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Old 03-04-2016, 10:09 AM   #301
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I also may need the extenders, my rear on the 2011 doesn't come close to having any gap even on the stock tires with them all the way up. If I try to raise them on the threads anymore you can hear the air leaking out, so either something is wrong after multiple tries to get them a bit higher or I just need the extenders

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Old 04-13-2016, 06:06 PM   #302
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Ok yeah I have to raise it for sure
Also I will try to loosen all the suspension bolts and retighten them and I'll see what happens after. Thanks
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What ever happen with this? I'm having the same issue with the bouncy rear on mine.
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Old 04-05-2017, 01:08 AM   #303
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considering going bag over coil trying to see if the Aero Sport bag will fit over my current tein street basis strut on MY05 WRX thanks
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Old 04-10-2017, 05:45 PM   #304
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Oh man, I just installed airlift performance kit on my car and I must say I'm quite disappointed. For a $4k system it sucks! I get a major banging sound when airing up from 0psi and the rear klunks like no tomorrow at low speeds. For 4 grand you'd think you'd get a better designed system, what a mess!
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:54 AM   #305
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Ride height issues.... just to provide a little back ground on what I am referring to so I have a 2013 Wrx hatch that is bagged and my ride quality is excellent I couldnít complain a bit. Now, we just installed air on my brothers 02 Wrx wagon over the weekend and we are having issues finding that comfortable ride. What is your height, dampening setting, and all the above to be honest on your 02-07 because Ours is bouncy which isnít fun of course.

Can we take a min to discuss what others psi sets are at and dampening settings to find that comfortable ride?

Thanks all 🙂
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:26 PM   #306
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Ride height issues.... just to provide a little back ground on what I am referring to so I have a 2013 Wrx hatch that is bagged and my ride quality is excellent I couldn’t complain a bit. Now, we just installed air on my brothers 02 Wrx wagon over the weekend and we are having issues finding that comfortable ride. What is your height, dampening setting, and all the above to be honest on your 02-07 because Ours is bouncy which isn’t fun of course.

Can we take a min to discuss what others psi sets are at and dampening settings to find that comfortable ride?

Thanks all ��
Did your brother by the setup new?
I've never had issues with any dampening I set it at. Never bouncy.
Bumpy, Yes, if I set it to three notches from full stiff.
Note that AirLift recommends you never ride on full stiff or full soft.



is it bouncy or bumpy? if its bouncy you may have blown struts?



My pressures on my 05 Impreza Sedan

@ 43F and 53R




And drive low @ 39F and 48R



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Old 10-10-2017, 12:07 AM   #307
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Jimbo do your rears clunk / pop when above 50psi?
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:35 PM   #308
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Jimbo do your rears clunk / pop when above 50psi?
No clunking.

You should recalibrate.
Before you recalibrate. Set all corners on full hard. And do 2 to 3 times… do 0psi to 80psi on each corner. back to 0psi when finished.


Another note...
From my experience, from day one.
If I go above 57psi rear, with or without have any passenger load, it will throw off the pressure sensor or something…
(affects it more if I don't have passenger load)


For example; If I have my ride height set at 55psi. If I ever had the rear higher than 57psi, When I go back to 55psi, the physical ride height will be different. It will sit higher.
Even when I air up to ride height from a full aired-out. The height difference in the rear remains a little off.

I don’t know if it has anything to do with it being bag sleeves or the distance the lines are from the manifold.

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Old 10-10-2017, 03:01 PM   #309
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OK, not a bag guy myself, looking at some possible solutions.
I will go back and read 13 pages of posts to see if questions are answered.

Being a facilities guy working with compressed air (may have been covered before in here....).
Try to pick up dry air. I wouldn't make pressure changes (going higher) when the humidity is higher. You lead to more water in the system.
Big trucks, typically have steel tanks. Yes, they can rust, drain them. Particulate filters can help preserve valves.
You can use "auto drains", but rust can clog valves open.
Dessicant driers, they can help, but watch them.
Pressure changes by about 1PSI/10*F, so if it gets warm or cold, ride height changes. I can see the benefit of a "height based" system vs. pressure.

