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to start with:
huge thanks to:
gti4chris
[email protected]
ericjohnston27
This all started with me being sick of my polished sawblades, posted them for sale, blah blah, was going to buy new wheels...in the meantime i annihilated an oil pan through my skid plate, so i bought an air setup instead, and now im getting some steelies widened in the meantime for wheels. so heres what i got...(from [email protected])
if you dont want to read the list its their full "lay out vdub kit" with the rears upgraded to the firestone bags, 7switches and dual compressors.
1x viair dual chrome 400 compressor kit
1x 5 Gallon DOT APPROVED
8x Asco 300 PSI 3/8" Brass Valve
1x 145 PSI Pressure Switch
1x 40 Amp relay [Wiring diagram included]
1x AVS spike 7 switch box
2x Viair Dual Needle 220 PSI lighted gauges [black or white face]
50 Feet x 3/8\\" SMC DOT Air Line
50 Feet x 1/8\\" SMC DOT Gauge line
1 x Complete DOT Fitting Pack [includes 1/8" PTC For Gauges
Front Setup
2x UVAIR Aero Sport Front Bags
2x UVAIR Front Bracket kit for Aero strut for MacPherson front end
2x Stainless Braided leader lines for front struts
Rear Setup
Firestone rear kit
The car in question(blades gone):

boxes of parts(im bad at photo documenting ill try to keep up on that)

build false floor frame test fit tank and compressors

mount and wire up valves

adding to the snakes on a plane..wired up compressors, relays, pressure switch etc.

trash and tools everywhere

some point in between did the finishing work on the false floor, i know, you dont like it



ran lines for the air gauges and mounted...the gauges are a little much for me so i think im gonna go with digital gauges or mount them somewhere else

As of now im waiting on rear bags, and my switchbox, the switchbox is supposed to arrive in like 3 days, the rear bags about a week, so my plan for the next step will be to run lines and get the fronts working as soon as i have a switchbox.
Id highly recommend [email protected], very helpful, ordered everything on a monday and i had all of this stuff on tuesday morning.
updates soon


Modified by ___GTI02 at 7:50 PM 2-16-2009


Modified by ___GTI02 at 7:35 AM 2-19-2009
 

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Re: just another new england mk4 build thread... (___GTI02)

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Id highly recommend [email protected], very helpful, ordered everything on a monday and i had all of this stuff on tuesday morning.
updates soon


Kevin is the ****! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Always helpful while on vacation or not.
 

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Re: just another new england mk4 build thread... (Larry Appleton)

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Kevin is the ****! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Always helpful while on vacation or not.

its true, responded to IMs while he was away, didnt even realize he wasnt in the office til afterwards
 

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Re: just another new england mk4 build thread... (___GTI02)

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its true, responded to IMs while he was away, didnt even realize he wasnt in the office til afterwards

YES YES, Kev's the man, best customer service i've dealt with
 

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Re: just another new england mk4 build thread... (Still Fantana)

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YES YES, Kev's the man, best customer service i've dealt with

Yes yes, i couldnt agree more http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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nice man gettin closer...maybe this weekend be hitting switches in the front ........im hoping to be done tonight with mine if all goes well.... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: just another new england mk4 build thread... (diive4sho)

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i would be careful with the faux fur and those leader lines...the leaders are known to get very hot and your fur could melt....still looks cool though

exactly what i was thinking...mine get very hot
and like the other guy said...no water trap?
 

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i cut the holes bigger around the compressors so it shouldnt be as much of an issue now, we'll see, and as far as watertraps they will be there, just not yet, the original ones i was going to get were to big to fit properly, so i am getting smaller ones
 

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switchbox is wired, all the valves worked, i blew a fuse the second time the compressors kicked on though so i think i need to run a thicker power wire. im running lines on sunday so im going to do it then, also spoke with Kevin today, firestone rears and watertraps should be here mid next week http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
also the 16" steelies were sent to the shop last night so those should be ready in a week or 2
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so last night i spoke with ericjohnston27, turns out we were having the exact same power issue, and i have a similar management setup, so i went out and bought the 4gauge rockford 100amp wiring kit. So huge thanks to him for helping me clear that up. other than that i drilled through my change holder to run the cable for the switchbox, disregard the very messy car....i have no motivation to clean it in the winter, on top of the fact that its all torn apart at the moment
iphone pics FTL



Ill take real pictures on sunday when im actually making significant progresss



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new stuff
so the new power wire worked great, no issues with that(thanks to ericjohnston27 for the help on that once again) , the fronts are in and working, im pretty happy with how its sitting with no notch, and on 65 series tires at the moment, once i put the widened steelies with the 45s and do the notch it should make a big difference. im expecting the rears from [email protected] tomorrow or wednesday so that will be done for the end of the week. with the help of gti4chris(his car is the jazz in here) we accomplished this yesterday...more pics when its not wet and cold









 
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