For the front kit, we mated a smooth-riding, double-bellows air spring to our 30-level damping adjustable, monotube, threaded body strut, giving you 5.1 inches of drop. The look is topped off with adjustable camber plates made of T6061 red anodized aluminum that utilize a high-quality spherical bearing. Since Bimmer engineers never thought their executive car would see this kind of drop, they didn’t leave the suspension very mod-friendly…so some fabrication work is required. Similar to most aftermarket suspension systems, this is a weld-in kit that requires high-quality welding capabilities. This kit asks that you weld the outside perimeter of the lower mount to the hub. Unless you are highly confident in your welding skills, we recommend turning the installation over to a professional.
The rear is a much more install-friendly design. We simply replace the factory coil spring with a double-bellows air spring, giving you a 5.6-inch drop. To keep the rear from bouncing down the road, we use 30-level damping adjustable, monotube, threaded body shocks. With black chromed shock bodies and bright red accents, these shocks look just as sharp as they function. And there’s no welding necessary for this kit—just check out the Air Lift Performance instruction manuals and have basic hand tools nearby to complete installation.
Altogether, what you’re getting is a suspension that you can enjoy on a daily basis, with the ability to hit the track or your favorite twisty road with just a push of a button and twist of the damping knob.
We provide you with detailed instruction manuals, to help you with a smooth install.
1982-1993 BMW 3-Series (E30) Models with 51mm diameter front struts (except 325ix)
NOTE: Weld-in front application, No front swaybar mount for M3 models.
Modifications Req. Front: Weld front strut lower mount to factory hub assembly
Modifications Req. Rear: Minor trimming of coil spring locator
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