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the_pirate
01-31-2010, 06:55 AM
Air By Santi

Everything but the trunk floor was installed last night. I drove it home and it drove amazing! Felt like being on stock suspension.

Santi took pics while we worked since my camera broke. So this morning I took a couple "teaser" photos with the wife's PNS.

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Air/Picture009.jpg?t=1264948948

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Air/Picture008.jpg?t=1264949116

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Air/Picture006.jpg?t=1264949130


Right now I'm on stock size tires and I have 13mm spacers in the front and 20mm in the rear so the wheels are preventing it from going any lower.

Today while Santi finishes the trunk I'm gonna finish the Merc wheels and put them on if all goes as planned....stay tuned.

AWD Mike
01-31-2010, 06:57 AM
Awesome man...

Bags are FTW

hercfe
01-31-2010, 07:05 AM
That looks...INCREDIBLE. very nice.

DGAFxxx
01-31-2010, 07:13 AM
I like it!

Tifun
01-31-2010, 08:08 AM
Needs more low haha.

Dan[FN]6262
01-31-2010, 08:37 AM
i <3 steelies

GLXTACY
01-31-2010, 08:54 AM
looks awesome!

Lelix
01-31-2010, 09:46 AM
Amazing! What setup do you have in the rear?

Insomniac
01-31-2010, 12:17 PM
Needs more...

COWBELL!

Looks great. What are you doing to the merc wheels?

Coopa
01-31-2010, 01:06 PM
I firmly believe b5's and air are a perfect match.

JEmm
01-31-2010, 02:20 PM
I firmly believe b5's and air are a perfect match.

Yup. B5 A4's with stock bumpers, slammed on some nice wheels is win imo [up][up]

Car looks amazing man! Good job!

danphines
01-31-2010, 02:53 PM
That blacked out grill looks amazing on your car

wesleyfbm
01-31-2010, 03:15 PM
hell yah chris

djwimbo
01-31-2010, 05:52 PM
I'd rock it, ... but I still liked it better with the Huffs.

the_pirate
01-31-2010, 06:21 PM
Crap photo with my PNS. I'll get some better ones later.

Kind of sucks about the stupid upper c-arms...I wish the front was like 2 inches lower...oh well.

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Air/Picture024.jpg?t=1264990528

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Air/Picture011.jpg?t=1264990668

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Air/Picture023.jpg?t=1264990713

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Air/Picture019.jpg?t=1264990743

Just gotta find some carpet for the trunk and everything will be all set.

For those wondering about the rears. I'm fwd so I used a mk3 strut. Its an air strut or sleeve style bag.

Insomniac
01-31-2010, 06:36 PM
close pics of the wheels?
from vortex it sounds like you're taking your time and making everything legit.[up]
So what are your plans for the upper control arms? I say cut. Cut a lot.[:D]

djwimbo
01-31-2010, 06:41 PM
Good usage of the spare tire well. I wanted to do something similar, but I figured between the pump and tank it would take up too much room.

the_pirate
01-31-2010, 06:54 PM
Well...haha the wheels, well at least one of them, came out crappy. I sanded and sanded but still got lines and grooves in the paint. [down]

Its kind of temporary. I just wanted a change and since I'm broke now rattle caning them was the only option. They will be powder coated this summer hopefully...and that color I can not share with you [:D]

getslideways
01-31-2010, 07:54 PM
looks awesome! are there any pics of the build floating around?

calvin1.8t
01-31-2010, 08:02 PM
how much did your setup cost?

biketsai
01-31-2010, 08:05 PM
Badass man, hopefully I can go airride one day.

Insomniac
01-31-2010, 09:06 PM
...and that color I can not share with you [:D]

boring.[:p]

Coopa
01-31-2010, 11:18 PM
Can't share with us? Teeeeeeeeease! You've got a build thread up on vortex? Link link please, I'm too lazy to search for it haha.

the_pirate
02-01-2010, 03:11 PM
FUNBAGS (http://forums.fourtitude.com/zerothread?id=4714431)

Kind of a build thread....thanks for the kind words guys! [up]

B5A4Kevin
02-02-2010, 06:50 AM
damn man. looks nice. glad you finally got it hooked up. gotta hang out some time.

id give you some more rep but THE MAN wont let me.

anmagro
02-02-2010, 06:57 AM
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Air/Picture024.jpg?t=1264990528

what color are these wheels?

Kyle H
02-02-2010, 06:58 AM
I drove it home and it drove amazing! Felt like being on stock suspension.

