Minitruckers are known for custom innovations and generally find something we can use from other genres and adapt it to best suit our needs.
Air suspension found its beginnings in the big-truck arena as a no-frills utility to smooth out the harsh ride associated with heavy loads and multiple axles. The idea of using air suspension systems strictly as an aesthetic device to drop a vehicle as low as possible when parked and then be able to lift to a decent ride height and drive away appeared on radically customized minitrucks in the early '90s.
Although rudimentary minitruck air suspensions showed potential for a slammed stationary stance paired with the ability to achieve a reasonable ride height, there were some serious operational and reliability issues. Among the flaws was severely uneven front tire wear attributed to erratic manually set ride heights affecting camber angles and caster alignment. In 2001, during the early stages of air suspension's popularity, two young brothers, while one was still in high-school and the other studying to be an engineer in college, decided to produce a computerized air management system that would be compatible with all of manufacturer's air suspension setups on the market.
Reno and Dustin Heon spent the next three years of their life engineering, programming, testing, and manufacturing the very first self-leveling and programmable air suspension system. What they didn't know when they opened the doors to AccuAir was beyond the customized C10 Chevrolet trucks that they originally built the system on, was their new technology would find a much larger market on commercial applications that demanded a serious ability to function with a repeatability and reliability that could be guaranteed. A good example of this precision engineered functionality and reliability is on ambulances where as soon as the vehicle comes to a screeching halt and the rear doors are opened the system is programmed automatically to drop (kneel) to the ground, which drastically eases loading and unloading of a gurney. On departure, as soon as the ambulance drivers slam the rear doors, the vehicle triggers to ride height before it's in gear and accelerates away. Once the ambulance is underway the next immediate computer controlled task is to monitor ride height and prevent cross-jacking caused by trying to maneuver a heavy vehicle through curves, straights, and road irregularities. The nine years of engineering, programming, testing, and perfecting air suspension setups helps AccuAir Suspension develop and maintain utility and OEM reliability and operational advantages. These advantages guarantee performance and reliability across all markets.
What all of this means to the owner of a customized car or truck is that when you really want to enjoy your hard work and you need something that performs as good as it looks, your cruising pleasure won't be ruined by a primitive, out-of-date air setup that can't monitor leakage, or low-voltage situations. Couple this with improved handling characteristics, a very intuitive TouchPad controller that trumps the look and feel of anything on the market, and super accurate ride-height sensors that accurately monitor your heights as opposed to inaccurate pressure sensors, and your air suspension system will feel like it's on steroids, surpassing the competition at every level of the game. For more information on the advanced technology and super user-friendly capabilities of the AccuAir systems, call (877) 247-3696, or visit AccuAirSuspension.com.
1.A full warehouse and everything...
1.A full warehouse and everything in stock guarantees quick turn-around on your orders; many are shipped the very same day.
2.Derrick and Erick assemble...
2.Derrick and Erick assemble and wire everything in-house, and it's triple tested to ensure everything is in working order before going out the door.
4.The TouchPad controllers...
4.The TouchPad controllers and VU4 valve manifolds are also assembled in-house and are individually tested to maintain the highest quality control.
6.Every single eLevel ECU,...
6.Every single eLevel ECU, TouchPad controller and AccuAir system is computer programmed, tested, and tested again. We witnessed the quality control and engineering that goes into each and every one of these systems firsthand and it is truly amazing.
9.Reno Heon is not only one...
9.Reno Heon is not only one of the founding brothers and head product designer, but he also maintains personal touch and the highest customer service available by offering superior technical support. This guy really knows the ins and outs of air suspension systems. And to top it off, a beach view out of the office window, not bad at all.
10.John or "Lefty" heads up...
10.John or "Lefty" heads up the art department and develops the graphics and easy-to- use instruction manuals that make AccuAir's systems as easy to install as they are to use.
11.Everything about the AccuAir...
11.Everything about the AccuAir brand is topnotch and professional quality, right down to their own in-house photo studio manned by Dustin Heon, the other brother in the dynamic duo.
12.Recently, Editor John Gilbert...
12.Recently, Editor John Gilbert from our sister mag Custom Classic Trucks was able to do an install in the AccuAir full-service shop on one of their cover trucks.
14.After Reno finished up...
14.After Reno finished up the install he programmed the three presets and took it out for a spin. All in a day's work. Trust us, these guys really run a tight ship.
Reno and Dustin Heon
Grover Beach, CA