Creating custom cars is all about personal touches, one-off components and passion seen through your work. Sure, there are different genres of customization, but when it comes to Kustom Kulture, it boils down to the simple things. See how the crew at the Starlite Rod & Kustom shop in Torrance, California create their custom creations with the help of AccuAir Suspension components in the video above.
Slammed, air-ride, bagged, low rider- everyone has a name for them but what sets these vehicles apart from the rest in the automotive community is their unique stance and suspension configurations. At Starlite Rod & Kustom, they specialize in creating cars just like this – lowered, slammed to the ground, stances like no other, but a workable system that allows for regular street driving as well. That’s because the cars that Starlite creates aren’t just for show, they’re meant to be driven and enjoyed!
The passion for creating custom cars has been a lifelong experience for both Starlite’s president, Edgar Hernandez and vice president Jack Fields.
In fact for Fields, it stems back many generations to his grandfather. But no matter where their passion came from it’s what they both do with it that truly counts.
For Hernandez it’s about creating cars and a life that his kids can be proud of and take part in; one that’s constantly moving forward but also paying tribute to the past. For Fields, it’s about building cars and getting the most enjoyment out of them as possible, and yes, that means driving them even with multi-thousand dollar paint jobs and custom mods galore. For both men, AccuAir Suspension components makes their goals possible.
Started in 2001 by brothers Reno and Dustin Heon, AccuAir was founded on the idea of putting more design effort, engineering and testing into air suspension components than anyone else in the industry. This motto of sorts has gotten them far and now AccuAir supplies air suspension components to some of the best and biggest car builders in the country, as well as creating unique projects for names like The Boeing Company and Daimler-Chrylser.
One of the most prominent components that AccuAir offers its customers is the e-Level Air Management system. Offered in select packages, which include everything you need to set up your air suspension system with either one or two compressors, or as individual components, like the e-Level TouchPad Interface, the e-Level system is built to make accessing and managing your air ride suspension quick and easy.
In the video above, you can see Fields using the e-Level system in the 1953 Starlite Rod & Kustom shop truck. Not only does this system allow him to adjust the truck’s ride height, it also allows him access to pre-programmed ride configurations specifically programmed for the truck. Whether Fields is out cruising or slamming the truck to the ground at a local car show, there’s no guessing where his ride height will end up with the AccuAir e-Level setup.
No matter what part of the industry you’re in, whether it be producing air suspension components or building custom cars, passion is the key and there’s no better partnership that conveys this than the one between AccuAir Suspension and Starlite Rod & Kustom. Stay tuned as we dive deeper into these two unique family owned companies, right here on Rod Authority.