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pelonx1st 04-20-2012 03:42 PM

Its Official The 7 is in for Air Suspension *Pictures*
 
So today I dropped off my car at Platinum Vip located in irwindale Ca. Im getting my cup kit put on my coilovers and getting it installed as well. The main guy kennedy told me its going to take the whole week to install. Also doing this install we are have couple issues.

Issue #1 - Since each coilover companies make coilovers differently hes not too sure how low I can go on my cup kit with the coilovers. IM CROSSING MY FINGERS IT WILL GO AS LOW AS 3".

#2 - My stereo system is already a problem since he needs to tuck in the wires around the sides of the trunk.

#3 - We wont know if the new wheels I bought which is coming next month will be able to work with this setup, possible issues I might have is to widen my fenders if the case comes to worse to fit my wheels in the back. Im hoping I wont have to touch the integrity of my 7's body.

Pictures will be coming soon after the install is done.

trip7 04-20-2012 05:54 PM

either way you should have the fenders rolled. it's better then risking bending the **** out of a fender since I've seen it happen a few times along with damaging tire. that's how I have the system in my trunk done. the sides of the trunk actually come out real easy. what kind of setup you getting installed? make sure to post some pics. nterested to see how it comes out

Busurfer 04-20-2012 06:29 PM

Although I absolutely agree a lowered 7 looks BADASS, any car I have had with low clearance had a lot issues with of scraping speed bumps, hitting parking stops with the front air dam, same with any kind of steep driveway, etc. Too much hassle this time around but I look forward to seeing the pics of your car when it's done (as well as seeing it in person before too long!).

pelonx1st 04-20-2012 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trip7 (Post 6784692)
either way you should have the fenders rolled. it's better then risking bending the **** out of a fender since I've seen it happen a few times along with damaging tire. that's how I have the system in my trunk done. the sides of the trunk actually come out real easy. what kind of setup you getting installed? make sure to post some pics. nterested to see how it comes out

Yeah my fender is already rolled but they are saying I might have to widen them depending on how my new wheels fitment is on my car. For the setup not too sure what Kennedy is going to do but hes going to set it up with the wheels I have now and another issue is that I have to strecthed the tires as well, so more money I have to spend :tsk:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Busurfer (Post 6784772)
Although I absolutely agree a lowered 7 looks BADASS, any car I have had with low clearance had a lot issues with of scraping speed bumps, hitting parking stops with the front air dam, same with any kind of steep driveway, etc. Too much hassle this time around but I look forward to seeing the pics of your car when it's done (as well as seeing it in person before too long!).

For sure brotha, for the cup kit its actually like air suspension so if I have obstacles in my direction I can lift up the car so I wont have any scrapping issues :D

Busurfer 04-20-2012 10:01 PM

Nice, can't wait to see it!

Keif 04-20-2012 10:04 PM

What kind of coilovers are you using?

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pelonx1st 04-20-2012 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keif (Post 6785042)
What kind of coilovers are you using?

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I went with Ksport Coilovers

pelonx1st 04-26-2012 02:52 PM

Heres an update and a sneak peak on my air ride suspension.



http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...426_131201.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...426_131150.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...426_130842.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...426_130833.jpg

sanhonda22 04-26-2012 04:13 PM

Cant wait to see this thing aired out and dumped.

Db750 04-26-2012 04:39 PM

Can't wait to see the finished product. You have put a lot of work and love into this car. It's gonna be ONE SICK 7!!!!

pelonx1st 04-26-2012 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sanhonda22 (Post 6797433)
Cant wait to see this thing aired out and dumped.

Thanks San, will show you the finish product soon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Db750 (Post 6797493)
Can't wait to see the finished product. You have put a lot of work and love into this car. It's gonna be ONE SICK 7!!!!

Thanks Db, hope all that hard work was worth it. :D

1bad540 04-26-2012 06:07 PM

awesome, You have some serious coin in that car!!! Should look pretty bada$$:thumbup:

Boing745 04-26-2012 06:13 PM

cant wait to see the finished product either, whats are all those things in place of the space tire? lol AMPS?

