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2008-2015 Audi R8 Air Lift Performance Front Kit (78558)

This kit features:

 

  • 78mm/3.1" Drop
  • Double Bellows Progressive Rate Springs
  • 2-way, 30-level adjustable damping with external reservoir for independent rebound/compression adjustment
  • Threaded, Adjustable Shock Mounts
  • High Performance Monotube Shocks
  • Braided Stainless Steel Leader Air Hoses
  • Integrated Roll Plates
  • Remote Damping Extenders
  • Rubber Upper Mounts

The Audi R8 is a masterpiece, a true daily-driving supercar. The whole vehicle screams “performance,” from the polished, sleek exterior with arched body lines, to the powerful mid-engine, all the way to the highly-superior all-wheel drive. The only thing keeping this car from being absolutely perfect is its ride height. So, Air Lift Performance stepped up their game and gave the R8 the slammed look this performance monster deserves.

The R8 comes stock with a world class suspension system, so it was up to Air LIft Performance to create an air suspension system that’ll get you low while also rivaling the Audi’s existing “Sport Mode” and “Comfort Mode.”

Thankfully, at Air Lift Performance, providing adjustability and customization is our specialty – that means not only getting your R8 on the ground, but also over the bumps, while maintaining ride comfort and performance.

Our engineers made sure that your Audi will perform at it’s absolute best, no matter what. You know that you can trust Air Lift Performance because we’ve got a legacy of performance excellence – from bringing home a win in the first Daytona 500 to victories in today’s Redline and Global Time Attack events.

In order to drop it down 3.1” from stock in the front, we paired our double-bellow air springs with threaded-body, double-adjustable, monotube dampers. These specialized dampers allow for 30 levels of both rebound and compression adjustability, allowing for a huge range of adjustability, all the way from a super soft “comfort mode” ride to a stiff “sport mode” setup. With the added feature of remote damping control, you know that your R8 will be ready for whatever the road may bring.

In the rear, it’s a similar system – double-bellow air springs over threaded-body dampers, again featuring both 30 levels of rebound and compression, preserving the ride quality and performance prowess through complete adjustability. Together, these elements combine to drop you down 2.8” from stock ride height.

Each Air Lift Performance kit comes with a detailed and fully illustrated instruction manual, helping you to get your car slammed in only a matter of hours. If you can install a stereo, swap out suspension parts, and own basic hand tools, you’ll have no problem getting your air suspension installed.

To ensure the longevity of the kit, all key suspension components have been tested on our hydraulic test rig for more than one million cycles, simulating around 100,000 miles, then tortured at extreme temperatures from -30º F to 150º F. Add that to our standard one-year, unlimited-mileage warranty – not to mention the Air Lift Performance reputation for exceptional customer service and technical support – and you can purchase this kit with peace of mind.

It’s time to take your Audi R8 to a whole new level of low and begin your #lifeonair.

HEIGHT SENSOR BRACKET:

Also now available from Air Lift Performance are our vehicle-specific height sensor brackets! Designed specifically for the Audi R8, these no-drill, bolt-on height sensor brackets easily install with our 3H height sensors, allowing you to reach precise vehicle heights, all at the touch of a button.

MODEL FITMENT

    • 2008-2015 Audi R8
    • 2011 Audi R8 Spyder
    • 2012 Audi R8 GT
    • 2015 Audi R8 Plus

 

*NOTE: If your vehicle has electronic damping, a delete module is required.

 

ABOUT AIR LIFT PERFORMANCE

With roots back to 1949, Air Lift Performance brings dedication and expertise to a passionate fan base. We are proud of our uniquely storied past, and excited about the road ahead!

 

“Necessity is the mother of invention.” To some, this might just be an old saying…but to GE Engineer Claude Pemberton and Oldsmobile Toronado developer Don Perkins, this was the start of Air Lift Company in Lansing, Michigan in 1949. Post-war automotive fascination meant that families were crisscrossing the country in their cars, usually loaded down with kids and luggage—causing the springs to sag badly. With this in mind, Air Lift Company set out to build a suspension that would not only help support an overloaded vehicle, but would also improve ride quality and safety…a state of mind that Air Lift still adheres to today.

 

During the stock car boom of the ‘50s and ‘60s, the versatility of Air Lift air springs was proven to improve handling and traction in races such as Daytona and Darlington. Air Lift products were used by most stock car racing teams for twenty years, and the cars sponsored by Air Lift were among some of the toughest competitors on the NASCAR Grand National Circuit.

 

As pickup trucks and SUV’s started to become a more mainstream mode of transportation, Air Lift began developing load support kits to assist with towing and hauling. No longer was towing your trailer like riding a rickety rollercoaster; Air Lift’s revolutionary air springs allowed you to level your vehicle and tow with safety and confidence.

 

In the late ‘90s, the Easy Street division of Air Lift was born with a focus on lowered custom vehicles. Now, you could enjoy a lowered stance, but have the ability to raise the car at any moment in order to clear obstacles. At the time, full air suspension took the mini-truck world by storm, and Air Lift was on the cutting edge with compressor system technology and air springs the market had never before experienced. As the popularity of full air suspension grew, Air Lift developed air struts, finally giving consumers a viable alternative to coilovers or lowering springs.

 

After several years of success, the Easy Street name was dropped in favor of Air Lift Performance, a name that reflected the heritage of Air Lift’s racing success. Along with the name change, Air Lift Performance became as dedicated to improving handling performance as it was to dropping cars to pavement-skimming stance. Countless hours of testing in Air Lift Performance’s state-of-the-art lab—coupled with on-track testing—has led to air suspension products that are on par with today’s best coilover brands, but with one huge advantage: the ability to raise and lower the car with the push of a button.

 

 

As a leader in the air suspension market, Air Lift Performance is paving the way with revolutionary air management systems and suspension set-ups that will truly allow you to DRIVE IT, SHOW IT, TRACK IT!