After hooking up with a small group of guys from Vegas we had a little 8 car caravan to San Diego. It was nice to drive with a bunch of other VIP cars since last year it was only 2 cars. It definitely made the drive more fun and our new Air Runner suspension really made the drive a lot easier than last year when our LS400 was slammed on coilovers. What else can we say about this year’s VIP Festival?!? It was AMAZING!!! The turnout was probably at least double what it was last year. AutoFashion decided to have some vendors this time which was a welcome addition to the meet. Air Runner, Work Wheels, Ings, Weds, Falken and even Lexus showed up with a super gangster enclosed trailer. Thanks to Autofashion for hosting great event VIP festivel.
Like the Vegas VIP meet it was great to kick it with everyone all day. Everyone we met was friendly and awesome to chill with. We can only imagine what next year’s VIP Festival will be like since this year just absolutely blew up.
Be sure to check out these videos from the meet!!!
Here are a few pics from this years VIP Festival, you can see more pics here: http://vipstylecars.com/main/?p=258
After riding on Tanabe coilovers and SS kit for a little over a year Jin @ Kyoei USA decided to step it up a notch. Air suspension is the ultimate best of both worlds. You can still drive pretty low but when there are crappy roads or tough to get up inclines the ability to just hit a couple switches and instantly ride higher helps out a LOT. Especially when us local Arizona people travel to California where the highways and roads are notorious for being pretty bad. Jin was really hoping to get this all installed before the SEMA Show, Las Vegas VIP Meet and VIP Festival Meet in San Diego. It looks like everything is going to plan and he will be making the 1050 mile round trip this year and not have to worry as much as riding slammed on coilovers.
Jin’s choice for air suspension was the standard Air Runner kit. This kit features 4 way adjustable KYB shocks, Bridgestone sleeve type air bags (similar to what comes OEM on many high end vehicles), a 4 gallon stainless steel air tank, 1 Viair 380 compressor, 2 pressure gauges, a 4 toggle switch plate and the highest quality electrical and plumbing kit.
The nice thing about Air Runner kits (besides the fact that they are completely made in Japan) is that each kit is made specifically for each vehicle. Extensive R&D goes into each kit to ensure the shocks are valved correctly and that the best ride quality possible is achieved. Air Runner kits are made to be a hassle free and complete bolt in install. An in-depth instruction manual with pictures of your actual vehicle is included in every kit. What more could you ask for?
This standard kit lists for $4699. Air Runner also offers a more affordable kit for select cars called the “Decade Series” which retails for $3799. Also for the enthusiasts that want even more performance from their Air Runner kit can look into the “On The Ground” and “TC-5″ kits which have more options including a coilover & air bag set up. They even go as far as offering electronic dampening control in the TC-5 kits for those who want the absolute best handing air suspension kit available. Contact us directly for more information.
The install for Kyoei’s LS400 should be completed any day now. We have only had time to work on it in between other customer cars. We are going to install the Air Runner kit first without the SS kit which allows you to go another 25-30mm lower. Stay tuned for more pics of the kit installed!!!!
Kyoei USA is proud to announce we carry the full line up of Air Runner Suspension. Air Runner is the #1 air suspension product offered in Japan. Each Air Runner kit is made with the highest quality parts and is built to last. From their basic kit to the advanced TC-5 and OG series, rest assured you are getting only the best when it comes to Air Runner. The standard kit is available for most cars. The Decade, TC-5 and OG series are available for mostly Lexus and Infiniti. Check out our website for more info and pricing!
Reasons to choose Air Runner over the rest:
- All of our systems provide separate height adjustment at all four corners, which improves handling and over performance by reducing body roll.
- The system come equipped with KYB struts/shocks that utilize a 4-position adjustment(where applicable) which allows for more precise suspension adjustment.
- Utilizing Bridgestone sleeve type air bags, similar to what comes as OEM equipment on many high end vehicles
- Our system had a basic ride height adjustment of 4-5 inches of travel, especially when placing the car in an ultra low stance when the car is parked.
- Using the Air Runner system, there is no major modifications made to the chassis, making the system easy to install, and convenient if the car ever needs to be returned to stock
- All systems are built to suit each application, as verus other systems. We engineer our systems to be bolted right on(most systems), other systems require major welding, cutting, and modification to the vehicle in order to adapt their universal type bags to the vehicle
TC-5 “Tight Control”
Winding roads and country lanes have never been so fun. A sleek digital interface is paired with 5-way adjustable shocks to make suspension adjustments as simple as pressing a button from your driver seat. We developed a high performance strut which features a built-in 5-way adjustable capability for performance handling or spirited driving. Our revolutionary TC-5 system is the first to air suspension technology to feature automatic dampening adjustment control from your driver seat. The TC-5 system offers 6 programmable presets for dampening adjustment to suite your needs under any condition imaginable.
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OG “On the Ground”
ACC’s hybrid technology fuses coilover and air bag technology into one sleek package. The On the Ground system allows you to obtain the optimum performance and ride comfort for your vehicle. The damper “sweet spot” is obtained by adjusting the locking collars and positioning the shock piston in into its optimum position.
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