Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 7/8/9 Air Lift Suspension
What happens when you take a mundane Mitsubishi Lancer and add all wheel drive, a turbo engine and a ton of performance-influenced technology? You get the Mitsubishi Evolution. Known as the Evo for short, this car is basically a four-door rocket ship. With sharp attractive lines, and lots of aftermarket support this car is a favorite at the track as well as the show field. Since we are all about the “drive it, show it, track it” lifestyle, why wouldn’t we develop an air suspension that will lower your Evo without giving up performance handling characteristics or ride quality?
Starting with the front suspension, we replace the front strut with our own threaded body, monotube, 30-way adjustable strut, which is topped off with a smooth-riding, double-bellows air spring. No need to purchase a set of camber plates to help with handling duties; we include a killer set of T-6061 red anodized plates coupled with high-quality spherical bearings for precise steering and quick reflexes. This hardware all adds up to an astounding 4″ drop from factory ride height.
In the rear, we utilize a progressive-rate, sleeve-style air spring mounted to a monotube, 30-way damping adjustable shock to match the front. Also, just like the front, we use T-6061 aluminum upper mounts with spherical bearings. When it is all said and done, you end up with a 4.6″ drop from that 4×4 stock height.
It’s not all about fancy parts and a show-stopping stance, though. This suspension was designed on the race track with handling performance that leads the way in development. Not only will the air springs give you a smooth, progressive spring rate under hard driving, but the 30 levels of damping adjustment really allow you to fine-tune the ride, and give you the handling you are looking for. Go from a smooth, comfortable ride to race-car-stiff handling with the twist of a knob. What does this mean, exactly? It means you can have a comfortable drive to the track, change a couple of settings, and carve corners with the best of them. It also means that steep driveways and speed bumps will no longer make you cringe. With the push of a button, you can raise the car to factory height and clear pretty much any obstacle that comes along.
Detailed instructions will help you get your Evo slammed within a few short hours. If you have the ability to wire a stereo or swap out suspension parts, you should have no problem installing this air suspension. If you do run into a snag with installation, the Air Lift Performance tech support team is top-notch and can walk you through any questions you may have.
In order to bring to market the most durable air suspension possible, Air Lift Performance tortured the components of this kit to 1 million cycles (equivalent to approximately 100,000 miles) on our hydraulic test rig at temperatures from -30 deg F to 150 deg F. Couple this test lab work with thousands of miles of on-road testing—not to mention the one-year manufacturer’s warranty—and this is a kit you can count on to handle whatever the road throws down!
Isn’t it time you had the option of getting a killer lowered look without giving up ride quality and having to worry about scraping your ride? Ditch the springs and get to an entirely new level of low.
- 2001-2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII (all models)
- 2003-2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII (all models)
- 2005-2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX (all models)