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BMW E9X M3/1M Air Lift Performance Rear Kit (78611)

This kit features:   147mm/5.8" Drop Double Bellows Progressive Rate Springs 30-Level Adjustable Damping Threaded, Adjustable Lower Shock Mounts High Performance Monotube Shocks Roll Plates Proprietary Lower Control Arms and Toe Links with High Gloss Black Powdercoating Remote Damping Extenders No Modifications Necessary for Installation   We all have that family member who is in a little better shape than ourselves, and maybe they were even a little more popular in school.  In the world of BMW’s, the M3 is definitely that athletic family member! From muscular body styling to a more powerful engine, the M3 is the star quarterback and prom queen all rolled into one. As dreamy as this all sounds, we feel there is room for improvement when it comes to the altitude that comes with the M3 from the factory.  In fact, we took the star quarterback to college and graduated at the top of the class in astrophysics! Okay, enough corny analogies…the bottom line is that we have made an amazing suspension for the M3 that gives you that lowered stance you want–without the compromises of other lowering suspension methods.  Gone are the days of poor ride quality and scraping against everything. The ALP engineers have designed a race-ready suspension that can adjust height at the push of a button and provide you with the ride quality that one would expect from a BMW. To reduce the front wheel gap by 4.84”, we choose a smooth-riding, adjustable, double-bellows air spring mounted to a monotube threaded body strut.  Not only can you adjust the height of the vehicle with the strut, but you also have 30 different levels of damping adjustment to really tune your ride quality and performance–depending on if you are on the road or headed to the track. For the rear, we took a different approach than most air suspension companies. We engineered a complete control arm (along with toe links) to not only give you maximum drop and a lower PSI when you are at ride height, but also to help you keep the tires planted when a little more spirited driving is in order.  Sounds fancy, but what exactly does that mean?  It means you can run less air pressure in the bag to achieve your desired ride height, which equates to a much better ride quality and handling performance. We have replaced the OEM coil spring with one of our double-bellows air springs, and added a monotube, 30-level-adjustable, threaded body shock to handle the damping duties.  Total overall drop is 5.8″ from stock, giving you the drop that is sure to get you noticed on the street as well as the show field.  All this is to ensure you have the best overall driving experience from your Bimmer. So you may be thinking, that this is all well and good for the show crowd, but what if you want to push your BMW to its performance handling limits?  Will air really provide the corner-carving ability you crave?  The answer is a simple YES.  We have spent countless hours on the track to give you a suspension that can handle any road course or curvy road you may encounter.  You can expect quicker steering response and excellent roll control, thanks to our progressive-rate air springs and monotube 30-way dampers.  Best of all, our suspension components are compatible with other chassis upgrades to allow you to put together the ultimate corner-carving monster. We offer detailed installation instructions to help you to have your M3 slammed within a few short hours.  If you have the ability to wire a stereo and swap out suspension parts, then you should have no problem installing this air suspension system.  If you do run into a snag, the Air Lift Performance tech support team is top-notch, and can walk you through any questions you may have. In order to bring to market the most durable air suspension possible, Air Lift Performance tortured the components of this kit to one million cycles (equal to approximately 100,000 miles) on their hydraulic test rig at temperatures from -30 deg F to 150 deg F. Couple this test lab work with thousands of miles of on-road testing and the one- year manufacturer’s warranty, and this is a kit you can count on to handle whatever the road throws down! Isn’t it time you had the option of getting a killer lowered look without giving up ride quality or having to worry about scraping your ride?  Ditch the springs and get to an entire new level of low. MODEL FITMENT 2007-2011 BMW M3 Sedan (E90) 2007-2013 BMW M3 Coupe (E92) 2007-2013 BMW M3 Convertible (E93) 2011-2012 BMW 1M INSTALLATION DETAILS: Modifications Req. Front: NONE Modifications Req. Rear: NONE
This kit features:   147mm/5.8" Drop Double Bellows Progressive Rate Springs 30-Level Adjustable Damping Threaded, Adjustable Lower Shock Mounts High Performance Monotube Shocks Roll Plates Proprietary Lower Control Arms and Toe Links with ...
  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!
  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 mothe...