Here's another build that the OG's might remember.. 2010 Honda Insight. It started life on a full UAS Analog setup installed by some not-so-good installers who's shop I will not mention.
It's pretty low I guess..
So let's start this thread out with a lesson on WHAT NOT TO DO!
Cluster fck trunk
1/2" Air lines, UAS bag is not even secured on to the strut so it rattles around and makes all kinds of clunking sound.
Rear bag rubs because previous installer didn't check clearance and didn't bother to look up smaller diameter bags like the RE5
No water trap
Some additional issues were:
-leaking corner because stiff ass 1/2" airlines were getting a hole rub into it by the steering arm
-faulty/incorrect pressure switch: 40PSI on / 80PSI off???
-Bad wire crimps that just falls apart as soon as you touch them
-1/2" airlines causing car to hop when aired up, blew both front struts, and took forever to dail in the correct driving height
Finally all this crap removed, 1/2 day of work
Now to do things right, AirREX bolt on air-struts were used with 1/4" air lines
Adjustable endlinks were included because the bracket were relocated lower down
Comparison of OEM Strut+UAS & AirREX
Fronts installed - notice OEM style tabs for sway bar & ABS line
A nice feature with AirREX struts is the 12 step clicking adjustment for shock compression+rebound. You dail in exactly what you want in terms of ride comfort or handling performance.
For air management we used the AirREX Stage III Wireless Digital kit. It includes one 2.4GHz Wireless controller and one USB wired controller. It has 3 pressured based presets and all PSI information is displayed on the TFT LCD screen.
The AirREX Stage III system was designed for ease of use plug-and-play installation. Everything is pre-wired, plumbed, and tested so all we had to do was connect the 4 air lines and power wires.
But we wanted to maximize the trunk space so we tore it apart:
About 1/2" lower.. it was actually getting caught up on the bodywork.
So we grab some narrower/ higher offset wheels and...
Oil pan touch down
So we eventually stretched some tires on the viennas:
And it made it onto Honda Tuning:
Did a couple of shows
Most people sell their car as soon as they get a magazine feature but Sunny (the owner) decided to one up himself. So here's the start of the SEMA build...
17X9 Volk TE37, Brembo Nickle Plated Calipers BBK, 5X114.3 conversion using CR-Z hubs, spindles, and torsion beam.
Wide Body become even-wider body
The funny thing is, as it sits there's only one week left until we stage for SEMA. eek