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    Default VW T6 - upgrade options

    Good afternoon,

    Bought a 2020 T6 lwb transporter for the family, and need some advice on upgrades. Based in Stellenbosch so local installers would help, VW here is not very helpful at all

    Limited budget so don't think I will go as far as some of the amazing kombi's on here, but I want to do the following in the interim

    - Armrests, can it be added later or better to replace the whole seat?
    - waiting for a quote to insulate all the panels to lower road noise
    - Speakers at the back, currently only two in the front, the sound guy mentioned I need to replace the whole radio if I want to add speakers, I'm a bit of a noob with sound, how risky will it be to connect 2x extra to the existing radio?
    - Mud flaps?
    - Auto door locking, the wife complains that she has to manually lock the doors, can it be programmed to lock the doors automatically once in motion? VW said its not a option

    Thank you in advance

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    Default Re: VW T6 - upgrade options

    Quote Originally Posted by Benchmade View Post
    Good afternoon,

    Bought a 2020 T6 lwb transporter for the family, and need some advice on upgrades. Based in Stellenbosch so local installers would help, VW here is not very helpful at all

    Limited budget so don't think I will go as far as some of the amazing kombi's on here, but I want to do the following in the interim

    - Armrests, can it be added later or better to replace the whole seat?
    - waiting for a quote to insulate all the panels to lower road noise
    - Speakers at the back, currently only two in the front, the sound guy mentioned I need to replace the whole radio if I want to add speakers, I'm a bit of a noob with sound, how risky will it be to connect 2x extra to the existing radio?
    - Mud flaps?
    - Auto door locking, the wife complains that she has to manually lock the doors, can it be programmed to lock the doors automatically once in motion? VW said its not a option

    Thank you in advance
    Which T6? My dads has armrests fitted from factory? Your best bet would be to change the whole seat. As far as I know you cannot add an armrest on.
    Speakers: You can add speakers, or as I did with my dads. I added an RCA converter to existing wires. Added amp and then speakers off of the amp, after adding sound insulation.
    Mud flaps: Can't help you there, however, check out @Jason Willemse's build on the forum. I remember he fitted some
    Auto door locking. VW don't know what they are speaking about. it takes a couple of minutes with VCDS. If you were close to me I would help, or check in the Volkswagen section for a member on the VCDS list close to you and a 6 pack of beer will get it done I am sure.
    Last edited by AfricainHD; 2021/10/18 at 03:59 PM. Reason: added info
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    Default Re: VW T6 - upgrade options

    Quote Originally Posted by Benchmade View Post
    Good afternoon,

    Bought a 2020 T6 lwb transporter for the family, and need some advice on upgrades. Based in Stellenbosch so local installers would help, VW here is not very helpful at all

    Limited budget so don't think I will go as far as some of the amazing kombi's on here, but I want to do the following in the interim

    - Armrests, can it be added later or better to replace the whole seat? If you are close to a city and have time,try a scrapyard, the armrests can be ordered from ebay, but cost a fortune
    - waiting for a quote to insulate all the panels to lower road noise Get someone to carpet the panels, the correct thing to do is to take them out and use proper insulation between them and the body
    - Speakers at the back, currently only two in the front, the sound guy mentioned I need to replace the whole radio if I want to add speakers, I'm a bit of a noob with sound, how risky will it be to connect 2x extra to the existing radio? If I'm not mistaken all VW radios are made to use 4 speakers, front and rear, get a sound guy to install 2x speeakers in the sides at the back
    - Mud flaps? Acouple of years ago the dealers charged about R860 for a set of 4
    - Auto door locking, the wife complains that she has to manually lock the doors, can it be programmed to lock the doors automatically once in motion? VW said its not a option Bull#####, can be programmed via VagCom Cable or even Carista, when speed exceeds 15km/h they all lock, option to open only drivers door and second push passengers doors also

    Thank you in advance

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