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About a week ago i ordered front struts from Bagyardairride. http://forums.vwvortex.com/zer...83157

here are some pics, high quality stuff.
hopefully will be installing them this sunday.




and thats how much shorter they are comparing to bilstein touring, and easystreet struts.



Modified by Rat4Life at 12:14 AM 4-7-2008

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Re: My new MK4 fronts from Austria (Rat4Life)

Looking really good... I am starting to look for some air-ride parts as we speak..
 

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Sick http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Can't wait to see it installed

hoping to have enough time tomorrow, to c-notch and figure out if i want to replace my front lines to 3/8"
 

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Are those Aerosports or just regular Universal Air bags with custom plates? Are they inverted monotube Bilsteins or non-inverted (like the TC's)?
Edit: Just did some searching, and according to an ebay link it looks like they're inverted monotubes with custom plates that seal on the housing (at the lower end) and on the rod (at the top). This eliminates the problem of the 4" steel sleeve inside the aerosports. Can you confirm this?
I'm curious to see how the shocks last, although with the high-pressure gas monotube design I don't think you'll get air past the rod seals.
I'm interested now, this should be low



Modified by Afazz at 8:47 PM 4-5-2008
 

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yes the are just regular universal air bags with plates, and yes they are inverted , also because they are inverted they could trim the strut body to make it shorter.
 

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tough guy. Looks good bro, i better get a ring a ding when theyre done http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: My new MK4 fronts from Austria (candela)

Ok here we go, i got almost everything done today. Got into some problems wheel offset is way too low, gonna try to cut down the adapters,to tuck the wheel in more , also sub frame have to be trimmed in few places to lay flat on the ground.
the distance from fender to the ground is 21 and 1/2"
installation is as easy as it gets.
Driving characteristics are Freaking awesome
even at 35psi and no wheel gap it handle like a dream.
I am very pleased with this kit.

old easystreet stuff is coming out

new struts came in with fittings for 3/8 line, to save time i replaced them with 1/2

5 mins later left side is in


check for wheel clearence, could take some bigger wheels in

Right side c-notching begins


ground down the welds a bit

little bit of seam sealer

and ruberized undercoating


ok here is where sub frame need to be trimmed

and this metal under dog bone is also stopping me from laying the whole subframe

right side is in check for clearance on full turn no rubbing on the lines

ride hight

key blade fits under the subframe (damn i am not low enough
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full up and full down


front shot




big thanks to
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zer...83157
Bagyardairride (Eddie) http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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Re: My new MK4 fronts from Austria (quagmeyer)

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any links to these? I googled but most everything was in German

his web site is down right now, here is the only contact
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zer...83157
 

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Re: My new MK4 fronts from Austria (Rat4Life)

Quote, originally posted by Rat4Life »
gonna try to cut down the adapters,to tuck the wheel in more


Not sure how much you're thinkin of taking off of that adapter but most of the wheel adapter manufacturer's I have dealt with won't make them any less than 20mm for safety reasons...and I see by that pic that yours are already 20mm....be careful...I would hate to see you lose a wheel on the highway because your shaved down adapter crapped out.
Btw ....
WOW
....You're creepin to the top of my list of favorite mkiv's....you gonna be at show n go this weekend? I'd love to get a close look at those front struts... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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