Hope that helps!
Hope that helps!
understood.. but remember I will be riding at the lower end of the shock travel and dropping down further. So I doubt I'd top the shocks out with the small amount I'll raise it to roll. But I am keeping the set on the car in stock form and building the raised set regardless. With how many cars I build/own I'm sure I can find a use for them
only way to find out if **** works is to just do it. someone has to give it a go. imagine if everyone just posted what they read on the internet somewhere. *shiver*
fav part about this build is the "**** it, im doing that, and I'm going to make it work" and the "its not that you dont know how, its that you dont know how yet" attitude.
Kris, you definitely get "it". I think I've learned this from my pops and older brother when I was kid and they were shoving V8's into crap that isn't supposed to fit, cutting rears, shortening driveshafts, etc to make it all jive. I've learned that mindset where you can make an idea work if you put your mind to it. I've come far from their methods.. instead of smashing the firewall in with a hammer to fit the engine, you cut it out and build a new firewall to fit the engine and try and make it look as OE as possible. It's been a big goal in my life to try and pay attention to details more, and try and make things look "right", rather than just throw it together. It's definitely more expensive this way.. but fabrication and custom car building is something I strive to get better at
Cheers to all that have given input, talked ****, or let me pick their brain; it's always much appreciated. Hopefully I can return the favor!
i'm pretty sure matt has it under control...
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Again thanks for any and all input. It's appreciated and always taken into consideration. Just don't get your ego hurt if I don't always take it and like to find out on my own
Last edited by IronTrap; 03-06-2012 at 02:30 PM.
No ego damage here. All I was trying to save you time and hassle. No... the Jetta is not the only MK1 I have ever bagged... nor only car/truck I have ever bagged. It is this understanding the limitations of the MK1 and air ride that resulted in the development of my kit. I do however find it funny you that would seek the advise of someone who has only ever bagged one MK1 ever yet find my advice somehow less than.
Carry on... you have it covered! We're done.
Nice edit "normal person" DB
If you are referring to Kris.. I didn't ask his advice.. He and I chat about cars a lot, but I (and he) know he is a bit overly opinionated about things sometimes and his opinion is a bit skewed.. so we didn't chat much about that. I only asked advice of guys that had LOADS of air ride experience under their belt (like Ben K) that I know are straight shooters and give me solid answers.. I also researched like crazy on non-VW forums to try and get a better understanding of it all.
Sorry I thought you only did one mk1 on airride must of missed the threads about all of the other Mk1's you've built on air ride, I'll try and search them up. How is that red jetta doing? Still at your shop getting done, all finished and rolling, or somewhere else now? Keep on doing your thang either way
Enough arguing and BS. This is exactly the crap I try to avoid in my threads. Lets get back to rescuing old european junkers
lookin good matt, lovin the color matched motor stuffs, air should help a ton on that bad boy.
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I think sometimes people get a bit too emotionally invested in other peoples projects. When things get heated like this, its honestly just a compliment in how much people want to be involved with what you are doing. This is a great build, and people care about its direction and outcome but sometimes you gotta dial back a little bit and just appreciate whats unfolding and developing.
Last edited by Digital K.; 03-06-2012 at 06:11 PM.
Let's get past the BS, nothing I build is perfect, but hopefully this all serves as a learning experience for myself and anyone reading it
Tonight I ran out and picked up my fuchs from the machine shop first. I am gonna start stripping and refinishing the centers tomorrow. I then worked on mounting the paddles and gauge in the kneebar. I wanted them to stand alone in the kneebar, but the padding/cardboard isn't strong enough to hold it very steady, so for now I mounted the gauge panel they came with upside down with a autometer angle ring. It's acceptable for now, but I will keep looking for another option.. possibly make a panel that blends better. More pressing things to dwell on right now, so gonna keep moving.
I also mounted up the OE metal wiper and turn stalks, column surround and put the dash back together. Confirmed the turn signals work and the high beam function works on the stalks. Slowly becoming a real car again
Cleaned up the floors of all the crap, wiring scraps, etc and loomed up the air line and wiring a little better. I am pushing to try and mount the carpet back in the car this weekend. I wanna bask in that orange goodness!