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    Thread: Am I To Old for an Air Suspension

    1. Member AXO's Avatar
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      02-17-2012 02:56 PM #1
      I am infatuated with the look of a GTI with aftermarket wheels and an Air Suspension installed. I am 45 years old . My daughter's High School Friends all Love my GTI . As one of them told her " Your Dad drives a GTI, That's Cool as ****!".

      Anyway I want to get one for two reasons, 1.) I love the look when it is Slammed. 2.) It several seconds to revert it back to stock height. My wife already thinks I am immature .

      Should I got for it, or just get adjustable Coils?

      Thanks AXO
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    2. 02-17-2012 03:01 PM #2
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      02-17-2012 03:02 PM #3
      I'm 19 bro im too old for air.
      Cut springs all day!
      but if you want to be a cool mk6 kid like the rest of the mkvi forum....
      YOU MUST HAVE AIR and "railroad tires" lol

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      02-17-2012 03:05 PM #4
      get coils.

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      02-17-2012 03:09 PM #5
      Do it. It'll just show how diverse the vw stance community is. Plus brownie points from all your kids friends.

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      02-17-2012 03:11 PM #6
      Only if you buy some wide wheels and tires that are too narrow to compliment it. But seriously, whatever floats your boat.

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      02-17-2012 03:11 PM #7
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      02-17-2012 03:18 PM #8
      Thanks AXO for taking all the fun out of my hobby. Off to go ask my kids what they think...

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      02-17-2012 03:19 PM #9
      Bags for Bitches... Get coilovers....

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      02-17-2012 03:24 PM #10
      I am 48 and can't imagine slamming my car. I think it looks totally stupid, but then again....I am 48. But f#@k it, do what you want to do.

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      02-17-2012 03:25 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Rascal99 View Post
      I am 48 and can't imagine slamming my car. I think it looks totally stupid, but then again....I am 48. But f#@k it, do what you want to do.
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      02-17-2012 03:27 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Rascal99 View Post
      I am 48 and can't imagine slamming my car. I think it looks totally stupid, but then again....I am 48. But f#@k it, do what you want to do.
      They called "mid age crises" ......

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      02-17-2012 03:48 PM #13
      Do it. I'm 40 and sometimes get the felling that my car is a bit "immature" for my age, even though it's pretty conservative. However, when i open the garage door and have pride in my ride, i say f*** it...

    14. 02-17-2012 04:21 PM #14
      Life is too short. Do what you want!
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      02-17-2012 04:33 PM #15
      Coilovers. Air suspension belongs on a Kenworth.
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      02-17-2012 04:50 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by 11VW View Post
      Coilovers. Air suspension belongs on a Kenworth.
      after going air, coilovers arent even an option.
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      02-17-2012 05:00 PM #17
      haha AXO i aspire to be in your situation some day, i think it's pretty awesome if you want to bag your car, i say go for it

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      02-17-2012 05:04 PM #18
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    19. 02-17-2012 05:50 PM #19
      Do it!

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      02-17-2012 08:41 PM #20
      Get air. Your old bones will appreciate the comfort level.
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      02-17-2012 09:17 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by bubuski View Post
      Get air. Your old bones will appreciate the comfort level.
      Hahahahaaaaaa...good one....

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      02-17-2012 09:35 PM #22
      I'm 51 and can appreciate the look of a slammed GTi but own one nah. KO4 or APR 3+ and the appropriate suspension... well my old bones would just have to adjust I guess . YMMV of course.
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      02-17-2012 09:45 PM #23
      Air suspension is stupid and a waste of money.
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      02-17-2012 09:55 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by what View Post
      Air suspension is stupid and a waste of money.
      great point
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      02-17-2012 10:30 PM #25
      Deal with it.
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      02-17-2012 10:30 PM #26
      Coilovers

      I had a 20th Anniversary GTI that I did air ride on, I sold it because the air wasn't for me. My MK4 R32 has been on coilovers since 2005 and when I am ready to do suspension on my MK6 GTI it will be a quality coilover setup. Stay away from the cheap coilover suspensions, they tend to ride really harsh when you are slammed.

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      02-17-2012 10:34 PM #28
      Get Ohlins....I think Ohlins are the best coilovers on market now..

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      02-17-2012 11:10 PM #29
      I was having similar thoughts, but when it comes down to it, it is your money and your hobby. Forget haters and do what you want. If you hate it that much after you do it, sell it to one of your daughter's friends.

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      02-18-2012 12:36 AM #33
      I was planning on air for my TDI, but now I'm set on coils. I don't want to deal with the hassle and maintenance on a daily driver.
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      02-18-2012 12:37 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by AXO View Post
      I am infatuated with the look of a GTI with aftermarket wheels and an Air Suspension installed. I am 45 years old . My daughter's High School Friends all Love my GTI . As one of them told her " Your Dad drives a GTI, That's Cool as ****!".

      Anyway I want to get one for two reasons, 1.) I love the look when it is Slammed. 2.) It several seconds to revert it back to stock height. My wife already thinks I am immature .

      Should I got for it, or just get adjustable Coils?

      Thanks AXO
      Please do air ride. You are never too old
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      02-18-2012 12:49 AM #35
      after experiencing the convenience of air, i'll never.. never.. do anything else if money was no issue. except if i was planning to auto-x or track the damn thing.

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