FAQs – cars

What vehicles do you sell air suspension for?

Almost every vehicle! We have an extensive range of kits for cars, motorhomes and vans listed in our shop, including several different kits for many vehicles. If we don’t have a kit for your car listed on our website, we can probably make one for you.

Which management system should I get?

If you’ve got a car and you’re looking for the best management system money can buy, then the AirLift 3P computer, our most popular option, is the perfect choice.

The 3P computer has five programmable pre-sets so you can change your ride height at the touch of a button. The 3P can also automatically adjust your height according to road conditions, and it can be controlled using your phone or tablet.

Read our blog post on the Air Lift 3P computer by clicking here.

We do have other management options for cars, including manual paddle and solenoid controls. You can check them out here or call or e-mail us for more info.

Can I have different air pressures in each air bag?

Yes, you can. It’s quite normal - different pressures in each bag can help with cornering, for example.

Why won’t my air bag hold air?

Your air bags will naturally lose pressure over time, but the normal rate should be no more than 5 PSI per week with the air bag inflated to roughly 50 PSI.

To check for leaks, apply a solution of soap and water to your fittings, air lines and bags. You may be able to stop the leak by tightening the air fitting or reinstalling the tubing. Rinse the soap and water from the system once you’ve identified and fixed the leak.

If you can’t identify the leak yourself, E-MAIL US A PICTURE of your air bags with ‘Technical’ in the subject line and we may be able to locate it for you.

Why won’t my air bag inflate?

There may be a few reasons why your air bag doesn’t inflate and often the problem can be easily fixed.

Firstly, make sure that the tubing of the air line is inserted as far into the air fittings as possible. Check the whole air line as well to make sure there are no kinks, cuts or any other damage. Clear any dirt from the outside and inside of the inflation valves as well. If none of this works, GIVE US A CALL or SEND US AN E-MAIL before doing anything to your air bags as we may be able to help you through the problem without the need for drastic action!

Do I have to modify my vehicle to make my kits fit?

Not normally. Most of our car kits (AirRide Gold, TA Technix and Air Lift Performance) are bolt-on, which means any local garage should be able to fit them. If you’ve got some experience in mechanics you should be able to fit it yourself fairly easily, too. And we’re always at the end of the phone if you need help.

For a small number of kits, some modification will be required – in particular with custom kits where there are no off-the-shelf kits for the car. For these kits, we’d definitely recommend using a professional. We can also install any kit if you would like us to.

How much air pressure should be in the air bags?

This does vary from person to person and car to car but you should never have less than 20 PSI in your air bags. Of course, the amount of pressure you have in your bags will determine your ride height, so it really depends how low you want to drop your car!

How long will the kit take to deliver?

For car kits this does vary, depending on whether we have the kit in stock, whether we have to order the kit from a manufacturer, or whether we have to make the kit up ourselves. It’s best to call or e-mail us to get a more accurate lead time but we will always get the kit to you as soon as possible. Any delivery times are from the point of payment.

Most of our kits are sent with UPS and we provide tracking information once we have sent them out.

How much do custom kits cost?

Custom kits (i.e. kits we make ourselves, normally for cars that aren’t listed on the website) usually cost around £1,800 for the bags and brackets, with extra for management. Please do get in touch for an exact price and remember – we can make a kit for almost any car.

How much does installation cost?

For a ‘plug and play’ installation - meaning the compressor and tank are attached to a board and put in the back of your car – the average installation cost with us is £936.

For a ‘hidden’ installation – meaning the compressor and tank are hidden under the car or behind panels – the average installation costs is £1,100.

Please bear in mind this is only for bolt-on kits and more complicated insallations are more expensive.