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1 Bagged Beetle Turbo on October 21st 2014, 12:10 pm

n8t86


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Just thought I'd introduce myself here.  Spend a lot of time on vwvortex and have been modifying my cars (subtly) ever since I was 16 with my first Jetta.  

This is my current and only daily car:
2012 Reflex Silver Beetle Turbo
2.0T 6 speed manual
Base Trubo model with gauge pod


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It stayed stock for all of 6 months.  I purchased a new complete air ride setup from a member overseas weeks prior to H2Oi 2013.
Airlift Performance series front setup with Airlift double bellow rear bags and koni yellow adjustable rear shocks.
I did the install myself. Took about 5 days total working on it in the evenings.  Hardest part was most getting up the nerve to tear apart my brand new car. lol.  Everything else was actually just time consuming and most time was spent making sure things were done correctly as I didn't want anything breaking, leaking, rubbing, scraping, popping, etc.  I did not cut any holes in the car to run the air lines from the trunk to the bags.  If you open the hatch and look below the latch there is a grate with a rubber flap that goes right into the bumper.  I ran all my lines thru there and then under the car.  Removed the big black pans under the car and attached my air lines via zip ties to lines already run there and then reattached the panels.  They cover a lot of the underside so I wasn't too worried about the lines being scraped or cut by debris under the car.

Did a test fit of a wheels from my friend's MKV GTI:

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yes they are tiny tires and at this point I do not have a frame notch so it will not sit aired out level because of the frame resting on the passenger side axle.  I do have my rear bumpstops still in with those pictures.  I ended up cutting them in half to lower the rear some more without sacrificing the ride quality a lot.

I finished everything up about a week prior to leaving for H2Oi and lucky me no leaks!  Also had my windows tinted 35% all around. Gloss black vinyl roof and rear valance.
Down at H2Oi 2013:

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once back from H2Oi I stopped at a friend's client's house and took these quick pics on my Iphone4:


Then gave the wheels back and riding around on my stock wheels with 15mm spacers front and 8mm spacers rear


This is my drive height:

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Before leaving for H2Oi I had my tank powdercoated red and a pic of my trunk setup:

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I then decided it was time to get wheels of my own. Came across a set of OEM 20x9 Bentley Flying Spurs that were already a red/maroon color but needed refinished.


The weather was nice for a few days and I just couldn't resist trying them on:

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2 Re: Bagged Beetle Turbo on October 21st 2014, 12:12 pm

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I had my friend and awesome guy Jason at 4Everkustoms refinish the Bentleys

OEM Bentley 20x9 et41
235/30/20 Hancook Ventus V12
10mm spacer up front (I think), no spacer out back
color is called Crazy Red from Prismatic Powders


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Jason Diem @ 4EverKustoms did all the work on these.
I sent him poorly powdered slightly curbed wheels with bald tires and he turned them around to look like this! Stripped them down, polished them up, taped them off, powder coated, clear coated, purchased tires, mounted, balanced and finish polished.

3 Re: Bagged Beetle Turbo on October 21st 2014, 12:18 pm

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And more recent pictures.  I have a full SPM Turbo back exhaust on now.  Originally I purchased just the street version (mufflers) catback portion but then upgraded to a downpipe wtih cat and resonated midpipe.  It sounds good for a full 3" turbo back exhaust.  There's no drone unless at under heavy load uphill kind of scenario.


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4 Re: Bagged Beetle Turbo on October 26th 2014, 5:08 pm

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oh damn! love the setups! welcome to the fambam!!


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5 Re: Bagged Beetle Turbo on October 27th 2014, 12:52 pm

n8t86


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Thanks again!  I am debating something else already, but funds are a bit low for them...

6 Re: Bagged Beetle Turbo on November 3rd 2014, 9:58 am

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@n8t86 wrote:And more recent pictures.  I have a full SPM Turbo back exhaust on now.  Originally I purchased just the street version (mufflers) catback portion but then upgraded to a downpipe wtih cat and resonated midpipe.  It sounds good for a full 3" turbo back exhaust.  There's no drone unless at under heavy load uphill kind of scenario.


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Looks sick brotha!! Like it with the Bentley wheels.

7 Re: Bagged Beetle Turbo on March 16th 2015, 6:58 am

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So I'm selling the Bentley wheels... have my eye on something else now.

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