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Old 02-11-14, 11:06 AM   #61
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Tails are just depo eBay led tails...
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Old 02-11-14, 11:57 AM   #62
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Thanks for the compliments!
It's coming along nicely.

The proportions of these cars are deceiving, there is actually a lot of wheel gap still. While it's not visible in the pictures it is very obvious in person! Cannot wait for air...
it is a very nice color combo with the wheel choice!

and yes once you go air, you will see every millimeter of wheel gap and want it gone!
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Wow! Very nice build. The wheels fit great! The color fits the car perfectly.
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Old 02-12-14, 09:32 PM   #64
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Looks good dude! I used to live on the island with my Last Celsior, cool beans.

Also had a look at the 2.5 v6 you jammed in the Focus, looks almost factory in there, was the Zetec 2.0 and the 2.5 using the same tranny and stuff? I imagine some similar lineage if you got it all too work, pretty cool )
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Thanks.
We dropped an complete 2.5 with trans in. The later contours and focus both use the same transmission, with the exception of the bellhousing and final drive. A little mix and match of the axels and mounts but a buttload of minor but many custom mods, including basically building an entirely new wire harness, were needed to get it to work.

The car is in Calgary now with a buddy of mine. If you get out to any of the import/domestic shows around there, you can probably take a look. I think he has kept it pretty much exactly as I sold it to him, the car is a bit of an icon in the focus community, and he likes to keep things familiar.
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wow beautiful ride man. giving me ideas for my 95 thats still bone stock and needing mods
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Old 02-14-14, 02:30 PM   #67
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Thanks!

Wheels, drop, headlights, markers, signals and tails are the only visual changes....

Doesn't take a lot to make these cars look good! IMHO at least.
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Old 02-14-14, 05:44 PM   #68
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Tails are just depo eBay led tails...
Looking great, Shmee! Unfortunately for us (2nd gen) we cannot replace ours with the digis - unless you buy the ones directly from Japan and those are over $600! Grrrrrrrrrr.
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It's the inner tails that is the difference, right? Trunk swap with a 95-97?
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Just got a set of UAS aero sport bags with billet 2GS top mounts.
Also ordered a MB Quart RA1000.1 sub amp and install stuff, just waiting on John at AE to get back to me on which sub to buy.


Searching high and low for the bits needed to finish out the air system with an E-Level and such...
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It's the inner tails that is the difference, right? Trunk swap with a 95-97?
correct. it's the trunk that differs.

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Just got a set of UAS aero sport bags with billet 2GS top mounts.
Also ordered a MB Quart RA1000.1 sub amp and install stuff, just waiting on John at AE to get back to me on which sub to buy.

Searching high and low for the bits needed to finish out the air system with an E-Level and such...
oooh can't wait for the bags! billet top mounts aren't really needed but they are nice to have. air management is truly the heart of any system so make sure you choose the components properly. elevel is nice too, but not really a necessity. do lots of research before buying. check out airsociety.net (though not as active as say vwvortex or here).
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The Billet mounts came with the bags; got them together for little more than just the bags new, and they both only have <500miles on them. they do allow you to go lower according the the guys at UAS, and keep the bag from rotating and floating on the lower perch.

I just want to go E-level for simplicity and accuracy of the height adjustment.
My friends that were manual and switched to E-Level said they would never go back. Oddly i have a group of friends who all have B& Audi A4 Avants each with a different system; one on E-level, one on an Autopilot V2 and the other one the first guys old manual system. having ridden in all of them, the E-level is definitely the most comfortable and easiest to use, although he V2 is not that far behind. Manual system was not nearly as nice of a ride. it wasn't bad, but I want it as smooth as possible.

As far as the rest of the components go, I'm all ears but my current plan is:

2x Air Zenith Compressors
2x Specialty suspensions 24" spun tanks (6gal) or 4x of the 18" versions (8gal)
E-level with NPT ports
In trunk will be fitted with -6 AN Kevlar braided hose and Nickel fittings, under car will be standard plastic " hose and PTC fittings with -6 SS leader hose and fittings to the bags.

The AZ compressors are one of the areas I'm now not 100% on anymore, one AZ pretty much replaces dual ViAir 480C compressors in fill time (according to posted specs at least), but the additional cost of running the dual AZ's is a big pill to swallow... Not to mention running dual AZ's is 80amps vs 40amps for the dual 480c. My 320amp alternator won't care, but that is a lot of draw.
I'm getting conflicting info on the AZ's from some places, some people say they are loud and Violent when running wheel others say they are quieter than the 480s... Some say they are not reliable while others say they are way better than ViAir.

Not sure what would be better....
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The AZ compressors are one of the areas I'm now not 100% on anymore, one AZ pretty much replaces dual ViAir 480C compressors in fill time (according to posted specs at least), but the additional cost of running the dual AZ's is a big pill to swallow... Not to mention running dual AZ's is 80amps vs 40amps for the dual 480c. My 320amp alternator won't care, but that is a lot of draw.
I'm getting conflicting info on the AZ's from some places, some people say they are loud and Violent when running wheel others say they are quieter than the 480s... Some say they are not reliable while others say they are way better than ViAir.

Not sure what would be better....
I'll try clear things up for you based on what I've read:
  • I think a single AZ is softer than dual 480s, but dual AZs are definitely loud. Nothing a little sound dampner and rubber mounts can't fix.
  • AZs used to be unreliable. The OB1 was notorious for its unreliability, but AZ got their stuff together with the OB2 (see this review). An added bonus is that they're rebuildable (even though most Viairs are, as well).
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Got some of my parts today..

Parts parts parts! by ZX3Tuning, on Flickr


Parts parts parts! by ZX3Tuning, on Flickr


167 amps at idle!! by ZX3Tuning, on Flickr


Such clean. Much elegance. by ZX3Tuning, on Flickr


Necessities... by ZX3Tuning, on Flickr


Necessities... by ZX3Tuning, on Flickr






I have been trying to order my SBP12 all week but AE hasn't been answering their calls!
Have a buyer in place for my Status seats so by saturday i should have more than enough to place my order for the rest of my air stuff! YAY!
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YES! excited to see what it all come together. i completely understand about running elevel. if i had the cash i would too! it's much easier to use overall, but the install is the hardest among them. get pics of how you mount the height sensors.

i considered autopilot v2 but am not confident in pressure based systems after playing with airrex. check out this video.
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