2 Years on Air Suspension | Is it Still Worth It?

2 Years on Air Suspension | Is it Still Worth It?


– Mic check (claps) Good. (rumbling)
Cool. (soft pop music) (laughs) Rip. All right, I’m back, I’m here, I’m talking about air suspension again. No, this is not sponsored. Air Lift isn’t telling me to say this. I had Air before I even
freakin’ worked here, okay? So this is just my personal story, experience with Air Lift suspension, and I thought you guys would like to know some more detail about it ’cause there’s a lotta
questions, lotta concerns, so this is my story. And while we’re both here, don’t forget wheels,
tires, air suspension, coilover suspension, lowering springs, fitmentindustries.com, go
check it out on the website. And we have a giveaway going on with ESR to win some multi-piece wheels
to go with your air ride. So, go check that out, bunch of apparel, it’s super dope. So, why did I go with air suspension? I was a hardcore static guy for a while. (beep) bags, drive low, park low, scrape on everything, you
know, that was the lifestyle, that was the move, that
was the type of guy I was. I wanted to make my car as low as possible and wanted to know what
all the hype was about. I did the unthinkable. I purchase air ride, specifically, Air Lift
Performance 3P, all right? Air Lift offers three different setups, 3S, 3P, and 3H. 3S is very basic, all manual,
no presets, no controller, just the app on the phone, all right? So, it’s manual, you (shushing) gotta play with it a little bit more. So, if you didn’t know, Air Lift uses pressure
to determine ride height. For example, I generally run
about 40psi in the front, 45psi in the rear, and then with height sensors, you get a more accurate reading. Like if you’re gonna throw a
bunch of (beep) in the trunk or have a car full of people, the height sensors would know to bring the car to the right height, whereas with a pressure-based system, you’d have to manually count for, like, the added weight in the car. Not a huge deal, it is a
little bit more convenient. Thought about 3H, but
it’s a bit more expensive, and your boy’s pockets are kinda light, so went with 3P. I heard install was pretty
finicky with the height sensors, and I learned that shortly after with installing that on the E30, but 3P was the route I wanted to take. So, 3P comes with a controller. You can have presets, it comes with literally
everything you need to install it in your set. Like I said, doesn’t
have the height sensors, it’s pressure-based, but for me, you know, that’s good enough. All right, so speaking of install, let’s touch on that a bit, bud, all right? I had a garage, a jack, jack stands, a few good buddies, and
some cold beverages. Air Lift really did a great job of making the install a breeze. I was intimidated at first, not gonna lie, never did it before. I only did coilovers and
lowering springs in the past, but they have an extremely
nice install book that makes it so anyone can do it, I mean that, anyone. As long as you can look at a picture book, you can install Air Ride. It’s not much more than
installing coilovers, to be honest with you. You put your struts in, run
your air lines, run your wires, and then decide how you
want your trunk to look, that’s it. Not spicing it up for
you, that’s what you do. You spend about a day
to get the install done, and then another half day or so to just get everything
buttoned up and looking pretty, and then I was on my way. I’d say it’s a weekend
project or even a day, depending on how many beverages you have. So, how does it handle? They ride great, honestly. Making the presets for my
ride height took a few minutes and a ride around the block, just to make sure nothing
was rubbing or touching or all that good stuff. Extremely convenient, made
a preset for aired out, my ride height, and then
getting into (beep) driveways or speed bumps or all that nasty stuff that you experience when
you’re low and on coilovers. Now, no, like, if you
see something in the road you’re not gonna quick grab
the controller and air up, but it does make it more convenient for getting into driveways, and that stuff that I mentioned before. After getting my ride height dialed in and making sure my lines weren’t
getting pinched or rubbing, I took it in for an alignment, and it was ready to rock and roll, baby. That was it. Now, have I had any issues, all the dreaded issues you hear about? No, well, yes. Not really. Anyway, I’ve had a pressure
sensor fault come up a few times on long trips. I’d be driving, and all of a sudden my controller where it shows the pressure would be all red and
saying something ridiculous like I had 150psi in my
passenger side rear bay, and that kinda freaked
me out the first time, I’m not gonna lie to you. So, the first time that happened, I pulled over, I turned off my car ’cause I really didn’t
know what else to do. I was in the middle of nowhere, pulling over at a gas station, turned my car back on, looked at the controller and prayed, and it was fine, everything
was Gucci, all right? But it ended up coming back, happened a couple more times. So, I contacted Air Lift and they told me I probably
had some water buildup in my lines. So, I took that air line out
and let it sit overnight, once I was parked, and it dried out, put it back in, and I haven’t had the issue since. And I’ve been on Air for about
a little over two years now, and, knock on wood, that’s literally the only issue I’ve had. It’s never left me stranded, I’ve never popped a bag, I haven’t had a fuse go out, I haven’t had an air line rupture. It hasn’t happened, and I do
drive the car quite a bit. I’ve drove it from multiple state to state to get to shows and all that good stuff. Coming from a guy that was
hardcore about being static, air suspension has really impressed me. I’ve really enjoyed the convenience of it, and I’m pretty sold on whatever
my next car ends up being going on Air, too. What’s your thoughts on Air? Is it worth the price? You a hardcore coilover guy? Probably are, but comment below! If you’re interested in Air, we got it over at fitmentindustries.com. If you want my recommendation, go for it. Get the 3P, it’s really convenient. Bag your car, bag your daily, bag your mom’s car, bag your groceries. I’m Dakota from Fitment Industries, we’ll talk to you later.

