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      04-27-2012 08:52 PM #1
      Hey guys,

      Im looking to go air on my mkv gti. I was looking at Bag Riders Switchspeed kit.

      Now I've never done this and I'm a total noob about air. Ive done some research, but not too much good stuff (cause I don't know what I'm looking for ).

      Any information/tips/tricks/whatever about anything mkv air is greatly appreciated.

      Thanks
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      04-27-2012 09:23 PM #2
      There is tons of good stuff here, you just got to get familiarized with the search terms.

      Here are some things you should know:

      - Get in contact with one of the forum's Air vendors, they will point you in the right direction.

      - You need a passenger side notch.

      - Buy nice or buy twice.

      - Use locktite 545 or pink teflon tape.

      - Get only DOT fittings.

      - 3/8ths line is fast, 1/4 line is nice and slow (1/4 line is easier to route).

      -All metal water traps are best.

      -444s are awesome compressors AZs rock too.

      -I recommend slam speciality bags for the rear, preferably on tubular control arms.
      - Non XL rears apear to work better than the LX ones.

      -Route your lines away from harms way (Exhaust)

      - Reliability comes from a quality instal (Mostly).

      Last edited by Slo.Mo.Shun; 04-30-2012 at 04:06 AM.

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      04-27-2012 09:35 PM #3
      Thank you I fixed my first post haha.

      What do you think about this though:



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      04-27-2012 09:40 PM #4
      That looks like a pretty good kit I came from a bagged Nissan and I've bagged my 02 hd f150 so I ran 1/2 lines n valves with AZ compressors but baggin VWs is all new territory haha

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      04-27-2012 09:43 PM #5
      I would just change the rear bags to the non XL versions. They are easier to install, dont rub, and still go really low.

      What rear shocks are you using ?

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      04-27-2012 09:49 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Slo.Mo.Shun View Post
      I would just change the rear bags to the non XL versions. They are easier to install, dont rub, and still go really low.

      What rear shocks are you using ?
      Should I get the performance series instead? Id rather not spend anymore money haha.

      And Im just going to use the stock ones for now.
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      04-27-2012 09:55 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Slo.Mo.Shun View Post
      - Buy nice or buy twice.
      Trust me, get the performance ones. Its the same bag as the XL, but it mounts easier and is less prone to failure.

      Your stock shocks wont last and will ride poorly.

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      04-27-2012 10:02 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Slo.Mo.Shun View Post
      Trust me, get the performance ones. Its the same bag as the XL, but it mounts easier and is less prone to failure.

      Your stock shocks wont last and will ride poorly.
      Sounds good.

      And I was going to replace the shocks, just wait till their done. I have some kws I might throw on or buy something else.
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      04-29-2012 09:35 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Slo.Mo.Shun View Post
      this rear kit is designed for solid beam rear only,not one found on any mk5's
      Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@ORT View Post
      No sir, it will not. It will only work for a solid rear beam Mk6.
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      04-29-2012 08:46 PM #11
      True, I jumped the gun.

      I thought it was something like the bagyards.

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      04-29-2012 09:04 PM #12
      Update -

      Im going to just buy a used kit from a guy I know on here. This is what it'll be:
      -Airlift Slam XL fronts
      -Universal Airhouse II rears with D-cups
      -Easystreet management
      -Viair 400c compressor
      -5 gallon skinny tank
      -All airlines precut
      -Power wire
      -Everything else you need

      Comes with full trunk setup with false floor.
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      04-29-2012 09:13 PM #13
      Pre cut air line ?

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      04-29-2012 09:15 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Slo.Mo.Shun View Post
      Pre cut air line ?
      we have the same size car so I'm just going to re use the air lines he was using
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      04-29-2012 09:44 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Slo.Mo.Shun View Post
      There is tons of good stuff here, you just got to get familiarized with the search terms.

      Here are some things you should know:

      - Get in contact with one of the forum's Air vendors, they will point you in the right direction.

