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Old 07-21-2013, 11:34 PM   #2126
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I can back up that bags are very nice in terms of comfort over coilovers. You'll loose the "bounce" for the most part and have much easier adjustments.

Here is my ride height on Air Lift.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:01 AM   #2127
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Car looks good! I'm not sure how many pics I already have of your car for my wallpaper. Makes me want to save up for some air. Friend of mine has air on his Lexus SC300. Says the same thing about the difference between coils and bags.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:42 AM   #2128
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Love those wheels. Wish I could pull them off with my current setup but it wouldnt work.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:57 PM   #2129
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Just finished the air install on my wagon and my girlfriends sedan this last week. We went with Air Lift Autopilot V2 kits from Bag Riders. My wagon took home 3rd Place JDM at the Fatlace/Slammed Society showcase at Formula D over the weekend






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Old 07-22-2013, 04:04 PM   #2130
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SuBK, those cars are beautiful, great job .

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:29 PM   #2131
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I want bags so bad!! I'm so tired of my BC Coilovers .

I hear they ride better but is it like night and day better? or just you can tell because you drive the car everyday better?

Better example if I were to swap and didn't tell my women would she notice and say wow this is so smooth now or do you think she wouldn't be able to tell a difference? She didn't notice a difference in power from Stock to stage 1.

Anyone answer? I've never been in a bagged car.
Sorry been out of the office a few days at a show in NJ. We're back!

In my opinion, Air Lift Performance suspension for our Subarus has a more comfortable, yet still very comparable ride quality to high-end coil-overs. Obviously you can't compare a $2500+ suspension system to an $800 set of coil-overs. I have my air suspension dialed in to be very firm, but as other users have noted the frequency of an air strut when properly configured is nothing like a coil-over with an incredibly firm spring.

I can answer your other question directly: my girlfriend was extremely happy when I switched to air suspension a few years ago. She noticed a big difference in ride quality as a passenger, and for me, I got to keep the firmness that I enjoy when cornering and otherwise spirited driving. Given, I still swerve to avoid speed bumps which she dislikes, the overall ride quality of air ride can be stamped as "girlfriend/wife approved" as far as I am concerned

Feel free to PM me directly, or give us a call (802 735 2574) should you have any other questions!

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Old 07-22-2013, 05:24 PM   #2132
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:40 PM   #2133
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The car looks pretty high in the front because the front wheels are slightly turned to catch more light.





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Old 07-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #2134
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Loveddd the wagon on KF's before.
But now that it's on air?
WOW. Amazing man.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:58 AM   #2135
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huge thanks to will fischer @ bagriders for hooking us up w/ airlift company air struts <3

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Old 07-23-2013, 10:34 AM   #2136
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Loveddd the wagon on KF's before.
But now that it's on air?
WOW. Amazing man.
Thanks man! I am loving it.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:42 AM   #2137
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huge thanks to will fischer @ bagriders for hooking us up w/ airlift company air struts <3

Looks awesome, thanks for the support!

Here's a quick snap of Kevin @ Bag Rider's GD Impreza. Eurokracy was a blast, if you weren't there this year, put it on your schedule for next summer! The AirSociety guys know how to have a good time!
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:01 PM   #2138
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Sorry been out of the office a few days at a show in NJ. We're back!

In my opinion, Air Lift Performance suspension for our Subarus has a more comfortable, yet still very comparable ride quality to high-end coil-overs. Obviously you can't compare a $2500+ suspension system to an $800 set of coil-overs. I have my air suspension dialed in to be very firm, but as other users have noted the frequency of an air strut when properly configured is nothing like a coil-over with an incredibly firm spring.

I can answer your other question directly: my girlfriend was extremely happy when I switched to air suspension a few years ago. She noticed a big difference in ride quality as a passenger, and for me, I got to keep the firmness that I enjoy when cornering and otherwise spirited driving. Given, I still swerve to avoid speed bumps which she dislikes, the overall ride quality of air ride can be stamped as "girlfriend/wife approved" as far as I am concerned

Feel free to PM me directly, or give us a call (802 735 2574) should you have any other questions!

Cheers,
John
John basically hit in spot on. On my 11 wrx i switched over from bc racing br coilovers and a hell of a lot of suspension mods. The bags are wayyy smoother for daily driving and i wouldnt have it any other way. even with a full car the car rides like a cloud literally. even when i ride dumped it still rides smooth.

the only down side is i did loose a little bit of handling when switching over. my steering wheel is AS responsive as it was.

