When Chrysler released the 300 in 2005, many rushed to pick one up as it offered a luxurious look with great engine options to match. While Chrysler 300 owners wasted no time adding wheels to these full-sized sedans, a select few were adding supporting mods such as lowering springs to tie the whole look together. For those who were wanting to make their 300 really stand out, air suspension was the mod to have.
Does the Chrysler 300 Have Air Suspension?
From the factory, Chrysler did not offer air suspension on the 300. Instead, you got a comfy coil spring, strut, and shock setup that made for a very comfortable ride at that time. Since its debut, we have seen lowering springs, coilovers, and air suspension added to these sedans to give them a better look and better performance. Air suspension is the only suspension system that allows you to get on-the-fly suspension adjustability at the push of a button.
What Do I Need To Add Air Suspension To My Chrysler 300?
For those wanting to bag a Chrysler 300, you can choose from a ready-to-install kit, or piece together a kit to get the specific, high-quality components you want. At AccuAir, we have put together this article to allow you to build out your own kit using the best components.
The air compressor is the heart of any air suspension system. Its job is to bring in air, compress it, and send it to the air tank to be used when you need it. Depending on your setup and how quickly you want your air suspension system to operate, you can choose between running one of two air compressors. That is why we here at AccuAir have put together a VIAIR Dual 485C air compressor kit to make things easier for those who want the best of the best.
The air tank in your air suspension system is going to take the compressed air from the air compressor and store it for when you need to use it. Most air suspension air tanks come in 3 or 5-gallon configurations and are offered in a few different shapes to cater to your specific setup. At AccuAir, we offer some of the best tanks in the industry: the ENDO air tanks. These tanks have been designed to solve common air tank issues and allow you to have a high-quality tank that outperforms the competition.
To get air delivered to each of your components, you are going to need air lines. Air lines are like the veins of your air suspension system as they connect each component together and supply the air from the compressors to the air struts. Air lines are usually routed inside and outside of your vehicle to allow them to be out of harm's way to reduce rubbing or chafing. Air suspension air line can be purchased in 50ft rolls to allow you to have plenty of lines to plumb your entire system.
While the valve manifold is not the most exciting thing to pick out for your air suspension system, it is a vital component that controls how much air goes to your air struts. A valve manifold is an aluminum block that features electronic valves that open and close at the push of a button on your air management system to raise or lower the vehicle. These electronic valves control the flow of air to your air struts, allowing you to raise or lower your vehicle on demand.
When it comes to air management systems, AccuAir is one of the leading manufacturers of the best in the industry. For years, AccuAir has been researching, developing, and manufacturing some of the most technologically advanced air suspension management systems. With features such as wireless capabilities, Bluetooth, and programmable ride heights, AccuAir is your #1 source for air suspension management.
If you plan on installing air suspension on your Chrysler 300, you are going to need to replace your factory shocks, struts, and springs with air struts. Air struts are very similar to your factory struts, but instead of coil springs, you will have rubber bladders, often referred to as air bags, that inflate and deflate to raise and lower your vehicle.
Since we are dealing with compressed air in air suspension systems, you will need to consider the possibility of moisture building up in your system. Moisture can cause rust in steel tanks, damage to electrical components, and can cause air lines to freeze in harsh conditions. In order to prevent this, it is recommended to install a water trap or water filter. Moisture buildup in air suspension tanks can cause rust from the inside out on lesser quality air tanks. AccuAir's ENDO tanks are made to resist corrosion and protect against rust. Installing a water trap or filter is cheap insurance to ensure your air lines stay free of water and moisture, especially for those who live in areas where temperatures get below freezing.
Although they are not a necessity for an operating air suspension system, ride height sensors will make things much easier when you are raising or lowering your vehicle. Ride height sensors measure exactly where your vehicle is in relation to the ground, giving you real-time metrics on how high or low your vehicle is. This also allows for you to pre-set heights for one-touch air outs and air ups. This eliminates the need to constantly pulse your system to get to your desired height.
Air Suspension Management For Chrysler 300
If you are looking to build an air suspension kit for your Chrysler 300, look no further than AccuAir. Our team is dedicated to building the best air suspension components with the highest quality materials. Our team can help you build your own kit in order to get everything you need to bag your 300.