NISSAN 350Z Air Lift Suspension
If you own a Nissan 350Z, then you appreciate all of the things that make up a sportscar: great handling, sexy looks and striking, characteristic engine sounds! The Z has a great heritage, and is a solid platform to build a modified car. When it comes to lowering your ride, you have plenty of choices out there…but the problem is: none of those other options have the versatility to get you the lowest slam height possible AND the handling that you expect from a sports car. That ileaves you with only the best option: Air Lift Performance.
Air Lift Performance has created the perfect suspension kit to tear up a racetrack, power through country back roads, or just stop people dead in their tracks at a show. As the leader in aftermarket high-performance air suspension, we know what it takes to perfectly balance ride, handling, and stunning good looks. The engineering team involved in the design and development of these kits is made up of real car guys with over 35 years of road racing experience as drivers, engineers, and crew members. Performance is not just in our name; it’s in our blood.
So what does it take to have such a versatile suspension? It all starts with having a strong foundation. In this case, the struts: Air lift uses 30-way adjustable, monotube struts—with a serious range of damping adjustment—that have been specially tuned to match the air springs. Monotube construction is the preferred choice—both in racing and for us—due to its sensitivity to small inputs, as well as its great ability to shed heat when pushed to the limit. The 30 clicks of adjustment aren’t just for fun, but allow you to dial in your preferred handling or desired ride quality. The range goes from super-stiff to exceptionally soft, adjusting rebound and compression simultaneously. The struts weigh considerably less than the coil spring parts you remove, reducing unsprung weight—a benefit to both ride and handling.
Another notable feature is theT-6061 aircraft-aluminum upper mounts, built around Japanese-manufactured pillow block bearings for long life and low noise and the quickest damping response.
What sets these struts apart from the coil crowd is the addition of our adjustable, progressive-rate air springs. These high-rate springs create a stable platform for aggressive track driving, while providing a level of comfort not typically found with lowered suspensions. By using this progressive nature of air springs and maximizing available suspension travel, we are able to ride low without the punishing ride. Since they allow ride height to be adjusted with a button, no longer do you have to suffer through the curses of static suspension lowness! Lose your worries about scraping your ride on speed bumps or steeply angled drives. Raise it up as high as the original stock height to ride off-road without damaging the underbody, and just think how easy it will be to load it on the trailer or get your jack underneath.
Having good components in a kit is important, but making sure they work effectively together to give the desired result is just as critical. Extensive testing at various race tracks and autocross events have proven to be important in creating the proper handling balance that makes this car so fun to drive! This kind of torturous testing also illustrates the toughness and durability of the parts when they are pushed to their limits.
That’s not all! Before a kit makes it to the track, the components are torture-tested on our hydraulic test rig for over one million cycles, simulating a real-world 100,000 miles. As an ISO-9000-certified company, Air Lift is committed to quality disciplines and continuous improvement in all areas, which translates to the best experience for the customer.
Worried about installation? To ease your mind, every kit comes with a detailed instruction manual to guide you through all the steps. If you can install suspension or wire a stereo, then you have the skills necessary to make it happen. And if you have questions or a problem during the process, our industry-leading customer service department will take good care of you.
You have a great car. Give it the best suspension upgrade possible that belongs on the street, the show field, and the track!
- Nissan 350Z 2003-2008 Coupe and Roadster