In order to drop the front 5.8 inches from factory height, we went with a fully threaded mono-tube strut, utilizing a smooth-riding, double-bellow air spring. Bolt-in camber plates, made of T6061 red anodized aluminum, provide alignment-tuning capability and help with wheel fitment. Thanks to the threaded body strut design, the height of the lower mount can be changed, enabling you to further adjust your height depending on wheel and tire size. With 30 different levels of damping, you can go from a soft, smooth ride to a race-car-like stiffness with the twist of the knob. For the R32 or TT, there is no sway bar attachment to the struts.
For the rear, we use a progressive-rate, tapered sleeve nestled in the place of the coil spring. This style of air spring will give you excellent ride quality and overall handling performance. A threaded body mono-tube shock with 30 levels of damping adjustment take the bounce out of the system, giving your ride very predictable and stable handling. All of this equates to a 4.9 inches drop in the rear.
Installation is simple with Air Lift Performance’s detailed instruction manuals. If you have the skill to wire a stereo or swap suspension components, then you can have your car on the ground in a matter of hours. Only basic hand tools are necessary to complete the job—but bear in mind that if you are looking for the ultimate in low, your “frame modifications” will require some fabrication skills.
1998-2010 VW Beetle
1999-2005 VW Golf
1999-2005 VW Jetta
1999-2005 VW GTI
Fits FRONT ONLY MKIV R32 (2002-2004)
Fits FRONT ONLY Audi TT Q MKI (2000-2006)
Available in both Performance Series & Slam Series.
Modifications Req. Front: Some frame modifications required. Must drill 3 holes in strut tower for camber plate mounting.
Modifications Req. Rear: NONE
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