The Q50 is one of Infiniti’s most popular sedans and for some pretty obvious reasons. This 4-door sports car is stylish, and luxurious, and is a perfect platform for car enthusiasts to let their imagination run wild. One of the most popular modifications for the Q50 is air suspension. Air suspension allows Q50 owners to lower their cars further than springs and coilovers without sacrificing ride quality. In order to add air suspension to a Q50, you are going to need to either buy a full kit or piece together a kit. Today, we are going to show you everything you need to add air suspension to your Q50.
Does the Infiniti Q50 Have Air Suspension?
While Infiniti did a great job making the Q50 look super sporty, they still utilized a shock, spring, and strut combination found on many of their other passenger vehicles. This allows for easy maintenance and production costs that produced a comfortable and reliable suspension setup on the Q50.
What Do I Need To Add Air Suspension To My Infiniti Q50?
As previously states, you will need to either buy a full kit or piece together your own kit to bag your Q50. A full kit is great, but you do not get to hand pick the components you want for the highest-quality air suspension available. Let’s take a closer look at all of the components you will need to add air suspension to your Infiniti Q50.
In order to get air into your air suspension system, you are going to need an air compressor. Air suspension air compressors take outside air, compress it, and send it to your air tank to be used when you need it. Many people choose to run two air compressors to speed up the air delivery process. At AccuAir, we have put together a 2 compressor kit utilizing the best compressors in the industry VIAIR.
From the compressor, your air goes to the air tank. An air suspension air tank stores air to be used on-demand when you want to air up. Air suspension air tanks come in a variety of different shapes and sizes with the most popular size being a cylindrical 3 or 5-gallon tank. AccuAir manufacturers some of the best air tanks on the market under our ENDO air tank line. These air tanks are made from high-quality aluminum to prevent rust and are made with a modular design for easy upgrading and connectivity.
To get air to each of your air suspension components, you are going to need air lines. Air lines connect your air suspension parts together to deliver air from the air compressor all the way to the air struts. While most all-in-one kits feature air lines in the kits, AccuAir offers 50ft rolls of air line to get your entire system fully plumbed.
Your air suspension system requires a valve manifold to regulate the air that goes to each air strut. This manifold is usually made from aluminum and features electronic valves that open and close to let air in and out of your system. This manifold will need to be connected to your management system in order to control your ride height.
No good air suspension system is complete without a good management system. AccuAir is proud to manufacture some of the best air suspension management kits in the industry. For years, our team has designed, developed, and sold air suspension management systems that have transformed the way car enthusiasts use their air suspension systems.
When switching over to air suspension, you are going to need to swap out your factory shocks, springs, and struts for air struts. Air struts are very similar to your factory struts, but instead of steel coil springs, the struts will have rubber bladders, or air bags, attached to them. When you want to air up, these bladders fill with air to raise the vehicle. When you want to air out or lower your vehicle, these bladders deflate to the proper PSI to achieve the desired height.
Since air suspension systems operate off of compressed air, you will need to think about the moisture that is created in your system. Moisture in an air suspension system can cause rust in metal air tanks, a freezing hazard in air lines that run outside of the vehicle in colder climates, and damage to other sensitive components.
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 Infiniti Q50
If you are looking to build an air suspension kit for your Infiniti Q50, 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 Q50.