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Old 05-02-2014, 11:40 PM   #1
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I went with a full Airrex kit with the AMS because I've seen nothing but positive reviews about them. And big thanks to Wilson at AirwerksUSA.com for the kit. The management system comes in a complete wired box. Its a plug and play suspension. Easy as 1-2-3. I'm absolutely happy with them and they ride so much smoother than my coilovers. Presets for pancaked out, ride height, and raise height for the bumps.

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Old 05-03-2014, 11:17 AM   #2
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:50 AM   #3
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Nice! Love seeing more and more performance cars on air. It only makes sense for DDing.

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Old 05-03-2014, 02:59 PM   #4
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Gr8 move. I might go with this system too.
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:04 PM   #5
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:07 PM   #6
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Sick car! But why are the cage/buckets needed if its not gonna see track time with bags? Do you get extra points at shows with cage/buckets?
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Sick car! But why are the cage/buckets needed if its not gonna see track time with bags? Do you get extra points at shows with cage/buckets?
Bags will perform just as well at the track on a street car, but my guess would be the cage/seat combo is for show since you do get more points for those sort of things.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:03 PM   #8
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Bags will perform just as well at the track on a street car.
Do you have more info on that? I've never ever ever seen a bagged car at a track day, and I worked at a track for a few years in college.
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Do you have more info on that? I've never ever ever seen a bagged car at a track day, and I worked at a track for a few years in college.
New bagged technology can perform just as good as coilovers.
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Sources? I'd like to see some analysis on that. I'm sure they can ride as smooth as a coilover car on the street, but I'm having a hard time believing they'd perform as well as a high end track setup in a motorsports environment.
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Sources? I'd like to see some analysis on that. I'm sure they can ride as smooth as a coilover car on the street, but I'm having a hard time believing they'd perform as well as a high end track setup in a motorsports environment.


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Very interesting, thanks. I'm not that familiar with air setups outside of the hot rod community.
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**** the haters, air is the way of the future and this car looks amazing. That rear wheel tuck is crazy
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Very interesting, thanks. I'm not that familiar with air setups outside of the hot rod community.
Air has come a long way since those types of setups. AirREX has a race team that uses their air suspensions on S2K's and Mini Coopers and have proven they can be competitive. Thats why I'm a firm believer that Air is perfect for a street car. Performance on the track/canyons and Stance in the parking lot.

I drive my AirREX z4 400+ miles a week to work through wine country back roads and I have had ZERO problems. In fact I've used my air tool hookup to fill up a few flat tires over the years.

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**** the haters, air is the way of the future and this car looks amazing. That rear wheel tuck is crazy
haha... not much hating here, I find a lot of it is just people that have the idea of low riders in their head since that's all they've seen in the past when it comes to air. I've already seen the perception of air dramatically change the past couple years.
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Yeah, no hating here. Always interesting to learn about another part of the car world.
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Why would you put a cage in a car with air bags? It's clearly not a track car.
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Because show car. And besides, as long as it's just a 4-point, it's not (as) dangerous for the street.
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