2014 VW MKVI Jetta GLI Air Suspension

2014 Volkswagen MKVI Jetta GLI: Silent Air

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Ok, this 2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI just rolls off the line and its immediately in our shop for some major upgrades. Air suspension management in the trunk? Check. Hidden in the spare tire well and sound dampened, this setup is as stealth as they come. This hooked up GLI will materialize at Wuste Vegas 14. Read on to find out how we accomplished this sick Silent Air setup.


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Full On Bone Stock Factory Fresh Mode

This is the way the German designers intended an advanced sport sedan to be. Let’s change that immediately because…Air.

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TTRS BBK & AccuAir Suspension

OEM TTRS BBK & AccuAir Suspension compared to the stock brakes and suspension.

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AccuAir Air Management Kit

The AccuAir Air Management Kit knows about the car’s height, weight and balance. Welcome to smart suspension.

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19in BBS CH | Bronze Finish

The BBS CH’s are a classic destined to never go out of style, but this time coming with a satin bronze powder coat finish.

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Air Suspension, by nature, is a complex beast. You need power, you need air, you need bags…and now with e-Level, you need sensors and a brain. This is where AccuAir brings their e-Level Air Management Package with Touchpad. We installed the dual tanks, compressor, the ECU and the VU4 4-Corner Valve Unit in the trunk wheel well. We installed the front and rear D2 air springs and dampers and all of the wiring and plumbing for the air lines to the 4 corners. We finished off by installing 4 ride height sensors that keep the ECU in the know about the car’s height, weight and balance. This allows for real time adjustments while in mid corner! Or for when the weight in the vehicle changes! Welcome to smart suspension. Adding to the smartness, the owner opted to install the iLevel Wifi Receiver, which enables iPhone and now Android smartphones to act as the control touchpad!


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Air Suspension, by nature, is a complex beast. You need power, you need air, you need bags…and now with e-Level, you need sensors and a brain.
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Air Suspension Front Passenger Install

Here is the whole Air Management gear mocked up on a tray that fits snugly into the spare wheel well in the trunk.

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Air Suspension Front Driver Install

Not only visually stealth, the trunk and dampened trunk floor cover eliminates the sound of the compressor.

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Continuing the aggressive stance strategy, 19 in motorsport wheels were chosen. The BBS CH’s are a classic destined to never go out of style, but this time coming with a satin bronze powder coat finish. At et 35, these wheels were pushing the limits of the perfect stance, especially in the dynamic world of air suspension. The Michelin Pilot Sport 235/30/19 proved to be too meaty in this situation, and were replaced by 225/30/19 Falkens 453 that allowed for the proper bit of stretch to clear fitment. The visual cherry on top are the red and gold BBS center caps. Complimenting the wheels are a set of front OEM TTRS BBK, 6 pot Brembo monsters, with slotted and cross drilled rotors. The brake pedal is so real that it will hurt your nipples. The in car entertainment was also done in house as a special thank you project. Alpine Naviagation/DVD/Tuner paired with a JL Audio Amp that pushes 500w and a JL Audio Stealthbox Subwoofer. The end result was a cutting edge auto, with a cutting edge dynamic suspension. Knowing the owner the way we do, we figure this is not the end of the road, but the first leg of a long haul. Thanks Michael!


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Air Management Trunk Mockup

Here is the whole Air Management gear mocked up on a tray that fits snugly into the spare wheel well in the trunk.

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Stealth Install Acheived

Not only visually stealth, the trunk and dampened trunk floor cover eliminates the sound of the compressor.

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Project Silent Air

  • 2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
  • 2.0 TFSI Engine | I4 Turbo
  • DSG Gearbox | Dual Clutch | 6-speed
  • Candy White Exterior | Black Leather Interior
  • e-Level™ TouchPad™ Air Management Package
  • D2 Front & Rear Air Suspension Kit
  • iLevel™ WiFi Module for iPhone and Android
  • 19in BBS CH | Bronze Finish | Red Center Cap
  • 225/30/19 Falken 453
  • OEM TTRS BBK Front Brembo 6-pot caliper, slotted and cross drilled rotors
  • 500 Watt JL Audio Amp, JL Audio Stealthbox Sub Install | Alpine INE-Z928HD Navigation/DVD/Tuner with Touchscreen
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