Tag: Air Bag Suspension

Categories: General, Suspension

A Tow package in the most basic terms is a complete system of pneumatic components that allow your truck to increase its payload capacity. It also allows for a safer ride while towing extremely heavy loads. Tow packages are often customized depending on the customers requirements as well as the vehicle they will be installed onto. Truck Tow Kits can easily enhance the vehicles overall performance and are considered as an upgrade for increasing your overall towing capabilities.
Most of the tow kits on the market are reverse engineered for easy installation using OEM Specifications. They also enhance the total axle capacity by hundreds if not thousands of additional pounds of towing capability. These systems ensure you never have to deal with an uneven unsafe ride as you tow your trailer across town or on an extended holiday.


Load leveling helper kits also known as Air ride tow kits adds more reliability in terms of payload capacity as well as leveling the truck for a seamless ride while on the highway. All Air helper kits are packed with a manual fit kit that allow you to fill your tow kit with a stand alone air compressor. Air management systems can be integrated with the kit to offer cab controls for the ultimate convenience factor. These load assist airbag systems are built for many different applications including SUVs, pickup trucks, cars, campers, cab and chassis trucks and more! You can connect with an X2 Industries expert to get a customized tow kit for your truck exactly the way you want it.

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Several aspects of the vehicle including the frame, engine, suspension, transmission, and cooling system must be ready for handling towing. Each part of the tow package must add to the overall towing capabilities for the complete vehicle setup. Towing packages may include different parts depending on the application as well as the total added capacity the kit is providing. There are so many other components that are needed when it comes to being safe and offering a great tow kit on your truck. Once of which is a hitch which seamlessly connects to your vehicle frame and accepts the receiver for mounting your ball.
The hitch in its raw is a heavy-duty square tube that spans your frame section and mounts into place usually under your frame. There are also tow hooks, and a female receiver connection for a complete hitch setup. Towing packages with helper air ride kits as well as hitch kits are a fundamental part of traveling with a trailer, boat or any other toys you decide to take cross country. Don’t forget to wire up lighting for things like the turn signal, brake lights, reverse lights, and license plate lights to ensure the trailer is ready for the road.


When you get to the point of deciding what you will be towing and how heavy it is you will then have a better understanding of what may need to be upgraded on your truck. In extreme cases adding more power and performance in addition to the suspension upgrades can deliver a much more reliable outcome. Suspension on the rear end also adds more control on setting the horizontal towing level. Brake upgrades are another significant part of building truck that will have the ability of 10000lb loads. At X2 Industries tow kits are second nature to our huge line of aftermarket air suspension parts and complete systems. We are one of the top distributors offering comprehensive solutions for custom suspension parts, lighting, interior, and exterior custom products to enhance the looks, and performance of your vehicles. We have a reputation for bringing the best solution to the table, giving you an honest no bs explanation of the quality, capabilities and specifications of all our products. For more information or to find support for an existing product, please connect with one of our knowledgeable techs to help you right away!

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Categories: General

Air Suspension systems are an advanced quick, and precision-based technology that offers highly sophisticated pneumatical, mechanical and electronic control systems for enhancing the height and ride quality in just about any passenger or commercial vehicle.

An Air Suspension system consists of several parts that include airbags which replace the factory coil springs in the vehicles original mounting location. Bags utilize inflation to provide lift, drop and maintain certain pressures during or while driving. This pressure comes from a system of compressors and tank which maintain a pre-set pressure in the air tank. The air tank then feeds air to the air manifold or valves. The role of these valves is to direct air in and out of your air springs. 

Airlines are routed between all components usually running along the frame of the vehicle and ultimately ending at the bag. Our premium DOT approved dual walled nylon reinforced lines have a composition of rubber or polyurethane and can be connected directly to the tanks, valves and bags or adapted to custom steel lines that have a cleaner look with the rugged overall construction.

And a remote control or a smartphone app that empowers the user to manage the front and rear ride heights as per their comfort. Traditionally the more air pumped into the air bags the stiffer the ride quality, the less air pressure will offer a smoother ride.

Here are the pros and cons of Aftermarket Air Suspension Systems.

Pros

Comfortable ride and ride height adjustment are two of the essential benefits of using an Air Suspension system. With most vehicle applications you will enjoy a smoother ride and have the ability to adjust this ride quality as needed. You can increase the height to add a firm feel or lower the height and pressure to get a super comfortable and floating like comfort level.

This height adjustability allows you to maneuver steep inclines, speedbumps or any other obstacles you may encounter while on the road.

The other very important aspect of air suspension is it’s load baring capabilities. In almost all vehicles the overall axle capacities are increased by at least 50% and are able to retain the height keeping you level and safe on the road. Some of the larger air systems for the F350 / 450 are capable of 20k lbs of load over the axle.

Cons

In the earlier days, air suspension systems were quite complex and rigid. But with advanced technology and precision-based development has made the whole process optimized to provide more performance with an air suspension system.

Invasive Installation process: Your vehicle may need a more complex installation process. Cutting, drilling and welding can be required to install these systems on some cars, trucks and SUV’s. Many of the later model vehicle air suspension kits are packed with bolt-on hardware to make installation factory fit non-abrasive. 

