Alright, so im basically scraping funds together when i decided to go air on my mk3 jetta.
I i started by ordering my tank, gauges, and paddle valves.
About a month later I called up bagriders and traced out the system ill be running and ordered up all of my fittings, airline, and my 400c Viair.
For lines I decided to run 2 3/8th lines from tank to the front console and then T them into 1/4 lines for the valves.
I have also decided that i am going to run 90% of my lines in the car until they enter my wheel wells for the bags. All my lines to the bags will be 1/4".
I waited to long to start this build thread because i was hoping to update it rather quickly (dont know how well that will work), instead of only updating once every few weeks.
For weeks ive been trying to find a good mounting spot for my paddles and gauges but continue to fail. Finally made up a plate that im hoping will fit them both and look nice
And of course im going to wrap it in material so dont mind the uneven edges!
Until some progress ill show you from the beginning of my vw "career".
Turned 17 and bought my first mk3 jetta.
Rustfree 98 wolfsburg with 103,000k
Right away I bought some rokkors (i know, i know) and techtonics exhaust, and later bought some wheels and ended up with this
I sold my nikon for $900
So i have ordered my front Airlift Slams from bagriders and should be coming in tuesday.
Also curious if anyone has ever ran the front two struts off one manual paddle and the rear off another to ensure the left and rights are always even. Are there any downsides to doing that?
Input on that idea is much appreciated!
Updates this week for sure
Ahh fair enough, thanks for the info.
For some stupid reason i thought it would always keep my fronts and rears even but clearly i overlooked a few details.
Alright so i have been offered a shaved bumper for $80 but im stuck if i should pull the trigger or keep the funds in line towards my rear bags. I am not good at money management.
If you can source a used set of mk3 rear bags I would appreciate it
So great news, front bags came in and are much nicer than i thought they were going to be. im psyched! Also there was a mixup with my paddle mounting plate and it should be sorted out in the next few days. Until my break from work i have been trying to get some other things done as well, spent a few hours tonight prepping 2 of my wheels for paint, should have the other 2 done on thursday and into the booth this weekend.
Also going to try and bend a custom CAI at my friends shop so we will see how that comes out as well
So this great NE weather has got me antsy for show season so after work i got to it!
Had no plan for a false floor so i started cutting and ended up with this...
Then after that I finnished my gauge and paddle valve pod, and used Mike gofast's left over dynamat and got most of my trunk covered.... and then had the dumbest idea of finnishing my spare tire well off with expanding foam insolation.
Hahahaha and it worked better than i thought, i just need another can
Also on monday i had ordered 6 yards of teal suede to wrap my pillars and my tank.
Still waiting for that to come in the mail.
Saturday- Finnish my false, wrap my gauge pod, get all my lines ran, and maybe wrap some interior pieces
Sunday- Install my front bags and slam my rear coils untill i save up a bit more for my rear bags.
Keep in mind im only making $10/hr so saving cash on top or other payments is quite challenging.
UPDATES LATER THIS WEEKEND!