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    Thread: A very technical build - PART II

    1. Member MechEngg's Avatar
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      04-09-2012 01:34 AM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by Slamtastic View Post
      I'm sure it is! Get those summers on so we can take some pics, I gotta see those things in action.
      Getting them mounted this week, i will text you when i am ready

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      04-09-2012 01:39 AM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by MechEngg View Post
      Yup all compressors running, but i can only run 2 of them at idle, i need to be revving 1500 to keep up the juice for the third one. Fill time is ridiculous
      are you going to keep it like this pr are you going to fix this somehow?
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      04-09-2012 01:55 AM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      are you going to keep it like this pr are you going to fix this somehow?
      I would love to get EA to tweak the current alternator a little bit by adding more amps at idle, they said they could get me up to 190A instead of the current 150A at idle. But I just don't have the funds at the current time. So I am probably just going to cycle 2 of the compressors most of the time and when I am actually driving and the compressors kick in ill just switch the third one on also. That's the plan for right now anyways

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      04-16-2012 02:25 PM #109
      Looking into the very very small problem of the power draw still, might add an external regulator to crank the voltage up to 16V or 17V and a different regulator to keep the rest of the car at 13.8 while running the compressors, it might help to reduce the amperage draw by enough. The other option is sizing out a good size capacitor to hold the correct amount of power for one full 40 second compressor cycle so that the battery stays charged, essentially like adding another battery but i can easily hide it in the side of the trunk in the CD changer place

      In other news the trunk is ALMOST finished, just one more panel to make. I ran out of MDF yesterday

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      04-16-2012 02:39 PM #110
      Why not hide a deka or another similar small battery in the back somewhere? This would be an easy solution.

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      04-20-2012 11:53 PM #111


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      04-21-2012 12:56 AM #112
      damn, didn't know you had flakes on the way. They look great on pg.

      trunks looking great
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      04-24-2012 02:21 AM #113

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      04-25-2012 07:13 AM #114

      looks great! nice build!

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      04-25-2012 05:45 PM #115
      Looks get Sean! Really liking the fitment of the new wheels.

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      05-04-2012 10:19 PM #116
      Figure out what the problem was with the compressors and why i couldn't run all 3 at idle.....

      - When i bought the car it had a big motomaster battery in it, too big for the box and very close to my retrofits
      - Did not like it so when i swapped out the alternator we swapped out the battery as well to my OEM battery from my old jetta (battery sitting on concrete garage floor for 8 months during winter without a charge)


      You kinda see what happened here....the old OEM battery **** the bed completely last week. Swapped out the battery to the motomaster one and all 3 comps can run at idle.

      I'm dumb

      But at least it is fixed

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      05-05-2012 08:21 PM #117
      Emptied water traps and tanks today. Water results below

      Water trap 1: 1/2 full
      3 gallon tank: ~25 tbsp in the bottom (3 second flow through a 1/4" barb)
      Water trap 2: zero water
      5 gallon tank: zero water
      Water trap 3: zero water

      I think the combination will prevent any water from screwing up the system in the winters

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      05-05-2012 08:33 PM #118
      ^^ That's good/interesting to hear Great setup and superb looking bora/jetta btw

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      05-14-2012 02:41 PM #119
      Sitting with exactly the same rim to fender gap on the fronts and the rears. Sounds good to me, unfortunately the lip is taking a beating and i am going to have to redo it this winter. Also thinking that a 4-mo lip might be a good bet for the winter


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      05-30-2012 10:08 PM #120
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      05-30-2012 10:16 PM #121
      Guess i should post in this thread as well


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      05-30-2012 10:40 PM #122
      that exhaust tip is bothering me but the car is looking stupid clean.
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      05-30-2012 10:47 PM #123
      any reason for one black carrier bar and one silver?
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      05-30-2012 10:54 PM #124
      Lookin' good
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      05-30-2012 11:21 PM #125
      Freaking me out. Very unanal engineer!

      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      that exhaust tip is bothering me but the car is looking stupid clean.
      Quote Originally Posted by Niagara_V_Dub View Post
      any reason for one black carrier bar and one silver?

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      05-31-2012 12:22 AM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      that exhaust tip is bothering me but the car is looking stupid clean.
      Thanks, Exhaust tips have never really bothered me. Gotta get a new hanger one of these days but until it actually breaks i doubt it will bother me enough

      Quote Originally Posted by Niagara_V_Dub View Post
      any reason for one black carrier bar and one silver?
      Ummm thats the way i bought them haha. It was a mix of two different sets. And i put it on like this to see which way i liked it better and just never took it off, again because it doesn't bother me.

      Quote Originally Posted by arethirdytwo View Post
      Freaking me out. Very unanal engineer!
      I'm not a super typical engineer i don't think. I have the knowledge but i can let things go, i'm pretty easy going in most things

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      05-31-2012 12:27 AM #127
      LOL, you can always electrical tape one

      And it is funny how stupid clean and nice the car is when the biggest criticism people can come up with is the exhaust hanger and carrier bar colors.
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      05-31-2012 12:30 AM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by Niagara_V_Dub View Post
      LOL, you can always electrical tape one

      And it is funny how stupid clean and nice the car is when the biggest criticism people can come up with is the exhaust hanger and carrier bar colors.
      Don't forget the tiny BagRiders sticker in the upper left hand corner of the rear window

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      06-07-2012 12:12 PM #129
      Who has the best gf ever?
      GF creeped my car lately and got me this shirt to match my car

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      06-07-2012 11:12 PM #130
      nice shirt

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      06-07-2012 11:22 PM #131
      looks great man!

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      06-09-2012 03:49 AM #132
      Tuxedo shirt, looking spiffy for the roll in to Driven


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      06-17-2012 12:54 PM #133
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      06-17-2012 09:29 PM #134
      Another of the show


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      06-18-2012 10:35 PM #135

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      06-19-2012 02:45 AM #136
      Car looks great man, enjoyed reading through this thread.

      Lurking a lot more in the air forum, need to learn
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      06-19-2012 02:51 AM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by oakdub View Post
      Car looks great man, enjoyed reading through this thread.

      Lurking a lot more in the air forum, need to learn
      Hey buddy, thanks!

      If you have any questions you know you are always welcome to PM me

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      06-28-2012 11:22 PM #138
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      06-29-2012 12:12 AM #139
      Sweet set up man. Looks great.
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      07-03-2012 08:00 AM #140
      ahh seeing all these electrical graphs hurt my head no wonder i failed basic and advance electric at uti but awsome ride

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