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      04-28-2012 04:03 PM #1576
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      Raintray pictures?
      I'll get them today…hopefully.

      Quote Originally Posted by 99.5blacka4 View Post
      No Chris, the automatic shifter surround does NOT work with a shift boot. This i've tried back in the day


      Quote Originally Posted by Papa_Dios View Post
      May i ask what year you tried it on? Worked On mine just fine.


      Quote Originally Posted by 99.5blacka4 View Post
      My first interior sway was from a 01 s4 TIP.. my 99.5 was 5 speed. The tip shifter surround doesnt have anything for the shifter boot to clip into.
      Maybe the 01s where different? I know Andrew's car was an 01.

      Quote Originally Posted by gear View Post
      Chris july was a no go too many people off already so it looks like I am shooting for the end of june
      Thats cool. I'm gonna warn you though, June is blistering hot haha Are you coming to Tampa for the whole week or just gonna swing by for a day? If its a couple days we will go down to the beach and chill. I was down there today and it was amazing out there!

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      04-28-2012 06:59 PM #1577
      Il be there mostly in tampa because I'm gonna help my friend move back up. But most likely going to surfside/south beach for a daybor two

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      04-28-2012 08:06 PM #1578
      Quote Originally Posted by gear View Post
      Il be there mostly in tampa because I'm gonna help my friend move back up. But most likely going to surfside/south beach for a daybor two
      He's leaving TPA?? Why? If you're gonna be here the whole week, a photo shoot is in order! I'm thinking "When the North Meets the South 2 - Oreo edition"





      At ride height.







      Aired out.

      I wasn't trying to pull the ECU out of the way for the pictures. When I cut it again I'll take some better ones. I cut it like a V on both sides. Passenger side could be cut a little more towards the battery and driver's side could be cut a lot more everywhere hahaha. I put little make shift tarps with 3M tape over the holes so water and mud didn't get in there.






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      04-29-2012 12:02 AM #1579
      Hey, so I'm having my first couple problems with my air ride. I ordered Autopilot v2 and it's fine in manual mode, but when I try to set presets in Preset Mode it refuses to hit them. I'm wondering if for some reason my pressures are set too high for it to hit. I was wondering if you could do me a favor and let me know what your typical pressures are for all the way up and at ride height? I realize my rear pressures may be a bit different being that I'm in an avant... Just trying to figure out if I'm way off and that's why it won't work or if I have a different problem.

      oh herro.

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      04-29-2012 08:55 AM #1580
      Full pressure in the front and rear would be around 85, 90 in the front and 75, 80 in the rear. I drive at 70 in the front and 65 in the rear.

      Sounds like a problem with a pressure switch maybe? I don't have auto pilot so I can't help you to much. My tank pressure switch went bad and it made the gauge off. Your's is fairly new though so I don't think you should be having issues like that.

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      04-29-2012 10:39 AM #1581
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      Full pressure in the front and rear would be around 85, 90 in the front and 75, 80 in the rear. I drive at 70 in the front and 65 in the rear.

      Sounds like a problem with a pressure switch maybe? I don't have auto pilot so I can't help you to much. My tank pressure switch went bad and it made the gauge off. Your's is fairly new though so I don't think you should be having issues like that.
      Right now with the balloon tires I've been rolling around at 72psi up front and 102psi in the rear. I realize my rear pressures will be higher than yours due to the extra weight of the avant.
      24" - Front
      23.75" - Rear

      If I go lower than this I rub pretty bad. I need smaller tires and need to roll my fenders more.

      At 55psi front and 82psi in the rear I am at:
      22.85" up front
      22.4" in rear.

      By 40-45psi in the front I am sitting on tire I think. The rear can go a LOT lower.

      I just can't figure out why it refuses to hit the presets... I will just call airlift on Monday and see if they know. I also still need to wire in my second compressor. We only set it up with one just to get it all running.
      Last edited by wRek; 04-29-2012 at 10:50 AM.
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      04-29-2012 01:10 PM #1582
      102psi? What's the bags rated for? I know my fronts can hold 100psi but its pretty dangerous riding with them that full. The rears on my car is a sleeve style bag and I've already popped the couplers off twice from over filling, both times at 100 plus psi. Its not really the bag that will blow but the couplers that hold the bag to the strut. Which is what happened both times in my case.

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      04-29-2012 01:15 PM #1583
      I don't think my rears even make it up to 23" at 100 psi

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      04-29-2012 01:25 PM #1584
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      102psi? What's the bags rated for? I know my fronts can hold 100psi but its pretty dangerous riding with them that full. The rears on my car is a sleeve style bag and I've already popped the couplers off twice from over filling, both times at 100 plus psi. Its not really the bag that will blow but the couplers that hold the bag to the strut. Which is what happened both times in my case.
      125psi is my max pressure on both front and rear according to Airlift's owners manuals.

