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Air Ride Has Arrived

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by matt.russell, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. matt.russell
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    [Aug 17, 2014]
    These bad boys came through the post the other day .. going to start fitting it this tuesday.. i will uploads pics of the set up later :D
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    [Aug 17, 2014]
    Cool. Take lots of photos, looking forward to a comprehensive report :)
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    Nice but good luck with those as previously own air and currently still on my other car which is b7 model I will not go back air . Collies are the best for me and runs and handle much better on my b8 ... Less hassle ..
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    Subscribed, cant wait to see them in :)
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    Awsome, looking forward to seeing your motor on bags :arco: I've been put on a tight leash lately otherwise id be all over the air ride scene lol
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    haha yeah i was on a leash but because i've been saving up so much money for the wedding she let me off for a bit haha!
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    How much did it set you back mate if you don't mind me asking
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    V2 setup with twin compressors and all pipes and plugs ect ect cost me in total .... £3120 inc shipping ... that was from plush automotive

    they wanted £1000 for fitting but I thought meh I can do it me self so I saved a grand there :D I will upload pics now :D
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    Not cheap then is it haha
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    Nothing good in life is cheap :D
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    Thats a good point hahaha
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    My Daily and show car :D
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    Get stripping down lads !
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    In the air ready to be put on air :D
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    rear is in :D
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    Front is in :D
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    Some of the interior had to get stripped to :D

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    looks very messy now but will be my winter project to tidy it up :D
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    on the Ground..

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    so after 2 days of hard work i'm happy to say it works !

    Still needs few bits and bobs doing but when it perfect i will take some good photos :D
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    on rear whats been cut off? and why has it been opened up?

    just interested and nosey lol
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    Basically you have to cut a hole in the rear to get the nut onto the bag.. Because the standard suspension isn't bolted in ..
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    i see sounds a silly question now lol, never fitted or read anything on fitting until now.

    thanks
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    Not a silly question at all ! .. I knew nothing about air ride last week lol
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    Great job there mate. Looks impressive!
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    Just started my truck build for air ride...is that your final install or more to ho??
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    I was the same way about 3 weeks ago but lots of reading and talking to other members bow I'm on this so far [​IMG]

    Vw vortex forum has a great section you should read if you still need some more info..

    http://forums.vwvortex.com/forumdisplay.php?5003-Technical-(VW-Audi)
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    Well I'm thinking now hard line pipes .. Sort the boot out because there is wires everywhere but I need to adjust the rear because she drives very bouncy ! But air is amazing !

    Thinking of getting it for my golf now to lol

    If you get stuck with ya truck tho give me a shout and I will try and help you out :)
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    Thanks I am currently half way done with the hardwood floor that the tanks and compressors will be sitting on....then onto hardline using aluminum with AN fittings
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    Arh nice! What air ride you gone for buddy ?
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    I went with airride bags/shocks and struts and for management system went with E-Level
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    why did you go with that?
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    I went with that setup because I wanted to try out airride bags their performance shocks and struts...but didn't want to have a pressure based system wanted to be able to let ppl drive it without hassel...also if I pick up a few ppl and I'm on a pressure based system then it could be lower in one corner than the other as with a height based system it is always at the desired height I want it no matter the weight I put in any corner of the car
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    Nice job Matt. :applaus:
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    Can it go any lower .. Reason I ask because this is my ride and it sitting like if it's on air already plus I can go way lower if I can as well.. My other Audi is currently on air but good luck with changing top mounts regular and arms unless u go for upgrade ones and poly arms ..

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    Looks really well mate, good job!:)
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    Cheers lads.. It can go lower but if I'm honest its sitting nice where it is.. and when the shows start up again next year I will drop it to the floor :) only problem I'm having is its super bouncy at the moment but thats the joys of air im guessing lol
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    Looks great, lots of people on here getting air now, love the rims on your car @jaceyq
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    [​IMG] So far
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