When we started the ground work on deciding how we wanted to build our project car Jekyll & Hyde we knew that we wanted to create a modern day muscle car that reflected the latest trends in design and performance and we knew from the start we wanted an air ride system. nothing suits cruse night like driving up to a stop light between a couple of nice late model muscle cars and dropping it to the tires and when the light is green raise up and roll on down the boulevard.
Air ride systems have been around since the 60’s and have developed into sophisticated air management systems offering the enthusiast many options no matter if their building a show car, a track car or your daily driver, In fact Airlift’s tag line is “Show it, Track it, Drive it” and this system does just that. Airlift Performance uses hi quality material and detailed manufacturing in the kits to aid in making the install as painless as possible and as a testimony to that this system was installed in my garage by myself using jack stands!
Because the car is a daily driver (of course) we need to break the install into sections that could be done in the confines of a weekend so the car could drive to work on Monday, so it decided to split it up into 3 builds.
• PHASE 1: Run All Lines & install equipment - Wiring harness, airlines, sensor lines, tank and compressor install.
• PHASE 2: Bag each corner - Replace all the shocks and struts with their supplied counter-part. Replace all springs with air bladders. Finish connection of air lines to bladders.
• PHASE 3: Install Leveling Sensors - build brackets for each sensor as each wheel and set up each wheel into the air management system.