      I only need to air up near that high to make it in and out of my driveway.
      oh herro.

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      04-29-2012 02:22 PM #1585
      Quote Originally Posted by aledelic42 View Post
      I don't think my rears even make it up to 23" at 100 psi
      Quote Originally Posted by wRek View Post
      125psi is my max pressure on both front and rear according to Airlift's owners manuals.

      I only need to air up near that high to make it in and out of my driveway.
      Wow thats pretty insane. Makes sense though because the AWD cars go 2" to 3" lower then the FWD cars. I'm at 23.25" GTF with 70-75 psi in the rear.

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      04-29-2012 02:32 PM #1586
      does yours go lower all the way until 0psi? mine stops around 50 or so.. after like 110psi mine lift a lot more quickly. I think 130psi is probably around stock height

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      04-29-2012 02:41 PM #1587
      Mine stops at 30 psi. I'd be down around 22/22.5" gtf in the rear if I wasn't resting on the rim.

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      04-29-2012 03:16 PM #1588
      You guys aren't hitting 0 when laid out bc you aren't fully compressing the bag, which is also why the cara don't move till u hit a certain psi, you're filling the uncompressed part of the bag first.
      Who knows...

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      04-29-2012 03:26 PM #1589
      Nice, yeah my car goes pretty low currently but not as low as it could go because I sit on my tires up front. At around 45psi I can feel where the tires are hitting.
      oh herro.

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      04-29-2012 03:57 PM #1590
      thats why the airlift setup is made the way it is.

      its made so you get the height of the bags compressed.. jack up suspension, measure bag when the tires hit, spin the collars up till the bag is fully compressed when laid out.

      not only does this give you worlds better of ride.. but also a lot more adjustability.

      if its setup right, you can have a ride height psi of lets just say.. 50psi instead of 80.. bc you're wasting air trying to fill the bag.

      sucks not all setups are like this front and rear..
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      04-29-2012 04:15 PM #1591
      Yeah I wish Airlift made rear bags for the FWD A4.

      Bobby it doesn't matter if I go to 0 psi the car stops going down at 30 psi, no sense in wasting the air buy going all the way to 0.

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      04-29-2012 04:21 PM #1592
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      Yeah I wish Airlift made rear bags for the FWD A4.

      Bobby it doesn't matter if I go to 0 psi the car stops going down at 30 psi, no sense in wasting the air buy going all the way to 0.
      thats my point.. at full drop you should have 0 in your bag.. by it not dropping past 30.. you're stucking building off of that, to get height... whereas, if they had made it where you could adjust it right.. you'd be gaining height from 0.. thus you'd use less air in the bags to get to height.
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      04-29-2012 04:37 PM #1593
      You'd use less air going from 0? If I was at 30 and needed to be at 70 I'd only be using 40 psi as oppose to using 70. Being stopped at 30 it takes one flick of the switch to get to ride height. At 0 I have to hit it a couple times to get it to where I like it.

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      04-29-2012 04:45 PM #1594
      well if you could drop/raise the bags like you do with springs on coilovers, the same ride height would be at a lower psi. I would think you wouldn't want it to bottom out at 0psi though just because they might feel too soft at a low riding psi.. I wish mine were threaded

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      04-29-2012 04:46 PM #1595
      I'm going to keep a going list of things I purchase for this…so I can either cry or shout for joy when it's all done. Trying to keep it on a budget. I'm gonna purchase the clutch and axles brand new so thats probably going to be my biggest purchases.

      Parts/price list for transmission swap:

      B5 Passat transmission: $225
      01.5 A4 Shifterbox: $50
      Pilot bearing: $25
      Flywheel: $65
      Shift boot: $15
      S4 pedal assembly: $70
      2.8 MT mounts: $30
      Clutch kit: $85
      Shift knob: $25

      TOTAL: $590

      Doing pretty good so far
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      04-29-2012 04:51 PM #1596
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      You'd use less air going from 0? If I was at 30 and needed to be at 70 I'd only be using 40 psi as oppose to using 70. Being stopped at 30 it takes one flick of the switch to get to ride height. At 0 I have to hit it a couple times to get it to where I like it.
      where your car sits right now.. if you were able to adjust your rear bags to where AT THAT height, your bag was fully compressed (its not now, you have 30psi in it when the tires hit).

      You cant adjust yours.. so this is all hypothetical.

      but yes.. if your tires hit the inner fenders around 0psi and you airred up to drive.. youd use significantly less air then you do now.. right now, that 30psi in the bag when the tires hit, is just filling dead space.. WASTED lift, WASTED bag and WASTED ride quality.
      Who knows...

