Imagine a suspension system that allows a super-low stance, track-tuned handling, and—at the push of a button—raised ground-clearance for everyday driving. It sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s a reality; welcome to the world of Air Lift Performance.
This high-performance threaded body kit has been specifically designed for the new VW Beetle Turbo model, giving you the ability to adjust the ride height even while on the move. At the touch of a button, you can lower your VW up to 5.8-inches from stock height on the front and rear axle! The result is a car that’s not only super-cool to look at, but also features significantly improved suspension performance while maintaining total practicality on the street.
Air Lift has stepped up the air suspension game with new threaded bag-over, body style air strut. The monotube struts offer 30-level damping adjustment. This allows you to change the damper settings from soft to a stiff performance set-up, only using the convenient damping adjuster to achieve this. Each strut features a threaded body, allowing you to perfectly set up the vehicle by changing the position of the lower mount on the strut. Furthermore, these high-tech struts are topped off with adjustable camber plates carved from T-6061 aircraft aluminum, which means the camber can be adjusted up to three degrees for track use or that perfect wheel fitment.
For the rear, Air Lift Performance has employed the use of double-bellows bags with brackets that simply bolt on to the chassis—no cutting is required. Couple Air Lift’s smooth-riding bag system with the ingenious damping set-up, and the result is nothing short of incredible.
Are you looking to go as low as possible with your VW for show season? Do you still need to use your car as daily A-to-B transportation? Do you value great ride and handling? If you want to combine all of those dreams with one simple solution, then look no further than Air Lift Performance! We have stepped up the air suspension game with our new air strut with threaded body and bag-over-style. Our monotube struts are 30-way damping adjustable, and allow you to change the ride quality from a plush, smooth ride to a stiff performance feel with the twist of the damping knob. Since these struts have a threaded body, not only can you change the height of your vehicle with air pressure, but you can also change the position of the lower mount on the strut to fine-tune the height to your liking.
For the rear, we use double-bellow bags and brackets that simply bolt right onto the chassis—no cutting required! When you couple our smooth-riding bags with our 30-way damping adjustable shocks, you get the kind of drop and improved handling you are looking for in your Volkswagen.
Does the wheel gap on your new Golf R make you cringe, but you don’t want to sacrifice ride quality and handling? Well, we understand that you bought your R because you crave a high-performance, well-handling machine. We also understand that you want to modify your ride without compromise.
That’s why Air Lift Performance developed the bag-over style, threaded body strut kit. Not only does this monotube strut offer you a whole new world of adjustment—by simply changing the height of the lower strut mount—but it is also has 30 levels of damping adjustment to really help you conquer the track. To help you reduce your lap times even further, we have included adjustable camber plates that utilize a high-quality spherical bearing. This kit also retains the use of the front sway bar, so you no longer need to sacrifice handling to go low!
In the rear, we use double-bellows bags, along with brackets that simply bolt on to the chassis—no cutting required! When you couple our smooth-riding bags with our 30-way damping adjustable shocks, you get the kind of drop, improved handling, and superb ride quality you are looking for out of your Golf R.
Slammed MK4’s are pretty hard to beat—unless you can have that same slammed look and have amazing corner-carving ability. The Air Lift Performance threaded body struts will not only offer you the ability to lay subframe, but will also give you superior handling…all without sacrificing ride comfort. Lowered coils or coilovers will give you some of these features, but you’ll always find yourself compromising at least one of your favorite ride characteristics. We don’t believe you need to compromise if you want to have a lowered look, performance handling, and great ride quality. You can get the best of all worlds with ALP air suspension; all it takes is a push of a button to lift up and clear obstacles, or lay your ride out low at a show.
With our extensive racetrack testing, you can rest assured that your car will not only perform on the street, but on the track as well. In order to drop the front 5.8 inches from factory height, we went with a fully threaded mono-tube strut, utilizing a smooth-riding, double-bellow air spring. Bolt-in camber plates, made of T6061 red anodized aluminum, provide alignment-tuning capability and help with wheel fitment.
Thanks to the threaded body strut design, the height of the lower mount can be changed, enabling you to further adjust your height depending on wheel and tire size. With 30 different levels of damping, you can go from a soft, smooth ride to a race-car-like stiffness with the twist of the knob. Best of all, this kit allows you to retain your sway bar for the best in handling performance.
For the rear, we use a progressive-rate, tapered sleeve nestled in the place of the coil spring. This style of air spring will give you excellent ride quality and overall handling performance. A threaded body mono-tube shock with 30 levels of damping adjustment take the bounce out of the system, giving your ride very predictable and stable handling. All of this equates to a 4.9 inches drop in the rear.
When Volkswagen needed a successor to the wildly popular Beetle in the 70,s they developed their first water-cooled, front-wheel-drive chassis called the MK1. This platform was perfect for the gas-rationed era, and was looked upon as nothing more than cheap daily transportation. Fast-forward 30 years, and the MK1 platform has become the “hot rod” of the VW world. This chassis is highly sought after for everything from restorations to motor swaps—all the way to all-out race car builds. I am sure VW never dreamed their little economy car would be part of such a customizing movement!
The first thing you may notice when checking out a MK1 is the huge amount of wheel gap, which we find completely unacceptable. Sure you can help that issue with a set of lowering coils or coilovers, but do you really want to sacrifice ride quality just to go low? Air Lift Performance has recognized the desire to slam this car and has the developed the best all-around suspension on the market. Now you can a have a lowered stance, killer handling, and amazing ride quality—all in one suspension package.
After all, what vehicle doesn’t look better with a 5-inch drop up front? To achieve this much drop in elevation, the engineers at Air Lift Performance chose a progressive-rate, sleeve-style air spring mounted atop a black, powder-coated threaded body strut that replaces the OEM setup. This combination not only allows you to adjust the height with the air spring, but also allows you to change the length of the strut by adjusting the lower mount position, so you can really fine-tune the ride height you desire. Featuring adjustable camber plates carved out of T6061 red anodized aluminum, and 30 different levels of damping, this suspension will give you enough adjustments to turn your MK1 into a corner carver—not just a hard parker.