One of the best things about the Mini is the go-cart like driving
experience and the big grins it provides. However, looking at the ground
clearance, you would think the Mini is geared toward off-roading rather
than carving corners! When Air Lift Performance set out to build an air suspension, their engineers knew the suspension not only had to give the car a more
desirable ride height, but had to preform as well. Don’t worry, they
Starting with the front suspension, they replaced the front struts with threaded body, monotube, 30-way adjustable struts, which are
topped off with smooth-riding, double-bellows air springs. No need to
purchase a set of camber plates to help with handling duties; also included are a killer set of T-6061 red anodized plates coupled with high-quality
spherical bearings for precise steering and quick reflexes. This
hardware all adds up to an astounding 4.8″ drop from factory ride
The rear utilizes a progressive-rate, sleeve-style air spring
mounted to a monotube, 30-way damping adjustable shock to match the
front. Also, just like the front, they use T-6061 aluminum upper mounts
with spherical bearings. When it is all said and done, you end up with a
5.1″ drop from that original off road altitude.
It’s not all about fancy parts and a show-stopping stance though.
This suspension was designed on the race track placing emphasis on
handling performance served up with a side of ride quality. 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, as well as give you the handling you are looking
for. Go from a smooth, comfortable ride to race-car-stiff handling with
the twist of a knob. What does this mean, exactly? It means you can have
a comfortable drive to the track, change a couple of settings, and
carve corners with the best of them. It also means that steep driveways
and speed bumps will no longer make you cringe. With the push of a
button, you can raise the car to factory height and clear pretty much
any obstacle that comes along.
Take a look at what's included:
-Air Lift Performance bolt on front and rear High Performance air struts- threaded shock bodies for fine-tuning ride height, 30 way adjustable damping, and anodized aluminum brackets
-Stainless Steel Control Panel w/ 2 Dual Needle Gauges & 4 Manual Control Valves- Compact design, easy installation, four corner independent control
-Viair 480C Chrome Air Compressor - includes 200 psi chrome air compressor, relay, pressure switch, and more
-28" SEAMLESS ALUMINUM air tank- perfect size for your ride, aluminum won't
corrode or rust. Mounting feet on bottom for easy installation in your trunk.
-100' roll of 1/4" DOT approved air line
-Brass DOT approved PUSH-CONNECT air fittings- no leaks or
failures with these quality parts! Watch out for inferior kits looking
to save a buck by sending you plastic non-DOT fittings!!
system is designed for simplicity over speed- the manual valves will
lift or lower your ride in around 7-8 seconds. If you're looking for
something faster, we have electric systems available as well, but this
kit is designed for people that want to set their height and cruise!
This is our "LEVEL 1" kit, but it doesn't sacrifice quality or
reliability to save you money!We
include complete installation guides for the installation of the
airbags, as well as plumbing and wiring diagrams to make things as
painless as possible. Feel free to ask any questions about putting this kit
in and we'll be happy to assist! We love
hearing from our customers and seeing their projects come together.