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    Thread: How long has your MkV been bagged for?

    1. Member kitten_puncher's Avatar
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      08-21-2012 09:32 PM #1
      I have a friend with a mkV rabbit who has purchased his management and now just needs bags and a few odds and ends. He is having buyers remorse and is worried about reliability he has been slammed on coils for 4 years with zero problems and is nervous about bagging his daily in MD with Snow and 4 seasons and all the other variables with bags.

      How long have you been bagged for?

      Whats your set up?
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      08-21-2012 09:34 PM #2
      Reliability?

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      08-21-2012 09:43 PM #3
      There was something similar just a little while ago.

      I'm on airlift bags, with e-level for management, 2 compressors and a nice sized tank.

      Oops, since April 2012
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      08-21-2012 09:47 PM #4
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      08-21-2012 10:25 PM #5
      Just shy of a year including one winter and a lot of miles, I haven't changed any parts except front struts because I got a good deal on a awesome set of struts.

      Never been stranded, I have zero air leaks including driving for hours on end without losing any pressure in the bags or ride height.

      Big rigs have been running air suspension, brakes, shifters, and accessories for years.

      As long as the parts are quality and the install is clean and professional it will be perfectly reliable and last quite some time.
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      08-21-2012 11:47 PM #6
      4 years now, 3 winters in NJ never had a freezing valve

      only blew 3 bags (airlift) blew 2 sets of shocks (airlift)

      and blew 3 axles, (1 oem, 2 aftermarket)

      I changed my rear setup earlier this year from airlift rear bags to air house 2's and bilstien shocks
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      08-21-2012 11:54 PM #7
      damn mike sounds like you had a rough experience.

      i have had mine for a couple years with no issues. no leaks or rubbing issues. never blew a bag :knockonwood:
      its been reliable to me so far.

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      08-21-2012 11:58 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      damn mike sounds like you had a rough experience.

      i have had mine for a couple years with no issues. no leaks or rubbing issues. never blew a bag :knockonwood:
      its been reliable to me so far.
      well airlift XL rears suck, if not installed perfectly centered, they will rub control arm or shock bolt

      plus my car was the first install i've ever done, you live and you learn, now i refuse to install airlift rears, ss5s, RE5s, air house 2s, or classics are the only way to go
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      08-22-2012 01:28 AM #9
      Since late March

      Autopilot V2 managment. XL fronts, SS5 with D cups rear.
      Koni rear shocks.

      No problems at all, and looking forward to the winter

      Was installed by Minor_Threat ^
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      08-22-2012 08:06 AM #10
      My car is there now too!! can't wait for it to be done

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      08-22-2012 08:08 AM #11
      3 years, 40,000 miles...yeah I drive alot apparently. Same bagyards front and rear, same rear bilstein shocks, same dual 480s, two management systems: 1 year autopilot, 2 years e-level. My reliability has been better than any set of coils I've had in NJ without the ruined fenders, bumpers, oil pans and subframes. Mr. Robles touched on the key point, the reliability is in the install
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    12. 08-22-2012 10:08 AM #12
      All most 2 years - rear pass bag has a leak that I need to fix..

    13. 08-22-2012 11:08 AM #13
      Just about 2 years, 4 psi per day leak on my passenger rear bag I've been to lazy to fix. Other than a blown fuse, no other issues, though I think my passenger side axle is about to take a crap on me.

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      08-22-2012 11:20 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by yoitzjimmy85 View Post
      My car is there now too!! can't wait for it to be done
      Broke my drill on your frame notch haha
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    15. 08-22-2012 11:24 AM #15
      Almost 5 years now, changed my setup twice but only because I got bored.

      Just this month replaced my first bag (rear) after 5 years of installation.


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      08-22-2012 12:07 PM #16
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      my bags are ST's
      for now
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      08-22-2012 01:22 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Reliability?

      thats the same thing i said to him
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      08-22-2012 04:38 PM #18
      ive been on air for since winter when i did the install and have no complaints im from new jersey and our roads are horrible so air makes my life so much easier!! im running air lift slam xls with qir house 2s with dorbitzs d cups 5 gal tank auv-4 manifold avs switchbox dual 400cc compressors no issues!!!!
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      08-22-2012 06:04 PM #19
      3-1/2 years.

      Just recently replaced by compressors (2) 480C took a dump, but everything else is not touched, no issues

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