Semi Air Kit - Merc Sprinter 3 Series 2006 - 2016
Sprinter 3 Series
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 309-324 2006 - 2016
As the name implies, the additional air spring supports the factory installed steel suspension by the use of air.
When weight is added to the vehicle, the air springs become an active part of the suspension system. It helps the original leaf springs to do their work.
As the air spring works with the existing leaf suspension, it is called a ‘Semi-Air’ system. The air pressure can be manually or automatically adapted to individual needs in a very quick way with an optional ‘air accessory’ kit. With these kits the customer has the option of an easy to use control system with compressor and gauges.
What happens if you don’t have a semi-air system? The original suspension stiffens with load, comfort decreases and the stress on the vehicle, the driver and the load increases enormously. With a semi-air kit, the vehicle is easier to handle than before, while the comfort and driving safety remain high – it is always good to have a semi air kit on board!
Drive-Rite air helper springs can be installed on most light commercial vehicles, motorhomes, vans and SUVs. Systems available for both leaf and coil spring applications. The double convoluted and tapered sleeve air springs offer comfort, maximum load support as well as years of worry-free service under any load condition.
Drive-Rite air helper springs provide load support through the use of air pressure that can be adjusted for changing loads. They enhance the ride by reducing inter-leaf friction.
The system features individual inflation valves that allow for separate side-to-side or front-to-rear adjustment, which helps keep the vehicle level when carrying off-center loads and maintains ride quality under differing load conditions.
Most Drive-Rite air assist kits are no-drill systems, designed to use the vehicle’s factory holes and mount between its frame and suspension. All the components are included in the kit for an easy installation that typically takes 1 to 2 hours.
Air springs, brackets, hardware, air line, and separate valves for manual inflation are all included for a straightforward installation.