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      03-08-2012 07:11 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Billburt View Post

      Also, as far as the bearings go, I'm taking the spindles to napa today and having them pressed out so the spindles can be sand blasted. Then I will have them pressed back in. hopefully they will let me go back and snap some shots of the process.
      Thats a negative ghost rider..... Although.... I think they did let me back there one time when I had something pressed out for my beetle.....but that was 20+ years ago

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      03-08-2012 07:20 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by oldskool1963vw View Post
      Thats a negative ghost rider..... Although.... I think they did let me back there one time when I had something pressed out for my beetle.....but that was 20+ years ago
      Didn't get there in time after work. Going to try tomorrow morning before work. I'll let you know if they let me. Although I doubt it as well


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      03-09-2012 11:59 AM #103
      so the spindles were dropped off this morning at NAPA. I didnt have time to stay, because I had to go in to work early. I'll pick them up tonight (hopefully). Tomorrow is the big emissions delete day so look out for that DIY coming up soon along with the toe shims DIY.
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      03-09-2012 12:08 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by Billburt View Post
      Not planning on doing the spacers any time soon but I know some friends that want to do it so I will cover that when we do them.

      Also, as far as the bearings go, I'm taking the spindles to napa today and having them pressed out so the spindles can be sand blasted. Then I will have them pressed back in. hopefully they will let me go back and snap some shots of the process.
      Those were all shots in the dark, but thanks for looking out anyways. I definitely want to see spacer installs tho if your friends decide to.. so dont forget about me lol!
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      03-09-2012 12:19 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Billburt View Post
      damn man, hopefully they get their asses in gear soon. I wanna see some coverage of the install
      i just want it to happen.
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      03-09-2012 12:26 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by dubluv2003 View Post
      Those were all shots in the dark, but thanks for looking out anyways. I definitely want to see spacer installs tho if your friends decide to.. so dont forget about me lol!
      I'll ask them how it was done and take pics of all the new parts showing how they go in so it's easier to understand. Hopefully that will help a little. As for the spacers, that will definitely be happening and I'm almost positive at least one of them will be done in my garage if not both. I won't forget to post it up.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      i just want it to happen.
      is there a specific reason why you are choosing bagyard? I love air lift. if you havent already worked something out I might be able to hook you up via my work (urotuning) we are in the process of becoming an Accuair dealer, and we already sell air lift products.
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      03-09-2012 12:48 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by Billburt View Post


      is there a specific reason why you are choosing bagyard? I love air lift. if you havent already worked something out I might be able to hook you up via my work (urotuning) we are in the process of becoming an Accuair dealer, and we already sell air lift products.
      everything is paid for. just waiting on the part. I think airlift makes a fine product, but i think bagyard makes a better product. Since the R is a performance oriented car i wanted the most performance oriented suspension and Bagyard uses bilstein struts. Also the connections on the rear bags are not on top like the airlift ones so there is less cutting involved. If im spending 35k+ on a VW i want to have the best products on it and i still consider bagyard to be the best despite their horrible shipping times.
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      03-09-2012 12:52 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      everything is paid for. just waiting on the part. I think airlift makes a fine product, but i think bagyard makes a better product. Since the R is a performance oriented car i wanted the most performance oriented suspension and Bagyard uses bilstein struts. Also the connections on the rear bags are not on top like the airlift ones so there is less cutting involved. If im spending 35k+ on a VW i want to have the best products on it and i still consider bagyard to be the best despite their horrible shipping times.
      true that. the MKIV mounting for the air lift bags requires a little drilling and trimming, but not much and I'm very pleased with how they handle. only things that kill the handling are the (FSB delete and stretched tires)
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      03-09-2012 01:00 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by Billburt View Post
      true that. the MKIV mounting for the air lift bags requires a little drilling and trimming, but not much and I'm very pleased with how they handle. only things that kill the handling are the (FSB delete and stretched tires)
      yea. my bagyards have FSB mounting point built in. I have no issues with airlift stuff. i just wanted bagyards for the R. the wait wasnt bothering me for a while because i had ordered the products long before i had the new car. but now that i have the car and im approaching the deadline that I originally planned to have the air installed by, im starting to get ticked off
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      03-09-2012 01:21 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      yea. my bagyards have FSB mounting point built in. I have no issues with airlift stuff. i just wanted bagyards for the R. the wait wasnt bothering me for a while because i had ordered the products long before i had the new car. but now that i have the car and im approaching the deadline that I originally planned to have the air installed by, im starting to get ticked off
      Oh yea I don't doubt it. Any news from 42 draft yet?
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      03-09-2012 01:33 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by Billburt View Post
      Oh yea I don't doubt it. Any news from 42 draft yet?
      negative. They have been super busy i guess. My buddy who set it all up for me says he has been working 12+ hr days for the past 2 weeks. No time to update me, but work is being done
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      03-09-2012 01:49 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      everything is paid for. just waiting on the part. I think airlift makes a fine product, but i think bagyard makes a better product. Since the R is a performance oriented car i wanted the most performance oriented suspension and Bagyard uses bilstein struts. Also the connections on the rear bags are not on top like the airlift ones so there is less cutting involved. If im spending 35k+ on a VW i want to have the best products on it and i still consider bagyard to be the best despite their horrible shipping times.
      Just thought I'd throw this out there. Considering how long it takes to get a set of Bagyards to the US, how much fun do you think it will be if something happens and you need a part replaced or warrantied? One of the many reasons why I feel Airlifts are a better choice for those of us in the US

