This needs to come out
All rear seats and panels removed
I wanted to start this thread to share my experience of going through an air ride install from the beginning covering the good and the bad. Here's a quick run down of the vehicle and equipment being installed;
2011 VW GTI
Bagyard Supreme front struts
Bagyard Classic rear bags
Bilstein Sport rear shocks
Accuair VU4 4 corner valve unit
Accuair E-Level leveling system with TouchPad
Accuair Key FOBs
ViAir dual 444c compressors
5 1-gallon air tanks
Stainless steel hardlines throughout
Dakota Digital Odyssey Series II, Quad Air Pressure Gauge
Special thanks to;
Phantom Autowerke Phantom Autowerke
Andrew @ Open Road Tuning Open Road Tuning
CCW Wheels CCW Wheel
Last edited by aVWGTIguy; 03-22-2012 at 05:04 PM.
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Lookn good adam. I'd look at putting some closed cell foam over the Dynamat. Dynamat is good for the high level stuff, but a foam will really help with rattles with vibrations/rattles, etc. -- especially around/under your compressors.
Last edited by BklynMKV; 08-08-2011 at 03:40 PM.
Wanted to update everyone with some more of the work that's been done and underway.
Removed rear middle console to accommodate the 3-1 gallon tanks that will be mounted in a cascading setup.
Peeled the "leather" on the rear seat to start building out the tray the will house the Accuair VU4. The housing will be fiberglassed, body paint-matched, and LED lit that will all really make the polished stainless hardlines stand out quite nicely.
Also got the compressors mounted and installed in the rear quarter panels on custom brackets. The compressors' mounting feet were upgraded with over-sized rubber and after a quick vibration/sound check they were super quiet, even without the cover panels in place. These pics were taken before the panel were primed over.
Oh, almost forgot, these came in
I couldn't be happier with how things are going so far both on the install by Phantom Autowerke and the customer service from Andrew @ ORT.
oh Phantom Autowerke, they quoted me 5-600 for a frame notch
pimp my ride audio
to ur choice in air ride parts
wait wait wait... is that a typo? 5 1gallon air tanks!? why lol?
Last edited by ShadowWabbit; 08-14-2011 at 10:39 PM.
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Alt should be fine but may install a second battery.
dont think you'll need two batteries for the dual viairs. even the 400s are under the amp draw, unless of course you are keeping the 'system'
The alternator was upgraded to a 200A/140Aidle for the dual and i am getting a 250A/175Aidle for the quad system, each pulling 35A should be just fine, might go brackets though and get a 350/250 for safe measure though but it will have to be a custom solution, not bolt on.
These pics are only 3 of the 5 with the remaining 2 being countersunk into the bottom center cushion. The side ports on either side will be deleted and smoothed over for final paint. How the hardlines will connect all the tanks is still a bit up in the air but will probably be a fairly clean, somewhat complex look.