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      03-09-2012 01:26 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 01:48 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 01:52 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 02:00 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 02:21 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 02:33 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 02:49 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 03:04 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 03:19 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 03:31 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 11:45 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 12:00 PM #117
      -4*? i thought stock was 1* and the plates added 2*? nice thread

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      03-10-2012 12:13 PM #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 02:28 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 04:25 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 05:03 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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      03-12-2012 12:20 AM #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 02:12 AM #123
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      03-20-2012 01:08 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 01:10 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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      03-20-2012 01:46 AM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by Billburt View Post
      Yea but my daily height is slightly lower so that may be the extra 1 degree. And thank you.


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      03-20-2012 01:48 AM #127
      More pics brooooo
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      03-20-2012 11:56 AM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by livinzlyfe View Post
      Rear camber does not adjust when lowering a mk4.

      Ps: still waiting on those shots.
      I could have sworn I already put them up into flickr.


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      03-20-2012 12:05 PM #129
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      03-20-2012 12:21 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by Billburt View Post
      I could have sworn I already put them up into flickr.
      Maybe I missed it. I will check after work.
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      03-20-2012 12:51 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      looks sharp
      thanks bro...somehow in the last couple of days the car has actually self-lowered. not sure how and i will share photo's of it soon, but it's put me in a spot where I think I will actually be able to tuck the fender between the tire and the lip in a week or so.

      Quote Originally Posted by livinzlyfe View Post
      Maybe I missed it. I will check after work.
      look in the DIY THREAD set. there are def plenty of pics of the car at all kinds of heights. if it's not what you want LMK and i'll get a pic today
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      03-20-2012 05:23 PM #132


      any rubbing problems at this height?
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      03-20-2012 05:35 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by livinzlyfe View Post


      any rubbing problems at this height?
      yes on that side only. here is a shot showing that it rubs on that hump inside the wheel well. sorry its a little out of focus.

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      03-20-2012 05:44 PM #134
      hmmmmm.
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      03-20-2012 05:46 PM #135
      I rubbed a hole right through that.
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      03-20-2012 05:49 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by .Ant View Post
      I rubbed a hole right through that.
      mines about to lol but I have a complete extra set of wheel well covers from my old car
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      03-20-2012 05:52 PM #137
      maybe I will modify it some or something. I really want them though.
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      03-20-2012 05:58 PM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by livinzlyfe View Post
      maybe I will modify it some or something. I really want them though.
      do it
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      03-20-2012 06:49 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by Billburt View Post
      thanks bro...somehow in the last couple of days the car has actually self-lowered. not sure how and i will share photo's of it soon, but it's put me in a spot where I think I will actually be able to tuck the fender between the tire and the lip in a week or so.
      self lowered? like a bag leak?but tucking the fender inbetween the tire and lip is money. thats what i hope to achieve when i get my wheels. Finally getting the car back this weekend, cant wait to see how different it is. Also ordered some airlift rears temporarily while i wait for my bagyards to come in. Just really sick of waiting and want the car bagged. Ill swap out and sell the airlifts when the bagyards arrive.
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      03-20-2012 07:00 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      self lowered? like a bag leak?but tucking the fender inbetween the tire and lip is money. thats what i hope to achieve when i get my wheels. Finally getting the car back this weekend, cant wait to see how different it is. Also ordered some airlift rears temporarily while i wait for my bagyards to come in. Just really sick of waiting and want the car bagged. Ill swap out and sell the airlifts when the bagyards arrive.
      Dont get airlifts rears. I had to modify the bracket to go low.
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