Saturday, January 12, 2013

Air Bagging a MK6 GLI Red and Gold (Airlift+Ridetech)

A year has passed since we moved in to the new shop and we got a call that Aj had picked up a new toy and was ready to get it on the ground.  Aj's old GTI was the first car I had the opportunity of bagging other than my own. It was a honor to get this chance again to get our hands on another car of his.
The new canvas was a VW MK6 red GLI, paired with his gold finished CCW's Classics this was going to be a looker.
The suspension set-up consist of Airlift slam series struts up front, shortened sway bar end links and Dorbritz Designs sway bar brackets. The rear was set-up using Slam Specialties re-5's along with Dorbritz Designs D-cups and Koni shocks.
Using his old management, the Ridetech Pod was mounted in the spare tire well to keep it discret and out of the way. A pod was then made to hold the E2 controller in the ashtray cubby.
One last cosmetic addition was made to the front upper and lower grilles. The honeycomb was ditched and was replaced with the Hybrid Jetta upper grille. The lower grille took a little bit more modifying. Using a Golf grill and the factory grill as a base, both were fused and blended together to create a one off lower grille.
The simplicity and subtle mods to the car already make it stunning. We can't wait to see where it goes from here.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Air Bagging a Lexus LS460L-Low and Long (AirRex+Accuair E-level)

Doesn't get anymore VIP than a Lexus LS460L.  Fitted with AirRex front and rear struts with optional pillow ball mounts and AccuAir E-level brought this massive car closer to the ground.
The EXO mount by AccuAir allowed mounting of the dual Viair 444 compressors and Vu4 manifold as well as a color matched 5 gallon tank. Polished aluminum hard lines were then used to allow air to flow with in the system.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Air Bagging a Lexus LS430-Silver and Chrome (Airlift+AccuAir)

This big body LS430 was treated with Airlifts New strut for the Lexus model and AccuAir's E-level.
A simple set-up was done in the spare tire well and trunk area keeping it clean and functional.
The controller is easily tucked away in the ashtray compartment allowing for complete access to the controls.
The fenders were also pulled and reworked to accommodate the wide and agressive Image wheels.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Air Bagging a VW MK5 GTI Votex White (Airlift+Ridetech e3)

Finished up another white MK5 GTI recently and there is something so clean about a dumped candy white GTI with a votex kit on oem wheels.
Everything with this set-up was kept discreet and tucked away.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Air Bagging a Honda SI

Bagging the Honda SI FA5 chassis was a little bit of a challenge in the fact that we wanted to make a near bolt in set-up for users to purchase with no major modification.
If you follow the pics close you can se what was modified and required to make this Honda get low.
Starting off with Airlift Universal adjustable dampening struts, the front was mocked up and built to get  the subframe on the ground.
The rear was brought down using a rear modified shorty D-Cup and UA air house II bags. With the lower nipple cut off and a cut out for the fitting the bottom bracket bolted in to place. The top portion was fitted using a short stud that would fit on the a hole drilled out to a 3/8' in the upper nipple.
The air suspension is managed by Accuair's E-Level with control bad and a 4 gallon Chrome Aluminum tank along with copper hard lines, dual Viair 400 compressors.
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picture of fabricated brackets for front struts.
Completed front strut.
Front strut and Accuair E-Level ride height sensor mounted.

Modified Shorty D-cup and UA bag.
far left picture with spring removed. Middle to show what was removed. Far right, close up of what was modified.
Rear Bag bolted in and fitted.
Rear Accuair E-level ride height sensor mounted.

Thanks to D.Tek for the pictures below.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Air Bagging a Jeep SRT8 (Accuair E-Level)

Starting off with the front using Aero Power Sports for bag over coil applications, the front was paired up with BC coil overs w/ adjustable dampening. The rear set-up was brought down by using Universal Air Air House II bags with some small mounts to secure them in place. A pancake tank was mounted underneath the belly along with the management of the Accuair E-Level and dual 444 Viair compressors. The controller was the mounted in the center console next to the shifter for easy access.