You know your Bimmer was born to succeed everywhere, from idling in
the executive parking lot to shredding curves on back roads—but instead
of shredding curves, you’re shedding tears over the factory stock
height. The E30's love of wheel gap makes all the wrong first
impressions. Since we believe wheel gap is one of those things that you
can get too much of, our ALP engineers took on the task of putting the
E30 chassis way closer to the pavement than any BMW engineer would have
ever thought possible.
You know your BMW corners the market in luxury performance…but how
would you like to corner the turns on the racetrack just as well?
Air Lift Performance has the very solution you need, with an
adjustable performance air spring suspension kit—available now for your
BMW E30 3-Series.
Before you think this kit is just about going low, you should know we
test all of our kits on the track, with the goal of delivering the best
most versatile way to lower your BMW without compromise. We realize
there are several different ways to slam your E30 to get the look and
performance you crave, but do you really want to give up ride quality or
scrape everywhere you drive?
For the front kit, we mated a smooth-riding, double-bellows air
spring to our 30-level damping adjustable, monotube, threaded body
strut, giving you 5.1 inches of drop. The look is topped off with
adjustable camber plates made of T6061 red anodized aluminum that
utilize a high-quality spherical bearing. Since Bimmer engineers never
thought their executive car would see this kind of drop, they didn’t
leave the suspension very mod-friendly…so some fabrication work is
required. Similar to most aftermarket suspension systems, this is a weld-in kit that requires high-quality welding capabilities.
This kit asks that you weld the outside perimeter of the lower mount to
the hub. Unless you are highly confident in your welding skills, we
recommend turning the installation over to a professional.
The rear is a much more install-friendly design. We simply replace
the factory coil spring with a double-bellows air spring, giving you a
5.6-inch drop. To keep the rear from bouncing down the road, we use
30-level damping adjustable, monotube, threaded body shocks. With black
chromed shock bodies and bright red accents, these shocks look just as
sharp as they function. And there’s no welding necessary for this
kit—just check out the included instruction manuals and have
basic hand tools nearby to complete installation.