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Old 12-12-2012, 08:37 AM   #41
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You must have some damn sensitive ears because I've had two bagged roadsters now and lets talk about hearing everything and to be honest my compressor hardly makes noise. Plus with most advanced management you can set it so it only turns on when your air gets low so unless you're bouncing down the street I see no reason to have your compressor running more than 5 mins anyways.

OP awesome work! I may consider those for my rear to get lower on the Z4 since it's pretty much the same setup as an e46.
Perhaps the technology has just gotten a lot better. My rover is definitely an older compressor setup and it DEFINITELY runs far more than what you described. Mine basically has a reserve tank that continually fills via the compressor and distributes to the bags.. every time they compress, it shoots more air to fill it back up.. great for serious off roading comfort but not for practical compressor use.

My buddy has a bagged Lexus that's beautiful but you hear the compressor kicking in far too often for my liking. Sounds like he has a sewing machine in the trunk

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #42
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Aren't they worse for handling compared to coilovers?
That's an old rumor. Old truck setups back in the day welded together yes. These new setups that companies offer are truly amazing. Short of competition track racing you will not feel a difference.

My AirRex kit has truly blown my mind as fas as handeling goes. The AirLift kit I had on my TT was awesome as well but more OEM feeling. The AirRex with all of it's adjustability and retaining the sway bars is a perfect alternative to a static coil setup (I've had bilstein, tein, H&R, etc on all my prvious cars). Yes it's more money but you have the piece od mind that your fenders, lips, oil pans, etc are safe.

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Perhaps the technology has just gotten a lot better. My rover is definitely an older compressor setup and it DEFINITELY runs far more than what you described. Mine basically has a reserve tank that continually fills via the compressor and distributes to the bags.. every time they compress, it shoots more air to fill it back up.. great for serious off roading comfort but not for practical compressor use.

My buddy has a bagged Lexus that's beautiful but you hear the compressor kicking in far too often for my liking. Sounds like he has a sewing machine in the trunk

Said car

That makes sense. Yes the technology has become way better.

With a car like that lexus too I bet he's running a dual setup with some larger exposed compressors (can't watch the vid at work) . For a more practical setup like I have, one small one in the spare tire well or like jeremy said in the bumper is enough and still quiet.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:51 PM   #43
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Aren't they worse for handling compared to coilovers?
Yes they are.

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I'm sorry, but what is the point of this video? That cars on bags can drift? Great!

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That's an old rumor. Old truck setups back in the day welded together yes. These new setups that companies offer are truly amazing. Short of competition track racing you will not feel a difference.
It isn't a rumor. You're right that the handling decrease might not effect most people too much, but there's a reason why track cars and the like are on coilovers, and not bagged.

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It isn't a rumor. You're right that the handling decrease might not effect most people too much, but there's a reason why track cars and the like are on coilovers, and not bagged.
Lol when did OP say he was bringing his car to the track or that this was going to be a dedicated track car? I have TC Kline coilovers which people rave about for track use and I don't go to the track
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It isn't a rumor. You're right that the handling decrease might not effect most people too much, but there's a reason why track cars and the like are on coilovers, and not bagged.
Lol, there are many reasons track cars don't run bag setups.

1. Weight
2. Complexity
3. Reliability
4. No need to adjust ride height on a daily basis, its a freakin track car

Not because they don't handle good.

I believe that coilovers do handle better for track use, however to say that bag setups handle terrible, is stupid. The average person wouldn't notice on the track.
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Lol, there are many reasons track cars don't run bag setups.

1. Weight
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4. No need to adjust ride height on a daily basis, its a freakin track car

Not because they don't handle good.

I believe that coilovers do handle better for track use, however to say that bag setups handle terrible, is stupid. The average person wouldn't notice on the track.
Exactly. And to be honest for the weekend warrior a bag setup is probably better.

For those interested in how a bag setup performs look up the AirRex Mini Cooper and S2k. They are killing it. It's only a matter of time before we see more bagged cars out there.
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mmmm why u no tell me b4
I didn't know you'd want to know otherwise i would of told you!

And thanks everyone, sorry for the wait on additional pictures. I just finished up everything tonight. I only have a couple cell phone pictures for now.


Here is where i put the controller, i can pull it out to use it and if i dont want it to be see i can just tuck it back into the tray and shut it.


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I didn't know you'd want to know otherwise i would of told you!

And thanks everyone, sorry for the wait on additional pictures. I just finished up everything tonight. I only have a couple cell phone pictures for now.


Here is where i put the controller, i can pull it out to use it and if i dont want it to be see i can just tuck it back into the tray and shut it.


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Again sorry for the quality, like i said i just got it together
What was the cost for the kit?
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Lol when did OP say he was bringing his car to the track or that this was going to be a dedicated track car? I have TC Kline coilovers which people rave about for track use and I don't go to the track
When did I say that he was? People are just spouting fallacies in this thread about how the handling is equivalent, but it isn't. And why do you have TCKs then?

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Not because they don't handle good.

I believe that coilovers do handle better for track use, however to say that bag setups handle terrible, is stupid. The average person wouldn't notice on the track.
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It isn't a rumor. You're right that the handling decrease might not effect most people too much, but there's a reason why track cars and the like are on coilovers, and not bagged.
Never said such a thing. Re-read what I posted, carefully this time.
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Honestly I love it. Plan on doing an airrex setup eventually myself. I doubt the op is too concerned about all the negative comments. Its what he wanted so he did it. That's what I hate about the internet. If the op asked a question I would expect various responses. He didn't, so if you don't like it then there is no need to cause an argument. Look at it, make the best "I'm disgusted" face that you can, and then gtfo and move on to the next post that peaks your interest. No need to post your dissatisfaction and piss people off.
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I didn't know you'd want to know otherwise i would of told you!

And thanks everyone, sorry for the wait on additional pictures. I just finished up everything tonight. I only have a couple cell phone pictures for now.


Here is where i put the controller, i can pull it out to use it and if i dont want it to be see i can just tuck it back into the tray and shut it.


Untitled by Dibaltic, on Flickr


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Again sorry for the quality, like i said i just got it together
[QUOTE=Dibaltic;14981150]Untitled[/QUOTElove the choice you made. don't i've only had static cars because i couldn't afford bags.
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When did I say that he was? People are just spouting fallacies in this thread about how the handling is equivalent, but it isn't. And why do you have TCKs then?
Because I wanted a quality product with a proper warranty.
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