MKIV Platform Performance Series
$2,112.00 – $2,358.00
Slammed MK4’s are pretty hard to beat—unless you can have that same slammed look and have amazing corner-carving ability. The Air Lift Performance threaded body struts will not only offer you the ability to lay subframe, but will also give you superior handling…all without sacrificing ride comfort. Lowered coils or coilovers will give you some of these features, but you’ll always find yourself compromising at least one of your favorite ride characteristics. We don’t believe you need to compromise if you want to have a lowered look, performance handling, and great ride quality. You can get the best of all worlds with ALP air suspension; all it takes is a push of a button to lift up and clear obstacles, or lay your ride out low at a show. With our extensive racetrack testing, you can rest assured that your car will not only perform on the street, but on the track as well.
In order to drop the front 5.8 inches from factory height, we went with a fully threaded mono-tube strut, utilizing a smooth-riding, double-bellow air spring. Bolt-in camber plates, made of T6061 red anodized aluminum, provide alignment-tuning capability and help with wheel fitment. Thanks to the threaded body strut design, the height of the lower mount can be changed, enabling you to further adjust your height depending on wheel and tire size. With 30 different levels of damping, you can go from a soft, smooth ride to a race-car-like stiffness with the twist of the knob. For the R32 or TT, there is no sway bar attachment to the struts.
For the rear, we use a progressive-rate, tapered sleeve nestled in the place of the coil spring. This style of air spring will give you excellent ride quality and overall handling performance. A threaded body mono-tube shock with 30 levels of damping adjustment take the bounce out of the system, giving your ride very predictable and stable handling. All of this equates to a 4.9 inches drop in the rear.
Installation is simple with Air Lift Performance’s detailed instruction manuals. If you have the skill to wire a stereo or swap suspension components, then you can have your car on the ground in a matter of hours. Only basic hand tools are necessary to complete the job—but bear in mind that if you are looking for the ultimate in low, your “frame modifications” will require some fabrication skills.
As the leader in air suspension products for over 60 years, Air Lift is committed to delivering quality parts that last. To ensure longevity for the customer, the key suspension components have been tested on a durability rig for over one million cycles, which equates to 100,000 miles. With a one-year, unlimited-mileage warranty—not to mention the Air Lift reputation for great customer service and technical support—you can purchase this kit with peace of mind. Ditch those coils and get to a new level of low!
- 1998-2010 VW Beetle
- 1999-2005 VW Golf
- 1999-2005 VW Jetta
- 1999-2005 VW GTI
- Fits FRONT ONLY MKIV R32 (2002-2004)
- Fits FRONT ONLY Audi TT Q MKI (2000-2006)
- Modifications Req. Front: Some frame modifications required. Must drill 3 holes in strut tower for camber plate mounting.
- Modifications Req. Rear: NONE