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Airbags vs Coilovers | A True Comparison from Air Lift Performance

Posted on 23 March 2015

Which is Better - Air Suspension or Coilovers? Air Lift Performance finds out!

MAPerformance is very excited to now be offering air suspension through Airlift Performance and Accuair as part of our extensive catalog of parts!  You may be telling yourself, Air suspension is for the stance crowd only, but you're mistaken!  In the last several years air suspension has made enormous strides in not only ride comfort, but also handling!  No need for babying around your vehicle on a day to day basis, you can drive this stuff HARD! [caption id="attachment_13267" align="alignnone" width="583"]coilovers vs airbags A typical kit from Air Lift Performance[/caption] Take the performance series struts offered by Airlift for instance, they are extensively designed and then tested for each vehicle they're offered for.  With adjustable dampening, you can really dial in the handling with these struts. Also, the entire strut body is threaded allowing precise adjustment of the spring rate in the bag itself so you can really dial in that handling that you desire. Check out the awesome video below that Airlift has made. This video really puts the facts down to prove that air suspension can hang with your traditional coilover setup on the track! A big shout out to Air Lift Performance for making a great and informational video showing that coilovers aren't exactly as superior as everyone makes them out to be. Furthermore, small performance gains seem present with airbags through the testing done by Air Lift. Are those small gains enough to negate the extra cost that accompany airbag? Well, that's up to you to decide! Stay tuned to the MAPerformance blog for more awesome news, including part releases, product features, and project car updates! We've got some cool stuff coming up regarding our 2015 Ecoboost Mustang.

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  • Dan Larson: November 10, 2015

    Whoa, whoa, whoa… an air bag company puts out a comparison video and air bags are better?! Weird, didn’t see that coming. Let’s see BC Racing NA’s comparison video.

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