It’s an argument that finds its way into discussions in every car show parking lot and enthusiast garage. Spanner wrenches and elbow grease are pitted against control switches and compressors. The debate gets heated as claims that your car isn’t low enough until your subframe hits asphalt are met with remarks that “airride is cheating”.
At StanceWorks, we always set out to test the boundaries and challenge the status quo. Our friends at Airlift Performance subscribe to the same philosophy and have been working hard to lay to rest the silly notion that airride doesn’t belong on a sports car.
Photos by Jordan Unternaher
Nick Lanno’s bagged E30 is a sight to be seen, hovering millimeters above the ground atop a gorgeous set of RSs. In many ways, it’s what many believe an E30 should be, yet there’s no question many of us have trouble rationalizing such builds to our parents.
On Sunday afternoon, a buddy and I hopped in to the E9 and blasted down the interstate, headed for down town Los Angeles. Waiting off of the 7th street bridge was Ryan Worthington and his 2007 Audi A4, and underneath it, one of the best sets of wheels we’ve seen in some time.
We’re finally home from SEMA, one of the largest automotive trade shows in the world. SEMA, which stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association, holds the annual SEMA Show once a year, allowing buyers, sellers, and exhibitors to congregate across 2 million square feet of exorbitantly extravagant booths and cars. It is the industry’s ultimate networking tool, allowing companies to meet one-on-one to further their businesses.