100 thoughts on “2 Years on Air Suspension | Is it Still Worth It?

  1. Do you think Air Lift Suspension is worth it? Drop a comment and let us know! Also, don’t miss out on your chance to buy Airlift for 15% OFF —>>> bhttp://bit.ly/FI_AirSuspension

  2. Back in the day I was straight coilover guy but now I'm old and running air suspension on my Hellcat and it's by far worth it. Between breaking necks in parking lots, being able to get into my steep driveway without scraping makes it a no brainer.

  3. I wanted Air Suspension because i could not afford a 2018 Lexus LS that has it stock so i wanted my IS to have it lol

    Running Airlift 3P on my 2018 Lexus IS300 F Sport RWD and i love everything about it daily it everyday about 1000Mi/Mo in DTLA and road trips at about 600Mi Round trip, Snow, Hard Roads, etc. Never had an issue and had it installed by a shop who works on SEMA and LA Auto Show cars so i know i was taken care of well.
    Rides perfect and near stock, i like how i can air up for driveways and clear almost anything without destroying my bumper.

    All of my friends drive on air, i have put on about 5K on mine with zero issues and have had a friend already put 45K on his 2018 Camry XSE on them; best investment i ever put on my car.

  4. The fresh prince of low-air!

  5. How do they fair against potholes?

  6. bags here, bags there, bags everywhere!

  7. Ah that wave, that damned wave 😍😂

  8. Love my bags been going on 3yrs and still good had a strut sleeve pop but made a call and got extra sleeve locks

  9. I wish for authorized dealer in my shit hole country.

  10. Air all the way, being able to air up to get over things and not smash my car to bits. It's worth to me

  11. Honestly, if they were more reasonably priced, I could see investing into air. But at a 3k entry level price, thats… just a lot.

  12. Sick ride bro! What year & model?

  13. Looked on the page, I see nothing for Volvo period, so what I can I do. Buy piece by piece and hope it fits?

  14. Bags would be cool, but what are they like long term over horrible rutted and potholed roads?

  15. DAAAMMNN, now y'all showing us that sexy audi a3?s3? Is making me considering putting air lift in my audi a3 now, looks sexy af 🤔🤔🤔🤔

  16. but i'm wondering, what's the ride quality like with air suspension? is it comfy? is it sporty? is it better/worse than oem? looks aside.

