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Useful tips for choosing air suspension kits

Updated: Jan 18, 2023

Thor Air Suspension

Choosing the best air suspension can be difficult. More so with the many types of air suspension kits on the market today. So, to cut through all the noise you’ll need to have a way of identifying what would be the perfect fit for your car. To do this, here are a few tips that can help you.

Weight capacity

Many light commercial & passenger vehicles maximum load ratings are quite high these days. With that being said, many cannot carry even half this weight safely. With your suspension sagging in the rear, your front end will be unweighted, pointing your headlights away from the road, decreasing braking ability & tyre wear, and the stability & handling.

Pay attention to the load ratings of the air bellows, and ensure you choose one suited to your vehicles needs. A good air suspension provider can help you to determine which air suspension kit to get.

An off the shelf kit, suited to your needs?!

For many popular Utes, vans and 4wd’s we can supply an off the shelf kit. In most instances these are a direct bolt in application, will no other modifications required, allowing you to get the most out of your vehicle.

Largest pressure capacity

Should you choose an airbag with highest pressure rating? Not always. In this instance highest pressure doesn’t always mean reliability. Not to mention the fact, that you would almost never run your airbags with more than 100psi anyway.


Think of an air suspension kit as a spare part for your car or trailer. Would you want to have to keep buying a new one every other time? You likely wouldn’t want to keep buying air suspension kits. This isn’t to say that air suspension units are immune to faults, not at all. But, the difference between a good air suspension kit and a bad one is in how long it serves you before it breaks down.

This is why you should get an air suspension kit that offers a long warranty. As this warranty will help you avoid a lot of expensive repairs that you may need before enough time elapses.

Where to get quality air suspension

Thor Air Suspension has built a reputation as one of the best sellers of air bag suspension in Australia. We have a variety of air suspension kits, and back all of our products with one of the best warranties in the market. Reach out to us today if you need warranty protected air suspension that you can trust.

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