While maybe covered in 13 pages........anyone using this for AutoX or track days?
What struts are you using?

Just looking at options for my own, and others, vehicles.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:53 PM   #310
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No clunking.

You should recalibrate.
Before you recalibrate. Set all corners on full hard. And do 2 to 3 timesÖ do 0psi to 80psi on each corner. back to 0psi when finished.


Another note...
From my experience, from day one.
If I go above 57psi rear, with or without have any passenger load, it will throw off the pressure sensor or somethingÖ
(affects it more if I don't have passenger load)

For example; If I have my ride height set at 55psi. If I ever had the rear higher than 57psi, When I go back to 55psi, the physical ride height will be different. It will sit higher.
Even when I air up to ride height from a full aired-out. The height difference in the rear remains a little off.

I donít know if it has anything to do with it being bag sleeves or the distance the lines are from the manifold.
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We'll have to link up once the car is up and running.

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OK, not a bag guy myself, looking at some possible solutions.
I will go back and read 13 pages of posts to see if questions are answered.

Being a facilities guy working with compressed air (may have been covered before in here....).
Try to pick up dry air. I wouldn't make pressure changes (going higher) when the humidity is higher. You lead to more water in the system.
Big trucks, typically have steel tanks. Yes, they can rust, drain them. Particulate filters can help preserve valves.
You can use "auto drains", but rust can clog valves open.
Dessicant driers, they can help, but watch them.
Pressure changes by about 1PSI/10*F, so if it gets warm or cold, ride height changes. I can see the benefit of a "height based" system vs. pressure.

While maybe covered in 13 pages........anyone using this for AutoX or track days?
What struts are you using?

Just looking at options for my own, and others, vehicles.
And yes, temperatures greatly affect pressures, which is why I'm going to look into Height based management in the future over my Airlift V2 on my RS.

Cody Miles with his 2007 STi is backed by AirLift and I competed against him all last year in Street AWD until this year when he moved up to Limited AWD (TrackMod for Gridlife). He said they felt great, and never had any issues with them.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:12 AM   #311
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Did your brother by the setup new?
I've never had issues with any dampening I set it at. Never bouncy.
Bumpy, Yes, if I set it to three notches from full stiff.
Note that AirLift recommends you never ride on full stiff or full soft.



is it bouncy or bumpy? if its bouncy you may have blown struts?



My pressures on my 05 Impreza Sedan

@ 43F and 53R




And drive low @ 39F and 48R


I appreciate your feedback. When I get home Iím going to try this later and see if it helps/corrects his ride quality.

As far of bouncy/bumpy itís kind of in the middle of that. Like I stated previous I have them on my 13 Wrx and the ride is great I couldnít complain. But, his is pretty bad.

I am curious to hear if anyone else has any into these issues.
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:02 AM   #312
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would you happen to have any pics of 3h set ups on gr hatch? I've been trying to get my system finish so I can clean up my hatch but am getting my ass kicked on how to mount the sensors. every time I have people in my car end up scraping my damn n1 exhaust pretty bad. driving me nuts along with the clunking with most bumps and crappy new highway thats not flat for much.
I just found the longer lowers for the rear but don't have the funds after the 3k purchase.

For now I am running like 52f 60 rears to compensate for the short rears.
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:17 PM   #313
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Hello,
I apologize if this is in the wrong thread but I've scoured NASIOC and can't seem to find an answer to: can any of your air suspension systems raise my car 2-3 inches for the winter time. I'm currently running Ground Control coilovers which lowered my 2004 STI about 1-1 1/2 inches. I recently found they are leaking so instead of rebuilding I'm thinking of an air suspension system to:
1. temporarily soften the ride a touch over the really s#$% Connecticut roads and
2. raise ride height from OEM height to 2-3 inches above that height for winter and my occasional off-road excursions and then
3. bring the car back to where it is now as far as ride height and firmness for the occasional autocross or spirited driving in the countryside.

Thanks and see you at WBM tomorrow!

