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 This is the part that covers the “brains” of Air Suspension.

These are the systems that are required in any set-up to control the flow of air around the suspension. The air is pushed and pulled in and out of the individual bags to create the up and down motion you see vehicles display.

You will see in this section the wide variety of specification and technology used in the air management systems. It is purely down to personal preference on how tech-driven you are as to how you make your choices in this section. Some budget kits require a little patience and then some high-end kits pretty much do it all for you!

Some systems come without the need for digital screens and ECUs, where as some come with height sensors and are the ultimate “all singing, all dancing” system. So make sure you read up on this section, as this is where the options, tech and spec can get a little overwhelming!

What you chose for your project is completely in your control, just as long as this suits your ideas and budget - that's all that matters.

If you want some honest advice on these options, just let us know and we’ll walk you through the options. However, we hope the information and price range guide on each option below helps with the initial research: 

 

BAGRIDERS 4-WAY MANUAL:    ££££

The Bag Riders Manual Air Management is one of the most reliable air management options for your car due to its simple design and lack of electrical or digital components. The heart and namesake of the system are the Manual Paddle Valves, which function as both the controller and valve block (manifold). Each paddle provides two-way control of a single air spring: press up on the paddle to inflate and press down to deflate, simple as that! The Manual Air Management is the perfect solution for any budget air ride build, or for the newcomer who doesn’t want to break the bank on their first setup. This kit is a stripped-back to basics management kit that is still popular on the market! 

Management Pack Includes as Standard:

  • VIAIR 444C Compressor
  • Air Lift 4 Gallon Aluminium Tank
  • 2x EXTA dual needle gauges with wiring
  • 60ft of 1/4" air line

 

BagRiders 4 Way Manual Management (Paddle Valve) Package

AIRLIFT PERFORMANCE 3P MANAGEMENT PACK:   ££££

The Air Lift Performance 3P System is a pressure based management that features 5 user-programmable pressure presets and individual, four corner, air spring control. The 3P’s wired digital controller displays all four bag pressures as well as the tank pressure. The controller uses a full colour, back-lit screen and features a rotatable keypad that allows for horizontal controller mounting. . This system does not come with the height based levelling sensors. 

Air Lift’s mobile app allows the vehicle to be put into a ‘show mode’ which enables you to remotely control the air suspension using your Bluetooth enabled smart phone (iPhone/Android) from a distance once the vehicle has been turned off. No additional hardware is required to use this feature, it is built into every 3P and 3H system! Future system updates can be applied through the app as well. 

If you're looking for a system that takes both pressure and height into consideration, you should look into purchasing the Air Lift Performance 3H System. If you'd rather get the 3P to start, you can always upgrade to the 3H at a later date by purchasing Air Lift's 3P to 3H Upgrade Kit.

 Key features:

  • (5) User-definable pressure presets (can be upgraded to height)
  • Digital controller with colour screen
  • Rotatable keypad that allows for horizontal mounting
  • Free Mobile App, Take full control of your 3H/3P system with a mobile app with no additional hardware needed, for all compatible devices.
  • System updates through mobile app
  • Combined ECU and manifold
  • Fully Integrated Manifold. 
  • Rise on start
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Air Lift 3P Management Includes:

  • 4 Gallon Aluminium Air Tank
  • 444c Viair Compressor 
  • AirLift Self Drain Water Trap
  • 1/4" 60ft (18m) Roll Air Line

AirLift Performance 3P Management Package

 

AIRLIFT PERFORMANCE 3H MANAGEMENT PACK:    ££££

The 3H from Air Lift Performance is both a height and pressure based management that features 5 preset heights and individual four corner air spring control. The height based sensors give the system the ability to automatically and accurately re-level when loads change (e.g., adding a passenger or travelling with luggage). 

Installing height sensors is often a daunting task for the weekend mechanic but worry not because Air Lift has designed the 3H so that it can operate in "pressure-only mode" in the event that you don't have time to get the sensors installed right away. Or you just can't wait to test out your new suspension! 
3H system retains all the features and functionality of the latter 3P system, but includes the upgrade of the height sensors.

Air Lift’s digital management system utilises a combined ECU and manifold which greatly simplifies the installation process. The included plug-n-play wiring harness will power a single compressor and if you’re planning on running dual compressors you'll need to pick up the Air Lift 3H / 3P Second Compressor Harness. 

