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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old November 25th, 2017, 23:14   #3151
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Not towing, but still 800lbs of welder in the back.
Guy laughed like mad when we were able to get it in there. That was pulled halfway out, I had enough room to move it forward enough to barely close the hatch, but didn't want to as it would have made unloading a pain.
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 16:52   #3152
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Saturday morning I made two trips to the scrap yard with some steel, first was 1,060 lbs and the second was 900 lbs. Then, I drove about 2 hours to pick up about 1,350 lbs of coal, distributed amongst the five blue barrels.

The Golf did well, acceleration with the coal on board was... leisurely, but adequate. I had no problem running just over 70 on the interstate and the hills never made the speed drop. On flat ground it was running about 5 lbs of boost but the steeper hills would bump it up to 10 or 12.

Curious to see how much of a hit the mpg will take when pulling the trailer.

I think 1,500 lbs of payload is about all I'd consider to be prudent with this combination. Still, you can do quite a lot with 3/4 of a ton.
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Old December 5th, 2017, 17:15   #3153
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That tank returned 36.1 mpg. Ouch, but I guess not bad considering the usage.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 12:23   #3154
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Exploring the SW US this winter in our teardrop. Ecohitch and a 6" rise. The wagon has been great towing the 800lbs. I hit a deer and lost the front wind deflector and part of the grill (including the VW emblem):


Currently at The Auto Clinic in Irvine, CA getting the AC recharged, DSG service, and oil change.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 13:50   #3155
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Nice pictures. Sorry to hear about the dear accident.
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Old December 18th, 2017, 06:12   #3156
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Scored another 1,600 lbs of Kimmel's Pea and Nut coal on Sunday. Bagged, but in totes because the bags are very fragile.
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Old December 30th, 2017, 11:48   #3157
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I ordered a Thule Euorride 940 tow ball mount bike carrier from here
https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/...2-bikes-328231
It cost $230 and took about two weeks to arrive. [IMG][/IMG]
It had Euro lights like in the above picture, so I rewired them for a US 7way. The outside position on each light is the running/brake(turn) lamps. I changed the amber turn signal bulbs out and rewired them as white reverse lights. The inside positions were originally reverse lights on the right and rear fog on the right. I decided to make them both also light up with my brake lights/turn signals. I ordered a left lens from here,
and put it on the right https://en.hollandbikeshop.com/bicyc...lassic-g6-929/
Here's the finished product. I couldn't resist getting a Euro plate to match the one on the front of my car since there was a spot for it.
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It mounts really solidly on the ball, and folds down well. The total (minus the plate) was around $260.

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Old December 30th, 2017, 12:27   #3158
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I ordered a Thule Euorride 940 tow ball mount bike carrier from here
https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/...2-bikes-328231
It cost $230 and took about two weeks to arrive.
It had Euro lights like in the above picture, so I rewired them for a US 7way. The outside position on each light is the running/brake(turn) lamps. I changed the amber turn signal bulbs out and rewired them as white reverse lights. The inside positions were originally reverse lights on the right and rear fog on the right. I decided to make them both also light up with my brake lights/turn signals. I ordered a left lens from here,
and put it on the right https://en.hollandbikeshop.com/bicyc...lassic-g6-929/
Here's the finished product. I couldn't resist getting a Euro plate to match the one on the front of my car since there was a spot for it.
[IMG][/IMG]
It mounts really solidly on the ball, and folds down well. The total (minus the plate) was around $260.
Looks good! You need to post a nighttime photo of the lights.
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Old December 30th, 2017, 20:02   #3159
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How about resizing that picture? It is only viewable on my 75" TV!

BTW, I just checked the picture size and supposedly at 100% it is 57" x 43".
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Old December 31st, 2017, 05:44   #3160
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Holy cow! That huge image jacks up all of the dialog boxes. If you cannot resize, adding "?w=800" after ".jpg" in your post will display the image at 800 pixels wide.
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Old December 31st, 2017, 10:19   #3161
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Since the forum software can't automatically resize/block such images, I right-clicked on the image and checked the box to block that image. Unfortunately though, that blocks the top domain of the image source.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 07:05   #3162
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Could anyone tell me if Iím doing this Hybrid thing correctly? MPG dropped from mid 40ís to low 30ís at speed.

Or

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dremd/38923856594/
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Old January 11th, 2018, 07:16   #3163
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Could anyone tell me if Iím doing this Hybrid thing correctly? MPG dropped from mid 40ís to low 30ís at speed.


Edit :damn you Flickr and IPhone!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dremd/38923856594/
You need to turn the Leaf around and drive it in reverse. That way you can push the wagen!
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Old January 11th, 2018, 13:05   #3164
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You need to turn the Leaf around and drive it in reverse. That way you can push the wagen!
Ah ha! So thatís where I went wrong.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 19:36   #3165
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