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Old 07-23-2013, 05:08 PM   #2139
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I can back up that bags are very nice in terms of comfort over coilovers. You'll loose the "bounce" for the most part and have much easier adjustments.

Here is my ride height on Air Lift.
lookin good
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:01 AM   #2140
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Stock wheels because Australian police hate my RS's


IMG_0001 by sebastienpeek, on Flickr

And this is from the weekend, rolled this height for over 800km and then rolled even lower when I got to my destination.


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And laid out on the RS's.


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Need to still notch the front and rear so I can lay frame on my stock wheels.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:33 AM   #2141
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:07 AM   #2142
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Lots of nice rides on here.

Not a fan of the whole slammed thing, but to each their own.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:19 AM   #2143
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the only down side is i did loose a little bit of handling when switching over. my steering wheel is AS responsive as it was.
Are you running the exact same camber, wheel size / width and drive height as you were on coil-overs? If any of these factors changed it is not really a fair comparison... What kind of pressure are you running at your drive height? You would likely benefit from shortening your front struts a bit in order to obtain a stiffer rolling spring rate!

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Lots of nice rides on here.

Not a fan of the whole slammed thing, but to each their own.
Holy moly it's a level minded person!! Haha, thanks for the kind words!
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:25 PM   #2144
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Beautiful! Looks great.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:40 PM   #2145
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Are you running the exact same camber, wheel size / width and drive height as you were on coil-overs? If any of these factors changed it is not really a fair comparison... What kind of pressure are you running at your drive height? You would likely benefit from shortening your front struts a bit in order to obtain a stiffer rolling spring rate!
For a few days yes. When I had the BC i had 18x9.5 +38 RPF1 with 275/35 tire and roughly -1.5 camber in the rear. When I installed the bags I immediately noticed the loss of stiffness on my steering wheel. The major problem I ran into is the rear bags on my GR cannot go high enough to safely run such a big tire. I have the rear shocks twisted as high as they go and even at 55psi or 60psi in the rear the car is too damn low and rubs far too much. I would have to dial in 3-4 degrees of camber in the rear to be able to drive the car...shortly after that I put my works on which dont count towards handling lol.

What PSI should I be driving at for maximum performance? I have new wheels coming 18x9.5 +40 with the same 275/35 tire and really want to give the bags a shot but I am worried they won't work with a real aggressive tire.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:59 PM   #2146
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For a few days yes. When I had the BC i had 18x9.5 +38 RPF1 with 275/35 tire and roughly -1.5 camber in the rear. When I installed the bags I immediately noticed the loss of stiffness on my steering wheel. The major problem I ran into is the rear bags on my GR cannot go high enough to safely run such a big tire. I have the rear shocks twisted as high as they go and even at 55psi or 60psi in the rear the car is too damn low and rubs far too much. I would have to dial in 3-4 degrees of camber in the rear to be able to drive the car...shortly after that I put my works on which dont count towards handling lol.

What PSI should I be driving at for maximum performance? I have new wheels coming 18x9.5 +40 with the same 275/35 tire and really want to give the bags a shot but I am worried they won't work with a real aggressive tire.
In regards to the rear on the GR... Do you have aftermarket LCAs? What I've seen come up recently is that the aftermarket LCAs have a slightly lower mounting point giving about 30mm less lift to the Air Lift kit. The rears do not have as much lift as other cars on air, but you should be able to get a 2-3 finger gap on stock LACs. As for driving PSI I've seen that it is recommended to be around 45 PSI up front and 50-60 in the rears. My typical PSI on the GR is 35 up front and 52 in the rear, but I do ride a little lower then some others. If going on a road trip it may be closer to 44 and 58.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:07 AM   #2147
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:44 AM   #2148
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Just got finished with my ride. I love it.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:56 AM   #2149
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Just got finished with my ride. I love it.

Oh looks great Loving the WRB as always.

I am down for the year cracked cylinder so I never rushed into my install all my parts are still in the boxes .

Tanks also never arrived so I had no real push to install .

Keep up the great work guys I will be gathering parts and installing a new motor.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:24 PM   #2150
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I've chosen bags over coils and am currently researching the hell out of this.. but not sure if I really want to do the install myself. If anyone knows of a reputable shop in VA, DC, or MD that can do this work properly, this is something I'm willing to drop money on.
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