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    Default Re: Transporter Project advice.

    Added rear speakers today... the lack thereof being something else that needed attention.

    Not being a fan of the usual holes in panels and Chinese looking grills, added a pair of Yamaha enclosed speakers that fit perfectly into place, and balanced the audio out really well.






    Some forum members here will know my involvement in other audio forums. Reason stated in case anyone would like a pair of these at a steal. I have many!

    Another box ticked on the bus!

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    Default Re: Transporter Project advice.

    What do you have in the front?



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    Default Re: Transporter Project advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    What do you have in the front?
    Stock set up in front - surprisingly good due to the large sealed doors. Behind the door panel, they have a second steel pressed shell that seals really well, bolted to the door. The stock 6” sits in there, with the VW composite media headunit.

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    Thank you Jason for this great thread. I got my 2018 T6 SWB last week after months of deliberating if it's the right choice. It certainly ticks the most boxes. You have given me some great ideas.
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    D-day. I’m sitting outside of Seikel 4x4 near Cullinan, waiting for the gate to open and get the suspension upgrade underway. Time to be uplifted!


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    And.......

    Can"t leave us in suspense like that!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cats View Post
    And.......

    Can"t leave us in suspense like that!!!

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    Oh yes... sorry!

    So the job is done, and the smallest amount of measured lift was bang on 35mm. The increased ride height is immediately visible, as is the driving position. Amazing how such a measurement is immediately felt.

    The ride is a little firmer than the (non-heavy duty) factory suspension, but feels far more damped. Speed bumps now a breeze without the usual nose dive.

    The change in tyres to Pirelli’s also added to the comfort. I’m much happier with the drive feel and clearance now. Will take her out soon for a real-world test!

    Center of wheel to top of arch measures 506 in front, and 490 at the rear.





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    That looks cool. I am Shrek green with envy.

    Those measurements sounds spot on. Would be good to get your feedback on comfort levels after a bit of use.

    Does it still fit in a std 2.1m garage with the roofrack on and the lifted suspension?

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    I see you fitted Pirelli Scorpion ATR where I am on Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus. What made you chose the ATR?

    Must say I am so far very happy with my Pirellis on the bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cats View Post
    That looks cool. I am Shrek green with envy.

    Those measurements sounds spot on. Would be good to get your feedback on comfort levels after a bit of use.

    Does it still fit in a std 2.1m garage with the roofrack on and the lifted suspension?

    CATS
    Nope! Fortunately all my garages are 2.35m high, so all good. Bus is around 2.2m.

    The Pirelli Scorpions... I had the ATR’s on another vehicle for quite some time and was happy, so did it again. They are slightly more road biased than the AT+, so a little quieter and better in wet. Yes, softer - but I won’t be doing silly things the vehicle shouldn’t be doing.

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    It was nice to meet you Jason, and your bus looks even better in the flesh.

    Can't wait to see the set-up in the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imvubu View Post
    It was nice to meet you Jason, and your bus looks even better in the flesh.

    Can't wait to see the set-up in the back.
    Thanks Erin. Good luck with the install... let us know.

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    It fits. Whew! Had to chop a section out of a four-slat Frontrunner rack... but this is going to add some great versatility for packing and water storage.



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    Getting the bracket proportions right was expectedly painful, but worked out great in the end.

    It started out with using straps, then a concept of pivot points at the seat end... ended up this! Solid as a rock, no rattles, and neat!






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    Nicely done!
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    Jason, I've been following your project right from the start and have to congratulate you! Very well done. Some very well thought out changes and beautifully executed!

    You deserve to enjoy your bus.
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    Fantastically done Jason! If it weren't for all the EGR & other mechanical complications I had with my Kombi in the last year I would've probably gone a very similar modding route. But for now I can only drool over yours!

    -Cheers, and many happy & safe miles!
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    Thank you for all this amazing info and the high res photos. Learning so much. Keep it up!

    It's looking Sikkkk!

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    Wow. I just found this thread. Awesome job and great details. Certainly given me ideas that will be implemented on my bus.
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    Default Re: Transporter Project advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Willemse View Post
    Added rear speakers today... the lack thereof being something else that needed attention.

    Not being a fan of the usual holes in panels and Chinese looking grills, added a pair of Yamaha enclosed speakers that fit perfectly into place, and balanced the audio out really well.






    Some forum members here will know my involvement in other audio forums. Reason stated in case anyone would like a pair of these at a steal. I have many!

    Another box ticked on the bus!
    Jason please check your PM's about these speakers, desperate for a pair if you have, otherwise a model number would be handy.

    Thanks

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