CLOWNIN745LI 04-26-2012 06:46 PM

looking good, How big is the air tank your running? also what type of air management system?

Suri [TBR] 04-26-2012 07:40 PM

I really can't wait to see the finished product either man :D this is what we've all been waiting for! I'm sure your 7 is going to turn each and every person's head :rofl:

pelonx1st 04-26-2012 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1bad540 (Post 6797673)
awesome, You have some serious coin in that car!!! Should look pretty bada$$:thumbup:

Thanks man, the money doesnt mean much to me compared to the time and effort I put in this car. End of the day I think this car will be in the family till a real big ofer comes along which I know that not gonna happen.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boing745 (Post 6797685)
cant wait to see the finished product either, whats are all those things in place of the space tire? lol AMPS?

Thanks boing, yeah all those things you see in the spare tire is for my stereo. Extra battery for the sound system, LC7 amp for the dvd in the Idrive, and a amp for my mids and highs in the car. I have 2 moe amps that goes in the spare tire which is not shown for my subwoofers.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CLOWNIN745LI (Post 6797757)
looking good, How big is the air tank your running? also what type of air management system?

Thanks bro, the air tank is 5 gallons and the suspension system is not an ordinary air bag system. Its a cup kit that goes over coilovers to achieve the handling but at the same time you can get adjust height with no loss of handling.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Suri [TBR] (Post 6797877)
I really can't wait to see the finished product either man :D this is what we've all been waiting for! I'm sure your 7 is going to turn each and every person's head :rofl:

Im hoping so too Suri, we will see how much of a drop I get from this system since I'm the first 745 to have this kit which is not guaranteed height yet.

bluffrides 04-26-2012 10:01 PM

This will be nice can't wait!!!

Taking the seven to a next level for sure with your setup..good job bro..you and a couple others inspire me when it comes to modding these cars.

Busurfer 04-26-2012 10:03 PM

We need to make a canyon run when you're done, let me know when.

pelonx1st 04-26-2012 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluffrides (Post 6798080)
This will be nice can't wait!!!

Taking the seven to a next level for sure with your setup..good job bro..you and a couple others inspire me when it comes to modding these cars.

:D :thumbup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Busurfer (Post 6798084)
We need to make a canyon run when you're done, let me know when.


Yeah man im kinda disappointed I cant get my car out before Sunday, but hes doing a real clean job and wants to do it right so I didnt argue about how much more time he needs. My car should be functional by this upcoming Monday.

pelonx1st 04-27-2012 03:00 PM

Heres some updated pictures, the rears are already done and the front is going to be put on today.

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...427_133257.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...427_133314.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...427_133346.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...427_133354.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...427_133742.jpg

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...427_133701.jpg

pelonx1st 04-27-2012 03:07 PM

Forgot to Mention H&R for sale, asking for 225OBO Sorry will not ship pick up only. (For Li models)

Boing745 04-27-2012 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pelonx1st (Post 6799459)
Forgot to Mention H&R for sale, asking for 225OBO Sorry will not ship pick up only. (For Li models)

i thinks springs are the same for Li and I bro.

Looking good so far pelon.

Will the cup kit only work if you have coilovers?

Guest091814 04-27-2012 04:15 PM

So far so good bro, awsome job with the updates and all.

...Look forward to the finished product!

Wait a sec... with you it aint neva gonna be finished lol

:thumbup:

pelonx1st 04-27-2012 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boing745 (Post 6799565)
i thinks springs are the same for Li and I bro.

Looking good so far pelon.

Will the cup kit only work if you have coilovers?

Didnt know that it was for both models, *Interesting* yeah the cup kit will only work on coilovers, basically its a cup that goes over your coilovers.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mj745 (Post 6799581)
So far so good bro, awsome job with the updates and all.

...Look forward to the finished product!

Wait a sec... with you it aint neva gonna be finished lol

:thumbup:

Thanks MJ alot more to do before it is a finished product but I think I got most of my major mods out of the way now :D

CLOWNIN745LI 04-27-2012 09:49 PM

What I meant was, what type of system are you going to run with, like digital setup or manual switches?


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