And holy snow, batman!
I wanted to consolidate my thread since all these epic build threads are here now so here is my humble cleaned up thread.
Huge thank you to the Guys (and girl) at Bluewater Performance I cant say enough about them.
Mods so far are
Air ride suspension (Airlift Slam XL Front struts, RE-5 rear bags with modified D-cups, V2 Control)
Rotiform 3 Piece VCE 18x9/10 et 32/38
United Motorsports Stage 3 Tune
OEM LED tails
Color match side markers
APR Stage 3 kit (UM tune)
APR RSC TBE with custom Bluewater Performance DP
Euro Golf R seats
I picked up my 2012 RB 4 Door Loaded Golf R in late January. This is the first day I got her on a drive up some twisties!
Day three of ownership
I promised myself I would keep this car stock... but than this happened.
Than my LED's came in.
Bluewater did the air install (while still on temp tags )
Trunk setup before tank polishing
But the rear wasnt low enough so I cut the bump stops out of the shocks (thanks mikey dub, julius and devita)
Figured out which wheels I wanted and had them refinished at Memoryfab
Got the wheels mounted up and snapped a few shots in the local garage. I wasnt able to air all the way out because the front lips hit and the left rear hit (perfectly flush with the fender but I wanted it to tuck)
I was hitting on the front passenger side frame so I needed to go back to bluewater for a little notch action.
Notch finished (Thanks gabe@bluewater!)
Some more shots
Last edited by luke wl.; 05-10-2013 at 04:40 PM.
here is mine as it sits. Tune next week 18 701s when the get back in stock. Intake on its way along with podi boost column. Can't wait to see you bagged it.
Runnng To compressors is simple, in all the air setups i have ever ran (tons) only problems i have ever had has been the fuse is sometimes not large enough or the relay needs to be upgraded.
If you need anyhelp lemme know air ride is something i have done for years now.
RE's are my favorite bag, lil more pricey but are the jam!!!!
Here is the easy way to wire.
I have also used larger relays so you only have to use 1 but you need the porper one for that to work.
I always add another switch along the preasure switch power line so that if you are going to park for an extended ammount of time or get a small leak you can kill your compressors, this also allows you to hardline with 100% power so if you want to kick the compressors on with out haveing the car on its ideal.
Hope that helps a lil more lol
If your running 2 compressors your better off upgrading to two Stinger 80amp those are the only relays I use in any of my kits... They do work the best and are simple to wire. As for the dorbitz D-cups they re nice the only thing I dob't like about them is they don't have a lip on them to prevent your bags from rolling over. heres the brackets I designs and built for Nate Lowney's B5 Passat. They have a quarter inch lip all the way around to prevent the bag from rolling over and a bigger top hate... We used Air house II bags
Heres the last R I bagged
We used the airlift rear bags in the R
2004 Jetta Gli 24v Bagged Daily
Got all my parts in and starting mocking up the trunk. I didnt take any photos with the parts in for some reason but here is the base for the false floor. I decided to go with this as opposed to a 2x4 style frame because I think I can make it cleaner this way (and weigh less). plus there is really NO room back there haha. I plan on wrapping the base with dynamat (sp?) to help reduce the compressor vibrations.
Its still damn cold here...
you can see how little room there is, so ditching the spare wouldnt help much, and I wanted to keep it.
base plate, the tank will be against the rear seats raised up a bit so the spare can be accessed, one compressor on each side, and electronics in back right corner.