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    Thread: Kellen's MK6 GTI

    1. Senior Member 98DUB's Avatar
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      03-30-2012 01:59 AM #1
      Wanted to introduce myself, and show you guys what I have been working on.

      Bought this brand new in April of 2010, did the usual lighting, coils and wheels.



      Then I started talking with some friends (Shawn and Rene) and air was something that eventyally had to happen. I slowly started piecing together the kit I wanted.

      Airlift Slams up front.


      I didnt want Airlift rears, So I went the RE-5's. Also got Dual 444c's, sway bar brackets, SwitchSpeed, and the 5 gal skinny



      Next was the install. I headed down to Nicks for some help and a garage. With help from a couple good dudes we went at it. Funny part was, I drove to OR from WA to do the install. I remembered everything but my wheel lock key. Haha, that was a nice 5 hour journey trying to get that figured out.

      Nick doing the notch...


      notch almost all done, paint still drying...

      Notch by Kellen_H, on Flickr

      Getting the rear all wired up, thanks Rene!


      1st run down to the gas station at about 2am...



      Here is a shot of the interior gauges. Went with a dual Podi gauge setup (Thanks Greg!) and put it in the euro cubby...


      Now I just need some wheels

      Wanted to thank everyone for their help. Shawn, Nick, and Sam for help with the install. Rene for all the wiring help. And Will and Rali at BR for the great customer service and parts.

      Cheers ,

      Kellen
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      03-30-2012 05:07 AM #2
      Nice, simple build thread!

      Car looks clean. Keep us posted when u get some new wheels.
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      03-30-2012 09:56 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by joecastro420 View Post
      Nice, simple build thread!

      Car looks clean. Keep us posted when u get some new wheels.
      Just picked up some OEM 18's to daily until I find something I really like

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      03-30-2012 11:54 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
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      03-31-2012 10:21 PM #10
      These should be good beaters until I find something multi-piece that I really like...

      18x8.5 et30 18x9.5 et33

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      04-02-2012 02:44 PM #11
      Haha I want something like those to run legit. Why did you want to avoid Airlift rears?

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      04-02-2012 03:06 PM #12
      because they rub unless you modify the control arm.

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      04-02-2012 05:48 PM #13
      Lookin good Kellen, can't wait to see what wheels you pick up

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      04-02-2012 07:44 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      because they rub unless you modify the control arm.
      Mine don't. Do you mean XL's or Airlift performance? I have the performance ones. Will at Bagriders said those are probably the best bags to run in the rear on a mk6 GTI. Smoothest ride he said.

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      04-02-2012 07:51 PM #15
      Oh, I was talking about the XL rears.

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      04-04-2012 02:27 AM #16
      yeah the XL rears can rub
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      04-15-2012 05:42 PM #17
      exhaust port was stuck partially open today, letting out all the air in bag #4 (passenger side rear). After hitting the switch a couple times it sealed again. How concerned should I be about that? under 1k miles on the system
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      04-15-2012 07:57 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by gtipwnz View Post
      Mine don't. Do you mean XL's or Airlift performance? I have the performance ones. Will at Bagriders said those are probably the best bags to run in the rear on a mk6 GTI. Smoothest ride he said.
      Just wanted to let you know only difference from rear xl to preformance is only the brackets they use same bag. Airlift told me while I was shopping since I did not want to rub. I personally had both brackets and I prefer the non xls
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      04-16-2012 08:50 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by 98DUB View Post
      exhaust port was stuck partially open today, letting out all the air in bag #4 (passenger side rear). After hitting the switch a couple times it sealed again. How concerned should I be about that? under 1k miles on the system
      Anybody have insight here?
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      04-29-2012 11:53 PM #20
      New rear shocks go in this week

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      04-30-2012 01:19 AM #21
      Lookin good kellen, what shocks you running?

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      04-30-2012 10:01 AM #22
      going with Beilstein's
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      04-30-2012 12:09 PM #24
      What End links are you using??? Looks good.

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      04-30-2012 01:52 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by coneklr View Post
      What End links are you using??? Looks good.
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      04-30-2012 02:03 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by 98DUB View Post
      going with Beilstein's
      Were you waiting for them to come back in stock from BR? Mine will be here this week too

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      04-30-2012 08:27 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by gti.jon View Post
      Were you waiting for them to come back in stock from BR? Mine will be here this week too
      Nah, bought them from a former bagged MK6. He never got around to putting them on before he sold his car so I took them off his hands.
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      05-01-2012 07:00 PM #28
      Looks Nice Dude

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      05-02-2012 11:46 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v dubbin View Post
      Looks Nice Dude
      Thanks Dude!

      I'll post some updates tonight comparing the Airlift rear shocks with Bilstein's (lift hieght)
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      05-02-2012 12:46 PM #30
      Nice car! And your daily-run-around wheels? I wouldn't mind kicking around on those for a little while, I don't think they look half bad
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      05-02-2012 02:50 PM #31
      lookin' really good man. Nice work.
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      05-02-2012 03:59 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by DoctorDoctor View Post
      Nice car! And your daily-run-around wheels? I wouldn't mind kicking around on those for a little while, I don't think they look half bad
      Yeah Just needed something to get my winter wheels/tires off. Found those for cheap, I still need tires. Always on the hunt for a multi piece wheel that I want to run
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      05-03-2012 02:13 AM #33
      Gained about 2.5 inches of lift, also got ride of the rattles. Love these Bilstein's!



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    34. 05-08-2012 06:23 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by 98DUB View Post
      These should be good beaters until I find something multi-piece that I really like...

      18x8.5 et30 18x9.5 et33

      You ever get these on? just picked up a set for the same reason haha (Though they need to be refinished which will be )

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      05-08-2012 06:45 PM #35
      [QUOTE=98DUB;77212258]Gained about 2.5 inches of lift, also got ride of the rattles. Love these Bilstein's!



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