Key Features:

  • (5) User-definable pressure presets
  • Automatic levelling (with height sensors installed)
  • Manual mode for individual air spring control
  • Digital controller with colour screen
  • Rotatable keypad that allows for horizontal mounting
  • Free Mobile App, Take full control of your 3H/3P system with a FREE mobile app.
  • System updates through mobile app
  • Combined ECU and manifold
  • Fully Integrated Manifold. 
  • Rise on start
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Air Lift 3H Management Includes:

  • 4 Gallon Aluminium Air Tank
  • 444c Viair Compressor 
  • AirLift Self Drain Water Trap
  • 1/4" 60ft (18m) Roll Air Line

 AirLift Performance 3H Management Package

 

 

KNTRL AIR MANAGEMENT PACK:     ££££

The newest air management system on the market, exclusive to Only Charged Dubs in the UK.

KNTRL uses a pressure preset control, with full 4 corner operation. Sensitive touchscreen controller brings a sleek design with customisable colours, for background & text.
With 5 programmable presets & a dedicated 'air out' your ride heights will auto level at the touch of a button. Monitored airbag pressure ensures you stay at your ride height.
KNTRL also offers easy Front & Rear axle up & down control and individual 4 Corner up & down.
Featuring Rise on Start, bringing you up to drive height in seconds once your engine is running.

 Unique to KNTRL is its precision & speed feature, allowing uses to control preset accuracy with a pressure controlled system for the first time ever. Removing the awkward 'tweaking' commonly associated with pressure based systems used on lighter vehicles or smaller air bags.

Also using a standalone valve manifold & pressure sensor allows for easy maintenance should a valve stick. Or part replacement should a pressure sensor fail.

KNTRL was created by Peter Kornelis for his Audi S4 Avant. Then wanted by his friends, he brought it into full retail production. KNTRL is a small business and aimed purely at quality and customer service. Warranty is an open 12 months, however should a part fail out of original warranty, we will still be open to replacing parts with customer help & understanding.

 Features:

  • 5 user programmable preset ride heights
  • Dedicated, one touch 'air out' button
  • Rise on Start
  • Sensitive touchscreen controller
  • On screen airbag pressure displays
  • Customisable screen & text colour & brightness
  • Pressure precision & speed control

 KNTRL Air Management Pack Includes:

  • TA Technix Seamless 5G/19L Aluminium air tank
  • Viair 444c air compressor
  • 1/4" 60ft (18m) Roll Air Line

KNTRL Touchscreen Management Package

ACCUAIR SWITCHSPEED ANALOG MANAGEMENT PACK:    ££££

AccuAir's SwitchSpeed Controller is the most advanced analog system on the market. It offers all the standard functions of a traditional switch box with full manual control over each air spring individually as well as front and rear air spring control in "pairs". The all down button fully deflates the vehicle for parking at your currently selected speed. The SwitchSpeed system uses AccuAir's advanced Burst-Control-Technology which flutters the valves open and closed and allows the user to choose between three different modes of adjustment speed: Precise, Moderate, and Full Speed. The burst speeds are user-tunable so you can customise them how you see fit. The SwitchSpeed controller features LED back-lit buttons with a crisp tactile feel for ease of use during daytime or night-time operation.

AccuAir SwitchSpeed Key Features:

  • Manual control of each individual air spring along with front / rear paired adjustments
  • 3 user-programmable valve adjustment speeds (precise / moderate / full)
  • Advanced Burst-Control Technology™ gives precise control over any valve
  • The optional digital tank pressure sensor gives you three tank pressure options (150 /175 / 200 psi) for more reliable air compressor control. It also monitors vehicle voltage and automatically turns the compressor(s) off at 10.5 volts to prevent a dead battery.
  • “All-Down” function can be programmed as a momentary “pancake” or as a timer-based all-down function
  • 100% weather tolerant for under vehicle mounting
  • Plug-n-play wiring harnesses for ease of installation
  • Each system is 100% factory tested

Management Includes:

  • Touchpad™ Controller, with 20 ft USB cable
  • 4 Gallon Tank of your choice (ENDO range no longer available.)
  • Compressor pack of your choice
  • 60ft roll of 3/8” air line
  • Please note this kit is now not covered by any warranty, due to the recent closure of the manufacturer's business. 

 AccuAir SwitchSpeed Management Package

 

 

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