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    Thread: Project CAR (Coupe Air Ride) is under way!!!

    1. Member watchxmexdie's Avatar
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      01-05-2010 08:31 PM #101
      maybe you should come to my place, and put air ride on my bunny, ill give you 20$ and two sets of vw steelies . i call this the best deal ever!
      donald + Mk1 Rabbit = happy

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      01-05-2010 08:35 PM #102
      Quote, originally posted by watchxmexdie »
      maybe you should come to my place, and put air ride on my bunny, ill give you 20$ and two sets of vw steelies . i call this the best deal ever!

      Outstanding offer

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      01-05-2010 08:38 PM #103
      yeah i tryed. but the car looks great slammed man. love it! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      donald + Mk1 Rabbit = happy

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      01-05-2010 08:40 PM #104
      Quote, originally posted by watchxmexdie »
      yeah i tryed. but the car looks great slammed man. love it! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Thx... Cant wait to get the front done so we can get to the back... but that is the easy part!

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      01-06-2010 12:43 AM #105
      Im really liking how this is coming together Terry!
      The front looks so slammed and tucked!
      This thread is like the gift that keeps on giving!
      Keep up the great work!
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    6. 01-06-2010 07:17 PM #106
      splendid eye torture ! Looks proper.

    7. 01-08-2010 12:15 PM #107
      Nice work man, I really would like to have the time and the money to do it with my project, congrats and keep it on the way.

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      01-20-2010 04:17 AM #108
      Dug back into the Jetta today.
      Cliff Notes Version- Front mounting arrangements are now complete. Planning for another mock up on the Jetta tomorrow.
      Now I bring you my latest art work!
      Everything measured up and come out to: "42". Here is the airbag upper mount tacked together.


      As it sits in relation to the MK4 Strut bearing mount/bushing. When assembled there will be a provided "gap" for the bushing.

      Here is the upper strut cap tacked and resting in place.

      Completely mocked together one more time before final weld.

      Here they are! They look like little chrome stove pipe hats!

      Upper Bag Mount in place!

      All resting in place.

      Looks like I should have everything complete dialed. At "Lock" and under hard camber the strut pitches 5 degrees. This equates to just under 3/8" of spacing need to clear the bag mount and the upper mount... all factored into the mount. It is also designed to allow for adjustablity should it need a little more or less!
      Enjoy!


      Modified by WCHLVR at 1:19 AM 1-20-2010

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      01-20-2010 08:59 AM #109
      Sweet!!! Your fab work looks so nice. Cant wait to bag my cabby now!
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      01-20-2010 12:37 PM #110
      Still watching!!
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      01-20-2010 01:33 PM #111
      jessssuuuuussss

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      01-20-2010 02:16 PM #112
      So pretty! Keep up the great work!

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      01-20-2010 02:48 PM #113
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      01-20-2010 04:06 PM #114
      nice work - like the top hats for the airbags. I guess you can't make them any smaller or else the bag rubs. What is your aversion to to modifying the strut towers?

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      01-20-2010 04:41 PM #115
      Looks great!
      Im looking forward to seeing this car in person!

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      01-20-2010 05:57 PM #116
      Thanks for the props folks. They came out better than expected.
      Quote, originally posted by Peter_M5 »
      nice work - like the top hats for the airbags. I guess you can't make them any smaller or else the bag rubs. What is your aversion to to modifying the strut towers?

      Peter, there are two reasons for the "tallness"-
      1- The MK4 bearing are quite tall compared to MK1's.
      2- This allows the strut to drop past the top of the airbag allowing for more low.
      The reason I dont want to do a tower raise is that I am trying to develop an affordable BOLT-ON air ride setup for MK1's. We are trying to keep the mods to a minimum. Allowing folks to lay their car out without the need for a welder. And if they decide to go another route, they just un-bolt it and replace it with coils or OE pieces. This kit is actually being centered around inexpensive coilovers to keep the cost down for the end user. And because it is on coilover strut, unlike other setups you can adjust it for different wheel and tire combos!

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      01-20-2010 07:21 PM #117
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    18. 01-20-2010 07:48 PM #118
      I've had similar ideas in the past for something like this. But you seem to have the skill and creativity to make it work (unlike me).
      I'll be watching and saving my penny's for this kit.
      Good god darned work.

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      01-21-2010 03:47 AM #119
      Like always I dont know what to say....... [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      You continue to impress my friend......glad to see that we have to in the PACNW!!!!
      cant wait for the nice weather!!!

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      01-21-2010 12:41 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by WCHLVR
      The reason I dont want to do a tower raise is that I am trying to develop an affordable [I
      BOLT-ON[/I] air ride setup for MK1's. We are trying to keep the mods to a minimum. Allowing folks to lay their car out without the need for a welder. And if they decide to go another route, they just un-bolt it and replace it with coils or OE pieces. This kit is actually being centered around inexpensive coilovers to keep the cost down for the end user. And because it is on coilover strut, unlike other setups you can adjust it for different wheel and tire combos!
      i like the sounds of all of this!!
      any idea of what a rough price may be for this when said and done?
      i assume your only working on bags, struts and strut caps right?
      tanks, compressors and lines are self supplied and would be expected to be separate, at least i would think
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      01-21-2010 12:57 PM #121
      looks sweet.....

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      01-21-2010 04:05 PM #122
      Quote, originally posted by stemiched89 »
      i like the sounds of all of this!!
      any idea of what a rough price may be for this when said and done?
      i assume your only working on bags, struts and strut caps right?
      tanks, compressors and lines are self supplied and would be expected to be separate, at least i would think

      No price yet. The front will be finalized this week (hopefully) then I need to sit down and run the numbers.
      And yes, I will not be vending any of the air management pieces. Plenty of folks handling that these days.
      I will offer-
      Bags
      Bag Mounts
      Strut Mounts
      Strut Bushings/Bearings
      I will work with everyone to mix and match these pieces to fit your needs and modding abilities.
      Got the mounts painted last night!

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      01-22-2010 01:12 AM #123
      Well done sir, you have me pondering something I thought I'd never do.....bag my Rabbit! You are truly an asset to all us first gen owners, and I look forward to seeing what crazy idea you come up with next. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      01-22-2010 01:39 AM #124
      Very interested. A bolt in front setup would be sweet for the right price.
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      01-22-2010 04:47 AM #125
      Thanks again folks. Remember I am always open for ideas and suggestions.
      Quote, originally posted by 16v_HOR »
      ... I look forward to seeing what crazy idea you come up with next. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Oh this is already in planning -

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