I went about diagnosing this by checking the basics; air, spark, fuel. If Kevin wouldn't have said to double check that hose (knowing I removed the boost tap from there), I wouldn't have found it. Picking up new hose after work tonight.
I also need more hose for my boost gauge now that I am running a tap off the front of the manifold. I want to be able to tuck the hose more.
I am very seriously considering purchasing air over the Winter, and having it ready to install in the Spring. Here is a list of what I am considering and have priced out:
- Front: Air Lift Slam Series - $725
- Rear Bags: Air House 2 - $130
- Rear Shocks: Bilstein Sport - $250
- Compressor: Viair 400C - $190
- Air Tank: 5 gallon - $100
- Gauge Kit - $80
- AccuAir Power Supply Kit - $125
- SMC Water Trap - $30
- Dorbritz sway bar brackets - $55
- Dorbritz d-cups - $85
- AccuAir Switchspeed management and other misc - $1,000
- Total: $2,800
Nothing is final. Like I said, this is potentially a Winter build up and Spring install if it does happen. It will more than likely happen.
Reason; ease of travel. I love coilovers and will always own them. I love the way my car handles. I am not retarded and hit everything. I have learned how to drive low and can maneuver most places. But lately, the idea of not being able to go some place because of ride height has started to bother me.
I am not looking for any comments on whether or not I should go with air. I am looking to part together a basic kit that can handle very close to what my current setup does or better. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks to rresetrrewind and Fuk It MkV for tolerating my noob questioning. This is most certainly something that I know very little about and am willing to learn. If something is better for a reason other than cost, I would like to know.
On top of it, if all plays out properly, I will be adding my own touch to this kit during the installation that will help me maintain my OEM+ theme.
Thankfully, most kits give you the option of including the Viair compressor or not. I will have to do some more poking around. I have learned that if you can afford to do it wrong twice, you can afford to do it right the first time.
I am currently in correspondence with Andrew at Open Road Tuning to see what can be done for me.
I would just like to chime in and say that if you do go air, I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed.
As far as compressors, I personally love my az ob2, but if you are going to go with viair, consider doing two compressors. Having two gives great security incase one goes bad, this way you are not stranded.
From experience, go with two compressors and SMC traps. If one fails, you have a fall over. And the quick fill is nice
I will never go back to just one compressor after having two in this car. Two compressors, 5 gallon tank, my Airlift v2 manifold leaves about 2.5ft of trunk clearance
Thanks for the input!
400C is a 33% duty cycle compressor that works quickly and efficiently putting out 2.54 CFM flow at zero PSI head pressure. Features include a standard 1/4” NPT stainless steel braided leader hose with inline check valve and insulated wiring for simple installation.
- Installation instructions
- Mounting hardware (nuts, bolts, locking washers)
- Vibration isolators
- Remote mount air filter assembly
- Two replacement air filter elements
- Air line for remote mount air filter installation
- Stainless steel braided leader hose
- Check valve Specifications
Permanent Magnetic Motor
Duty Cycle: 33% @ 100 PSI
Max. Working Pressure: 150 PSI
Max. Amp Draw: 26 Amps
Net Weight: 8.65 lbs. Tech Links
Recommended Wiring Diagram
PSI CFM A BAR LPM A
0 2.54 16 0 72.0 16
10 2.26 18 1.0 63.5 19
20 2.12 21 2.0 57.5 22
30 1.94 22 3.0 52.5 23
40 1.84 23 4.0 48.0 25
50 1.70 24 5.0 45.5 26
60 1.62 25 6.0 42.5 26
70 1.55 25 7.0 38.0 26
80 1.48 26 8.0 34.5 26
90 1.41 26 9.0 29.0 25
100 1.27 26 10.0 24.5 25
110 1.20 26
120 1.09 26
130 0.95 25
140 0.85 25
150 0.71 25 *Supply Voltage: 13.8 Volts
2.5 Gallon Tank Fill Rate
0 To 105 PSI 1 Min. 27 Sec.
85 To 105 PSI 17 Sec.
0 to 145 PSI 2 Min. 20 Sec.