  17. I think if you put Dakota in the thumbnail more, you’d get a lot more clicks.

  18. How's the handling / performance tho compared to springs

  19. I remember, Bags are for groceries 🤔

  20. I'm in love with your Focus ST. What a clean build.

  21. You actually think I won’t bag my moms Jeep Grand Cherokee :)))

  22. Great video. Quick question. Can you track or autocross on bags or is it show only?

  23. I just wish that shit was cheaper

  24. i’m twitching looking at the wheels all being different sizes in the background

  25. Air Suspension🔥 I need in my life❤

  26. I have a focus st on stock suspension the car already bitches and moans enough as it is why add more problems lol

  27. I wish youtube let you comment on the advertisements before the video lol.

  28. #bagthewagon

  29. Anyone know of some airbag suspension companies that fit a 2006 s55 amg?

  30. Would it be worth it if you daily it?

  31. Air on a daily used in the cold northern winter – dumb idea?

  32. Look if you install your air ride correct you wont have problems

  33. I have an Audi and the Audi in the intro is hella clean. Any chance you can drop more info on it like an IG?

  34. I had factory airbags on my '94 Toyota Soarer until recently (still works great, but I sold the car for something newer).
    I loved it
    Despite being a 25 year old car it was the smoothest ride I'd ever had while in comfort mode, could stiffen up with a button and get decent handling (not amazing trackmode, but sportier than most factory options), and could drop down to look nice, and raise up to clear the tallest gutters (my driveway was an uncut gutter, tall and vicious which causes many factory cars to scrape, yet the soarer never did).
    Had no issues the whole time I owned it

  35. Just installed my coilovers on my 2015 Mazda 6 need to roll fenders and get an alignment but it looks sick

  36. cues Fresh Prince intro 😂

  37. I love the "Static Adjustability" of Air, so that is the way I plan on going with my 2020 2WD Ford Ranger!

  38. Bc coils 950$
    Bags 2-5k$
    -.-

  39. What kind of air suspension does Dakota have

  40. Accuair or airlift 🤔

  41. I want bags but that price tag😭😭

  42. Had air years ago on a 91 Civic sedan. I absolutely loved not having to go sideways to cross a speed bump. It even made the car a little quieter from road noise. Always loved the "How does he drive that?" look and then they see the car come up off the ground.

  43. I installed air ride on my ST as well! I like it also what do you leave your damping at tho?

  44. What are those gold wheels next to the white cosmis? 😅

  45. never popped a baeg

  46. I'm new in the car community and don't know too much about cars… but I'm planning on a budget on mods I would install onto my "future frs", I already searched up coilovers, wheels, tires, and air intake (avo turbo kit is too expensive). However, I cannot find any aero kit for sale. Where do I look for that?

    Edit: My first project car

  47. I'm far more interested in coilover with air cups…

  48. A huge fan of your channel and to see one of my videos in this clip got me all excited. Thanks and keep up the great content!

  49. Who has bags that’s honestly can say they drive their car hard though I feel like you can’t be rough on air like coil overs

  50. Insert playboi carti type beat

  51. I daily drive my s2000 and its on air from my experience from the get go its quite stiff for a daily,but time passes the air suspension are softer i Don't know if I'm used too or it softened over time.

  52. Once I went baggs I never looked back. I can adjust anytime I want, the ride is comfortable, and I can lay to the earth! I've never had bagged cars but i dont see it being any different than my bagged trucks.

  53. Coilovers all day
    Arrgggggh

  54. No because the second you have to move you get the whole squad laughing

  55. Do you guys have an install video for the height sensors?

  56. Anything we should keep in the car incase we run into air suspension issues?

  57. Yeah no thank. Coilovers babe. Shit pops I'm gonna be pissed

  58. Fitment Industry should make a Tshirt that says "Bagged Grocery"

  59. Usually people that have never ran air have the most to say about it from what I've experienced. But, nonetheless, I love my 3P system for the Focus. It really was a straightforward install even though it was just myself. No issues so far!

  60. Its just my opinion, but bags are just like GTA cheat codes. Yeah ur car looks fitted or tucked on the parking lot, when its time to go home ur driving an F350 compared to the ⚡️tatic homies driving next to you. IMO static gets more respect than bags.