      - You need a passenger side notch.

      - Buy nice or buy twice.

      - Use locktite 565 or pink teflon tape.

      - Get only DOT fittings.

      - 3/8ths line is fast, 1/4 line is nice and slow (1/4 line is easier to route).

      -All metal water traps are best.

      -444s are awesome compressors AZs rock too.

      -I recommend slam speciality bags for the rear, preferably on tubular control arms.
      - Non XL rears apear to work better than the LX ones.

      -Route your lines away from harms way (Exhaust)

      - Reliability comes from a quality instal (Mostly).



      does the driver side not need a notch?

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      04-29-2012 09:53 PM #16
      No

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      04-29-2012 10:11 PM #17
      when you say easy street management are you referring to autopilot v1? because lots of users have problems with that system.
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      04-29-2012 10:14 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      when you say easy street management are you referring to autopilot v1? because lots of users have problems with that system.


      This one
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      04-29-2012 10:50 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Fuk It MkV View Post


      This one
      yeah i would personally stay away from that system.
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      04-29-2012 11:18 PM #20
      What types of problems have you heard?


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      04-29-2012 11:39 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Fuk It MkV View Post
      What types of problems have you heard?


      Sent from my iPhone using this app that I paid 2.99 for
      if you do a quick search you will find all kinds of issues man. The accuracy is horrible.
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      04-29-2012 11:41 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      if you do a quick search you will find all kinds of issues man. The accuracy is horrible.
      I did one and found some with faulty relays and ecus, that's why I wanted to know what you heard. I've heard from people that it's fairly accurate though. Obviously not as close as the v2, but still


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      04-30-2012 08:35 PM #23
      My vote will always be with E-level, but that's the only one I have any experience with. Whoever said Airlift performance rears, right on. They mount easier and don't have any issues so far, except where the metal crimps the bag on the bottom one of mine chewed through. It was replaced for free though.

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      04-30-2012 08:43 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Fuk It MkV View Post
      Update -

      Im going to just buy a used kit from a guy I know on here. This is what it'll be:
      -Airlift Slam XL fronts
      -Universal Airhouse II rears with D-cups
      -Easystreet management
      -Viair 400c compressor
      -5 gallon skinny tank
      -All airlines precut
      -Power wire
      -Everything else you need

      Comes with full trunk setup with false floor.
      do not suggest reusing airline, always want to do a fresh cut and run new line even with a used kit.
      also if the price difference is less than $500 i would always recommend new parts over any, even barely used, you just never know how it was installed and how it was used.
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      04-30-2012 08:55 PM #25
      also air line is CHEAP, just get new line.
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      04-30-2012 09:40 PM #26
      Actually guys I bought a new kit today from bagriders and it'll be here wednesday
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      04-30-2012 09:57 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Fuk It MkV View Post
      Actually guys I bought a new kit today from bagriders and it'll be here wednesday
      what did you end up going with
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      04-30-2012 10:14 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      what did you end up going with

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      04-30-2012 10:18 PM #29
      good choice man
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      04-30-2012 10:29 PM #30
      you will be much happier with accuair man
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      05-01-2012 05:05 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      you will be much happier with accuair man
      Ride-tech or a V2.

      Buy nice or buy twice.

      Cut those lines at the same length in pairs. Fronts and rears.

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      05-01-2012 09:36 AM #32
      You should be happy with that kit.
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    33. 05-01-2012 10:26 AM #33
      You will need rear shock if you dont have any

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      05-01-2012 10:33 AM #34
      8AWG is a little small for wiring. If you decide to jump up to two compressors, you should run 6AWG. Otherwise, you'll be happy with the SwitchSpeed

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      05-01-2012 10:46 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by MatGervais View Post
      You will need rear shock if you dont have any
      lol i saw this and posted it originally. but then i went back and looked, saw he has koni's. Ninja edit ftw.
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