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Old 04-02-2008, 02:20 PM
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Well.....sounds like the time is getting close and the new car should be arriving here pretty soon.

I've already bought the first mod for the car from the fine gentlemen at MPG-Motoring But, the stock specs are:

Hot Chocolate/ Hot Chocolate Cooper Clubman with black C-pillars
Black Leatherette Sport seats
Anthracite headliner
Pepper White Colorline
Wood dash
Chrome line interior
Fogs front and back
Xenon headlights
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:11 PM
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:17 PM
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it's gonna be the war for coolest clubman ever... flamez vs. rally. hmmm this aught to be good!

can't wait.
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:30 PM
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I'm currently entertaining the idea of going with airride to get the ride height I want....

For the controller, I'm looking to go with the Easy Street auto-pilot which offers a lot of cool options. Comes complete with all the pressure senders to monitor each bag and the tank separately. Gonna stick with the Easy street 3/8 valves as well because they offer an easy plug and play with the autopilot system. I'm planning to run 1/4" line which most people say is too slow....but I'm not a big fan of the fast up and down motion.

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I need to see the clubman trunk in person, but the plan is to go with a Viair compressor(s). If I decide to go with a complete stealth install and hide the tank in the wheel well, I'm going to go with a 3 gallon tank and a Viair 480...if not I'll probably go with a 5 gallon tank and a dual Viair setup.

The bags are another thing that will really need to wait until I can get under the car and take real measurements....but I plan to work with a local company that has been putting together new parts for the VW crowd. They do some custom work with shortened Konis and UAV air bags. The fronts should fit no problem...I just need to figure out how to fit airbags in the rear.

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The problem with the rear is that the swaybar fits VERY close to the rear springs, which are already a small diameter (about 4.25" OD) Most bags are 5" in diameter and you can't chance rubbing them with the sway bar.

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Old 04-02-2008, 03:42 PM
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ZOMG! first bagged traveller!!
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:56 PM
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Can't wait for this!
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:00 PM
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take the sway off! LOL I mean if yer baggin yer not worried about handing anyway
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:00 PM
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That's going to be awesome!

If the sway bar is a problem just snag it out... you don't neeeeed it. I would think you wouldn't want them in there with bags anyways... they would do some funky things when going significantly low. Although, I'm not really sure on the handling dynamics of airbags...
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:01 PM
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^ Great minds, yadda yadda.
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:02 PM
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Congrats bro on the new ride

Lovin your future plans for it as well...

So is the old ride gone ? if so, whats the plan with the wheels ? they going on the new ride ?
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:06 PM
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yeah....with bags and no sways, what constitutes lateral stability? the shock overlap? or does the bag itself have something internal?

I know of a Subaru Outback running 10k/10k coilovers with no sways...the roll stiffness is 100% on the spring rates and damper. This gives it good on-road handling, and better articulation offroad (though travel is limited by the spring rate).
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:11 PM
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sounds like its gonna be a kick ass ride! cant wait to see the progress
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Looks like you have some great plans!

Can't wait to see it come together!

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Old 04-02-2008, 04:32 PM
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so...will u have it bagged by dragon?
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damn, that is going to be sweet.
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