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#1 Old 12-05-2012, 10:49 AM
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So I am about purchase a sport air suspension from Air Lift Performance. It has been described as having the same characteristics as the KW Variant 2 coil suspension... has anyone considered doing anything like this for performance?

I would be apt to buy the digital combo setup shown here : Subaru Impreza/ WRX 2002-2007 | Air Lift Performance


Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated. I would like to purchase this today no later then 4pm EST.
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I think you might be the first member of this forum to install an air suspension system. I'm interested to follow your build, so please keep us posted.

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4k? Geezus.... You could get a nice set of CO's and some additional suspension parts for that....

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Well I made the plunge. Kit should be here in 2-3 weeks I'll keep you all posted. It is super easy to I stall. Was told it takes about 1hrs less then a full coil over system

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Not sure how that works. It will take longer than a coilover install. Keep in mind that even though it's adjustable, you need to pick one ride height and stick to it. Otherwise you will ruin your tires.
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The ride height plays next to no difference in the wear and tear on the tires. This will be my third vehicle with the air ride never had that issue before. You do however, need to have your alignment done when you set the camber.

With this new digital setup, it auto selects preprogram heights and adjust the vehicles camber appropriately.

If you would like, I'd be more then happy to show you the diagram for the install. Its the exactly same setup as doing a coilover. The only difference in this setup is bolting down the compressor and wiring it up. Which on my last vehicle took less then 30minutes.
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The ride height plays next to no difference in the wear and tear on the tires. This will be my third vehicle with the air ride never had that issue before. You do however, need to have your alignment done when you set the camber..
You are wrong unfortunately. Lowering the car from where the previous alignment was done not only increases camber but also toe in. Both can affect tire wear, more-so the toe.

The reason for the addition time over a regular coilover install is exactly what you mentioned. You're still installing 4 damper assemblies and having to do additional compressor and wiring installation.
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Just to add, the rear will toe out when dropped IIRC....

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Gah, sorry. You're right. I meant toe out.
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It took me 6 hours to do the air ride in my M3 took me almost 7 hrs to install my KW V2. Again. I have pre-set ride heights and have never in my life seen an irregular wear pattern.... maybe i swap my tires out too soon to notice?
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