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    Thread: ** GruvenParts.com Has Billet Touareg Goodies !

    1. 02-08-2011 06:45 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by GruvenParts.com View Post
      Thanks Chris.

      Any Touareg owners near Atlanta that can help us?
      Hello, normally I post on Club Touareg, but I was alerted to this thread and came here to say that I will be in Atlanta at some point this spring, and I would be glad to lend my Touareg for a few days to help develop a skidplate.

      I think there is a huge demand for some professionally made underbody protection for the Touareg. The only options seems to be the VW plastic "skidplates" that do nothing and are for looks, and the massive, 5,000 euro full expedition setup (seen below, which is awesome but more than most people are willing to spend, if they can even get it here).



      There are one or two individuals fabbing some skids, but I know that myself and many others would prefer something a little more professionally made, that is beyond the capabilities of most people. So anyway, if you can't find someone willing to help before this spring, I will provide more details when it gets a little closer to the time for my trip. BTW I have an '04 V8 with air suspension, not sure if it makes a difference though.

      -Randy

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      02-10-2011 08:45 AM #27
      Thanks Randy. If you know of someone currently making the skidplate, have them call or email me directly. Perhaps we can work with them to build a more "professional" version since we have access to all the CNC bending and laser cutting equipment needed.

      If not, then yes we would certainly love to measure your car and develop our own plate. I am looking for owners to also email me suggestions for features they want to see incorporated into the design. Steel, aluminum, composite, size/coverage, access, mounting style, ect... And of course, target price point we need to stay close to.

      If there is interest, we will make these . Please email me directly and post on this thread.

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      02-10-2011 05:12 PM #28
      When mine finally shows up, I'd be willing to help out. I personally like the appearance of the Cayenne skid plates. Not sure if they are functional or just for looks though.

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      02-17-2011 09:22 AM #29
      FREE SKID PLATE TO ANYONE WHO CAN HELP.

      We need :

      1. an actual skid plate to measure

      or

      2. a sketch showing dimensions

      or

      3. a vehicle to measure

      and ..

      your time to test fit and let us know how you like it.

      Not for someone who has never spun a wrench, but if you are somewhat handy from a mechanical point of view, let me know asap if you want to help.

      FREEBIE FOR OUR HELPER !!

      www.GruvenParts.com

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      03-21-2011 03:25 PM #30
      Just to make all the MK4 VR6 owners aware …

      www.GruvenParts.com will soon be releasing a billet aluminum version of the white plastic part which connects the intake manifold change over rod to the drive unit actuator shown in this pic (red arrow) :



      And detailed in this DIY Article section on www.GruvenParts.com

      On 12V VR6 engines (99-06 Golf, Jetta VR6), the white part is sold as part of the Drive Unit p/n 071-133-759C (071133759C) or 071-133-759D (071133759D) and on the 24V engines (R32, 02-08 Golf, Jetta, Eos, Touareg) it is sold as part of Drive Unit p/n 022-133-759 (022133759) or 022-133-759A (022133759A).

      This white plastic part continually breaks and is not readily available from VW without buying the whole plastic Drive Unit at a cost of $130-$160.

      Needless to say, we’ll put an end to that foolishness in typical GruvenParts.com fashion by milling this part from a solid chunk of 6061-T651.

      You can follow the development thread here (and feel free to chime in, too!) –

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-a-replacement






      Just another example of how www.GruvenParts.com is listening to your suggestions. Let us know what other parts need to be redesigned!

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      03-28-2011 02:05 PM #31
      Bump for billet goodness and lots more is on the way !

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      04-05-2011 01:53 PM #32
      Stay tuned for a detailed DIY on the billet intake link replacement -- it will be located on the DIY section of our website.


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      05-23-2011 08:55 AM #34
      GruvenParts.com has released this billet intake drive unit arm for ALL VW/Audi VR6 engines with variable intake manifolds!


      Billet Intake Manifold Drive Unit Linkage!

      This part replaces the white plastic part that attaches to the actuator arm. The OEM part is made from injection molded nylon and becomes very brittle in the engine heat. Of course VW/Audi will not sell you *JUST* this part, you would have to buy a whole new drive unit for big bucks and get a bunch of stuff you don’t need.

      GruvenParts.com builds these the way VW should have: from a solid chunk of 6061-T651 aircraft grade aluminum on a 4 axis HAAS mill-lathe. Utilizing some tricks within the SolidWorks/MasterCam CNC software, we have tweaked the process to allow the billet part to be machined specially to accept the locking feature on the end of the intake rod. Just push fit this part onto the end of the intake rod similar to OEM plastic part fitment. There are no set screws to come loose and the fit is perfect.

      This part makes a great upgrade when installing our upgraded MKIV VR6 Intake Manifold Bushings

      Our part will also cost you about 1/3 what VW/Audi charge for their plastic drive unit (and the OEM plastic part is NOT part of their repair kit). This one is a no brainer!

      You guys asked us for it and we listened. Another great billet replacement part to rid your VW/Audi of the weak plastic parts!

      Don’t forget to check out the DIY listed on our website.

      Applications:
      2.8L 12 V VR6 ENGINE - with AFP Engine Code (99-02 Golf/Jetta VR6) to replace the drive unit linkage p/n 071-133-759D (071133759D) on OEM VW rod p/n 021-133-653 (021133653)

      2.8L 24 V VR6 ENGINE - BDF Engine Code (02 - present Golf/Jetta VR6) to replace the drive unit linkage p/n 022-133-759 (022133759) on OEM VW rod p/n 022-133-653 (022133653)

      3.2L 24V VR6 Engines - 04 R32, 3.2 Touareg, 3.2 Eos, 3.2 A3, 3.2 TT to replace the drive unit linkage p/n 022-133-759A (022133759A) on rod p/n 022-133-653B (022133653B)


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      06-29-2011 03:25 PM #36

      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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      07-11-2011 09:08 AM #38
      Bump for Billet


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      07-25-2011 11:56 AM #40
      Bump for more billet parts !


      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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      07-26-2011 01:42 AM #41
      what ever happened to the skid plate?
      I'm sick and tired of being right all the time

      http://www.pacificgerman.com/

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      08-09-2011 09:41 AM #42
      Nobody ever sent dimensions. I still want to make those, think it would be an excellent addition to Touareg, and quite frankly I cant believe they dont come with 1 standard.

      Can anyone help us with dimensions ?

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      08-09-2011 03:38 PM #43
      Send me a call tag, I will send you mine as a template.
      Here's my truck

      I'm sick and tired of being right all the time

      http://www.pacificgerman.com/

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      08-09-2011 05:17 PM #44
      Send me an email with the details :

      - year/make/model the plate will fit on

      - size/weight of the plate

      - return ship address.

      Nice looking ride

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      08-09-2011 11:14 PM #45
      I'll pull mine off and box it up.
      thanks, its a beater / customer shuttle / parts runner
      I'm sick and tired of being right all the time

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      08-15-2011 10:03 PM #46
      I'm still interested in what you guys can pull together. And I think there's wider demand for a plate with OEM-like fit. Especially if it doesn't interfere with oil changes (anymore than the stock plastic does). Good luck & keep us posted--Chris
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      08-17-2011 03:35 PM #47
      OK let me know. Please email paul@gruvenparts.com with shipping details so we can get ahold of it and start on a design. Good suggestion on the oil changes, we'll make it where those are easy with the plate installed!

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      09-06-2011 03:24 PM #48
      Bump for billet intake drive links and hopefully skidplates too.

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      09-12-2011 04:41 PM #49
      Wheres that skidplate? Tracking # ???

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      09-20-2011 10:03 AM #50

      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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