Tag: Custom Air Ride System

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 front 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 mad 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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Categories: Suspension

In this post we will elaborate on the differences between our air system models. There are two basic systems for each vehicle that X2 Industries provides air bag kits for, they are the Standard Air Ride System and Plug and Play Air Ride System.
The Standard Air Ride System is the more basic of the two. Keep in mind that both of these systems are fully built and complete to provide our customers with a more streamline install.
Our standard air ride suspension systems offer an independent corner control system to allow a dynamic front, back, right, left and independent corner control over the vehicle. Each vehicle requires different hardware and depending on the application this said hardware will be included for the chassis at each wheel, on top of this the system will include a basic 4 switch panel controller with built in 4 corner gauge display. Eight heavy duty brass independent air valves are included for the fill and dump at each wheel, as well as a fitting kit and 3/8 inch air line to plumb the air to each air bag in the system from the air management system. The major difference which separates each of these systems (standard kit and plug and play kit) is the air management hardware. The standard kit accommodates the installation with each piece necessary for a complete on board air supply including a single 1/3 hp 480c air compressor, three gallon tank, pressure switches, relay, wiring, and other hardware all separate to get the system up and running. This separate hardware can create a more timely installation compared to the valving hardware included in the plug and play system. The plug and play kit includes similar hardware at the wheels, once again specific to your application but includes an easier to install air engine assembly which can take you much less time to install. You will also find that this air management system houses dual 480c air compressors. The solid all in one air engine which takes the place of the 8 independent brass air valves as seen in the standard kit is key to the Plug and Plays quicker installation time. This can usually spare about 3-4 hours worth of installation time when it comes to the custom air suspensions air supply (air management hardware).  This system also includes an upgraded handheld avs style switch controller for convenience. To get a clear picture of this you can take a look at the illustration below which lays out the hardware differences between the two air bag systems.

Standard or Plug and Play Air Ride Systems Informaiton
Getting to know the difference between our Standard Air Ride Kit or Plug and Play Air Ride Kit.

As always keep in mind that though we work very hard to make these systems as easy as possible to install while keeping our systems the most affordable on the net, there will always be work when it comes to installation, and every vehicle application is different and will require different installation techniques to get the job done right. Remember that we are here to help and assist with any questions you may have on the installation process of your custom air ride suspension installation.

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