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Old 06-24-2018, 07:18 PM   #314
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Hello,
I apologize if this is in the wrong thread but I've scoured NASIOC and can't seem to find an answer to: can any of your air suspension systems raise my car 2-3 inches for the winter time. I'm currently running Ground Control coilovers which lowered my 2004 STI about 1-1 1/2 inches. I recently found they are leaking so instead of rebuilding I'm thinking of an air suspension system to:
1. temporarily soften the ride a touch over the really s#$% Connecticut roads and
2. raise ride height from OEM height to 2-3 inches above that height for winter and my occasional off-road excursions and then
3. bring the car back to where it is now as far as ride height and firmness for the occasional autocross or spirited driving in the countryside.

Thanks and see you at WBM tomorrow!

John Schiller
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Whats type of excursions are you talking about?



I've been on a couple camping trip with my car. Its was alot of gravel and small washboard roads.. And I took is easy the whole way(which annoyed anyone following me). because I didnt like the ideal of rocks kick up..

My riding pressures for those trips, I think, were 65f and 58r.

I NOT AN EXPERT...

If you ride with low pressure you bottom out the struts.
So with high/more pressure you can "top out" the struts or even the bags when rebound from whatever road terrain your on. And unnaturally over extends the bags.. because they are design for weight to be on them..

If you really want to raise it over stock height you would adjust/raise the lower strut mounts. As far as how much you can raise it, I have know clue.

As for softness.. at full soft they ride similar to stock STi strut/springs. IMO


Send an Email to Airlift Performance, They could probably answer a lot of your questions.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:41 PM   #315
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would you happen to have any pics of 3h set ups on gr hatch? I've been trying to get my system finish so I can clean up my hatch but am getting my ass kicked on how to mount the sensors. every time I have people in my car end up scraping my damn n1 exhaust pretty bad. driving me nuts along with the clunking with most bumps and crappy new highway thats not flat for much.
I just found the longer lowers for the rear but don't have the funds after the 3k purchase.

For now I am running like 52f 60 rears to compensate for the short rears.
I dont own a GR hatch.

But if you are scraping with passengers... Your height setting with passenger should be higher due to load.

The weight compounds the bags with passengers. So ideally you wouldn't want to set it at your solo ride height vs with passengers..


My system is Pressured bases (non-height sensors). When I was riding with a full car, 3 grown men in the a back.. 200lbs or so each. My rear riding pressure was above 80psi... i cant recall exactly, but it was high..


Need more explained details about the clunking. is it at certain pressures with passengers only? clunking happening from rebound travel or compress bound travel? front or rear? both sides? certain speeds?

But Id check your sway bars and end links and make sure they tighten.

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Old 10-02-2018, 03:05 PM   #316
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Hey yall, I just installed an Airlift 3p kit on my GR wrx. I notice that when I air out, the rear doesn't get as low as the front. On my buddy's GR, the lip of the rim gets real close to the rear fender but on mine ,there's a 1.5" distance between the lip of the rim and fender.

Do i need to modify something so it'll drop more? I just need to drop it say 1" more when aired out.

thanks!

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Old 11-01-2018, 08:56 AM   #317
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So I recently swapped out Ohlins Road & Track for airlift 3p. However the car understeers and feels very soft and bouncy even with damping turned all the way to max. My psi at drive height is 45 on the front and 52 on the rear.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:24 PM   #318
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Why doesn’t anyone try accuair? If it’s just a cost issue I’d save up some more and get the accuair setup. The newest CVT is silent, a 1 piece system, looks killer and has the best technology out there right now. Not to mention the customer service is top notch.

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Old 11-13-2018, 02:01 AM   #319
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Smile Just ordered bags.

Just ordered my airlift kit from bag riders today. Super excited to install it soon!
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:15 PM   #320
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@Fndragn

just had the AccuAir endo-CVT air management/Airlift struts/shocks installed on my 2019 base. JIC FLT-A2 @ previous car, Buddy Club N-1's @ most recent car prior to Subaru purchase. AccuAir NOT bouncy at all, love the adjustability, firm but not harsh ride, and the ability to raise/lower @ a second/on the fly.

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#SyndicateCustoms Upland, CA did the work, highly recommend (SCCA) seeing Andrew if you're considering this avenue.
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Thanks!

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