Bag Build - World's FIRST Audi A3 3.2 Quattro - ((as far as we know ))
It all started when i received this box by FedEx. It was the beginning of a loooong story, and i was still think' it would be... simple.
This is where all the "magic" happened. The place we've been working in for a month, tranforming our 2 cars ( Audi A3 and MK6 Jetta TDI link: http://www.vagscene.com/1193_bag_build_2012_mk6_jetta_tdi_+_stance_setup.html ) to get ready for the Deutsch Fest 2012 Show Season.
Started with a simple 1/2" MDF we purchased at Home Depot, that we then transformed into a finished trunk setup.
After doings maths, trial and error, and error, and error, we got to making the "base" of everything. Looks simple when it's done, but it support the whole trunk setup and had all kind of restrictions to follow so that the spare tire, the fusebox, the flat tire kit and the battery all remain accessible ( yes the battery is located in the trunk for the A3 3.2L quattro ).
Under another angle, we can see the dual 400C Viair Compressors. As you can see, the spare tire is still easily accessible. Since the compressors were higher than the original "trunk floor height" we'll have to re-set the trunk floor.
Tadam. Here is the new trunk floor located about 4'' higher than the original. Looks easy like that, but the small piece on the left took 3 hours to trim perfectly. Notice the 2 holes ? We used the license plate as a template. Perfect size!!
This was the worst part of all: taking the effing sway bar OFF the car. We had to lower the subframe and take the suspension table on the right OFF the car as well. Everything wasn't as simple as a FWD because of the AWD system.
the suspension table.
Next Step: wiring everything. We had to deal with tons of spaghetis because the harness was made for a one compressor setup, and we had 2 to deal with.
Back under the hood, we had to take the whippers, cowl grill and everything to get the air lines out, and to take the front struts off also.
My buddy Oliver work his ass on the wiring while i'm busy up front.
Compressed air means leak possibility. Gotta make sure everything is sealed properly.
Where we worked for 2 weeks on this car. No space, no light, lot's of swearing here !!!
Remote controle wire coming trought the center console right beside the handbrake.
What you see when you take the Trunk Floor out of the car.
We then painted everything in satin black to protect the MDF from water.
75% final setup
Gotta test the front struts for any leaks. A good teaser, but wait 'till you see with the Desmond Wiseport!
Front installed, gotta work the rear struts now!!
In the back now: gotta cut the frame a little to complete installation. Much easier than up front.
then we went to a fabric/tissu shop where we purchased suede and foam. wrapped the trunk floor with it. It's so Fluffy !!!
Here are the Desmond Wisesports, hmmmmmmmmmm !!!!
specs: 19x9.5 rear, 19x8.5 front, wrapped in 215-35-19 on all four.
i hear you begging for more :P
the for finally wrapped. Got Stretch, yes. You Mad Bro? Whatcha know about streching anyways?
Right is the rear, left is the front.
Almost ready to put that b*tch on all fours...
Mission Accomplished. Eurokracy 2012.