An air suspension system is a suspension system that replaces your factory shocks and struts with air shocks that allow for adjustable ride height. Air suspension is available from the factory on some vehicles, but we can discuss that in a later post. For the sake of this article, we are going to focus on aftermarket air suspension systems.
Air suspension systems are made up of an air compressor, an air tank, a manifold, air lines, and air struts. There are some little miscellaneous pieces as well, but these will be the main components. These components work together to draw in air, pressurize it, and send it to each air strut. The air strut is a strut that is outfitted with a bladder which inflates with air to raise your vehicle and deflates to lower your vehicle. These air suspension systems can be controlled by a smartphone app or by a wired/wireless controller, depending on your specific setup.