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Old 12-15-2012, 12:49 AM   #851
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what kind size wheel/tire combo can you fit on a bagged GR? seriously considering this kit when i save enough. im still looking to keep my functiuon, as well as have form. i go camping alot on dirst roads and bags seem like the perfect solution. that blue gr is THE SEX, love it. got the specs on it?
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:08 AM   #852
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Just curious, but how are the air lines run from the tank(s) to the bags? Do you have to drill holes in the trunk floor or are there ways to run the lines without having to permanently alter the vehicle? I am interested in going this route for my 2011 STI sedan. Also, what is the average cost for the install (I know that prices will vary depending on location). I have never done any suspension work on any vehicle.
You could possibly get away with not putting the hole in it, by putting slits in the rubber grommets located in the spare tire well or you could possibly run the lines inside the car (big PITA).

I have done several installs on various different cars myself. To be honest especially with the airlift V2 system it is easier than say installing a sub and coilovers in our cars

But if you pay a shop it can get pretty pricey.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:49 AM   #853
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what kind size wheel/tire combo can you fit on a bagged GR? seriously considering this kit when i save enough. im still looking to keep my functiuon, as well as have form. i go camping alot on dirst roads and bags seem like the perfect solution. that blue gr is THE SEX, love it. got the specs on it?
My guess would be any, depending on how much work you want to do to fit it. You can always pull fenders, stretch tires (as much as I hate that) or add camber. But different widths + offset are what you need to check eg. 18x10 +30 only pokes 3mm more than an 18x8.75 +20.

Google an offset calculator, and Google image the setup that you're looking for eg. "08 STI (car) Rota SVN 18x10 +30 (wheel) 255/40/18 (tire), usually they'll talk about what it took to slam the car on those specs.

But if you want to play it safe, 18x9.5 +38 with a 255 or 265 tire gives you plenty of tread and a nice aggressive stance with minimum effort on the widebody 2011+ wrx/08+ STI.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:53 AM   #854
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what kind size wheel/tire combo can you fit on a bagged GR? seriously considering this kit when i save enough. im still looking to keep my functiuon, as well as have form. i go camping alot on dirst roads and bags seem like the perfect solution. that blue gr is THE SEX, love it. got the specs on it?
Bags are definitely awesome for all sorts of scenarios- this being one of them! Erin's blue GR is on a Bag Riders complete kit. She's using Air Force struts and AccuAir SwitchSpeed management. I'll be sure to forward your kind words to her I'm sure she will appreciate it

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My guess would be any, depending on how much work you want to do to fit it. You can always pull fenders, stretch tires (as much as I hate that) or add camber. But different widths + offset are what you need to check eg. 18x10 +30 only pokes 3mm more than an 18x8.75 +20.

Google an offset calculator, and Google image the setup that you're looking for eg. "08 STI (car) Rota SVN 18x10 +30 (wheel) 255/40/18 (tire), usually they'll talk about what it took to slam the car on those specs.

But if you want to play it safe, 18x9.5 +38 with a 255 or 265 tire gives you plenty of tread and a nice aggressive stance with minimum effort on the widebody 2011+ wrx/08+ STI.
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Just curious, but how are the air lines run from the tank(s) to the bags? Do you have to drill holes in the trunk floor or are there ways to run the lines without having to permanently alter the vehicle? I am interested in going this route for my 2011 STI sedan. Also, what is the average cost for the install (I know that prices will vary depending on location). I have never done any suspension work on any vehicle.
You can definitely route air lines without drilling any holes. For example, if you installed everything in the trunk, there are grommets for electrical wires that you can run the rear air lines out of. For the front air lines, you can run them through the interior via the door sills - there's a lot more room in there than you would think! I have (2) 4awg wires and (2) 3/8" air lines run down one of my door sills. It's a little crammed, but it fits!

For installation, the cost can be anywhere from 500 - 1500+ (maybe you could get an install for less from a friend) depending on where you want to go (e.g. an enthusiasts house who works in a driveway vs a "real" shop), the type of management you're installing, and how "show ready" you want the trunk to be. Throughout our years in business, we have built a network of qualified and experienced air ride install shops ranging from the weekend warrior enthusiast to full fledged auto shops prepared to do a SEMA quality build. Feel free to PM me or shoot me an e-mail (john@bagriders.com) if you have any questions!
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:46 PM   #855
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:22 PM   #856
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I have a question you may be able to help or may not be able to , I have a complete bolt on air ride kit from a 1994 ford ranger and I'm looking to put a kit on my 2012 Subaru Wrx STi, currently I have a set of coilovers on the STi and was wondering if there was a way I could possibly use the kit from the ford to the Subaru or is there anyway I could get bags and put them on my coilovers and use the compressor tank etc from the from the ford to the STi?? The coilovers I have are bc br coils
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:03 PM   #857
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if you have a 4 corner setup then yes you can limp it home.
another good way to prevent bag failures is check valves. If you get a tank leak it wont affect the pressure in the bag.
where i came from before subies
dude I had a bagged & bodydropped squarebody as well. I sold it years ago, but was featured in ST and Minitruckin' last year after being finished by the last owner. It was orange.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:41 PM   #858
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As someone who a while ago was against 'stanced' cars (before I stopped caring - now I'm pretty ambivalent), I have to say I'm a huge fan of air ride.

