Hey!! Love the build!!It's all down hill from here.
Going to start off with a cheap homebrewed manual setup, but with good dual 444c compressors and a 5 gallon, 8 port tank so that will be future proof. Gonna run 2 switches, 1 front and 1 rear with a electric dual needle guage. When money permits, the management will change to either airlift auto pilot v2 or airlift 3s.
Now to gradually start ordering stuff.
I do want to build a box for the compressor and wires to reduce the noise level since this is my DD and the wife, 4yr old and 4month old ride in this car.
And im sure my 10 will be replaced with 1 or 2 8's of I dont have room for it after the install. It wouldnt be the end of the world to lose the woofer, but it makes my 150 mile daily commute easier.
After watching some YouTube and thinking about the 3rd gen truck, I have a few options for the compressors. They may fit in the 1/2 pair tire space, or I could put them in the corners where the storage trays are. If I tuck the tank up tight against the seat, I still should have room for the woofer without much sacrifice to trunk space.Hey!! Love the build!!
I plan on having a small tank and compressor in my 1st gen at some point (coilover air cups) and had thought something great. I'm not sure how much room is under the plastic in the trunk of your car but there is a ton in the 1st gen. My plan is to have the compressor on 1 side and the tank on the other. Both sides could be made into a "box" kind of like a dog box found in old style vans. This way I could still have my 2 12s as well as the air assisted lift for speed bumps and or driveways.
Worth a shot to take a look behind the trunk liners to see what's back there. If anything, one could always build a stealth box to still keep the bump lol. Keep up the great work!
My pockets are a lot lighter after ordering the Air Lift 3P kit, 2 viair 444CS and isolator kits.
Just need to get 3 water traps, tank, misc fittings and 4 new lead lines, all for 3/8 line. My dead line for completion is 01Jan20. I will run the electronics and lines, get the tanks installed and then have the car down for 1 day doing to d2 racing strut kit.
That should give me plenty of time to figure stuff out and figure out how to quiet down the compressors.
I'm also going to order a XS Power battery as well.
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That good to hear. Bc watching the YouTube videos have me worried.Compressors sound are not that bad actually, the isolators definitely helps in quieting those suckers though.
I don't see any pics lol. I'm sure it will look great from the pics in the "what did you do today" thread. I will say that I'm so glad that I don't need to deal with a stroller anymore.The mock up. I'm 99% sure this is going to be the setup. I will make some panels to hide the compressors and dynamat those on the underside.
If I may ask, what exactly is the purpose of those things? Does it do something like reducing noise or preventing rust or something?I went the expensive route and imported a Japanese brand, compared to the ones from the OP these have no visible logos and have better quality plastics, and yes, they ship to the US, as a gift they gave me two sets of Mazda 3 pre 17 face lift MZD screen protectors (works for CX3 and MX5 too). Which I still have with me.
Door Check arm cover
They also carry MZD screen protectors:
Make sure you select TYPE 02, and they are for 16-17 models with the 7inch display, also works for the 2017 Mazda 3 with the updated dash top.
I didn't read into product details, but Type 03 is for the CX-8 and 2017+ CX-5
I am somehow lost... can you point me right now to this one stop shop? I'll save it on my browser and try to save the same on tapatalk.Keep up the good work man! I have no idea why (until like 2 minutes ago) I hadn't added this to my 1 stop shop under ride threads. You've put a ton of effort into the car and, while airbags aren't my thing, I appreciate and respect the amount and quality of work you've done!
Yeah, sorry. The link in my signature is currently broken and, because of the new site rules, I can't edit it without removing all other links......I am somehow lost... can you point me right now to this one stop shop? I'll save it on my browser and try to save the same on tapatalk.
Here you go: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/323697414837.Finally! Do you have a link for this one? And these are called "louvers"?
Thank you. I try to customize my cars, but still keep them simple. I dont like busy things that are all over the place. Subtle changes that the ordinary person wont really notice.Keep up the good work man! I have no idea why (until like 2 minutes ago) I hadn't added this to my 1 stop shop under ride threads. You've put a ton of effort into the car and, while airbags aren't my thing, I appreciate and respect the amount and quality of work you've done!