110 to 145 PSI 48 Sec.
5.0 Gallon Tank Fill Rate
0 To 105 PSI 2 Min. 55 Sec.
85 To 105 PSI 35 Sec.
0 to 145 PSI 4 Min. 50 Sec.
110 to 145 PSI 1 Min. 40 Sec.
200 PSI | 100% Duty | 4.25 CFM
■ Voltage: 12V DC
■ Working Pressure: 200 PSI
■ Air Flow: 4.25 CFM
■ Duty Cycle: 100% @ 200 PSI
■ Max. Amp Draw: 35A
■ Motor: 3/4 HP
● Oil-free design, non-lube piston & cylinder.
● Patented Interchangeable Piston Technology.
● Long-life, PTFE compound piston ring.
● Balanced connecting rod, low vibration, low sound levels.
● Direct driven motor with automatic reset thermal overload protector.
● IP55 certified waterproof cooling fan.
● 1/2-inch DOT certified PTFE-lined stainless steel braided air hose.
● 1/2-inch NPT air tank fitting.
● Heavy duty check valve.
● Remote mountable waterproof air filter.
● 80A heavy duty relay with factory prewired relay socket.
● Integrated 3-position mounting brackets with NYLOCK self-locking mounting hardware.
● 2 Years Manufacturer Warranty.
Last edited by 07silverbullet; 08-24-2012 at 04:04 PM.
HOW DARE YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT SWITCHING SIDES!!!! I'm a sad panda now
I think I can help with hiding everything, but def. gonna have to say bye bye to the spare
I'm down to help, gonna be a challenge. Sadly, I think I'm gonna be taking a hiatus from modding the Jetta for a while, shoot me a text and i'll explain why
Yesterday, I decided to pamper the GLI. Washed and waxed it and some other cleaning. Cleaned it more than I did for VAG Fair. I also replaced the bad vacuum hose that was the leak culprit. While in the engine bay, I took notice of the transmission mount:
Mount by santorum, on Flickr
The black gunk has always been there but the extreme angle is what caught my attention. Also, if you look carefully, you can see that the bolts are not in the same spot...meaning the mount has shifted. After hearing that Chris (Fuk It MkV) had his engine mount shear off, I was concerned (paranoid).
So today I ordered Black Forest Industries stage two mounts. I went with just the insert for the transmission side (saved about $150 and am not compromising integrity). About five minutes after placing the order, I received a tracking number. I am hoping to have these in this weekend or sooner. Thanks to Jeremy (Philip J. Fry) for the advise and information.
And two from the cleaning yesterday:
Clean Front by santorum, on Flickr
Clean Rear by santorum, on Flickr
Last edited by KIDVersion 1; 08-27-2012 at 01:54 PM.
congrats on braking the mount!
You have a beautiful car, that thing is so clean
How does that reflector/courtesy light thing work? I was looking on performance LEDs at the kit and I thought it said it doesn't convert them to courtesy lights if they're just plain reflectors. Can you actually do that?
looking good man. those lowers are begging to be painted though. post some pics up once you have the mounts in. and, if you can, post up once you put a couple thousand miles on the car and see how they are holding up. im trying to decide which mounts to go with next spring.
The kit from PerformanceLEDs is a replacement kit, not a conversion kit. I believe that is what Shawn meant when he wrote that. You simply remove the door panels, plug the two wires into the module, and reinstall the panel. Then simple VCDS coding turns them on. They come on once the door opens.
I'm sure we all know I will have pictures and opinions of the mounts. I am hoping they will be here by Thursday...should only take a few hours to install. I have heard nothing but good things about the BFI mounts. I have read that the stage two are stiff as hell, but the benefits are there. Also, I like that they aren't as vibrant as the VF or BFI stage one mounts.
BFI has a higher rating than BSH as well. BFI stage one has a rating of 78a and stage two has a rating of 85a. I have not been able to find any numbers from VF, but even testers at APR have stated that BFI stage one are stiffer by feel. Many reviews confirm.