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      03-20-2012 11:15 AM #71


      MKIV VR6 Billet Dipsticks

      GruvenParts.com has released these new Billet Dipsticks for all MKIV VR6 motors including both the 12 valve and 24 valve engines in 2.8L and 3.2L variety.

      These billet dipsticks have a CNC’d handle made from aerospace grade 6061-T651 aluminum specially machined with a chemically resistant O-ring for a perfect seal. The wire is bundled stainless permanently attached to the CNC’d handle, and also with a specially machined oil level indicator tab at the wire base.

      Now is the time to get rid of that f-ugly plastic orange OEM dipstick which is prone to breaking and causing embarrassment in your otherwise gorgeous engine bay!

      This part replaces the OEM dipstick on the following vehicles :

      Volkswagen MKIV Golf, Jetta, Touareg, and R32 with the VR6 engine codes AFP, BDF, BJS, BAA, and BMX

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      03-23-2012 08:18 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by GruvenParts.com View Post
      I WANT TO MAKE SOMEONE A FREE METAL SKID PLATE

      Please send me dimensions or template and we will do it. Please email

      Cmon guys we know you want these things and we can make them for Touareg.
      Email sent. New Touareg owner (Wife named her "Trinity" after the Matrix character. ) but I've also got an 93 Corrado SLC so I'm used to workin' on 'em. Owned VW's since 79 - just totaled our 2000 Jetta TDI - hence the '04 T-reg. Used to work in a VW dealer parts department and based on my experience w/ the nearest VW dealer's parts folk I'll be ordering as much as I can.

      Bought a very much used 04 V8 w/ 119K miles. Can't find proof of t-belt change so I'll do that next month. Needs right outer door trim and the trim below that, right fog light trim, lower center grille and probably more stuff I haven't found yet. Need to rip out the Sirius unit and hook up a 1/8" input jack. Bentley DVD will be on the way after next payday and will update my HEX vag-com to CAN. The belly pan is cracked/semi-lousy repaired so I'm all in for a skid plate - shipping's on me!

      While I was under the car I noticed there are more plastic panels - looks like one under passenger side and one under driver's side behind the wheels. Let me know if you want dimensions on those too. The P.O. managed to somehow crack the driver's side. I've never been much for replacing plastic panels so I'll just fab up some sheet aluminum if y'all don't want to make them.

      Just ordered a set of those snazzy intake linkage arms. At least one is broken on Trinity so if the other one's not it needs replacing anyway. If it's really running worse now than with them fixed I can't WAIT to see what it's like repaired!

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      03-26-2012 11:01 AM #73
      Thanks Carl. If you wouldnt mind, remove those broken plastic parts and take us a picture. We can look at all 3 items. We would likely need to have the plastic ones here to measure up. Im sure there will be some questions regarding features - additional protection, drain plug access, desired maximum weight, ect...

      I appreciate your help, these are GREAT trucks and really capable of off roading, its a shame VW used a plastic cover where a metal plate was required to protect the underside.

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      03-26-2012 02:52 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by hi_racing View Post
      Just ordered a set of those snazzy intake linkage arms. At least one is broken on Trinity so if the other one's not it needs replacing anyway. If it's really running worse now than with them fixed I can't WAIT to see what it's like repaired!

      Carl
      I had one plastic arm broken and replaced both with the billet arms. It is definitely worth it , IMO. Good luck!

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      03-27-2012 08:53 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by GruvenParts.com View Post
      Thanks Carl. If you wouldnt mind, remove those broken plastic parts and take us a picture. We can look at all 3 items. We would likely need to have the plastic ones here to measure up. Im sure there will be some questions regarding features - additional protection, drain plug access, desired maximum weight, ect...

      I appreciate your help, these are GREAT trucks and really capable of off roading, its a shame VW used a plastic cover where a metal plate was required to protect the underside.
      It's on the schedule for tomorrow!
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      03-27-2012 08:55 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by OTSB708 View Post
      I had one plastic arm broken and replaced both with the billet arms. It is definitely worth it , IMO. Good luck!
      No kidding! She runs SO much better than before! Replaced both after work today. Gotta find a new egg to put between throttle and foot.

      Installed shot:

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      03-30-2012 10:54 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by hi_racing View Post
      It's on the schedule for tomorrow!
      Uh, did I say that? I meant this weekend Sorry about the delay.
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      03-30-2012 11:22 AM #78
      lol!

      I have a few things for the t-reg going in this weekend also!

    9. 04-01-2012 10:10 PM #79
      Does this billet dipstick work on 3.2 v6 cayenne?
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      04-03-2012 01:01 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by hi_racing View Post
      It's on the schedule for tomorrow!
      Got the front and rear panels off. Front one turned out to be in two pieces - not by design tho. The vertical part on the driver's side is broken so I'll need to patch it back together before we can make a template from it. If you'd rather me just ship them as is let me know - I don't mind driving around without them after seeing how flimsy they are. They might help with undercar airflow though.

