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    Default Lift everything -- VW Golf TDI

    So I bought a 99 TDI Golf for a run about to cash in on the 900+km per tank I can get. Working for VW it makes it easy to maintain/repair.
    My Sunday drives with the dogs however started to continually end up on logging roads and with a low hanging engine oil pan and car tires getting punctured I had to change something.

    First thing was a skid plate, 1/4" thick and mounting to the frame rails and subframe. It no longer looks this shiney and is quite scrapped up.


    Some stock height drives around Princeton, Sunday Summit, Harrison and Duffy Lake






    That saves the engine but tires were my next problem, punctured 2 in 2 weeks. So lift and tires were ordered, yes you can do that.
    This was last Saturday morning


    Going from 195/65 to 215/75 with slightly more tread


    2" lift installed with stock suspension in place and some decent trimming up front for turning



    So it was lifted on Saturday and tested with a 600+km drive on Sunday, I like it a lot. Mileage of course went down a little but I'm still looking like 850+km to a $53 tank of diesel for now.


    I did an EGR delete this weekend as well as fixing a coolant leak at the same time. It has plans to get a new turbo and power upgrades to hopefully put out 330 ftlb of torque afterwards.

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    That's awesome, don't see that everyday haha

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    I love the tenacity and determination to drive the roads less traveled! Cool car

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    Certainly cheaper than buying a new truck.

    Also cheaper than driving my lifted Westy around wasting fuel.

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    With a smart driver, that'll get to most places a 4x4 will go....


    Betcha can't make it in to Cabin Lake with that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by westcoaster View Post
    With a smart driver, that'll get to most places a 4x4 will go....


    Betcha can't make it in to Cabin Lake with that...
    that is for sure, I park at the same place as other cars with my lifted wrangler when I go to the grocery store!

    But I love the look of it, and of course that rugged look and potential capability you are getting with it. Nice job!

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    It is still one wheel drive so that will limit me when traction is sloppy but otherwise it's all good.

    I was going to go enjoy Harrison this weekend until I realized it was a long weekend and that just sounds awful so I'll have to find somewhere else to go. Maybe go back up to Duffy Lake.

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    Very cool. Metalnerd kit?

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    Ya and I'm very happy with it. Easy install and good ride quality.

    If I do it again I will try the VR6 front springs and Wagon rear springs with spacers made if needed.

    Did a huge drive on the long weekend Sunday and mileage was awesome. Not much on gravel but a lot of BC mountains crossed, had 760km and still 1/3 of a tank remaining.
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