Firestone Replacement Compressor Wiring Harness w/Relay (For PN 2158 / 2178) - 1/pk.

$49.98
BBQZ9307
Accessories Air Compressors Air Management Air Suspension Parts Firestone
Suspension Air Compressor Wiring HarnessLeveling Compressor Wiring HarnessLeveling Compressor Wiring Harness; w/Relay; Replacement For PN[2158/2178/2097/2219];SPECIFICATIONS:WARNING CA Proposition 65: No FEATURES:Leveling Compressor Wiring Harness Firestone...

Firestone Air-Rite Air Command Inflation Valve Bracket - 1/pk.

$12.71
BBQZ7560
Accessories Air Management Firestone
Suspension Air Spring Hardware KitInflation Valve BracketInflation Valve Bracket;SPECIFICATIONS:WARNING CA Proposition 65: No FEATURES:Inflation Valve Bracket Firestone manufactures and provides air springs for all...

Firestone Replacement Electric/Pneumatic Control Panel Switch (For 2188 / 2191 / 2229)

$81.93
BBQZ9039
Accessories Air Management Firestone
Multi Purpose SwitchElectric/Pneumatic Control Panel SwitchElectric/Pneumatic Control Panel Switch; Electric; Replacement For PN[2188; 2191; 2229; 2260];SPECIFICATIONS:WARNING CA Proposition 65: No FEATURES:Control Panel Switch Firestone...

Firestone Air-Rite Air Command Ignition Fuse Circuit Tap Kit

$25.37
BBQZ2526
Accessories Air Management Firestone
Fuse Power TapFuse Circuit Tap KitFuse Circuit Tap Kit;SPECIFICATIONS:WARNING CA Proposition 65: No FEATURES:Fuse Circuit Tap Kit Firestone Air Rite Fuse Circuit Tap Kit...

AccuAir Pressure+ Upgrade (AA-3907)

$247.95
AA-3907
AccuAir Air Management Pressure Switches & Gauges
Features Shows Individual Spring Pressure Requires A Pressure-Based Calibration To Be Performed From The App Used In Conjunction With A Pressure Sensor Kit Uses...

AccuAir 70 Amp Power Supply Kit (AA-3672)

$247.95
AA-3672
Accessories AccuAir Air Management
AccuAir Suspension 70 amp power supply kits include a 25 ft. of 6 AWG wire, a weather-proof fuse holder, 70 amp fuse, and 90...

AccuAir E+Connect Wireless Controller (AA-3639)

$524.95
AA-3639
AccuAir Air Management Air Management Controllers
If you are looking for an entry level control system that is simple while offering smartphone capabilities, the e+ Connect wireless controller is a...

AccuAir Height+ Upgrade (AA-3641)

$619.95
AA-3641
Accessories AccuAir Air Management
If you are wanting to get your vehicle to a certain height for parking, driving, or racing, you can AccuAir’s Height+ TruPosition Height Sensors....

AccuAir TouchPad+ Upgrade (AA-3640)

$439.95
AA-3640
AccuAir Air Management Air Management Controllers
AccuAir’s patented TouchPad+ is the latest technology in air suspension management. This touchpad allows you to easily control your air suspension from the palm...

Firestone Pneumatic Single Pressure Gauge (Use w/Air Tank System) - White Plastic

$197.56
BBQZ2570
Air Management Firestone Pressure Switches & Gauges
Air Pressure GaugePressure GaugePressure Gauge; Single; White; Plastic; Pneumatic Gauge; For Use w/Air Tank System;SPECIFICATIONS: Bezel Color: Silver Bezel Style: N/A Diameter (in.): 2.000...

Firestone Air Pressure Monitor Gauge Kit w/Mount

$121.14
BBQZ2196
Air Management Firestone Pressure Switches & Gauges
Air Pressure MonitorAir Pressure Monitor KitAir Pressure Monitor Kit; Incl. Monitor; Mount Bracket; Air Lines; Fittings; Fasteners;SPECIFICATIONS:WARNING CA Proposition 65: No FEATURES: Continuously Monitor...

