I am sure the hardcore BMW owners are balling their fist screaming at the monitor right now but I am glad I got the chance to bag this nice E46.
Starting off with Airlift universal struts for the front, brackets and mounts were fabricated making it a complete bolt in.
The rear was a little bit more simple using Airlifts new VW R32 bag. It fell right into place with no hassles. Once the bags were mounted, the task of mounting the Accuair E-level arms were next. The front was simple but the rear proved to be a challenge with limited mounting points and tire and wheel clearance. Once the determined placement was desired everything else fell into place.
The management is controlled using Accuair's E-level w/ rocker switch. The switch was mounted under the armrest for easy access but discreet visibility. Using a Viair 444c and a 3 gallon black anodized aluminum tank allowed little space to be used in the trunk area.
I can honestly say that this car is the best riding bagged car I have done so far and handles amazing!
2011 was an incredible year for us at Dorbritz Designs. With the explosion of the air ride scene, we were afforded the opportunity to work on some of the most influential automobiles. Needless to say, we are extremely thankful for the support and dedication. From offering retail products, to simple installs, to over-the-top custom air struts, we had our hands in some incredible cars and it was a truly memorable year with the final tally coming in at 22 air ride builds. However, with this influx of cars to be built, comes the necessity for increased space. ENTER: The Kustom Shoppe.
2011 ended on a promising note with Leo's Coffee and Cream Mk4 GTi, but the biggest build of the year was yet to be tackled. Dorbritz Designs has now moved to a larger location providing us with the opportunity to do more for all of you. However, this was no simple pack and move ordeal. The Kustom Shoppe began as a skeleton, to say the least. Days upon days of hard work allowed us to complete the daunting task of creating a shop environment that screamed "Dorbritz Designs"! Completing the shop gave us confidence that 2012 will be an even better year. We're looking forward to bigger and better builds, and to provide you all with the satisfaction and quality service you deserve. Thank you all for allowing us to reach this point, we could not have completed this without your help.
This was the starting point. The idea of a finished product was merely a fleeting thought. After many long days and late nights, the shop turned into a build in itself!
The transformation is complete. A few simple tasks remain, but for the most part, it feels like our own now. The teal adds some vibrancy which is intensified by a few tube style lights. In addition, the floor was coated in epoxy with teal and grey flakes to add traction and provide an easy surface to clean, and lay on!
When you walk in the front door, you're greeted by familiar products. A Dorbritz Designs D-Cup display accompanied by a Rotiform BLQ, a Vossen Wheels LookBook, and Accuair banner and pamphlets all welcome you.
The Eos tucks away nicely in the spacious bay.
The workbench was made to accomodate any job. There's a carpeted space for delicate items, a wooden area for drilling and sanding, and a metal spot for welding, grinding and jobs that require force. Not to mention storage space allows for organization and quick retrieval.
Drew Dorbritz - Founder and Owner of Dorbritz Designs with his VW Eos which you are probably familiar with.
Thank you all for your continued support as we bring you products and services that we are extremely proud to share with you all. We'd like to remind you we carry an array of products and provide services, so do not hesitate to contact us with questions. Maybe your vehicle can be the next great build to come out of the Kustom Shoppe.