That's a good thing? [:/]


Car looks sweet, nice bag install. Are you going to seal/carpet that mdf? If any moisture gets in there it's going to swell...

pipe7284
02-02-2010, 07:06 AM
looks tits chris!!!! congrats!!!

jcb.
02-02-2010, 08:00 AM
looks good.
would the tank not sit any lower? looks like it is up on 2" blocks?

how high and low can it go?
any pics of the suspension end of it?

badseed
02-02-2010, 02:50 PM
That spare tire well setup looks really cleanly done and maintenence friendly. Great job man, car looks fantastic.

VMRWheels
02-02-2010, 03:07 PM
awesome, looks good! [up]

the_pirate
02-02-2010, 03:12 PM
Tank is on 2" blocks cut in half. It wouldn't sit completely in the spare tire well because of the shape of the hump in the middle.

My camera broke the night after we finished the management stuff so I didn't get any pics of the suspension stuff. Santi did and hopefully he'll e-mail them to me soon.

Thanks Felipe and Kevin!

I am gonna carpet the trunk I just have to go and find some stuff that is close to OEM walmart stopped carrying the black trunk carpet I was gonna get. No water should get back there unless I get the car under water or have a leak in the trunk.

Wheels are dulpi-color rattle can, the color is called "almond"

Here is a better pic...well kind of its from an iPhone but it portrays the color better.
http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab117/lukasadamss/criscar.jpg

CrtchRktRcr
02-02-2010, 03:38 PM
Moar pics or i hate you

the_pirate
02-03-2010, 07:13 PM
I'll be getting some more pictures this weekend! I got my camera back from Best Buy Tuesday. They fixed my lens FOR FREE!

So yeah....expect some new pictures.

DGAFxxx
02-03-2010, 07:21 PM
thats a sexy beast, excited to see more pics

ThatA4T
02-04-2010, 11:20 AM
wow looks amazing! love the wheels

Lazer Viking
02-08-2010, 05:23 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2653/4008715414_76361b684c.jpg

but i still love you

ADNpro
02-08-2010, 06:48 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2653/4008715414_76361b684c.jpg

but i still love you

Haha.

Car looks amazing though!

A4Rob
02-08-2010, 06:55 PM
Looks good. I like your trunk setup!

CleanA4
02-08-2010, 10:07 PM
http://http://www.fivebuckstofriday.com/archive/hit8.jpg
Must be nice to go that low and feel comfortable... Im need a better paying job[headbang]

pja0750
02-09-2010, 06:29 PM
looks good man gotta love fun bags :p

DGAFxxx
02-09-2010, 06:47 PM
arrgghh shiver me timbers... makes me want to be a pirate

Tifun
02-09-2010, 07:08 PM
I'm looking forward to new pics :)

2001A4QUATTRO
02-10-2010, 06:59 AM
How about some pics of how high you can go? Looking into this but would like to see if I could raise it up as well for inclement weather... The 40" we got here is def not a deciding factor...

hiwords1
02-10-2010, 04:28 PM
hey pirate can you put up a list of the parts you used? i'm trying to go a similar route but can't find anything to fit the rears for a quattro. nice jobs on the uber clean setup though

the_pirate
02-11-2010, 04:44 PM
hiwords: My car is fwd. I used mk3 rear struts.

2001A4Quattro: The car will go up to stock height easily, you could even go higher but its not recommended, the bags are only rated for 120psi which is pretty freakin high but Santi said he wouldn't go over 100psi just to be safe. I'll snap some photos with it lifted this weekend.

Crap pics I took the other night. It was cold as balls and I'm from Florida so I'm not used to 45 degree weather :(

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Air/DSC_0575-1.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Air/DSC_0579.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Air/DSC_0583.jpg

I got some stuff to trim up so I can get it a little lower. I'm also looking for 10mm spacers if anyone has some for sale.

I've got 20mm spacers for sale PM for price.

HORROR BUSINESS
02-12-2010, 10:59 PM
Needs more low haha.

Yea son. [drive]


I firmly believe b5's and air are a perfect match.

Really? I strongly disagree.

The rears(quattro) are really awkward and pretty difficult to get something to bolt on and work 100% successfully. There is a hump in the spare tire well that is a pain in the ass to fully utilize a clean install. There is nowhere to put gauges. Last but not least the front suspension and specifically upper control arms are far from airride friendly.

There is a reason there is only like 3 people with bagged b5's. [wrench]

Mk5's and air are a perfect match haha. Totally install friendly all around.

the_pirate
02-13-2010, 06:58 AM
Everything he said is true. Hahaha but its still fun as hell!