We changed the air suspension game with the introduction of our 3H (height & pressure) and 3P (pressure sensing only) air management systems in 2015. To say that the demand for both systems has exceeded expectations is a massive understatement, but also a testament to the quality that we expect of all of our products.
Because of this huge demand and a global shortage of the glass used to make the controller, we ended up experiencing a shortage of available 3H/3P controllers. This has caused these kits to ship without a controller over the last few months.
Air Lift Performance took the decision to continue shipping kits without controllers to ensure buyers didn’t miss out on getting their car Air Lift Performance-equipped for show season, especially since each system can also be controlled via the iPhone or Android app.
Over the last few days we have started to ship controllers out! Those who have already registered their system can expect to receive their controllers as soon as possible. For those who haven’t, please make sure that you visit http://air-lift.co/controller and complete the short form to ensure that your controller arrives safely.
On behalf of everyone at Air Lift Performance, we’d like to say a massive “thank you” to you for your patience during this time. We hope your suspension is exceeding all your expectations in every driving condition!
What is Air Lift Performance 3P?
Air Lift Performance’s 3P is the basis of both management systems, including the manifold, controller, wiring and compressor, all of which are required to successfully control your suspension. The 3P manifold uses pressure-based sensing technology to provide quick and precise ride adjustment, all achieved through a full-color controller, which displays individual air spring pressures for each corner and controls any pressure adjustment.
State-of-the-art 32-bit processors control the pressure algorithms to provide for a smooth and comfortable ride. The system’s built-in Bluetooth function also allows air pressure to be controlled via the free Air Lift Performance 3 app, available for compatible iOS and Android smartphones, without any added hardware.
What is Air Lift Performance 3H?
Air Lift Performance 3H uses the same base hardware as 3P, but with the addition of height-sensing technology. This is achieved by installing height sensors that mount to each corner of the car, which, in-turn, provide an accurate reading of the actual height of each corner.
The main advantage with 3H is that the system can factor in both the actual height of each corner, as well as the pressures of each air spring in order to make more precise adjustments. This ensures that whatever ride height you set is constantly monitored and adjusted while on the move, without radical differences in pressure. Five customizable pre-sets allow for the system to quickly adjust and maintain the desired height and/or pressure with the push of a button.
How to upgrade from 3P to 3H
Air Lift Performance’s 3P air management system can be easily upgraded on any vehicle to 3H at any time, or the entire 3P & 3H systems can be purchased from the start together. All of the necessary hardware remains the same, including the manifold, controller and airlines. The only additional parts included in the 3H upgrade kit are four height sensors and their associated mounting hardware and wiring. This means that you can also buy a complete 3H system, and run it in pressure mode until you are able to install the height sensors.
Once the height sensors are installed and wired, it’s simply a case of calibrating the system once again to work with the height sensors for unparalleled ride quality from air suspension as it factors in both height and pressure to determine the optimum settings.
For users currently running the Air Lift Performance V2 system and are looking to upgrade, this is also easily achieved. Struts, airlines, compressor and tank can all be re-used with the new 3P upgrade and subsequent 3H upgrade.