Oh man I would love to get an D3 A8 and we could compare notes, but I'm trying to go back to school next fall. That's exactly what I want though.. a bagged D3 A8. Good luck, and I'll be following what you do!
Thanks for looking,
I've owned my '06 A8 for about six months now and one of the first mods was a Renntech lowering module. While I love the look of the car dropped the factory air suspension isn't happy constantly lowered. As such i'm looking to install an aftermarket kit on the car and would really appreciate any advice from the experts here. I've only seen two other bagged D3 A8's so unfortunately I don't have a lot to go on.
thanks in advance!
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As much as I love this car, and as close as I was to buying a D3 A8 last summer this car was bought and not built.
That being said Mike knows his stuff, but is there an actual build thread on the Rotiform A8 explaining how they did the work?
I think that's what Rubbadubdubb is looking for.
I believe the A8 pictured above is the one I bagged for Rotiform last year. It is a pretty straight forward build. Running universal chapman struts from Air Lift in the rear, and a Air Lift B5 front kit.
Mike Tolliver owns the ex-Rotiform D3 A8 that was bagged. He's a swell chap, but he didn't build the car. The car itself was built by Jesse from AccuAir slash Angrymade. Jesse is a phenomenal fabricator and built both the D3 A8 and the S5 that were at SEMA last year.
After doing some research and speaking to Jesse, it's quite a simple process to get those cars on the ground. Shoot me an email and I can give you a breakdown of what is needed!
Did you guys just unplug all of the factory stuff? Anything fabricated custom to make it all work? What did you do about the factory dash lights? Are they still flashing and warning of factory air lift issues? Pics of the trunk setup?
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Wheels are currently mounted (21 x 10.5" MTM Bimoto's with 295/30/21's front/rear) and dropped via the Renntech module there is room to go lower but on the factory suspension i'm essentially maxed out. Plan is to pull out the factory air suspension here shortly for a full air ride kit. If I have to i'll go with a slightly narrower tire but for the time being like having a little extra protection for the wheels.