Kenwood Electronic’s Scarlet Beetle

A few years ago audio demo cars were all about going as wild as possible – you know the sort, TV screens for headlights and sub-woofers in the seats! However for 2013, Kenwood Electronics decided to take a different route and put together this ultra clean, super-low, new-shape Beetle with only a handful of key modifications.

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The altitude adjustment was achieved using our Mk6 Golf threaded body suspension components along with our Auto Pilot V2 digital management system.  To bring a little negativity into this build the rear solid axle was swapped out for a factory VW independent rear suspension, allowing for the perfect amount of negative camber.  When all finished, the Kenwood Beetle is able to tuck those monster 19×9.5in ET20 and 19×10.5in ET20 Rota Grids deep within the arches with millimeter precision! When it is time to cruise all it takes is the press of a button and the car is instantly raised into a ‘daily’ driving position. Not only does this red Beetle look good on the ground, it also handles as well as a coil-over kit thanks to the 30 damping adjustable, threaded body, bag-over style air struts topped off with adjustable camber plates.

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“We have always used coil-over suspension in the past mainly for ease, so making the switch to air was a big decision” explains James Howe from Kenwood. “We couldn’t believe how quickly and simply the Air Lift Performance kit was installed, let alone how well it performs on the road. We’re hugely impressed with every aspect and love how good it looks slammed!”

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Kenwood’s super-cool Beetle was featured in the June 2013 issue of Performance VW magazine, showcasing every step of the build including the fitting of the Air Lift Performance setup. If you didn’t grab a copy, you can still download the June 2013 issue by visiting the iTunes store or clicking the following link: http://bit.ly/14X6YbN

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New VW MK5/MK6 rear slam kit

Air Lift Performance is proud to introduce the new VW MK5/MK6 rear slam kit p/n 75690.  This completely re-engineered rear kit eliminates the possibility of the tapered sleeve rubbing on the control arm.  This new kit also allows you to use your OEM shock or aftermarket shock of your choice.  Best part is this kit requires NO modifications to install!  Stay tuned to ALP for more details coming soon….

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Southern Worthersee 2012

We are back from SOWO 2012 and have finally had time to recover from our Euro car hangover.  If you were unable to make it out this year, you missed an absolutely amazing show.  Fear not though!  Our friends over at Lowered Lifestyle were kind enough to have put together a killer show recap to get you caught up on all the action http://loweredlifestyle.com/southern-worthersee-2012-part-1/  Thanks to everyone that stopped by our booth and said hi.  Mark you calendars for next year, you know we will be there!

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