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      04-29-2012 04:51 PM #1597
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      I'm going to keep a going list of things I purchase for this…so I can either cry or shout for joy when it's all done. Trying to keep it on a budget. I'm gonna purchase the clutch and axles brand new so thats probably going to be my biggest purchases.

      Parts/price list for transmission swap:

      B5 Passat transmission: $225
      01.5 A4 Shifterbox: $50
      Pilot bearing: $25
      Flywheel: $65
      Shift boot: $15
      S4 pedal assembly: $70
      2.8 MT mounts: $30

      TOTAL: $480

      Doing pretty good so far
      can i come visit before your swap? the girls got along WAY too well last time we were up and car talk came up. lol
      Who knows...

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      04-29-2012 04:52 PM #1598
      Quote Originally Posted by aledelic42 View Post
      well if you could drop/raise the bags like you do with springs on coilovers, the same ride height would be at a lower psi. I would think you wouldn't want it to bottom out at 0psi though just because they might feel too soft at a low riding psi.. I wish mine were threaded
      thats why airlift threaded their kit. you wont bottom out.. the air has a cushion but not enough to bottom out like that.

      did you ever ride in any of Danny's bagged trucks?
      Who knows...

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      04-29-2012 05:01 PM #1599
      Quote Originally Posted by 99.5blacka4 View Post
      you wont bottom out.. the air has a cushion but not enough to bottom out like that.

      did you ever ride in any of Danny's bagged trucks?
      I meant bottom out as in airing out to the lowest height they'll possibly go. I thought you'd want a good amount of air in the bags at ride height for them to ride stiffer, not as little as possible? I don't think I know danny or have ever ridden in a bagged truck so I guess not

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      04-29-2012 05:07 PM #1600
      Quote Originally Posted by 99.5blacka4 View Post
      can i come visit before your swap? the girls got along WAY too well last time we were up and car talk came up. lol
      Why don't you come for the swap

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      04-29-2012 05:08 PM #1601
      Quote Originally Posted by aledelic42 View Post
      I meant bottom out as in airing out to the lowest height they'll possibly go. I thought you'd want a good amount of air in the bags at ride height for them to ride stiffer, not as little as possible? I don't think I know danny or have ever ridden in a bagged truck so I guess not
      figured from the same area and he got shoutted out for working on the civic, you knew him.

      the more the air the stiffer the ride yes... but you want it to ride good and the SMALLER the bag the WORSE it rides and the MORE air it takes..

      because everyone is using small bags in their kits, you'd want to do what you can, to get them to ride the best.. this also has to do with how good of a strut they give you to work with.

      but a properly setup system.. would be setup the way i'm talking, as long as the strut given is good. unlike a truck where you can change the shocks, with the car you're stuck (well, our cars anyways)
      Who knows...

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      04-29-2012 05:09 PM #1602
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      Why don't you come for the swap
      no.
      Who knows...

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      04-29-2012 10:24 PM #1603
      My struts have dampeners

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      05-06-2012 06:28 PM #1604
      Just purchased a clutch kit for the swap, 4 new rotors (gold zinc and slotted ), yellow high beam bulbs, and LED license plate bulbs.

      Parts for the swap I still need:

      5 speed steering wheel
      Shift knob
      slave cylinder
      rear main seal
      manual axles
      transmission fluid
      bell housing bolts (may use the ones from the auto)

      Kind of want a short shifter. Any input on this? How many of you guys have the short shifter and do you like it?

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      05-06-2012 06:45 PM #1605
      I have a neuspeed short shifter. I love it. Install wasn't bad at all and it feels awesome. Lowers it like an inch too.

      I bought mine used for 75$..idk if i'd pay full price for it.

      You should look into it though.

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      05-06-2012 07:00 PM #1606
      True. Install should be super easy since the shifter box is out of the car

      I'm gonna get one used, just about everything on this swap will be used! Ballin' on a budget son!

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      05-06-2012 07:09 PM #1607
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      True. Install should be super easy since the shifter box is out of the car

      I'm gonna get one used, just about everything on this swap will be used! Ballin' on a budget son!
      Lol glad we think a like.

    33. 05-06-2012 10:16 PM #1608
      No need for the steering wheel. I would highly recommend the JHM shifter bushing though.

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      05-07-2012 07:12 AM #1609
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa_Dios View Post
      No need for the steering wheel. I would highly recommend the JHM shifter bushing though.
      I've got a wheel for cheap local. Just haven't picked it up yet! I'm gonna look into the JHM bushing. Sooooooo when you driving over to help with this? I'm thinking it can be done in a weekend

    35. 05-09-2012 10:45 AM #1610
      When do you plan on doing the swap?

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