When you start a build you know it will change over time. This isn’t put first encounter with Devhan’s. His first set of wheels came from us when he first bagged the car with us. A killer combo to say the least. A full Air Lift 3P kit matched with Cast Rotiform KPS in 18×9.5 et25 to clear the huge OEM STI brakes. A VERY attractive set up.
That is when Devhan knew he wanted to step it up. He wanted his “forever” wheels if you will, if there is such a thing! With his STI, I think we found just that. We decided on the Rotiform LVS.
Rotiform LVS 18×10.5 et15 front 18×10.5 et20 rear Polished Rose Gold Face Chrome Lip Chrome Hardware
Just like that, his forever wheels became a reality! Enjoy some pics and video of his set up. Devhan is running what we call aggressive fitment for the VA WRX/STI Chassis. He is running about -3° Degrees camber up front and about -7° in the rear with stretched 225/40r18 tires. This is what we call PERFECT FITMENT. Enjoy!
As always we love bringing our customer’s the best deals. For Rohana this year we are running BUY 3 GET 1 FREE and FREE SHIPPING in the US48. We have an expert staff who can assist with wheel fitment if needed. Lets get your car looking proper, right now! For help email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-219-9060
In the heart of Las Vegas — adult Disneyland, if you will — there are lights, adventure, trials and tribulations twenty-four hours a day. This is where I find myself landing after a six hour flight from Boston. At this point, the excitement is real. SO real, that it cuts straight through any sleep deprivation and stress. It’s SEMA week; I had been waiting for this moment ALL YEAR!
SEMA being hosted in Las Vegas yearly in and of itself is an adventure. The lights, the sounds, the people watching of some of the most interesting variety, endless night life, gambling, drinking, strip clubs…. again, adult Disneyland if you will. However, for me, while all of the above can be fun in the right setting/dosage, it is merely a distraction. A distraction from the largest aftermarket automotive industry trade show there is. One of my favorite trips I do almost every year. This year was my fifth year going. So, we kind of know what/who we want to see when we go.
Yes, SEMA IS a trade show. Make no mistake on top of all the INCREDIBLE builds here, a lot of new and interesting tech gets integrated. New trends, styles, products, inspiration, ideas…. THE LIFE! This is the life I LOVE and what I live for. SEMA is my yearly recharge of creative and business inspiration. The spark that shoots my energy firing on all 12 cylinders! We leave charged, dialed and excited to bring what we found to our friends and customers cars worldwide.
My background personally is in commercial graphic design and technology sales. A mixed bag of artist and salesman. Now, your car gets to be my canvas. SEMA is where I love to go outside of art museums and exhibits to find creative inspiration for new trends, color theories, emerging brands and even emerging trends in what car is going to be HOT to mod this year.
YES there were a LOT OF SUPRAS here. Here is my personal favorite. Simple, clean, something I would drive. Love it or hate it this new BMW 3 series chassis is no joke. Toyota is showing us with mild tuning this new Z4/3 Series/Supra chassis is here to stay. Already outperforming the BMW sweetheart we love so much, the M2 Competition. Suspension architecture in the front and rear similar to that of the F30 means you are sure to see a LOT of these cars on air soon.
There were also a LOT of other very interesting things to be seen. Right now I give you PT.1. A brief intro to SEMA 2019 and some of the highlights from our trip. Much more content and product releases to come and well as more looks into the new Supra. Enjoy.
Written by James T Curtis, Photos by Dario Serino and Melissa Curtis
Sometimes you meet some cool people in this industry. Our customer Steve is in that category. We have done quite a few of his cars, but this Murcielago has to be our favorite! Enjoy a quick tease here of this unique car.
BC forged EH176 – 1 Piece forged 19×8.5 et50 front 20×13 et14 Rear Crystal Orange
In Review: B8/8.5 Air Lift Performance Kit. A kit we know incredibly well from our personal stint with our own 2011 Audi S4 shop project. A car I personally revered as closely as my 2004 VW R32 that until the S4 skid into my life WAS the coolest car I have ever owned.
