Well I decided to go air because all of the coils for my car dont go low enough. Huge thanks to Matt Wobbleton (wawamkvdub) and his friend Brad because they did my install and also helped out a lot.
Airlift slam XL fronts
airlift slam rears
airlift shocks and no bumpstops
accuair switchspeed management
accuair vu4 manifold
dual viair 400c compressors
2 viair dual needle gauges in a newsouth console gauge pod
5 gallon skinny tank colormatched
accuair water trap
dorbritz designs sway bar brackets
ksport adjustable endlinks
installed a APR Carbonio cold air intake thanks to my friend arty. just a quick rundown on what had to be done: we removed the front bumper, headlight and splash guard. then we took out the bracket holding the power steering fluid reservoir and the ecu or whatever it is called i dont remember what he said it was and then cut off the little nub thing on the right side that the bracket went into. we lowered the power steering line that comes up under the headlight. we put the ecu thing in between the battery and the box to the right of it then put the power steering fluid res. right behind the headlight infront. also we could only hook up the smaller inlet hose since there isnt a hole for the larger one but its been running fine without a cel and im going to put a mini filter on the larger one so its now just open.
here is a picture from while we were doing it. the small inlet hose is hooked up now and im going to put a small filter on the larger one so it isnt just open. also the stock airbox in front of the grill has been removed. i took this picture before we were completely done. all of the other pictures including the finished product are on my friends phone so ill post them once he puts them up. APR Carbonio by ripNdipMKVI, on Flickr
i spent pretty much all of my money on my air ride so wheels are gonna have to wait. so i picked these up off my friend who painted my tank for 100 and hes gonna fix the curb rash and paint them. b7 a4 17's by ripNdipMKVI, on Flickr
Looking forward to the final product. You'll probably get your air ride installed WAY before I even get my springs on.
idk about that haha i have been waiting on my rears to come for 3 months now. the fronts are in and the trunk setup and everything else is being done this weekend. the lines are being run to the rear so i can just bolt them in as soon as they get here.
today some lady pulled out infront of me and i couldnt stop in time so i hit her... not that bad but my bumper needs to be repainted. unfortunately im broke right now so its not getting painted yet but the good thing is that it gives me time to save up some more money to get my trunk shaved and repainted. also now i can get the license plate holes filled.
if i can find a badgeless grill before it goes to paint i will have the notch in the bumper filled and the hood notch filled then repainted too.
heres some photoshops i found
I think once I pass my 36k miles I will go this route. Im too scared to do it before the warrenty is up though. I tend to drive 30k miles a year so it wont be long haha. Im already at 2500.
My only question on air set-ups. How are they for winter driving? Any reliability issues: Lines freeze, ride get stiff being so cold, etc.? I know Semi trucks have air brakes and they seem to last forever so I would assume there are messures they take for reliablity.
Ive never done an air ride before but all these pics on here really have me sold on Air setups.