      The rear panel is pretty spiffy. Snowing here today so I'll hopefully have time to post up some photos this afternoon.
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      04-23-2012 01:54 PM #81
      I am sorry for late reply on this thread. Can you please send us the skidplates and we will take a look?

      Please email me directly and we can get all your contact info in our system as the official test fitter for the Touareg skid plates.

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      06-29-2012 10:14 AM #83

      Audi/VW 4.2V8 Intake Linkage Arms !

      GruvenParts.com 4.2L V8 Intake Manifold Linkage Arms Warranted for Life !

      Got a 4.2L V8 Audi or VW ? Then you had better check your intake manifold actuator arms Audi/VW P/N 077-198-327A (077198327A)! The OEM plastic versions quickly break, leaving your intake manifold rod stuck which causes poor idle, drivability, loss of power, and poor fuel mileage. This is a very common problem on the Audi/VW 4.2L V8, an otherwise great engine. The dealer will only sell you a repair kit for nearly $400, and each repair kit only comes with 1 of each length linkage arm. If your vechicle has 2 broken linkage arms, you would need to buy 2 dealer repair kits (cost nearly $800)!

      Our Billet intake manifold arms are made from aerospace grade 6061-T651 aluminum with specially machined black Delrin inserts to provide a perfect fit to the actuator balls. These parts are warrantied for life!

      Dont go to the VW/Audi dealer and pay upwards of $400 for the new actuator kit when all you need are the arms (the actuators themselves rarely fail). And DONT pay that kind of money for another set of plastic arms that will break in quick order.

      Go with GruvenParts.com and NEVER WORRY ABOUT THIS AGAIN !

      Fits the following vehicles:

      2004-2007 VW Phaeton V8
      2003+ VW Touareg V8
      2002-2004 Audi A6/Avant
      1998-2004 Audi A6/S6 Quattro
      2000+ Audi A8/S8 Quattro

      Replaces OEM P/N 077198327A (077-198-327A)

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      08-16-2012 08:42 AM #84
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      08-20-2012 09:59 AM #85
      I still want to make someone a free metal skidplate for Touareg .......


      Please contact me if you can help ....

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      09-10-2012 09:34 AM #86
      Up for these billet linkages




      Quote Originally Posted by GruvenParts.com View Post

      Audi/VW 4.2V8 Intake Linkage Arms !

      GruvenParts.com 4.2L V8 Intake Manifold Linkage Arms Warranted for Life !

      Got a 4.2L V8 Audi or VW ? Then you had better check your intake manifold actuator arms Audi/VW P/N 077-198-327A (077198327A)! The OEM plastic versions quickly break, leaving your intake manifold rod stuck which causes poor idle, drivability, loss of power, and poor fuel mileage. This is a very common problem on the Audi/VW 4.2L V8, an otherwise great engine. The dealer will only sell you a repair kit for nearly $400, and each repair kit only comes with 1 of each length linkage arm. If your vechicle has 2 broken linkage arms, you would need to buy 2 dealer repair kits (cost nearly $800)!

      Our Billet intake manifold arms are made from aerospace grade 6061-T651 aluminum with specially machined black Delrin inserts to provide a perfect fit to the actuator balls. These parts are warrantied for life!

      Dont go to the VW/Audi dealer and pay upwards of $400 for the new actuator kit when all you need are the arms (the actuators themselves rarely fail). And DONT pay that kind of money for another set of plastic arms that will break in quick order.

      Go with GruvenParts.com and NEVER WORRY ABOUT THIS AGAIN !

      Fits the following vehicles:

      2004-2007 VW Phaeton V8
      2003+ VW Touareg V8
      2002-2004 Audi A6/Avant
      1998-2004 Audi A6/S6 Quattro
      2000+ Audi A8/S8 Quattro

      Replaces OEM P/N 077198327A (077-198-327A)

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      09-20-2012 08:47 AM #87

      Audi/VW 4.2V8 Intake Linkage Arms !

      GruvenParts.com 4.2L V8 Intake Manifold Linkage Arms Warranted for Life !

      Got a 4.2L V8 Audi or VW ? Then you had better check your intake manifold actuator arms Audi/VW P/N 077-198-327A (077198327A)! The OEM plastic versions quickly break, leaving your intake manifold rod stuck which causes poor idle, drivability, loss of power, and poor fuel mileage. This is a very common problem on the Audi/VW 4.2L V8, an otherwise great engine. The dealer will only sell you a repair kit for nearly $400, and each repair kit only comes with 1 of each length linkage arm. If your vechicle has 2 broken linkage arms, you would need to buy 2 dealer repair kits (cost nearly $800)!

      Our Billet intake manifold arms are made from aerospace grade 6061-T651 aluminum with specially machined black Delrin inserts to provide a perfect fit to the actuator balls. These parts are warrantied for life!

      Dont go to the VW/Audi dealer and pay upwards of $400 for the new actuator kit when all you need are the arms (the actuators themselves rarely fail). And DONT pay that kind of money for another set of plastic arms that will break in quick order.

      Go with GruvenParts.com and NEVER WORRY ABOUT THIS AGAIN !