Cost can also be one of the main disadvantages of custom aftermarket air ride. Depending on the vehicle and the system you are looking for the price tag can range dramatically. We have done our very best to keep costs extremely competitive for the customer that does not mind getting there hands a bit dirty.

Welding up a HD parallel link kit on an F150

 Modern air suspension kits are highly sophisticated and offer impeccable performance to match you with the right comfort and performance level your looking for. At X2 Industries, we are one of the leading organizations for aftermarket Air Suspension products and and complete systems. We have top aftermarket experts happy to help you everyday. Have questions please don’t hesitate to let us know!

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Categories: Suspension

Many drivers on the road have contemplated customizing the suspension on their cars and trucks. The overall look and feel of a car, truck, or SUV can be enhanced by adding a lowering kit or adjustable air suspension system to it. However, the operator should remember that only a modest drop will give the vehicle a more stylish look. When considering a lowering option for a car or truck the factory chassis components will need to be checked. Much of the lowering stance limitation comes from the fact that the factory suspension will simply not allow it to drop any further. A good test is to remove any bump stops, and remove any current factory suspension components suspending the vehicle. With this suspension equipment removed a good visual example of the depth of the drop can been seen. A truck can be lowered by using a set of simple accessories or slammed on the ground with additional hardware which we call street scraper kits. There are many companies like X2 Industries, who make it easy for drivers to lower and even slam their vehicles. In addition to providing custom chassis accessories needed to lower specific years, makes, and model of cars and trucks, our store also allows customers the advantage of dealing with experienced suspension professionals. It offers a variety of airbag kits, street scraper air ride kits and lowering kits including but not limited to air shocks, c-notch kits, 4-links, brackets, and custom air struts for the front and rear. While lowering a car, truck or SUV, it is required that the length of shocks be changed to accommodate the latest drop done to the vehicle. You can use the slammed chassis components and air ride products provided by X2 Industries for a more efficient and convenient way to slam your ride.

Rear Street Scraper Sub-Frame assembly for the rear of a full size Chevrolet truck.

Some of the features to lowering your vehicles include helping users with easier access to entering and exiting there car or truck. This is refereed to as an air accessibility system. It’s main objective is only the accessibility of the vehicle and depending on the driver the drop and lift height may be changed to accommodate this feature. These custom air lowering kits also make it easier for drivers to control wheel movement and overall ride comfort. This specific feature can be utilized on very poor roads. The system can then be adjusted to give a softer or more firm ride depending on the conditions. If your adjustments are adequate you will notice that the system can soften the ride while still suspending the vehicle from the ground. The custom aftermarket enthusiasts manly use the adjustable and static lowering suspension for the looks. Slamming anything on the ground, no matter what the reason is a difficult task and can become very involved. Using the right hardware and choosing quality long lasting parts like our street scraper kits, compressors, and valves makes all the difference. When considering slammed Honda, Jaguar, Toyota, Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford air suspension be sure to ask plenty of questions and have a solid understanding of what will be required for the specific application you are working with. Also, X2 Industries is always here to help with any questions.

In many cases truck air ride suspension kits will require fabrication to complete the installation.
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Categories: Suspension

The custom air suspension industry has made leaps and bound over the last 20 years, and many manufacturers / suppliers are capable of providing suspension for just about every vehicle, no matter what your style.

Prior to now air suspension was built for a limited market, mainly MINI Trucks or lowriders. Unfortunately there were many cusomers moving over to the new suspension which had to make sacrifices to accommodate what was available on the market back then. Today’s custom air suspension market is much larger and can accommodate just about any stance you are looking for.

Not only are the air ride systems becoming available for alternate heights but the shops that install this new air bag suspension have the knowledge and ability to modify parts of the vehicles chassis to change the ride height to exactly what your looking for.

Lifted air bag suspension kits, custom car and truck lift suspension, huge air ride lift

Custom engineered control arms, spindles, 4-links, extended trailing arms, custom track bars, links, custom brackets, and taller air bags all make adding a lifted air ride kit possible. It’s not to say that you or your installer won’t run into complications due to the sheer height of the new chassis, but it is certainly a much easier process than it was before.

If you are looking for an air bag lift kit to clear some large wheels (donk style) or are simply looking to gain some off road clearance then x2 can take care of it.

Lowriders are a much diffrent beast all together. Much of the lowered air ride kit equipment used to only go so far depending on the year, make and model of your vehicle. Leaps and bounds have also been made with these dropped air ride systems as well. With lowered control arms, spindles, frame notches, and custom frame modifications durring the installation almost all vehicles can now lay out completely. A good match in wheel and tire diameter should also be considered when trying to maximize the total drop you are looking for. With very large wheels and certain cars and trucks, a completely new custom crossmember may be required to gain the lowered stance you are looking for.

Slammed air suspension, lowered air bag kits, custom dropped air ride

No matter what the application, or heights you are looking for, rest assured with the right combination of air suspension hardware and a good installer with fabrication experience it is now possible to modify your current suspension to do just about anything you would like.

NOTE: Body drops are also a good option when trying to maximize your dropped air ride stance. Keep in mind, that these types of drops just about always require some major body and frame modifications to allow the body to sit lower on the frame and would require the work of a fabrication shop that is firmiliar with this type of lowering modification.

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