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    Thread: Mkv Gti Air Ride Build

    1. Member tuddy's Avatar
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      09-11-2012 03:55 PM #26
      if you need a frame notch on LI pm me.

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      09-11-2012 04:11 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by tuddy View Post
      if you need a frame notch on LI pm me.
      i might be getting one during install but if that doesn’t work out ill let you know, thanks man
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      09-13-2012 04:19 PM #28
      ok so little update here, i will be ordering my setup next week and since i’m in new york and bag riders is located in vermont i should be getting it the next day. i’m going with the Airhouse II’s with dcup’s. ditching the top cup shaving the nipple and probaly thread in a rod to connect to the bag so it doesn’t shift when i air up/down etc. i will also be having the front passenger side notched. oh and ill be purchasing a windshield decal and shirt also
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      09-13-2012 09:11 PM #29
      No need to thread the rod into the spring plate. Pointless and a waste of time. Just drill a hole big enough for the rod to slide up into it.

      Threading it into the spring plate will cause the bag's seals to be potentially pulled on if air is released from the bag when the car is jacked up.
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      09-17-2012 09:37 PM #30
      so just drill a hole and guide the rod that comes with the upper dcup bracket into the hole and the other end screwed into the top of the bag and it will stay?
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      09-17-2012 09:43 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by DonnMKV View Post
      so just drill a hole and guide the rod that comes with the upper dcup bracket into the hole and the other end screwed into the top of the bag and it will stay?
      Well, sort of. The Top dcup will NOT be used with this technique. You will need to buy a piece of 3/8" all-thread from home depot. Cut it down to length and thread it into the top of the bag. Then guide that into the hole as you raise the control arm up.

      Yes it will stay. I made my rod long enough so that if the car is in the air with no air in the bag the rod will not fall out so you don't haven't worry about it ever unless you are disconnecting the control arm.
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      09-17-2012 10:22 PM #32
      you didn't tap the hole and thread the bag in?
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      09-18-2012 04:43 PM #33
      alright thank’s a lot man i appreciate it, i’m ordering my kit at the end of the week and i’m going crazy trying to make sure i get everything perfect lol and also because i’m exicted to not be static anymore also do you remember what the length of the rod you put in was by any chance ?
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      09-18-2012 08:30 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Minor_Threat View Post
      you didn't tap the hole and thread the bag in?
      No. Why would you? Serves no purpose
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      09-18-2012 09:45 PM #35
      so that it doesn't smack the frame everytime you air up
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      09-21-2012 03:53 PM #36
      ok another update, i will be ordering my kit this weekend hopefully, not going to be on in time for h20i tho any other tips or tricks about air that anyone has ? please feel free to share.
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      09-22-2012 10:03 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Minor_Threat View Post
      so that it doesn't smack the frame everytime you air up
      It doesn't
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      09-26-2012 09:55 AM #38
      Some great information in this thread!!

      Bumping it for more insight for people thinking about bags over the winter!

      Also, anybody know when the new Airlift stuff is expected out?
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      09-26-2012 04:27 PM #39
      this week is the week boys ! ordering my air i am beyond exicted, getting installed after h20i.. getting frame notch done and shaving nipples and ditching top cup. i want to thank everyone in this thread for helping me out i would have no idea what i was doing with out you guys
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      09-26-2012 10:17 PM #40
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      10-04-2012 01:28 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Minor_Threat View Post
      so that it doesn't smack the frame everytime you air up
      Bags are coming on Monday, are you able to install them for me ?
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      10-04-2012 02:31 PM #42
      How much do bags generally set you back?

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      10-07-2012 10:12 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by x.D View Post
      How much do bags generally set you back?
      cost me 1500 because bag riders had a discount in september
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      10-08-2012 09:52 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by x.D View Post
      How much do bags generally set you back?
      Depends on the components you use. Anywhere from $2000-3500
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      10-13-2012 12:50 AM #45
      Ok so bags are here got them on Tuesday, went with manual management ( everyone feel free to rip on me for getting paddle valves) 5 gal tank, viar 444c compressor, airlift fronts, air house 2 rears with dcups, and a smc water trap. The only thing that sucks is that I'm still waiting on my dcups because they had to get shipped directly from dorbitz in Texas, they should be here tommorow or Monday regardless me and a friend are gonna start with the false floor mount the tank and compressor, run the air line, mount gauges, paddles etc. hoping for the whole thing to be said and done on Monday, sorry for the lack of pics my photobucket is being retarded. Will post a lot of pictures though since I don't really see a lot of universal rear and dcups being installed. Please stay tuned the build has just begun
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      10-13-2012 08:04 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by DonnMKV View Post
      Ok so bags are here got them on Tuesday, went with manual management ( everyone feel free to rip on me for getting paddle valves) 5 gal tank, viar 444c compressor, airlift fronts, air house 2 rears with dcups, and a smc water trap. The only thing that sucks is that I'm still waiting on my dcups because they had to get shipped directly from dorbitz in Texas, they should be here tommorow or Monday regardless me and a friend are gonna start with the false floor mount the tank and compressor, run the air line, mount gauges, paddles etc. hoping for the whole thing to be said and done on Monday, sorry for the lack of pics my photobucket is being retarded. Will post a lot of pictures though since I don't really see a lot of universal rear and dcups being installed. Please stay tuned the build has just begun
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      10-13-2012 10:52 AM #47
      Glad I got the paddle valves free. I wasn't gonna use them, but then after some thinking, why would I want electronic valves to potentially fail, electronic controller.that can maybe fail, crappy plastic level arms that will break. Run the paddles with two dual needle gauges. The only way it can fail is if some airline comes loose. A lot cheaper if something goes wrong as well. I'm still planning on upgrading the management next spring, but we'll see
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      10-13-2012 01:09 PM #48
      Yup that's what I got the dual gauges, and exactly I'd rather change an airline than have to trouble shoot electric bs, ill probably switch I analog in the future but this is gonna be just fine for now
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      10-14-2012 09:29 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Glad I got the paddle valves free. I wasn't gonna use them, but then after some thinking, why would I want electronic valves to potentially fail, electronic controller.that can maybe fail, crappy plastic level arms that will break. Run the paddles with two dual needle gauges. The only way it can fail is if some airline comes loose. A lot cheaper if something goes wrong as well. I'm still planning on upgrading the management next spring, but we'll see
      Keep telling yourself that
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      10-14-2012 12:28 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Keep telling yourself that
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