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      08-08-2011 10:51 AM #1
      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;

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      Bagyard Supreme front struts
      Bagyard Classic rear bags
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      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
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      08-08-2011 11:00 AM #2
      This needs to come out


      All rear seats and panels removed


      Dynamat

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      08-08-2011 11:03 AM #3
      The compressors will be hidden in the rear quarter panels mounted on custom fabricated brackets.





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      08-08-2011 12:04 PM #4
      sub'd

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      08-08-2011 12:35 PM #5
      holy sub woofers
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      08-08-2011 01:09 PM #6
      looks good Adam
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    7. 08-08-2011 07:01 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeeze View Post
      holy sub woofers
      x2

      i cant imagine how much power those draw
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      08-08-2011 01:38 PM #8
      Lol ones a mobile w6 and ones a house w6 but still real nice

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      08-08-2011 01:59 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by limet View Post
      Lol ones a mobile w6 and ones a house w6 but still real nice
      Yeah, I was running only one for a while and then ordered the second a few weeks ago. Noticed the badges were different while installing the night before Waterfest...at 4:30am.

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      08-08-2011 02:43 PM #10
      Can't wait to see it done
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    11. 08-08-2011 03:37 PM #11
      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.

      for reference:

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    12. 08-08-2011 04:54 PM #12
      Yup, Ensolite or something similar to suppress noise, Dynamat and the like to suppress vibration (so the dynamat you already applied will definitely help).

      Best is a combo of the two, like this.

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      08-08-2011 08:26 PM #13
      Thanks for the sound deadening advice. Going to look further into it.

    14. 08-08-2011 09:33 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by aVWGTIguy View Post
      Thanks for the sound deadening advice. Going to look further into it.
      also, depending on how you are mounting the brackets for the compressors, rubber isolators for the mount points. mcmaster carr is your friend
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      08-08-2011 10:47 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by BklynMKV View Post
      also, depending on how you are mounting the brackets for the compressors, rubber isolators for the mount points. mcmaster carr is your friend

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      08-08-2011 11:33 PM #16
      Rubber vibration isolator idea




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      08-10-2011 10:38 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by andrew m. View Post
      Looks great, Adam!

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      10-11-2011 01:01 AM #18
      Amazing job on the tanks!! Who is the artist? My brother has a low rider 78 Monte Carlo that meds some art work on it.

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      10-11-2011 10:34 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by mikebbugn View Post
      Amazing job on the tanks!! Who is the artist? My brother has a low rider 78 Monte Carlo that meds some art work on it.
      The pictures do then no justice at all. You really need to see them in person to appreciate the works of art they truly are. They craziest part is the level of detail that was put into them, even on parts of each tank you can't see once installed!

      If you need any custom paint, airbrushing, body work, performance tuning, stereo installation, air ride, whatever in the tri-state area - Phantom Autowerke is the place to go.

    20. 10-11-2011 11:46 PM #20
      those tanks are awesome

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      10-12-2011 12:18 AM #21
      New power wire for the Amps and compressors


      Primer on the custom fab'd a-pillar tweeter pieces to hold JL Audio ZR 1" tweeters


      Primer on the speaker box for the new paint scheme


      Front struts installed


      Rear bags and shocks installed


      Outer body skins on both doors Dynamatted


      Also ordered the Dakota Digital quad display gauge today and will be ordering all the stainless steel fittings and hard lines in the next day or 2.

      And thanks for all the kind words - there's been a lot of hard work on this build so far by a lot of people who really appreciate the praise but nobody is as grateful as I am to them all.

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      10-17-2011 04:18 PM #22
      Just a quick update for today;

      Got the Dakota Digital Odyssey Series II gauge in from http://www.openroadtuning.com along with 5 pressure senders. Since they'll be visible we decided to polish them up.

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      11-03-2011 03:36 PM #23
      beautiful

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      11-03-2011 09:07 PM #24
      4 tanks done, 1 to go.



      And the new head unit arrived today and will go in this weekend.



    25. 11-03-2011 09:11 PM #25
      those hardlines are redic
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      11-03-2011 10:18 PM #26
      holy hang.

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      11-03-2011 10:34 PM #27
      Wow this thread makes me want to redo mine so badly!
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      11-05-2011 10:35 PM #28
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      11-06-2011 01:12 AM #29
      that tank setup is amazing
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      11-07-2011 10:44 AM #31
      Alright, lot's of polishing this weekend and getting the new paint scheme worked out for the sub enclosure. There's easily 30 hours of polishing on just these lines alone and I've lost feeling in both shoulders.



      The first time the box was in the car it was the same color as the body, Deep Black Pearl. This time we're going to try and pull the paint theme from the tanks over to the box for more continuity throughout the car. We also have some accent pieces in the cabin of the car that help bring the paint them forward as well - those pics will come a bit later. Here's the very beginning of mapping out the box;


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