Firestone Air Pressure Switch 1/8 NPMT Thread 90-120psi - Single

$58.13
BBQZ9016
Air Management Firestone Pressure Switches & Gauges
Air Pressure SwitchAir Pressure Switch; 1/8 NPMT Thread; 90-120 psi; Packaged Individually;SPECIFICATIONS:WARNING CA Proposition 65: No FEATURES:Pressure Switch Air Fitting Firestone manufactures and provides...
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Air Management Systems

While other parts of an air suspension do the physical work of reading the road height, generating air, and keeping the ride at the proper height, it’s the air management system that makes it all work. This system regulates the air that goes in and out of the system, making sure that it's being used in the proper amounts at the proper times.

What are Air Management Systems?

To understand what air management systems are, it helps to understand how an air suspension works. These active suspension systems respond to changes in the road and can make bumps and dips in the surface unnoticeable to drivers. Here’s a brief description of the process.

  • Ride height sensors take a constant mechanical reading of where your vehicle’s body is relative to the road. They relay this information to the suspension control module.
  • The suspension computer uses this information to determine which air springs need to be inflated or deflated. It instructs the compressor to generate the amount of air needed.
  • Your suspension’s air compressor generates the amount of air needed. This air is delivered to the reserve tank.
  • Simultaneously, air is pushed out of the reserve tank through the supply lines and into the air spring, where it inflates to increase resistance. If the spring needs less air, it will release it instead to reduce the resistance.
  • The process cycles continuously.

As you can see, this is a complex process. And complex processes require management. That’s where air management systems come in. In that sense, you can think of them like the boss of your air suspension, making sure that air goes where it needs to go and does what it needs to do.

What Makes Up an Air Management System?

While it isn’t quite true that no two air management systems are alike, they do vary quite a bit, both in terms of function and what’s included. These systems tend to fall into a few different categories.

OE Replacement Air Management

If your car has an air management system that is failing or isn’t working up to your standards anymore, you can buy a replacement system designed to fit your vehicle. These are designed to match the fit and function of your original equipment parts and typically used as a 1:1 replacement.

Lift Kit Air Management

Some air systems are built to provide a lift for a vehicle, rather than simply serve as a suspension. These kits allow drivers to raise or lower part or all of the vehicle for different purposes. The air management systems for these kinds of kits require the ability for the user to control the air pressure.

Performance Air Management

For drivers who enjoy maximum control, performance air management systems allow the user to adjust resistance to fit different driving situations. Softer suspensions with longer travel are typically much better in off-road situations, for example, whereas a stiffer suspension offers better handling and response on the road.

Manual Air Management

Some air management systems use manual switches that allow the driver to make adjustments. These controls are usually mounted somewhere in the dash or center area of the vehicle. Some come with the ability to establish height presets and profiles.

Wireless Air Management

For people who want a little more of a technical solution, some newer air management systems pair with phones and apps to offer advanced controls, typically via a Bluetooth connection. Drivers can not only control their air suspension systems with wireless air management tools, but can also get readouts of their system’s status. Some even include diagnostic tools in their apps.

How to Pick the Best Air Management System

Some companies make better air management systems than others, but on the surface it can be hard to tell the difference. Here are a few things to look out for:

  • Material quality: If a manufacturer lists the materials they use in an air management system, they are confident that they are the right ones to use. If they don’t, they may be trying to hide something.
  • Reputable manufacturing: There are plenty of great manufacturers overseas, but companies that make their products in the USA have greater oversight over production and can therefore ensure greater quality control.
  • Everything included: Some companies try to undercut the competition’s prices by not including hardware and other incidental items in an air management kit, passing that cost onto the customer. A good company will provide everything you need to complete an installation.

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