The Air Lift Performance 3S Kit is one clever bit of tech. Here’s why…

What you’re looking at here may purport to be one of the Air Lift Performance manifolds you see on oodles of feature cars here in FC. That is until you see the price of course, and that’s because this little box of tricks is perhaps the most significant development in air ride hardware for quite a while.

This is in fact, their brand new stand-alone 3S manifold and, among other things, is an entry-level item specifically developed to bring air to the masses!

It’s a bloody clever idea too, basically speaking this puppy enables manual control of up to 4 bags, but with all the advantages and simplicity that comes with an integrated-valve manifold system.

Just for starters that means you don’t need to mess around running loads of lines through your car to fit manual paddle valves and gauges, but that’s not the REALLY clever bit.

Nope, this one also has built-in Bluetooth connectivity, so you can control everything from their free mobile app. In other words, there’s no need to shell out for any controller or switches if you’re looking to keep everything stealth… or even more wallet-friendly for that matter.

That said, if like many of us you prefer hitting buttons, you can also specify a number of installation harnesses that enable choices like the fitment of a manual switch box, an APV2 controller (like the V2 items), or the ALP3 display that you get with the top-flight 3H/3P management.

As you’d expect there’s also a choice of manifolds to cater for 1/4 or 3/8 NPT airlines too. For the money, you just can’t go wrong.

All in all, we can see these helping to introduce a whole load of more budget-conscious modders to the wonders of air ride, and that can only ever be a good thing. Nice one Air Lift!

Priced from £599

For more info see Air Lift Performance and to buy one see Car Audio Security