Q. How Reliable Is Air Suspension?
A. The reliability of air suspension is directly tied to the installation. If you have a qualified technician or experienced air ride shop do the install, your air suspension will be incredibly reliable and should last the life of the vehicle. On the other hand, if you cut corners you'll end up chasing problems, so it pays to do it right the first time. If you're having trouble finding a qualified shop give us a call and we can recommend someone in your area.
Q. Does Air Suspension Require Maintenance?
A. Air suspension is almost maintenance free! Besides normal periodic checks to ensure all your bolts are tight and air line/airbags are not rubbing, the only thing we recommend is draining the air tank. Your air tank will always have moisture inside, how much depends on your climate and how often you use your system. A good general rule is to drain it once a month.
Q. Can Air Suspension Be Used In All Temperatures?
A. Air Suspension can be used year round.
Q.How Much Does It Cost To Install Air Suspension?
A. This is a varying question, rates vary depending on your location and what type of air suspension system your having installed. The price will also be different depending on whether your vehicle needs additional modifications such as a 4-Link, C-Notch, raised bed floor etc.
Q. What's The Difference Between Airbags, Sleeve Bags, And Strutbags?
A. Bellow Style Airbags (air springs) are made from heavy-duty reinforced rubber, which has one or multiple convoluted chambers called bellows. Bellow style airbags are typically larger than sleeve style airbags, giving them more lifting and load handling capacity. The design of most bellow-style airbags allow them to be inflated to a desired firmness, and then deflated in a similar fashion, and they can lift a load at lower pressures. For example, it may only take 35 PSI to lift 1000lbs. in a bellow style airbag, where it may take around 70 PSI of pressure in a sleeve airbag to lift the same weight.
Sleeve Style Airbags use a flexible flexible member with an internally molded bead. The sleeve-style design allows these airbags to have a smaller overall diameter than a bellow-style airbag. The internally mounted sleeve is covered by a bag, made of flexible heavy-gauge rubber or synthetic rubber compound. The bag is then crimped into the spring mount and swaged onto the opposite end, sealing the unit. Sleeve-style airbags are suited to applications when space is limited and loads are light, such as 4-Links or rear suspension.
Strutbags (Bag-Over-Coil, Threaded Air Strut) incorporate the airbag and the shock/strut into one unit. They are available with sleeve or bellow style airbags. These will only work on vehicles with struts, and are usually found on FWD and imports.
Q. What's the difference between the Air Lift 3P and the Air Lift 3H?
A. The Air Lift 3P is a "Pressure" based system, it uses pressure sensors inside the valve manifold to adjust and monitor your vehicles height. Whereas the the 3H system uses a "Height+Pressure" system, so it's the same pressure based system as the "3P" but with ride height sensors. The advantage of ride height sensors are, they are more accurate, and they give the system the ability to automatically adapt to changes in vehicle load. Both systems come with the Air Lift Controller and can do 5 custom presets, rise on start, show mode, and have Bluetooth capability.