I think it has to do with the retention of ride quality/handling while still getting the 'look' (which is a really cool look when you factor out drivability sacrifices).
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:46 PM   #859
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I believe it actually I'm proves ride and handling not just retain and that's why I'm sold on converting. Not just gotta save :/ lol
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:21 PM   #860
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:15 PM   #861
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Working on my air setup as we speak here is my set up in my 2013 WRX
Looking great! I'm very excited to see more GRs getting the treatment!
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:56 PM   #862
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You have a set off the first shipment, so you can expect them in a couple weeks! Happy holidays Have you made any progress on the management install? Absolutely cannot wait to see your STi bagged!


hopefully before xmas . Not yet been busy with work lately, but i have everything ready to install and ill send u some teaser pics how my trunk gonna look
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:04 AM   #863
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I have a question you may be able to help or may not be able to , I have a complete bolt on air ride kit from a 1994 ford ranger and I'm looking to put a kit on my 2012 Subaru Wrx STi, currently I have a set of coilovers on the STi and was wondering if there was a way I could possibly use the kit from the ford to the Subaru or is there anyway I could get bags and put them on my coilovers and use the compressor tank etc from the from the ford to the STi?? The coilovers I have are bc br coils
The bags.. maybe. The compressor and tank, definitely! Are the bags a "bag-over" type of bag? Take a look at this : http://bagriders.com/modlab/products/AERO-SPORT.html. If not, there isn't much you can do for re-using the bags since the new Subies are MacPherson front struts and multi-link rear.

Doing a bag-over setup on the front of Subies is always an option, albeit with a little hammering of your strut towers. The rear on the other hand, is a different story. The 02-07 strut towers are very restrictive to the point where we couldn't fit a double bellow bag on the strut when we were building Subie air struts a couple years ago. The 08+ rear shocks are very short, which makes them not ideal for a bag-over setup, not to mention I doubt an Aero Sport would fit back there given the tight clearance around the rear spring.

If you're interested in hearing more options feel free to shoot me a PM, e-mail john@bagriders.com or just respond here!

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As someone who a while ago was against 'stanced' cars (before I stopped caring - now I'm pretty ambivalent), I have to say I'm a huge fan of air ride.

I think it has to do with the retention of ride quality/handling while still getting the 'look' (which is a really cool look when you factor out drivability sacrifices).
I made the same transition at one point Air suspension has definitely come a long way since the old 4-valve systems which handled like a boat and gave air ride a bad reputation for handling. People still hating on the handling of a proper air suspension system definitely haven't ridden in a car bagged on Performance parts!

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I believe it actually I'm proves ride and handling not just retain and that's why I'm sold on converting. Not just gotta save :/ lol
Depends on your definition of "good ride quality". If you're currently on a set of coils threaded way down to an uncomfortable/unforgiving height, air ride will definitely ride better! On the other hand, it will handle and ride a bit stiffer than stock suspension, which some folks prefer! With the threaded bodies and adjustable dampers on modern air struts, you can really dial in the ride quality of your preference

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hopefully before xmas . Not yet been busy with work lately, but i have everything ready to install and ill send u some teaser pics how my trunk gonna look
Sounds awesome man, please do!!

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:10 AM   #864
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We just launched a comprehensive "Frequently Asked Questions" page on BagRiders.com!

Got questions about air ride? Check out this brand new resource, we hope it helps you out!

Bag Riders | Air Ride Frequently Asked Questions

We got a bit more snow here in VT... let the parking lot hunting begin!

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Old 12-17-2012, 03:00 PM   #865
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:51 PM   #866
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:32 PM   #867
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #868
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Oh god I want air ride. If only student loans had that budget built in :P
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:16 AM   #869
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Shoot me a PM if you want a quote!

Who's excited to see moar 08+ Subies slammed?! I am!! For now, Erin's got the game on lockdown on a Bag Riders complete kit

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:44 AM   #870
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:14 PM   #871
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:22 PM   #872
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wheels? danggg they nasty!
saleen reps. 17x10.

they've been around the block.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:27 PM   #873
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Who's excited to see moar 08+ Subies slammed?! I am!! For now, Erin's got the game on lockdown on a Bag Riders complete kit
Soon as I get back from Ranger school

Here is what I got going so far.


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Old 12-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #874
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We just got word from AirLift that the 08+ GR/GH/GE kits will be shipping next week!
These kits were a HUGE hit! We sold out within a day of the release!

Keep these bagged subys coming guys, they all look amazing! Can't wait to bag mine..
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