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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtG View Post
    That fuel station looks familiar
    Jip. Only place I will stop for fuel between GP and coast.

    At Aliwal now. Quick Steers burger and then the last stretch.

    Very tiring driving so slow in a treg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Pretoria to Bloem

    11.0l/100km while driving 100km/h cruise control most of the way.

    Cant complain about that. Muds and all.

    Attachment 399013


    How badly did the consumption get knocked with the mud tyres. It can easily be north of 1l/100km just going from HT to AT. So I assume a little worse.


    I did a round trip of just shy of 1000km yesterday to look at a boat in Kimberly. The amarok however seems more speed sensitive and at 120km/hr on the gps most of the way returned 9.4 where I think the toureg/ cayenne can go around early 7s at that sort of speed.

    It takes a lot of discipline to stick to 100km/hr over that sort of distance. Especially when the vehicle can easily do so much more.

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    The spare on the roof makes about a 10% difference above 110km/h

    The bigger tyres made a 10% difference (measured via gps distance versus pump fillup to avoid errors via odo reading that is out by 6%)

    The muds as far as I can tell use the same fuel as the ATs. These Achilles XMT are only loud around slow corners. Im VERY happy with them.

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    On navara the muds worsened conumption by 10% over same size At tyres
    Ricoffy is my voorkeur keuse vir Koffie, en Toyota vir n Bakkie, en ek dra net 2 tone hemde..

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    Got home at about 15:00. Man, driving a treg slowly is tiresome work. It towed with ease and wanted to run faster but I refuse to tow faster than 100-105km/h.

    Physics and grip and electronics can only do so much. Physics is physivs in an emergency situation.

    Averaged 11.1l/100km for the day towing that weight and car filled with stuff as well (seats folded flat).

    All in all a great performance for an 11 year old car with muds and 308'000km on the clock.

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    Thats one of the problems with a refined car. It tends to gather pace too easily.
    I found my 4ltr ford could tow my boat above 100km/hr but it started to feel a little busy and it is just more relaxing to drive at 100km/hr. The amarok feels a lot more steady towing above 100, but I also share you view on the sudden stop and just find it a little more relaxing towing at that slower speed


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    with the trip to gauteng and back I got completely fed up with the aftermarket double din that has rubbish reception.

    I have tried everything to get good reception to no avail. Even drilled a hole in the roof for an aftermarket antenna.

    So, I have put the factory radio back. Anyone wanting a plug and play double din with rubbish reception hook me a PM. R500 plus courier. It has a little bit of cosmetic damage on the one side where someone try to take it out without the right tools. (aerial and GPS antenna excluded)

    It is a Witson D9200 Windows CE 5.0. It has a working version of iGo GPS with SA streetmaps on it (remember the GPS antenna is excluded so you have to buy one)

    GPS
    DVD
    Bluetooth
    CD
    Two SD slots - one for GPS, one for music or video.
    Room for rearview camera functionality
    external iPod cable (it's short though)

    It has a plug and play power connector (you have to route an ignition live cable from the fusebox though)

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    Eish. I completely understand. I've abandoned listening to radio in the Treg and only do playlist via Bluetooth.

    Very often thought of putting my original radio back, only thing stopping me is the convenience of the rear view camera for hitching trailers. It just makes it so much easier!
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    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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    Default Re: Marius's Touareg R5 life thread. Something like that

    i have seen on the peugeot forums from overseas some guys use the android systems and they are superb, from what i have seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desperate Dan View Post
    i have seen on the peugeot forums from overseas some guys use the android systems and they are superb, from what i have seen.
    Yes. Great system. I considered getting one but they also suffer from poor reception in the touareg.

    The touareg has an extremely complicated antenna system but paired with the factory radio its FM reception is absolutely outstanding!

    Perhaps I will save up for a genuine nav unit.

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    Hi Guys. My feedback from the noise that i thought was the wheel bearings was actually feathred tires. I have replaced all 4 tires with brand new Bridgestone Duelers sport contact. Noise is completely gone. The ride feels softer and the vehicle feels more grounded.

    After changing the tires the ESP warning light lit up. Diagnoses from VW was the steering angle sensor witch has been replaced. Total cost labour + part R4823.00 paid by the maintenance plan. The vehicle is moving like a dream again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ismail-VWTiguan View Post
    Hi Guys. My feedback from the noise that i thought was the wheel bearings was actually feathred tires. I have replaced all 4 tires with brand new Bridgestone Duelers sport contact. Noise is completely gone. The ride feels softer and the vehicle feels more grounded.

    After changing the tires the ESP warning light lit up. Diagnoses from VW was the steering angle sensor witch has been replaced. Total cost labour + part R4823.00 paid by the maintenance plan. The vehicle is moving like a dream again.
    Great.
    Share that with the Touareg Owners group as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ismail-VWTiguan View Post
    Hi Guys. My feedback from the noise that i thought was the wheel bearings was actually feathred tires. I have replaced all 4 tires with brand new Bridgestone Duelers sport contact. Noise is completely gone. The ride feels softer and the vehicle feels more grounded.

    After changing the tires the ESP warning light lit up. Diagnoses from VW was the steering angle sensor witch has been replaced. Total cost labour + part R4823.00 paid by the maintenance plan. The vehicle is moving like a dream again.
    Good news! Always nice when things turn out to be simple fixes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karoo Klong View Post
    Great.
    Share that with the Touareg Owners group as well.

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    Will do. And will post pics of the fualty steering angle sensor which was handed back to me by VW. I now insist that all fualty replaced parts be given back to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post

    Perhaps I will save up for a genuine nav unit.
    Problem with that one is you may need the digital amp and the maps are largely not affordable/viable. Also only works with the OEM rear camera.

    There is one unit made by Dynavin which apparently does the diversity correctly.

    http://store.dynavin.com/index.php?r...product_id=128

    Not cheap though...
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    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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    How much are the latest ones that come as optional extra in the new touareg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Problem with that one is you may need the digital amp and the maps are largely not affordable/viable. Also only works with the OEM rear camera.

    There is one unit made by Dynavin which apparently does the diversity correctly.

    http://store.dynavin.com/index.php?r...product_id=128

    Not cheap though...
    The DVD based navi (top right) is plug and play. The CD based navi (bottom right) needs an extension cable run to the rear amp.



    That dynavin unit looks good and it's a good price (disregarding our useless rand exchange rate)

    This is the one I had in mind but that will also suffer from the bad FM reception issue

    http://www.carnaviplayer.com/volkswa...n-player-p-314


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    Exchange rate is the best in 4-5 months. Buy now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    Exchange rate is the best in 4-5 months. Buy now!
    perhaps if I didn't just spend a large amount on muds.

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    Just looks like more of the same rubbish to me. Would not buy anything that cannot do diversity properly. I guess you are in a different position, as you already have the normal aerial fitted.
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