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30 minutes ago, monkeybusiness said:

Has it been chipped to 370bhp? Was it a bit underpowered before?!..

Improves the economy a touch, turbos kick in lower. It got noticably faster and didn't cost much. Why not, eh? 😄

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I have a 3.0 touareg tdi. Awesome car. Does everything I ask it to do. Had it for about 2 years or so now. Only thing I've done is a starter motor. Mechanic recommended engine out job same as the v10. I did it in the yard by taking drivers front wheel off and going in that way. Still a pain in the arse but doable.

 

It has towed anything and everything with no issues. Towed a 4t forklift on a 900kg trailer (private road of course) with no issues. 

 

We have taken it off roading a few times and its great. 2007 model so has locking centre diff and proper high/ low gearbox. 

 

Anything post 2010 came with an "off road" mode only. Never driven one off road so can't comment on what they are like. But the pre 2010 ones are brilliant off road and will easily embarrass plenty of landys.

 

At the same time, put in on a motorway for 10 hours straight and you wouldn't even think you had been driving when you get out at the other end.

 

I never thought I would ever buy a touareg. Now that I have one, I'd buy another tomorrow without a second thought.

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We have found much the same, we have locking center and rear diff on the v10. Bloody thing doesn’t stop off road till it’s really bad, then it’s a long walk back 🤦‍♂️
As to towing it’s effortless by far the best truck we have had, the air springs keep it level as well so it’s not quite so fussy on trailer nose weight

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10 minutes ago, carmst74 said:

You need a winch 😁

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Looks smart being hidden in there rather than sat out front. What did you wire into and how do you get to the clutch lever?

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9 minutes ago, Will C said:

Looks smart being hidden in there rather than sat out front. What did you wire into and how do you get to the clutch lever?

Negative wired to the earth jumping point under the bonnet.

 

Positive wired to the main wire coming into the fuse box under the bonnet. This is wired direct to the battery so saves trying to get a cable under the drivers seat.

 

Your may have twin batteries in which case you could run the cables under the car to the battery in the boot if you wanted.

 

We also wired a keyed isolator into the Positive cable so the winch is always off unless we need it. 

 

The clutch can be accessed by popping out the VW badge if you want to. The rhino winch has wireless remotes so I just reverse the rope out with the remote. Just means its a bit slower but if your stuck you ain't going anywhere anyway 😂😂

 

We just welded a 6mm steel plate onto the crash bar to provide somewhere to bolt the winch plate to.

 

Looks far better tucked into the bumper and plenty of room for it too.

 

 

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