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Airbags / Air shocks / Hijackers for Tiguan

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05 Jan 2019 @ 14:51:47 pm
Mikepm
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I have started to tow my offroad caravan with a 2.00 tdi Tiguan as it tows way better than my Land Cruiser.

The only problem is that I need to reduce the Saging rear end of the car. Has anybody got any knowledge on a solution as I have been unable to find anyone who can assist in CT. I cannot believe that there is not a solution.

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05 Jan 2019 @ 23:24:19 pm
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Mike I saw this great Caddy the other day. It was converted with some air suspension. Also the back of it looks like a studio with a great sound and 2 seats.

The moment he parked he lowered the whole car as in this picture. I just had to talk to the youngster and he showed me the switch and how he can change the ride height. His car is fitted with a 4 setting system. I did not ask at what price.

You will notice how he lowered it to about 2cm from the ground.

I am sure there must be a system for the Tiguan as well.

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06 Jan 2019 @ 06:02:21 am
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I don't know how a Tiguan can tow a caravan better than a Land Cruiser! surprised

However, none of my business.

Google these people, they should have an outlet in the Cape:-

assc.co.za

I use them with great success.

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06 Jan 2019 @ 07:02:06 am
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I don’t know which Land Cruiser you are referring to - series 120, 150 or 200

However I am amazed that a Tiguan tows better than any one of them (even the petrol versions), particularly off road with an off road caravan.

I had a petrol Prado 150 which towed brilliantly...just the petrol consumption made me weep!

I guess the proof of the pudding is in the eating. You have had first hand experience with both...👍

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06 Jan 2019 @ 09:34:37 am
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Maybe he's got the 70 series donkey diesel 1 HZ bakkie.

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06 Jan 2019 @ 09:37:21 am
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In fact we've just returned from a 1300 odd km trip, towing with the 80 series carb-petrol and the consumption was the best I've had. (19.2 lt/100km).

Often when I looked down on the speedo, it was at 130km/hr. Ooops!!

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07 Jan 2019 @ 07:42:52 am
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And I thought 100 is a save towing speed - hehehehe.

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07 Jan 2019 @ 07:51:43 am
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Me too, and I try, but if I loose concentration for a bit and take my eyes off the speedo & rev counter, it runs away.

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07 Jan 2019 @ 14:50:54 pm
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In fact we've just returned from a 1300 odd km trip, towing with the 80 series carb-petrol and the consumption was the best I've had. (19.2 lt/100km).

Often when I looked down on the speedo, it was at 130km/hr. Ooops!!

That’s about R2,60 per km. Ouch...!😭

 

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07 Jan 2019 @ 15:22:31 pm
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HI everyone. Thanks for the assistance. I eventually got sorted out by going to "Gremeltech" in Koeberg road Brooklyn Cape Town. They supplied and I fitted them myself.

For anyone interested the details are "Air-Lift 1000" there is a code on the box that is

A/L 1000 and what must be a part # that is 60739.

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08 Jan 2019 @ 10:49:17 am
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Welcome to the forum Mike.

Two questions:

1. At what price?

2. Why not towing with the Cruiser?

We all have difficulty accepting the Tiguan a better tow offroad than the Cruiser.

Jesus saves all who do the will of the Father Matt 7:21-23
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08 Jan 2019 @ 12:07:27 pm
Mikepm
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For a number of reasons I prefer the Tiguan

1) The cruiser 4.2 gx diesel fitted with a low pressure torbo can only just manage to travel at 100kl/hr whereas the Tiguan will tow @ 120 without any problem. This makes my prefered speed of 100 far more relaxing and means I have reserve power for overtaking.

2) The cruiser gives 17 to 18 l/100kl whereas the Tiguan gives about 11 to 12l/100kl

3) I no longer do the serious off road trips into Angola, Bots and Namibia etc. Most of my traveling is on gravel or tarred roads and the Tiguan which is 4 wheel drive with diff lock performs superbly. Incidently the Tiguan has 7 forward gears on the automatic box.

Despite any debate you have to tow with both to realise just how good the Tiguan is.

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08 Jan 2019 @ 15:17:15 pm
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Welkom op die forum

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransmannetjie. (Parys - Frankryk)
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08 Jan 2019 @ 18:43:18 pm
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For a number of reasons I prefer the Tiguan

1) The cruiser 4.2 gx diesel fitted with a low pressure torbo can only just manage to travel at 100kl/hr whereas the Tiguan will tow @ 120 without any problem. This makes my prefered speed of 100 far more relaxing and means I have reserve power for overtaking.

2) The cruiser gives 17 to 18 l/100kl whereas the Tiguan gives about 11 to 12l/100kl

3) I no longer do the serious off road trips into Angola, Bots and Namibia etc. Most of my traveling is on gravel or tarred roads and the Tiguan which is 4 wheel drive with diff lock performs superbly. Incidently the Tiguan has 7 forward gears on the automatic box.

Despite any debate you have to tow with both to realise just how good the Tiguan is.

Thanks for this. Good information to have.

Looked at the Tiguan as a second car but could not get to the price, so wife settled on another make.

I new the Tiguan was nippy, but did not realise it can "beat" the Cruiser at towing. Something to look at in future.

Good reasons you put forward. Not to be argued with and well put.

Thanks.

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