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Air Ride TechnologiesAir suspension systems are a state-of-the-art style of suspension setup that take care of the “I want it low, but I want a luxury ride” problem.

Switching to air suspension is an ‘all or nothing’ type of decision to make about your vehicle’s suspension. At Automotive Concepts, we install only the best systems to maintain your vehicle’s integrity, ride quality and structural tact.

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ShockWave - Air Ride Technologies

ShockWave® systems provide a simple, high-tech way to achieve the ultimate in adjustable suspension.

Since its introduction in 1999, the ShockWave® has proven to be the most significant development in air suspensions… ever! In the summer of 2003, two United States patents (pat #6,581,918 and pat #6,607,186) were granted concerning the design and function of the ShockWave®. What does this mean to you? It means RideTech is the inventor of this technology, not an imitator. From the entry-level Black Series to the world class Titanium Series, Automotive Concepts installs them all.

Black Series ShockWaveMaster Series ShockWaveSelect Series ShockWaveTitanium Series ShockWave

 

The Black Series is a great entry level solution. With Fixed shock valving, the Black Series is designed to optimize ride quality. The OEM quality of the twin tube steel body shock will last for years of reliable service.

The Master Series features single or double adjustable shock valving. It is housed in a lightweight Aluminum construction. The Master Series is available in a wide range of stroke lengths, and mounting styles to fit a large variety of applications. An optional internal ride height sensor is available for this series which eliminates the need for unsightly external sensors. This system is accurate to .005″ and has a minimum 10 million cycle life.

The Select Series is a steel body monotube damper with two sets of independent internal valving so you can choose between “cruise-mode” with a soft compliant ride or a firmer “sport mode” for handling performance… all at the touch of a switch! The Select Series features proven OEM electronic damping technology, steel monotube construction allowing for superior oil control, durability proven to over 100,000 miles and instant response to valving changes (under 1 second).

The Titanium Series is the latest advancement in air suspension: Monotube gas pressure design. World class ride quality, razor sharp handling, and automatic leveling in one high tech package! 24 position compression and rebound valving are completely independent from each other and provide a wide range of precise repeatable tuning opportunities. An internal ride height sensor is included for this series which eliminates the need for unsightly external sensors. This system is accurate to .005″ and has a minimum 10 million cycle life.

ShockWave Air Suspension Systems

 

CoolRide by Air Ride Technologies

This is where “Air Ride Technology” begins & is still a valuable solution for many applications. The CoolRide® system replaces the traditional coil-spring and shock with an air spring and shock as separate units. The system is engineered to perform. The CoolRide® system will raise and lower the vehicle while improving the handling and offering a terrific ride.

CoolRide Suspension Systems

 

 

As an Authorized Air Ride Technologies Dealer we install a complete line of Air Ride Technologies products. Please give us a call at (763) 535-2181 for further information.

Why use air suspension?

Ride quality
With an air suspension you have a huge range of tuning ability for load capacity and spring rate at your fingertips… no tools or component changes needed. You can literally compress weeks of conventional spring and shock tuning into a few minutes with an air suspension that is adjustable from within the car.

Handling Performance
Most airsprings are very progressive… the farther you compress them the stiffer they get. When you combine this inherent progressive spring rate with in-car adjustability the performance potential is enormous. As with tuning ride quality (as explained above), you can greatly condense the time needed to optimize the performance of your car.

Performance Customization
Everyone has their own personal idea of how their car should ride and handle. With an air suspension these wishes can be accommodated with little or no changes in components. By adjusting air pressure and shock valving you can make the same car be soft and comfortable or firm and tight… or anywhere in between. This is what we mean by “no compromise.” Drive comfortably to the track, firm up the air pressure and shock valving to go racing, readjust the pressure and valving to return home in comfort.

Aggressive Stance
Poses, bouncing, tricks, taking corners on three wheels – these are traditionally the criteria that make all the headlines. In reality these extreme applications represent a small segment of our customers. Far more typical is the guy who just wants to lower his car or truck a reasonable amount for better looks without sacrificing any driveability or durability. Raising and lowering your vehicle is just a happy coincidence of an air suspension.

 

Please give us a call at (763) 535-2181 for further information or to schedule an installation appointment.

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