      Fits the following vehicles:

      2004-2007 VW Phaeton V8
      2003+ VW Touareg V8
      2002-2004 Audi A6/Avant
      1998-2004 Audi A6/S6 Quattro
      2000+ Audi A8/S8 Quattro

      Replaces OEM P/N 077198327A (077-198-327A)


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      09-27-2012 09:02 PM #89
      Do you guys have a lift? I would be tempted to take vaca to come down there and let you look at mine and then install the fabbed one while there.

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      10-03-2012 08:14 AM #90
      We have a skidplate here now, I will be posting pictures of proposed design so you guys can let us know exactly what features you do and do not want to see on it. Thanks !!!

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      10-09-2012 08:56 AM #91
      Guys please post if you are in for Touareg skid plates, and what your target price would be.

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      10-09-2012 05:03 PM #92
      I would be interested, but I can't say on cost till I see your design to know what all it is gonna be covering. Is it just a metal version of the stock one or are you doing something more?

    22. 10-12-2012 05:15 PM #93
      Same here, very interested but highly depends on the design. Something like the front section of this plate at antic-online.de that offers some protection buy wrapping up in front of the underside of the bumper (wouldn't want the bull-bar though)

    23. 10-12-2012 05:21 PM #94
      Here's a small image of what Antec has for the older Touareg but not the 2011+ models.


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      10-15-2012 09:29 AM #95
      We can make this however you guys want. How long and wide would you want these to be?

      And what is your target price for this ?

    25. 10-15-2012 10:14 PM #96
      I guess in the range of $400 seems about right if the right thickness and quality. This is just for the plate in the left picture, not the bars.

      I'll take a quick measurement of the width tomorrow but depth will depend on the mount points so I'll do what I can to estimate that as well.

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      10-18-2012 04:36 PM #97
      I would say 4-550 considering the amount of metal that'll be needed.

      Main thing would be oil filter and oil drain plug access plates.
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    27. 10-19-2012 11:34 AM #98
      I would say roughly 36" wide at the front edge. I'll measure underneath later but just guessing probably about 30" wide for the area that is under the vehicle. Probably 30-36" total length.

    28. 10-24-2012 02:02 PM #99
      Finally had a chance to get some real measurements. The existing plastic shield under the motor is 19" wide, secured by 4 bolts on the rear edge and four more on the front edge. The distance from front to back is also 19" but of course this doesn't include the skid section that would need to extend from there by about 6". The first 6 inches from the front edge is about 32 wide. (shaped like a fat "T" if standing on rear edge.)

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      10-27-2012 06:42 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by GruvenParts.com View Post
      Guys please post if you are in for Touareg skid plates, and what your target price would be.
      I have a MK IV and I have a skid plate from Evolution Imports very close to the same dimensions and includes an access door to change the oil. It's aluminum and almost 5mm thick. It came with all the hardware and tools needed to install the rivet-nuts and powder coated steel brackets on the sides. All of this for $275. I don't think you will sell very many of them at $400-$600, but around the same price point $275-$325 you will sell a lot more. If Evolution Imports can make a profit, then so can you and your material cost is about the same. I would buy one from you at no more than $300.

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      10-29-2012 02:12 PM #101
      How can you compare a MKIV skid plate area to a Touareg area?? You do realize there is almost twice the materials being used right??

      I know there is a company that sells them into the 1k range and still sells plenty of them. For the developement and material cost I feel that 4-600 is a fair price point.
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      10-30-2012 09:18 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by solowb5 View Post
      How can you compare a MKIV skid plate area to a Touareg area?? You do realize there is almost twice the materials being used right??

      I know there is a company that sells them into the 1k range and still sells plenty of them. For the developement and material cost I feel that 4-600 is a fair price point.
      First I will explain the MK IV, it's about 32"X36", its roughly 5mm thick, it comes with steel powder coated side brackets, grade 8 stainless fasteners, riv-nuts with installation tool, an access door to change oil with a removable door, a guarantee, and its all for $275. All the R&D, materials and labor went into this skid plate. That being said, all the Touareg skid plates I have been able to find are very close to the same dimensions so material cost isn't an issue. There aren't any riv-nuts to install based on what I found. The same process of cutting it to fit, putting it on a brake to put the bends in it, drilling the holes, and including the hardware does not warrant an extra $125-$325 extra dollars. I am sorry, but I would not pay $400-600 for a Touareg skid plate. It would be a rip off. I have an appointment to go see my local aluminum fabricator later this week to get a quote. I will let you know what he says on price.

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      11-04-2012 11:47 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by GruvenParts.com View Post
      Bump for billet goodness and lots more is on the way !

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      When will you have your Touareg parts listed on your website? Thanks.

    33. 11-09-2012 07:11 PM #104
      Should we can take the lack of any response from GruvenParts as "no longer interested"?

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      11-10-2012 01:49 AM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by ECLongboarder View Post
      Should we can take the lack of any response from GruvenParts as "no longer interested"?
      Seems like it, right?

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