MI - Replacement pneumatic sport suspensions become more
popular every day, fueled by the growing number of high performance
enthusiasts who modify their vehicles. As the market becomes ever
more competitive, manufacturers are looking for ways to gain an
edge, and consumers are responding in record numbers, realizing
that they can demand better performance.
Air Lift Company introduces itsnew "Air Commander" on-board
air compressor. Until now, the standard air supply for replacement
air suspension systems has been one or more 12Volt DC electrical
air compressors, according to Bill Dermond, Easy Street program
compressors, rated for intermittent duty only, draw around 16
amps and flow an average .5 CFM," Dermond said. "This
means that when the enthusiast cycles his system, he must allow
for sufficient time to re-charge the reserve air. Failure to do
so results in a very rapid decline in system performance.
But Air Lift's
Air Commander solves this problem in an elegant, yet simple way,
he explained. "The Air Commander is engine-driven, capable
of between two and eight CFM at 140 psi, and flows more air than
the typical system can flow in a minute.
means that with Air Commander, it is now possible to maintain
an inexhaustible supply of air while the engine is running, at
all times," he said.
The new system
uses an OEM air conditioning compressor core, which essentially
guarantees years of trouble-free service. This compressor is an
aluminum two-cylinder unit, which can be modified for an air use;
because unlike typical a/c compressors that have the lubrication
oil in the refrigerant, it has it's own oil sump and splash-oiled
lower end, Dermond explained. "By modifying the compressor
with an external vent and conversion intake and exhaust manifolds,
Air Lift has, in effect, created a durable, high performance air
compressor that meets and far exceeds the demands of today's high
performance air suspension enthusiasts."
The Air Commander
is particularly useful for anyone who regularly carries pressurized
air tanks, and can be used not only to operate air springs, but
also to air-up or air-down tires, rafts or other air-powered tools,
Air Lift currently
stocks the Air COmmander for Chevrolet V-8 engines, and is finalizing
systems for Ford and Chrysler V-8s and V-6s, for both domestic
cars and light trucks.
For 50 years,
the Air Lift Company has been manufacturing a full line of air
spring kits, components and air suspension parts for pickups,
lowered vehicles, hot rods, drag racing, custom chassis, cars
P.O. BOX 80167
Lansing, MI 48908-0167