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I've always enjoyed taking picture while working on my car, a good habit i'm sure :)

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What do you do for a living? You should give it up and become a carpenter ;)

Looks good btw

Why did you choose to mount things off vertical panels instead of on a floor panel? Do you think that it will lessen the vibrations from the compressors?
haha, carpenter?, you should see what my neighbor carpenter built at our place, stairs / storage house / etc..., my little project can't compare :D

I run a freelancer IT consultant company and work as a full-time Infrastructure Support Specialist as well, doing a smooth transition from employee to employer :)

Good question on the vertical board, I chose this design because the compressor EXO mount needed it and I wanted to maximize space usage in there. With a floor panel, there would be no room for a storage area like i have now.

You'll see for yourself hoepfully this week end :beer:
 

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Discussion Starter · #45 · (Edited)
Ran the air line and sensor wire for the rear driver side (thanks goes to kiarash for sharing his creative ideas)

And started assembling the compressor/tank board





 

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Valve mounted (I'll use some elbow unions for the 90 degrees angle air lines connection)




 

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Driver side air line and sensor wire done (zip tie is temporary, i'll add a wire loom later on)

Both go through the brake line grommet > Firewall grommet > behind dashboard > behind glovebox > lower trim > trunk



 

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ECU mounted

Still waiting on the last shipment to finish the front passenger side air line with elbow unions and complete the trunk setup (hopefully early next week)




 

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Discussion Starter · #49 · (Edited)
Carpenting 95% done. Might give it a black paint if im bored this week. The valve touched the damplifier so the tank/compressor horizontal wood frame didnt need the upper metal stopper, I will secure the vertical board by creating a slot using damplifier on both side, but even without the wood frame feel sturdy (I'll take a pic of that later on)

ps: the two horizontal frame are not really parallel because I needed to sqeeze the compressor/tank frame against the damplifier to prevent jiggling.



 

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Awesome so far. I am about to start the same project with the same set up. This is a huge aid. Ill stay tuned :popcorn: and mas kudos! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Thanks, I'm glad that this build will help you :)

good luck ! and take your time, do it right the first time :beer:
 

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Discussion Starter · #54 · (Edited)
I don't know if that really counts as a "true" grounding spot. great build so far. Keep updating:thumbup:
O ya, should have cleared that up, the wiring stage will be at the end, so that ground connection will be wired to a true ground connector (most likely seat belt, will see) thanks :)

Got the last shipment from Bagriders tonight, thanks Will! (only missing the rear strut shipped from Blinstein warehouse but it isn't needed to finish the build so i dont mind at all)

A little carpet gangbang action, enjoy :laugh:
 

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Discussion Starter · #55 · (Edited)
Second Skin Damplifier Pro done :peace:

The trunk floor damplifier had a very small impact on road noise reduction (that was my goal since the compressor is already dampen by the mount)

After driving a few times in the rain I noticed that most of the noise now comes from the rear wheel wells. I think I'll spread some Spectrum Sludge in there and if not enough, add a damplifier pro layer in the cabin

 

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Discussion Starter · #58 · (Edited)
^ thanks, GIB FTW :beer: (my fav is winter ale by far, love the maple flavor)

Tank sealed and Accuair setup powered to make sure the ROCKER Switch worked and Compressor kicked in. All good :thumbup:

I'll have to clean up the electrical wires and last stage will be this week end: finish the driver side sensors + air lines and install the front/rear suspension, cant wait :)

FYI: here is how the compressor relay is wired: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5245732-Compressor-relay-conenction-with-Accuair-gears







 

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O boy, that Airlift drilling template was a PAIN in the *** to work with. Made a cardbox like others have suggested but the holes didn't really match with the strut screws (awkward to drill under there). So i Had to spend 20 ish minutes making the hole bigger, grrrr.

AIRLIFT, if you read this, please make a steel template that we can place at the top, that would avoid all this EFFIN mess, thanks !

other than that, it's getting there, I should be done tomorrow

Shout out to 16v_HOR for the spike spreader tool idea, worked like a charm, the strut dropped in easy and we didn't bother grinding the paint (spreader tool FTL)

:beer: time :)












 
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