If you’re like me you want your car to go faster. There are a few easy ways to get more “fast” out of your volkswagen. Depending on what type of VW you have the selection of parts available to you will vary wildly. There are a lot of people out there tuning their Golf/GTI but obviously there are a lot fewer Toureg parts out there.
Suspension lifts are the most complicated and time-consuming. They are designed to be a complete suspension replacement. Many kits include new front and rear coil springs, new shocks, front and rear lower control arms, front and rear upper control arms, crossmember front and rear adjustable track bars, front and rear brake lines, front and rear bump stops, rear shock relocation mounts, front sway bar disconnects, rear sway bar links, front track bar drop bracket, rear track bar CV bracket, and a drop pitman arm. It is possible to do this lift on your own, but help from a friend can be helpful. Expect a cost range from $1000 to $2500 for a suspension lift of 4″ to 6″.
Once the fresh plug is finger tight, reach for the plug tools. The torque spec for plugs in a TC 88 is 11-18 ft-pounds, so split the difference and choose 15 ft-pounds.
If you feel that your car has even the smallest of problems, it is smart to get it checked right away. Many people ignore smaller issues, and they eventually lead to much larger issues.
There are numerous air tools you can never ever live without when fixing in a garage. First are the inflator and air gauge for your tires, followed by a ratchet, and orbital sanders. A cut-off wheel and reciprocating saw works when you want to cut something up. An air-powered impact wrench with a complete set of sockets must be made use of sparingly. For easy nut removal, a reliable torque tool such as a Best Torque Wrench Under 100 can be used instead.
Oil drain pan-You will use this to catch dirty oil when you’re performing an oil change. I recommend the type that not only catches the oil, but you can also use it to transport the oil when you have to dispose of it. Make sure that the capacity of the oil drain pan is at least twice the amount of the oil in your vehicle. That way, you can change the oil more than once or for more than one vehicle before taking the oil in for disposal.
I hope this gave you a different view of some items seen at the 2006 Shot Show. I know it’s not complete. There was so much to see and it’s not possible to see it all in any detail. I can only encourage you to attend a future show if the opportunity presents itself.