2010 Ranchowagen

00n8

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May 4, 2014
Location
New Mexico
TDI
2010 Jetta Sportwagen
New to the forums, in Rio Rancho and picked up a used Sportwagen I'm calling the RanchoWagen because of the big honkin brush guard the original owner fabbed and installed.
I was going to take it off but decided not to after I witnessed it turn tumbleweeds into dust that would have caused some major front end damage.
Redneck welder meets german automaker
 

Ed's TDI

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Jan 30, 2001
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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'01 Bora and '97 A4 1.8T Quattro (future TDI conversion maybe?)
Looks like a pretty beefy brush guard! Whoever made that should sell them in here! I have no doubt there'd be quite a few interested people if the price was right! Now you just need to mount some driving lights on that bad boy! :cool:
 

Ed's TDI

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Jan 30, 2001
Location
Victoria, BC, Canada
TDI
'01 Bora and '97 A4 1.8T Quattro (future TDI conversion maybe?)
Steelies are too heavy. You're better off getting a decent light-weight wheel and plasti-dipping them flat black. And maybe install a lift kit and some over-sized tires (just go +1 or +2 on the sidewall) and you'll have a TDI All-Road wannbe!
 

Mike in Anchorage

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Anchorage, AK
TDI
2016 Touareg Lux, 2015 Golf Sportwagen SE, new 4 Sept 2017;2009 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen (Ruby) sold to VW on 22 SEP 2017
The semi-circular rise in the center to call attention to the logo is a classic touch.
 

00n8

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Location
New Mexico
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2010 Jetta Sportwagen


Found some nice 16" wheels that look nice online for less than $90 a pop.


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00n8

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May 4, 2014
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New Mexico
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2010 Jetta Sportwagen
Selling the brush guard for anyone interested.


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Mike in Anchorage

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Jan 4, 2009
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Anchorage, AK
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2016 Touareg Lux, 2015 Golf Sportwagen SE, new 4 Sept 2017;2009 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen (Ruby) sold to VW on 22 SEP 2017
If there were a way to make it bigger to offset an 800 kg moose, I might be interested. It would probably limit forward visibility, though. Gone are the days when Saab tested their cars for moose collisions.
 

dieselherb1

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Oct 25, 2008
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Va.
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06 MK5,09 Mk5 CR,03 Mk4,96,2-97 B4s,98 A3,2000 A4,4 Caddies( 2-1.6TD,1.6,TDI) Chevys 6.2,6.5,6.5TD
How much are you asking?
 

Mmobley15

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Mar 13, 2019
Location
Tampa, FL
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2011 Jetta Sportwagen
Hey, hoping someone could help me out. By the looks of it, this thing is probably at around 60 pounds. It seems to be connected by some sort of contraption within the fog light housing? Is there a beam within that or do you think the guy welded a bit on something like the radiator support? And if so, how safe is that having something like this pulling down on it every bump.

Have a project in mind for a mk6 sportwagen.
 
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