Monday, March 7, 2011

Air bagging a MK4 GLI Jetta

So you want your cake and eat it too?
Well, ok.
The customer brought me his MK4 Jetta with a sub box that already had 3 subs along with an amplifier on top and on the back . The goal was to add an airride system to the mix and keep the spare and if possible not loose any more trunk space.
Most of the components for the airride were mounted on a 6 inch wide by 39 inch long plank. This included the 2 Viair 400c Compressors, 2 Airlift manifolds, 80 amp relay, and Dakota digital gauge pressure sending units.
The 2 amps were them moved to the back of the box were all wires and airlines also ran.
A false wall was then created and covered in color matched carpet to hide all the components and exposing just the the subs. 
Using an accuair air tank it was polished out on the right side and masked off and sprayed Lagoona blue to match the car as well as the sub woofer trim rings. The tank was then mounted in front of the false wall and up on the back shelf of the truck moving it up and out of the way. 
The front suspension is riding on UA B.O.C. (bag over coils) and FK's  coilovers and the rear on Slam Specialties re-5 w/ some cut down brackets.
To control the the manifolds a AVS 7 way switchbox was placed up front in near the armrest and a Dakota Digital round gauge was mounted in the cup holder to monitor the tank and bags.
( Round gauge was actually used )

Starting off with

1 comment:

  1. Is this on the shorty D-Cups??