One weekend a year the quaint Bavarian themed town of Helen, Georgia is consumed with everything Euro automotive. Southern Wörthersee, or SOWO for short, is a spin off of the Wörthersee Tour in Reifnitz, Austria which is the largest gathering of VAG enthusiasts on the planet.
Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, SOWO brings in people from all over the U.S. to check out the latest trends on the Euro scene. Air Lift Performance is excited to be on hand with our largest show booth ever! This year we will be displaying our newest offerings for Audi, BMW, and VW. Be sure to stop by our booth this weekend and say hi and see the latest from Air Lift Performance.
Great debate’s have been waged since the beginning of time. Coke or Pepsi? Boxers or Briefs? Domestic or Import? Pluto; planet or star? You get the picture… However when it comes to the world of custom cars, there has probably not been a hotter debate on how to lower your ride. Static or air suspension?
Recently our friends over at Stanceworks finally stared the pink elephant in the room right in the eyes and put out the subject of static vs air on their public forum for discussion. I know what you are thinking, ” I am reading about this from the Air Lift Performance website, so this discussion is going to be one sided.” This is completely not the case, the guys at Stanceworks did an amazing job of pointing out pros and cons of each suspension, leaving it up to you to decide which is best for your ride.
So take a stand when it comes to your suspension, click on the link and voice your opinion Static versus Bagged
They say everything is bigger in Texas, so we set out to find out if this really was true. We shipped our 2005 Mustang GT to the Lonestar state to attend TX2K13 March 14-17 and found out the things indeed are bigger in Texas! TX2K13 is a huge show that includes road course racing, dyno challenge and daily drag racing events, along with some automotive night life.
There is no shortage of high end vehicles at this show, everything from Lamborgini’s, GTR’s and Vipers make the trek to Texas for this amazing event. If you are in the area this weekend, stop by and check out the Air Lift Performance Mustang and say hi!
Have you ever been told “you can’t do THAT..”? Or “THAT will never work!” Has that statement ever driven you on to prove them wrong? And what does that idea have to do with the Grassroots Motorsports Magazine Ultimate Track Car Challenge anyway?
To answer that, let’s step back 10 years or so to gain a little perspective: Air suspension used to be commonly found in the world of mini-trucks and low riders. The whole idea being to get their vehicles to scrape the ground, sparks flying down the road, ride quality and handling be damned! And to quote Seinfeld: “Not that there’s anything wrong with that”. Bags were just not what anyone would want to use to go fast on a racetrack.
Fast forward to the present. Things have changed in the world of air. Big Time. The problem is, a lot of people associate air suspension with those days and can’t possibly imagine running around a racetrack with a rubber bladder containing air supporting their car! SO it is with the skepticism in mind that we get back to the story of the UTCC and the thought that “you can’t do that”.
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As much as most of us hate driving our bagged rides in the winter, a lot of us have no choice. The best thing about air suspension is being able to lift your car to stay out of the white stuff, but the cold temperature can have an affect on your control system.
Photo courtesy of Stanceworks
A common problem in winter is that the condensation you have in your system can actually freeze, which will cause a block in your lines or valves. When this happens your system basically becomes useless and you could become stranded. However there are a few things you can do to prevent this from happening.
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