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      03-09-2012 02:04 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by aar0n. View Post
      Just thought I'd throw this out there. Considering how long it takes to get a set of Bagyards to the US, how much fun do you think it will be if something happens and you need a part replaced or warrantied? One of the many reasons why I feel Airlifts are a better choice for those of us in the US
      well yes that would suck. Thankfully i dont need the car everyday, i take public transportation to work and live in Boston so if need be i can get anywhere i would have to get on public transportation. And because of that it wont see those Daily miles pile on which i hope will keep it fairly problem free
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      03-09-2012 02:19 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      well yes that would suck. Thankfully i dont need the car everyday, i take public transportation to work and live in Boston so if need be i can get anywhere i would have to get on public transportation. And because of that it wont see those Daily miles pile on which i hope will keep it fairly problem free
      That is AWESOME! I wish Tampa had that. I'm looking into a beater right now
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      03-09-2012 02:31 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by Billburt View Post
      That is AWESOME! I wish Tampa had that. I'm looking into a beater right now
      yea one of the benefits of living in a small but major city, not hard to get around without a car. Car just makes life much easier
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      03-10-2012 10:45 AM #116


      So I got another alignment check last night just to make sure I knew what I needed for the shims and it turns out I only need .5 of a degree of toe on the back passenger side. I picked up the right shim this morning when I got the spindles from NAPA. They happened to only have one so I got very lucky. The spindle press was 30 dollars and the shim was 11. I'll explain how the spindle comes apart once I get some pics.


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      03-10-2012 11:00 AM #117
      -4*? i thought stock was 1* and the plates added 2*? nice thread

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      03-10-2012 11:13 AM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by .:V.R.6.6.6:. View Post
      -4*? i thought stock was 1* and the plates added 2*? nice thread
      Yea but my daily height is slightly lower so that may be the extra 1 degree. And thank you.


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      03-10-2012 01:28 PM #119
      Do work buddy! So Napa sells or can order the shims we need? I'd much rather get them local
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      03-11-2012 03:25 AM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by Zach! View Post
      Do work buddy! So Napa sells or can order the shims we need? I'd much rather get them local
      Yes napa sells them. They should carry them in stock at one of their larger facilities. I'll have a DIY up real soon for that. The shim went on super easy.


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      03-11-2012 04:03 AM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by Billburt View Post
      Yes napa sells them. They should carry them in stock at one of their larger facilities. I'll have a DIY up real soon for that. The shim went on super easy.


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      Nice! Glad to hear bud

      I will probably just order from Napa then, or pepboys or something
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      03-11-2012 11:20 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by Zach! View Post
      Nice! Glad to hear bud

      I will probably just order from Napa then, or pepboys or something
      Well I found out the hard way you are supposed to shim the caliper carrier if you shim between the drop plate and the hub. Drove the car to mass this afternoon and scraped the carrier on the rotor all the way there. We had to take it apart and put the shim behind the drop plate to get it back home. Stupid me for not thinking about that. Oh well, I have the pics now and I'll be putting up the DIY for that and the emissions delete as well.




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      03-13-2012 01:12 AM #123
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      03-20-2012 12:08 AM #124
      I almost have the engine bay cleaned up enough to where I can complete the DIY and post it up. Until then I'll just share a few teaser shots
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      03-20-2012 12:10 AM #125
      sorry the pics are so huge. don't know why they do that when I upload them through tapatalk








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