Air Suspension FAQ
March 3, 2020
We decided to take a look at the most common questions that people ask Google when it comes to air suspension.
1. Does Air Suspension Improve Ride Quality?
This is a tricky question.
When compared to coilovers, air suspension is no doubt a better ride!
When compared to stock, we'd like to say that air suspension does ride better than stock as well!
However, typically if you install air suspension on your car, that probably isn't the only thing you're going to do to it.
If you add bigger wheels or aftermarket seats, it won't ride as well as it would if you just installed air suspension and nothing else.
2. Is Air Suspension Good For Racing?
We know a few people that do use their air equipped cars for racing and even drifting!
You can properly set up your car to handle the pressure (no pun intended) of racing.
One thing you should be careful of is your install.
Make sure you don't have any lines hanging down that could potentially get ripped off by cones or dirt.
3. Is Air Suspension Good For Daily Driving?
We'll break this into two parts.
During Summer months, you should have no issues daily driving your bagged car! This is where air suspension really shines!
During summer months you will be able to drive your car daily and probably be able to air-out in most areas.
During the Winter, it's crucial that you make sure there is no water or condensation in your air tank.
Make sure that you have a water trap for your tank and that you are using some sort of antifreeze designed for your air suspension system.
Lastly, make sure that all of your lines are secure and not hanging down.
The last thing you want is to drive over an ice chunk and break a line.
4. Is Air Suspension Illegal?
Technically speaking, yes. But wait.
Air Suspension technically isn't DOT approved, there for it is technically illegal. Technically.
But it's about as illegal as lifting your truck or having window tint.
Is a cop going to pull you over just because you have air suspension, no.
If you're speeding, get pulled over, and the cop can see your air tank in the back, will he impound your car? No.
On paper, it is illegal, but in reality, it's not.
5. Is Air Suspension Hard to Install?
It may seem daunting at first, but no, air suspension is not that hard to install.
Sure, you have to run your air lines, but that's about as hard as it kits.
A lot of people say that if you know how to change struts and swap a radio, you can install air suspension.
6. Is Air Suspension Better Than Coilovers?
We actually wrote a blog about this topic and you can read it here!