Luxury and sport are two phrases not commonly associated together, but it’s exactly what Lexus have achieved with the XE30 platforms covering the IS, GS and RX models. With an aggressive appearance and a distinctive engine note, the modern-day Lexus is a seriously appealing purchase right now. But there’s one element which always lets it down… or rather up. It’s monster ride height!
Here at Air Lift Performance, we’ve developed a high-performance, adjustable solution for the XE30 platform to combat exactly that, taking it from a stock, street car look to a super-low show car look at the touch of a button. Our engineers have made sure that overall performance remains razor sharp, both on the track and on the street. You know that you can trust Air Lift Performance because we’ve got a legacy of performance excellence – from bringing home a win in the first Daytona 500 to victories in today’s Redline Global Time Attack events.
Each strut is a direct replacement for the OEM suspension and gives you complete control of your suspension. At the push of a button, you can drop your Lexus 4.3 inches in the front and 4.7 inches in the rear. The end result is a killer stance and greatly improved suspension performance, both achieved without sacrificing practicality.
This has been achieved by using progressive-rate, sleeve-style air springs on both the front and rear, each with 30 levels of adjustability on the monotube dampers, designed to suit all of your driving needs – from pillow soft all the way to a stiff performance setup. High-quality, spherical-ball upper mounts ensure a precise fit with no modifications to the car needed for installation.
The Lexus XE30 (IS/GS/RC) threaded-body kit is available with a range of Air Lift Performance air-management options, including the innovative 3H height + pressure sensing system. Air Lift Performance used a state-of-the-art 32-bit processor and advanced height + pressure algorithms to create the system. They then paired this with a full colour, Bluetooth-capable controller in order to make 3H the most advanced air management system on the market.
Installation is simple with Air Lift Performance’s detailed instruction manuals. Anyone with the skill to wire a stereo and to swap suspension components can have their car on the ground in only a matter of hours. Basic hand tools are the only things necessary to complete the job! Keep in mind that if you are looking for the ultimate low look, some modifications and fabrication will be required.
Air Lift Performance tests the components of this kit to 1 million cycles (approximately 100,000 miles) on a hydraulic test rig, in temperatures ranging from -30°F to 150°F. This test lab work, coupled with thousands of miles of on-road testing, not to mention a one-year manufacturer’s warranty, gives you a kit that you know you can count on to handle whatever the road throws down.
- 30-level damping adjustable monotube front struts and rear shocks
- Progressive-rate sleeved bags
- Threaded lower mounts on front struts
- 4.4 inches of drop on the front and rear
- Available with a range of management options
Modifications Req. Front: None
Modifications Req. Rear: None