As the flagship performance model for Subaru, the STi packs a punch when it comes to tearing up asphalt or dirt. With the reputation and heritage that accompany a close involvement in the World Rally Championship for many years, Subaru owners expect their cars to perform well on any surface, in any weather. This is a serious performance machine that requires the best in suspension to keep it glued to terra firma.
Yes, there are plenty of choices out there for Subarus…but the problem is, you have seen countless other incredible cars slammed to the ground, and you secretly long for that look for your Subi. Plenty of people out there think it’s wrong to bag a Subaru, because they think it will somehow degrade the sports sedan handling or make it ride like a marshmallow. Maybe you’re worried about this danger yourself…but still, that lowered stance is tempting.
Fear not—you really can have both a lowered look and unbeatable handling. Air Lift Performance has created the perfect suspension kit to tear up a racetrack or stop people dead in their tracks at a show. As the leader in aftermarket high-performance air suspension, we know what it takes to perfectly balance ride, handling, and stunning good looks. The members of the engineering team involved in the design and development of these kits have over 35 years of road racing experience as drivers, engineers, and crew members. Performance is not just in our name, it’s in our blood.
What does it take to have such a versatile suspension? It all starts with having a strong foundation. In this case, that strong foundation is the struts: Air Lift uses 30-way adjustable, monotube struts with a serious range of damping adjustment that have been specially tuned to match the air springs. Monotube construction is the preferred choice—both in racing and for us—for its sensitivity to small inputs and its great ability to shed heat when pushed to the limit. The 30 clicks of adjustment aren’t just for fun, but actually allow you, the user, to dial in your preferred handling, feel, or desired ride quality. The range goes from super-stiff to really soft, adjusting rebound and compression simultaneously. The struts weigh considerably less than the coil spring parts you remove, reducing unsprung weight—a benefit to both ride and handling.
Another notable feature is the presence of adjustable camber plates on the front struts. This allows for easy, precise adjustment of the camber angle, making quick work of alignments for the road or the track. These plates are packed with high-quality, Japanese-manufactured pillow block bearings for long life and low noise. The rear shock assemblies also use pillow block upper bearings for the ultimate, precise control of the suspension. These features are part of providing a total performance package for the customer.
What sets these struts apart from the coil crowd is the addition of our adjustable, progressive-rate air springs. These high-rate springs create a stable platform for aggressive track driving, while providing a level of comfort not typically found with lowered suspensions. By using this progressive nature of air springs and maximizing available suspension travel, we are able to ride low without the punishing ride. And since they allow ride height to be adjusted with a button, no longer do you suffer the curses of static suspension lowness! Don’t deal with any more scraping against speed bumps or steeply angled drives. Raise it up as high as stock, so you can ride off-road without damaging the underbody—and think how easy it will be to load it on the trailer.
Having good components in a kit is important, but it is just as critical to make sure they work effectively together to give the desired result. Extensive testing at various race tracks has proven to be important in creating the proper handling balance. After hours of running hard at triple-digit speeds in a 550hp beast, we are certain of the remarkable toughness and durability of the parts!
That’s not all—before a kit makes it to the track, the components are torture-tested on our hydraulic test rig for over one million cycles, simulating a real-world 100,000 miles. And as an ISO-9000-certified company, Air Lift is committed to quality disciplines and continuous improvement in all areas.
Worried about installation? Every kit comes with a detailed instruction manual to guide you through all the steps. If you can install suspension or wire a stereo, then you have the skills necessary to install your new kit. If you have questions or a problem, our industry-leading customer service department will take good care of you.
The time has come, and there are no excuses Haven’t you waited long enough to have it all?
- 2008-2014 Subaru STi (fits all including Wagons)
- Modifications Req. Front: NONE
- Modifications Req. Rear: NONE
INCLUDED WITH EACH KIT:
- Pair of air-over monotube shocks
- 1/4″ & 3/8″ PTC fittings
- All mounting hardware
- Detailed instruction manual
- Air Lift’s 1-year warranty and excellent customer support
This kit features:
- 130mm/5.1" Drop
- Double Bellows Progressive Rate Springs
- 30-Level Adjustable Damping
- Threaded, Adjustable Shock Mounts
- High Performance Monotube Shocks
- Rubber Upper Mounts
- Braided Stainless Steel Leader Air Hoses
- No Modifications Necessary for Installation
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Fiberglass Installation & Painting (FRP): There will always be minor sanding, shaving, cutting, tweaking, adjusting and/or filling will be required prior to installing these parts. All primer finish included with the parts but be sanded as well as other preparation work required before painting. All fitting and paint preparation is the responsibility of your body shop. Body kits must be test fitted on the vehicle prior to painting to check for any manufacturer's defect. The product's respective manufacturer nor Outcast Garage will be responsible for the quality of a body shop's work if it does not meet the customer's expectations.
Carbon Fiber Care (CF, CFRP): All carbon fiber products will require an automotive-grade clear coat for protection against the sun's UV rays unless the clear coat is included with the product from its respective manufacturer. Products infused with a 'UV Protection Resin Gel' should still be covered with an automotive-grade clear coat. Body kits must be test fitted on the vehicle prior to painting to check for any manufacturer's defect. The product's respective manufacturer nor Outcast Garage will be not not warranty or be responsible for discoloration of the carbon fiber nor be responsible for the quality of the clear coat applied by the body shop if it does not meet the customer's expectations.
Hand-Land Carbon Fiber (CF, CFRP): The 'Carbon Fiber Care' disclaimer also applies to hand-land carbon fiber products. Depending on the complexity and design of the product, there may be a slight and minor shift in the carbon fiber weaves. It is almost impossible to achieve 'perfection' with hand-land carbon fiber. These 'slight and minor shifts' in the carbon fiber weaves does not equate to the product being defective. If the weaves are extreme, and do not fall within an acceptable tolerance, then it will be eligible for a warranty replacement if the product has not been altered in anyway. A warranty claim must be filed first before any further action can be taken. Body kits must be test fitted on the vehicle prior to painting to check for any manufacturer's defect. Outcast Garage will not be responsible for a refused shipment of a carbon fiber product if it does not meet expectations without first initiating a warranty claim and receiving approval. Inspections and refusing of shipments are only for damaged products during transit (cracks, chips, bends, holes, scratches, etc).
Polyurethane Care, Installation & Painting (Poly): All polyurethane parts will come raw and unpainted. These parts are flexible so they may slightly warp during shipment. Slightly warped polyurethane parts are not considered defective. They will require a few hours of sunlight to return to its original shape from when it came out of the mold. Polyurethane parts are much different than factory OEM parts and require specific preparation before painting. Improper paint preparation will result in the paint not adhering to the bumper, pin holes and bubbles. It is normal for polyurethane parts to come slightly scratched with imperfections. Proper sanding during paint preparation will remove all imperfections. Please seek a professional and reputable body shop with experience with polyurethane aftermarket parts. Body kits must be test fitted on the vehicle prior to painting to check for any manufacturer's defect. The product's respective manufacturer nor Outcast Garage will not be responsible for the body shop's preparation, fitting and paint job if it does not meet the customer's expectations.
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