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      04-12-2019 11:04 AM #1926
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      04-12-2019 11:17 AM #1927
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      If there was ever a car I've missed, it definitely was my '05 BEW wagon.

      The J Mays design era of VW produced some clean designs.

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      04-12-2019 12:31 PM #1928
      Heres a recent photo of mine. Took a while to get it looking like this
      Avant in HQ circle by Spencer Kohli, on Flickr

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      04-12-2019 02:21 PM #1930
      Cactus A4 sedan driver here approves!!!!!
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      04-13-2019 02:38 AM #1931
      Quote Originally Posted by CactusAvant View Post
      Heres a recent photo of mine. Took a while to get it looking like this
      Gorgeous color, and love the Flat Fives!

      **edit** and that interior

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      04-13-2019 03:59 AM #1932
      Cactus Avant, yes please.

      Late to the party, everything over this way tends to be an Avant/Touring body style.

      My ‘05 Ultrasport Avant in Manuel trans is 1 of 14 according to AoA, almost 94K currently and slow as ****. Stock other than Bilsteins.


      Second owner of my 01.5 Avant, saved it from a scrapper in California. Hasn’t ran since 2016, but should have that resolved soon


      Last but not least the ‘12 Touring. Looked a long time for an LCI e91 with adaptive xenons, cold weather and nav, found one with all of the above and sport package.
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      04-13-2019 10:54 AM #1934
      those wheels look great on the B8.
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      04-13-2019 10:17 PM #1935
      might as well add my daily to this thread





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      04-13-2019 11:09 PM #1936
      i had a cool wagon as a daily once.

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      04-14-2019 12:28 AM #1937
      Quote Originally Posted by CactusAvant View Post
      Heres a recent photo of mine. Took a while to get it looking like this
      Avant in HQ circle by Spencer Kohli, on Flickr
      I saw a D2 A8 in what I believe is this shade the other day, it’s a really color.
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      04-14-2019 08:55 AM #1938
      Quote Originally Posted by Terrible One View Post

      Last but not least the ‘12 Touring. Looked a long time for an LCI e91 with adaptive xenons, cold weather and nav, found one with all of the above and sport package.
      Quote Originally Posted by GoVdubSPEEDGo View Post
      might as well add my daily to this thread

      BMW does blue paint right. I really miss the color of my old 2011 wagon even though it didn’t drive as well as my current 2009 (non sport/xDrive vs sport/RWD)


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      04-14-2019 06:34 PM #1939
      my old wagon. e34 530it. 3.0 V8 with a 5spd manual swap. was a hell of a beater and i miss it.

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    17. 04-15-2019 04:19 PM #1941
      Haven't been in these parts in a while. Great thread, wasn't aware it. Current pics of my 2005 A4 1.8T Ultrasport Avant:



      And my old 2002 Jetta 1.8T Wagon:


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      04-15-2019 05:10 PM #1942
      Final day of peak Avant back in jan of 2017 (day before white one went back to VW, month before silver one went back)



      Moms V90CC and my allroad




      And grocery getter, getting new bags



      A complicated mess trying to make the airlift stuff work with stock level control...
      Last edited by chris86vw; 04-15-2019 at 05:14 PM.

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      04-16-2019 09:52 PM #1943
      2018 Alltrack 6MT, doing wagon things:





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      04-16-2019 10:36 PM #1944
      Man that Cactus Avant



      I need to get back into the wagon game......
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      04-16-2019 11:14 PM #1945
      Quote Originally Posted by CactusAvant View Post
      Heres a recent photo of mine. Took a while to get it looking like this


      This is absolutely gorgeous.

      Quote Originally Posted by chris86vw View Post
      And grocery getter, getting new bags

      A complicated mess trying to make the airlift stuff work with stock level control...
      What be this? My Allroad has the spring swap, but dream of getting it back on air. You're keeping the OEM management and compressor, but new bag/struts?

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      04-16-2019 11:14 PM #1946
      Quote Originally Posted by MXTHOR3 View Post
      If there was ever a car I've missed, it definitely was my '05 BEW wagon.

      Quote Originally Posted by Son View Post
      The J Mays design era of VW produced some clean designs.
      Those wheels live on my current MK4, albeit it's not a wagon.
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      04-16-2019 11:52 PM #1947
      Quote Originally Posted by bothhandsplease View Post
      What be this? My Allroad has the spring swap, but dream of getting it back on air. You're keeping the OEM management and compressor, but new bag/struts?
      Yes, way overly detailed/complicated thread on audizine documenting where I am at so far in the c5 forum. I wanted to make sure anyone who wants to try it in the future has all the information possible.

      The airlift performance setup should be much better than stock, the stock shocks are so soft. I pre swapped my car to all A6 parts to get rid of the body lift.. this sucked on the stock bags as the shocks were too long and bottomed out constantly.

      Plan is stock switches/management, dual stock tanks, dual pumps (probably stock as they have good CFM) swapping out the control solenoid block to something more reliable and will allow larger lines. I already have 1/4 from my single tank and pump but retain the stock 4mm lines to the 4 corners for now.

      I was afraid I would have to modify the level arms to only get 15mm between level 1-2 and 2-3 and never go into level 4, but after running all the numbers on the rear I am 99% sure I will be able to retain the stock 25mm between 1-2 and 2-3 and still be able to go into level 4 (15mm)


      So if all goes to plan it will be ~3" lower, (1" from body lift removal 2" from max height of airlift stuff) still retain full level control, be more reliable, ride better, handle better, and speed up the height transitions. I may machine spacers for the upper rear shock to make that minimum drop closer to 2.5", we'll see once I start doing all the math on the front this weekend.

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