  61. s t a t i c

  62. In my opinion bags only look nice parked while static looks good while you drive and park. #StaticHotBoi

  63. Ooo😮…still getting coils..

  64. #bagthewagoon

  65. I’ve been on black tar heroin for 2 years

  66. I plan to put my e46 sedan on air.im so low and being static sucks I live in Alaska and they don't give a shit about the roads here

  67. But you dont post to Australia 😭

  68. Static for life

  69. Is it convinient to bag my 2014 Honda Civic SI?

  70. Serious question… I drive a Honda Civic Si Sedan, FA5. I have a job where I have to haul like 500lbs of gear around, and my stock suspension is shot. If I go air bags, can they handle the extra weight (mostly in the trunk and back seat) and help me not destroy tires so fast? Are there Heavy Duty airbags? Is it true I can't use them in Canadian winters?

    Thank you.

  71. Ordered mine from you guys and it comes in today. 1 week to get it. Leaving work to start on this project when my air lift kit comes in!

  72. Wouldn't want to miss my bags, next car definitely gets bags too.

  73. Like most other static guys, the only reason I haven’t bagged my car is because of the price. I’ll get there one day.

  74. Busch lite virus

  75. BAG THE WAGOON😂😂😂

  76. Can we get a Dakota, Manitowoc Minute mash up??

  77. I would love to do Air but shops charging stupid prices just to route wires…..

  78. For me there is only two huge issues about bags. 1 I can’t install it myself because of my shitty disabled hands. 2 the price for the finished product . As be needing to pay someone to do it, just adds to the overall cost of getting air.. Getting lowering springs installed or new coils is 1/3 of the price of a air system .. So it’s pretty much a up hill race – but I’ll get there somehow, someday 😅👌🏼

  79. I have a 2014 Maxima on airlift 3P
    Ride is fantastic
    Love the convenience of it
    I have had it installed for about 2-3 years
    And the only problem I have had was the pressure valve in the management went bad
    Didn’t leave me stranded or anything
    And airlift was fantastic
    They warranted it and sent me a new management
    And cause I was on a time crunch for a show
    It was back In less than 3 days
    For sure staying on air

  80. I want bags so bad for my e90…

  81. Shoutout for the Courage the Cowardly Dog reference ❤️🤙🏿🤙🏿😊

  82. Air is so good purely for the convenience of wanting to slam your car then pop that son of a bitch up when at the drive way! Your carbon splitter or lip will thank you

  83. I'm a hardcore stance coilover guy but im going air this coming month, why? bc i want to drive it more and go on longer trip without being worried about breaking my oil pan and get stranded out of no where. and you have both world. if you track your car and it's not really road legal then stick to your coilovers

  84. Struggling justifying putting it on an evo..

  85. Too expensive

  86. Can they be install is a ford ranger 96 ?

  87. I’ve had airlift performance for about two years now on a 2005 Subaru STI. If I didn’t have a daily and the ability to work on my car and bags, I would’ve gotten rid of them by now. I would advise against it unless you have the disposable income. I’ve had to warranty a manifold and I’m currently dealing with clunking in the rear struts even tho I’ve followed all of their instructions and parameters.

  88. Hmmm water seperater? Or rap music 🎶

  89. I have coilovers, but my next project will be bagged

  90. Yes air suspension is better and better for snow

  91. I will love to have air ride on my rav4, but they don't make h for my car.

  92. Okay but nah you didnt really answer how it rides. Smooth? Bouncy? Stiff? More comfy than coils?

  93. Love this guy

  94. how does the car corner? can u still do touge runs with the air suspension?

  95. What wheels are the rotational bronze to your left??

  96. "Beg your mom's car, beg your groceries."

  97. I wanna bag my Odyssey……….

  98. Coilovers is definitly the route to go for reliability

  99. "Bake your car Bake your daily"

    -Dakotas 2020

    Ima slam my daily now

  100. Coilovers for life. Until I buy air. Might not happen.

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