S4 Project: 2011 Audi S4 Air Lift Performance Suspension with Air Lift Rear Shocks 19×10 et31 Work Meister S1 with 245/35r19 tucked quite nicely Factory Camber Adjustment: MAXED
With so much seat time in this car we became experts quickly with the B8 community. This covers a VAST amount of cars which we had three as shop cars. The B8 S4 and B8.5 SQ5 and A4. So we essentially tested each kit 3 ways across a few B8 Platforms. The results were awesome.
Drive high, park low. Retain the same level of performance of a traditional coilover system. BC Racing essentially makes the body, internals and top mount to Air Lift’s specifications. So you truly get the performance of one of the most popular coilovers we sell the BC BR series.
This is just a platform we love and reverse as one of the best Audi platforms in modern time. Feel free to pick our brains anytime with personalized advice. All of these cars feature 3/8″ lines and the air lift performance rear shocks with the exception of the SQ5.
We wanted to test out a Bilstein adjustable and went that direction. We also had shortened spindles sourced from friends in the industry and some serious body mods done to get it this low. The SQ5 was a bit more involved than meets the eye. We will showcase more of this project at a later date.
These kits performed as expected. Stiffer than stock, but no bounce. Daily driving, Performance driving, traffic, terrible Boston roads… you name it we drove it. I would not have preferred any other set up in my car for suspension. Driving a lowered car otherwise static on treacherous northeastern city roads was just not an option for me with the S4. It was TOO nice of a car.
I personally rode my car around 80/60 PSI with a pressure based management system. This was my around town height on the works, 70/55 was pretty slammed and rode a little more harsh but still not bad. I set the compression 2 clicks up in front and 4 clicks up in back. I drive pretty hard. We did drag and road course days with this car and beat the ever living sh*t out of this air lift kit in testing. It took everything I could throw at it, and even turned an 11.93 at 118 MPH time at NE Dragway here in NH. On Air Lift.
My car at time time was running V2 (not my favorite) and by the time 3P was coming out, I was moving on to another project. My E46 M3 (story for another time).
The 3p/3h system is the management we recommend and mainly sell. Lifetime warranty, amazing weather testing, adaptability and ease of use. Those are the reasons we are borderline obsessed with selling this product. Its literally so easy and reliable its hard to want to recommend alternatives.
In closing, we do a lot of B8’s and Audi’s in general. If you have questions do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation! Email email@example.com or call 978-219-9060
Excited to announce! Black Friday deals ate trickling in! CCW is now offering $200 off any set of wheels. Contact us for details and a free fitment consultation for your dream set of CCW Forged wheels! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-219-9060
So what do you guys think? Should we put a set on on of our cars?
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Deal period: 11/01/2019 12:01AM EST – 12/08/2019 11:59 PM EST
Every year we get excited for November. Not only is it a great time of the year for holidays, SEMA Show in Las Vegas, our owner’s Birthday, but also for DEALS! Deals on the best quality aftermarket parts.
Air Lift Performance sets the bar for generosity. This year is no exception! 25% off. Free Shipping above $1000, no tax and best yet:
Photos and words by Melissa Curtis (@missamagnificent)
Ah yes, H2Oi has come and gone yet again. At least this time we didn’t have to deal with a hurricane like last year. As always, we make the best of our time down there. We love Ocean City, Maryland – and we love spending time with our friends and Wheel Lab am in this beautiful setting.
James and Kyle hanging out in the alleyway
Adien’s beautiful MK3 Harlequin next to our place
Kyle’s gorgeous MK3 because it was also next to our place (56th Street rocks, btw)
Lara’s EOS taking a break from her IND-Ts on the beach
Rs in our garage
Stopped for some lunch
Did you really go to Ocean City if you didn’t go to the Taphouse?
Back at the home-base
Kevin from Underwraps cruising the strip with our new friend, Fabian, from France
Thierry caught rolling by the spot
Zakk cruising back with us
Heavy rains during the week before H2Oi are pretty normal, eh?
We met up with Sierra on a Sunday to bring you these shots of her beautiful MK6 GLI on a set of Radi8 r8b12s. These cast wheels fit as perfectly as Cinderella’s glass slipper did. Sierra’s GLI is bagged on Air Lift Slam Series front struts and double bellow rear bags.
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