CJ Pony Parts shows how to install an air suspension on a 2013 GT500
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Air Lift Performance and CJ Pony Parts
If you have ever owned a lowered Mustang, you know that navigating the streets can be a challenge. Whether your are dodging potholes or avoiding speed bumps, it can take some of the fun out of rolling with that sick stance. Wouldnâ€™t it be great if you could adjust your ride height on the fly?
Well, thatâ€™s just what you get when you install one of Air Lift Performanceâ€™s kits for 2005-2014 Mustangs. They offer front, rear, and complete kits. The front kits feature 30-way adjustable, monotube struts tuned specifically for the air springs.Â In the rear, progressive-rate rear springs and 30-way-adjustable shocks round out the system.
Our friends at CJ Pony Parts covered the installation of the top-of-the-line Digital Combo Kit (PN 95723), which should take about 8 hours to complete. They condensed it down into a video that is just under 30 minutes. If this kind of suspension intrigues you, watch the video right here:
â€œInstalled this system is awesome,â€ Bill Tumas, of CJ Pony Parts, explained. â€œThe car drops in seconds and raises just as fast. The controller is simple and easy to use and will help you set the exact height you want. A great feature is when your car is lowered for a show, when you turn the key it will automatically rise to drive height.â€
Of course, donâ€™t just think this setup is only for show. Air Lift Performance is quite clear that this system was designed to handle on the road course as well.
â€œAir Lift air suspension products are tuned on the racetrack. Countless laps and numerous competitions helped our engineers hone the handling to razor-sharp precision, not unlike premium coil-overs,â€ says the company. â€œGuys that race Mustangs have been in the car, and are amazed by the cornering capability and flat cornering nature of the suspension. While you may never intend to track your Mustang, itâ€™s good to know that your car is capable of handling whatever the road throws down.â€