Touareg expedition mods

by Steve

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This is my 2004 Touareg V10 TDI, after years of suffering an old Holden Rodeo crew cab for many years, we wanted something with a bit more comfort and capability.

New this machine would be way out of our price range, however this was affordable and in great condition. out of the box it is an incredibly capable unit as it has adjustable air suspension and factory locking diff's rear and centre as well as traction control etc.

Not that the std V10 is a slouch this one has had the engine chipped and tuned to R50 spec with 258kW and 850Nm of torque. up from 230kW and 750Nm.

We fitted:
an Ironman roof rack with landcruiser brackets and fittings.
Some Titan drawers from 4wdsupacentre.
The smallest rims that will fit are 18" and they have General Grabber AT2 255/65x18

The wife and I are planning to do Karijini Gorge and the Gibb River rd plus weekends away whenever we can get away.

Not only does this car go very well off road with over 300mm of clearance but with the suspension lowered to highway mode it handles like a sports car with incredible overtaking ability to boot.

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Dec 25, 2016
by: Shane

Good to see many more alternatives to the Toyota/Nissan getting out and about. If only more diesels where available with stonking engines like the V10.

Sep 13, 2016
hi Frank
by: Steve

Touareg is a great vehicle for touring, very comfortable and so far quite reliable but the early models are a bit high maintenance.
The only issue is the wheel size mine can only accommodate 31" tyres. if you have 18" rims the very common 265/60R18 tyres are a good option.

Sep 13, 2016
Touareg Travel
by: Frank

Hallo, I´m from Germany an I want to use a touareg for my trip to the gold fields etc. Is this car great and relayable for such trips?
What would you change/add after buying an normal touareg?
Which machine?

Best regards

Jun 30, 2016
Awesome VW
by: Anonymous

Hi Steve Great to hear about your Touareg people really underestimate VW's and I think you said it well. Happy 4 wheeling.

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