounted at points able to take the load – in the same place as the original spring with no metal cut away.
  • Because we believe in the products we sell, AirRide offers a 2 year extended warranty on this product. (terms apply)

If you are unsure of the correct fitment, please email or call.


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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.


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.


Heavy motorhomes with fixed loads are often fitted with simple control systems which can be as minimalistic as a schrader valve, or a schrader valve and gauge block. These work very well for fixed loads (fixed weight), on eaf spring load support kits. They are not recomended for coil spring replacement kits such as T3, T4, T5, and Vito. When the load varies significantly or when air is the sole method of suspension users tend to require On Board Air (OBA) kits. These enable users to get the very best out of the kits at all times. OBA allows ride characteristics to be adjusted for road, weather and load conditions and for those experiencing grounding conditions it allows the absolute maximum lift to be achieved when needed (Ferries, Petrol stations and rough site entrances), and then for the vehicle to be returned to the most comfortable setting. They are great for towing where loads are removed or for commercial vehicles which start the working day at one weight and end at another as deliveries are completed. OBA packages come in various specifications as outlined below. If in doubt please contact us via email or phone.

Schrader Valve

The simplest kit available. One fitting at the airbag, a length of line and a schrader (tire) valve at the other end. the valve can be fitted anywhere convenient to the user.

Schrader Valve Gauge Block

A gauge block with two schrader valves, and two gauges. No moving parts to go wrong (taps or levers often cease or leak). Pressure can be monitored from the block which can be fitted anywhere convenient.

Budget Duty OBA

Includes a 10% duty cycle compressor, maximum 105 PSI. Onboard Air Hookup Kit to match the compressor which comes with and on/off button to get to pressure. A cross locking mini valve. Please note that although the left and right are independent, they can not be set to different pressures. Does not include a tank. Used for infrequent adjustment. This is an entry level minimalistic control package.

Economy Duty OBA – (BEST BUY)

Includes a 15% duty cycle compressor, maximum 130 PSI, 2.0 gallon steel tank, Twin Paddle/Gauge controller, Onboard Air Hookup kit to match the compressor (remove the on off button as this uses a paddle controller). Please note: The left and right are independent and can be set to different pressures. Highly recommended best value for money. Slightly higher specification than the entry level kit.

Standard Duty OBA

Includes a 33% duty cycle compressor, maximum 150 PSI, 2.5 gallon tank, Twin Paddle/Gauge controller, Onboard Air Hookup kit to match the compressor. Please note: The left and right are independent and can be set to different pressures. Used for regular adjustment.

Premium Duty OBA

Includes a 100% duty cycle compressor, maximum 200 PSI, 200 psi tank, Twin Paddle/Gauge controller. Used for daily adjustment. Top General spec.

Ultimate OBA

Includes a 100% duty cycle compressor, maximum 200 PSI, 200 psi tank. Used for daily adjustment. Top  spec, includes computer controller with presets and standard height adjustment for general running but can be overridden when conditions require.

If you need further clarification, or your needs are not listed then please do call 0800 772 0315 or email enquiries@airide.uk and we will be very happy to help, or to raise a personal quotation.

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