Recently the MF projects cars, Rocky’s 2009 Mazda 3 and my 2009 Mazdaspeed 3 have undergone some suspension changes. We just switched from coilovers to air suspension; in the form of bag over coilover. There has always been a great debate on static verses air suspension, while both sides have their pros and cons for the argument. Most people who are for static, meaning on a coilover system, such as BC Racing or Stance coilovers, argue that because the person is always stuck at a certain lowered ride height that they have more “street cred” or more “hardcore” or even more track oriented than those with air suspension.
While, the air suspension individuals actual are not against being static, but on the other hand are the more knowledgeable ones to what air suspension can really do for them. It is truly a misconception that air suspension will cost you thousands of dollars, but in reality the most basic air system starts at $1000 and gradually increase with how high-tech you want to be with that system. It is true, however, that having air is the easy way to living the lowered life style without certain risks. But, there are those that ride just as low as those who are static with their air suspension, they just have the option to “air up” if they really wanted to. Nevertheless, I wanted to point out that you should not disregard air suspension, but also appreciate the work it took to get their suspension, lines, compressors, tanks, gauges, and management to work for their platform.
Thanks to Bag Riders for providing our air necessities and technical advise. They provided us with Universal Air Suspension bags and Accuair analog mangement; almost everything to get the job done. In addition to those items, the buddies at All Day Fabrication provided us with lower rear arms, which allowed us to run any bag of our choice and the ability to lay frame in the rear. To finish the job we went to Unlimited Auto Craft, who provided farther technical knowledge and installation of our air suspension.
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