Since 1974 the Volkswagen Golf has set the standard of what makes a good hot hatchback. Combining German engineering and reliability with a hugely versatile chassis, the Golf is capable of supporting a massive range of engines and specs – from eco diesels to 300bhp and AWD.
With the launch of the MK7 platform, VW continued to use their tried-and-true platform recipe to bring a large number of models to market using the same underpinnings. Now, Air Lift Performance can help you attain the look and driving character you crave for your MK7-based ride, using 50mm diameter front struts and a twist beam rear suspension. The important part of this process is for you is for you to identify your suspension type and order the appropriate kit.
In front, you need to make sure that the diameter of the bottom of the strut, where it gets clamped by the knuckle, is 50mm in diameter. If this measures out to 55mm, then you need to order part number 78522. VW seems to mix up this specification depending on model and trim. International customers should take the extra time to determine these measurements, as we may not have access to your model’s requirement at this time.
For the rear, check to make sure that you have a twist beam suspension. If you have a multi-link suspension, you need to order part number 78622.
If you have found this to be the correct product for your ride, you will be happy to know that you can expect a similar drop height and road manners that you’ve come to expect from Air Lift Performance on other VW platforms.
Speaking of drop height, our kits will slam your VW 4.6” (116mm) in front and 5.4” (136mm) out back. The best part? Those numbers are achieved without making any modifications to the chassis!
Air Lift Performance achieved these results by using pairing a smooth-riding, double-bellows air spring to a threaded body monotube strut in the front, and double bellows bags with monotube shocks for the rear, both providing 30 levels of to suit all of your driving needs – from pillow soft all the way up to a stiff performance setup. Also included are bolt-in camber plates, made of T6061 red anodized aluminum, provide alignment-tuning capability and help with wheel fitment. Each strut also features a threaded-body, which allows you to perfectly set up the vehicle by changing the position of the lower mount on the strut.
The Mk7 Twist Beam (2015-2017) threaded-body kit is available with a range of Air Lift Performance air-management options, including the innovative 3H height and pressure sensing system. Air Lift Performance used a state-of-the-art 32-bit processor, and advanced height + pressure algorithms, then paired them with a full colour controller with built-in Bluetooth connectivity 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 at temperatures 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
- 50mm front and twist beam only
- Kits for 55mm front and independent rear also available
- Double-bellow/progressive-rate sleeved bags
- Threaded lower mounts on front struts
- T6061 bolt-in camber plates
- Available with a range of management options
Modifications Req. Front: None
Modifications Req. Rear: None