Luxury, performance and affordability – the E46 platform is one of the best BMWs ever produced, setting the standard worldwide on how to build a properly slammed sedan. It’s one of the hottest cars to modify right now, but nobody wants that factory nosebleed stance… and let’s be honest, smashing your bumper while driving low just isn’t cool anymore.
Air Lift Performance understands there are many ways to lower your BMW, but none of these ‘traditional’ methods come close to the adjustability that air suspension provides. At the touch of a button, you can lower or raise your E46 BMW by up to 100mm – that’s nearly 4-inches, enough to clear even the biggest speed bumps and driveways. The result is a car that’s not only super-cool to look at, but also significantly improved suspension performance while keeping your BMW’s practicality.
Air Lift Performance has created the perfect Performance Series air suspension kit to tear up the racetrack, power through country back roads, or stop people dead in their tracks at a show. As the leader in aftermarket high-performance air suspension, Air Lift Performance knows what it takes to perfectly balance ride, handling, and stunning good looks.
Air Lift Performance uses 30-way adjustable, monotube struts that have been specially tuned to match our air springs. Monotube construction is the preferred choice 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, they 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.
What sets these struts apart from the coilover 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.
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 much fun to drive! This kind of torturous testing also illustrates the toughness and durability of the parts when they are pushed to their limits.
Installation is a breeze and 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.
Model fitment Fits all 2WD E46 chassis vehicles between 1999-2006 including 316, 320, 325 and M3
Installation Details Modifications Req. Front & Rear: NONE
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