Static vs. Air

It's a choice we all have to make when building our cars and one I have gone back and forth from lately. When I got my MKV R32 I got a set of FK Silverline X coilovers and loved them for a whole year. In the spring of last year I bought my first air kit installed it with a few friends of mine. After upgrading the front shocks to the performance series I was almost happy with the setup... 

 Air'd out in South Point

Air'd out in South Point

The real reason I bagged the car was that I had selected a set of HRE 109S wheels that I wanted. I got the wheels from a good friend of mine that had had them on his bagged Golf R. Being HRE they were the most expensive wheels I have ever bought even though they were used. They really brought the car together and made the vehicle look just amazing.

 HRE 109S wheels fitted

HRE 109S wheels fitted

But, after a full show season and about 6-8 months I decided I wanted to go back to coilovers for better performance. I looked at pictures of what the car had looked like before and sold the bags in hopes to go back to where I was before.

 BBS Wheels times 3

BBS Wheels times 3

I instantly regretted selling the airbags. Now I know what I have to do this spring. Buy a brand new kit.... Performance series fronts, performance series rears, V2 management, and one of those pretty new seamless air tanks. I know what I need to do, just need to find the money to do so. After this I should love my car again and never make the same mistakes again.

A few friends told me at the time that they knew I would regret it, but I didn't believe them. They were right! I will be back this season though. I have a few things I hope to be changing and can't wait to see how everything turns out. 

Keep an eye out for something new.