If you own a Nissan 350Z, then you appreciate all of the things that make up a sportscar: great handling, sexy looks and striking, characteristic engine sounds! The Z has a great heritage, and is a solid platform to build a modified car. When it comes to lowering your ride, you have plenty of choices out there…but the problem is: none of those other options have the versatility to get you the lowest slam height possible AND the handling that you expect from a sports car. That leaves you with only the best option: Air Lift Performance.
Air Lift Performance has created the perfect suspension kit to tear up a racetrack, power through country back roads, or just stop people dead in their tracks at a show. As the leader in aftermarket high-performance air suspension, we know what it takes to perfectly balance ride, handling, and stunning good looks. The engineering team involved in the design and development of these kits is made up of real car guys with over 35 years of road racing experience as drivers, engineers, and crew members. Performance is not just in our name; it’s in our blood.
So what does it take to have such a versatile suspension? It all starts with having a strong foundation. In this case, the struts: Air lift uses 30-way adjustable, monotube struts—with a serious range of damping adjustment—that have been specially tuned to match the air springs.
Monotube construction is the preferred choice—both in racing and for us—due to its sensitivity to small inputs, as well as its great ability to shed heat when pushed to the limit. The 30 clicks of adjustment aren’t just for fun, but allow you to dial in your preferred handling or desired ride quality. The range goes from super-stiff to exceptionally soft, adjusting rebound and compression simultaneously. The struts weigh considerably less than the coil spring parts you remove, reducing unsprung weight—a benefit to both ride and handling.
With a nickname like Godzilla, you are probably not going to get by solely on your good looks. Whether you think the GT-R is drop-dead gorgeous, or you think it looks like a 27-year-old-catfish, there is no denying it: this car is a fire-breathing monster when it comes to performance. With a twin-turbo six-cylinder, bold styling, and more cool technology than the last space shuttle, Nissan put together an absolute beast of a super car with this GT-R.
Now, we understand that a mind-boggling number of hours and a ton of money went into the development of the GT-R, which we can surely appreciate. However, we see nothing wrong with feeding Godzilla steroids. Our Air Lift Performance engineers sat down to design our most advanced air suspension to date, knowing that they had to make an already-great machine even better.
In order to drop the front 4.17′ and the rear 4.5′, we sourced parts worthy of your superior car. We used our smooth-riding, double-bellows air springs mated to black chromed monotube threaded body shocks–with both the front and the rear topped off with red anodized upper mounts and high-quality monoball bearings. These shocks offer independent adjustment for compression and rebound for the ultimate in tunability. A remote reservoir is mounted to each shock, allowing them to stay cooler, which equates to less cavitation and fade under high-performance driving conditions.
It’s not all about fancy parts and a show-stopping stance, though. This suspension was designed on the racetrack with handling performance that leads the way in development. In recent back-to-back testing, our air suspension outperformed the stock suspension in R mode on the road course! Not only will the air springs give you a smooth, progressive spring rate under hard driving, but the 30 levels of damping adjustment really allow you to fine-tune the ride, and give you the handling you are looking for. Go from a smooth, comfortable ride to race-car-stiff handling with a twist of the knobs.
Nissan 370Z (2009 – 2013)
Style, sophistication, luxury and performance—the Infiniti G37 has it all, including a 4×4 appearance when it comes to suspension. Traditional lowering springs and coilovers will help shrink down that wheel gap, but do you really want to sacrifice ride quality? With our complete air suspension, you no longer have to give up your luxury ride to achieve the stance you are looking for. Not only will our full air suspension give your G37 a much-needed altitude adjustment, but you will be able to carve corners with the best of them!
To achieve a 3.57-inch drop up front, we placed our progressive rate sleeve-style air spring on top of a threaded body shock. Couple this smooth-riding, sleeve-style air spring with our 30-way damping adjustable monotube shock; with the push of a button and a twist of the damping knob, you can go from plush luxury to a stiff, race-car-like feel. Not only do these parts perform exceptionally well, but they look just as great.
The shocks are covered in a smooth, black-chrome finish, and the air springs are enhanced with bright red anodized end caps. They look so sharp that it’s almost a shame to hide these parts under your ride…but once you experience how well air suspension performs, you will be glad you did. For the rear, we replaced the OEM coil springs with our ultra-plush, double-bellow air spring, allowing the rear to drop 4.8 inches.
To handle the damping duties, we replace the factory shocks with our threaded body, monotube, 30-way adjustable shocks to match the front for the ultimate in ride comfort and performance handling. With this complete air suspension, your ride will be ready for both the show field and your favorite winding road.
Mention S14 around a crowd of car enthusiasts, and the first thought will probably be visions of sliding sideways and lots of glorious tire smoke. Not only is the S14 an animal on the track, but it fits in just as well on the street or show field. Experts agree that the slammed Nissan’s looks great, all low to the ground, but with many sacrifices come with traditional lowering methods. Coilovers are great, but do you really want to drag a bunch of tools around with you whenever you want to show off your slammed height?
Lowered coils will do the job, if you don’t mind a harsh ride, and if the fear of speed bumps and steep driveways doesn’t bother you. Now, you can get slot-car-style handling and height adjustability with the push of a button—available in one package made possible by our team of performance-obsessed engineers. Air Lift Performance works hard to help you make the most of you 240SX, 200SX, or your SILVIA.
In the front kit, our threaded body, monotube strut takes the place of your existing strut, allowing your front end to drop 3.9 inches from the original stock height using our smooth-riding double-bellows air springs. With our 30-way damping struts, you can not only adjust the height of your vehicle, but you can also go from race car stiff to a nice, plush ride with the simple twist of a damping knob. No need for you to run out and buy your own camber plates—our kit comes with an adjustable camber plate made out of red anodized T6061 aluminium.
Our rear kit utilizes the same monotube, threaded strut body, mated to a progressive, sleeve-style air spring, for the best in ride quality and killer handling. The upper mounts are carved out of T6061 aluminum, bathed in a sexy red hue and topped off with high-quality spherical bearings. Just like the front, the rear struts offer you 30 levels of damping adjustment, and will drop 4.8 inches from stock height.