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    1. 12-18-2016 02:20 PM #1
      I think the Alltrack deserves its own mod/upgrade thread, therefore:

      Today I took my winter wheels and tires off my TDI Passat (going back to VW next month) and put them on the Alltrack. The 215/60/17 tires are considerably taller than the factory 205's, but there's no rubbing. I guess I'm going to have to find some junkyard wheels/tires for the Passat


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      12-18-2016 03:24 PM #2
      I took my Alltrack in for the second time for vibration in the seat,floor and steering wheel. The said one wheel/tire was off with roadforce so they grabbed one from another Alltrack and the tech is driving it this weekend. Hope that solves the problem.

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      12-18-2016 07:02 PM #3
      Changed out the only incandescent interior bulb in the trunk with a grid led bulb.

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      12-18-2016 08:15 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by tdi1fun View Post
      Changed out the only incandescent interior bulb in the trunk with a grid led bulb.
      Is that a 44mm festooned bulb?

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      12-18-2016 09:15 PM #5
      It is, had some that I bought for my allroad awhile back. Got them on ebay cheap from China but it works fine, and lights the trunk much better.

    8. 12-19-2016 08:47 AM #6
      I added a couple of things:
      (1) Travall guard tdg1472
      https://www.travall.com/en-us/volksw...-guard-tdg1472

      (2) Muddy Buddy trunk liner
      https://parts.vw.com/p/Volkswagen__A...G9061161B.html

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      12-19-2016 09:21 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by el_zorro View Post
      I added a couple of things:


      (2) Muddy Buddy trunk liner
      https://parts.vw.com/p/Volkswagen__A...G9061161B.html
      I think I am going to do the Muddy buddy and...

      https://parts.vw.com/p/Volkswagen__A...5G9061195.html
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    10. 12-19-2016 09:42 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
      I think I am going to do the Muddy buddy and...

      https://parts.vw.com/p/Volkswagen__A...5G9061195.html

      Ah, yes, I did that too – the rear bumper plate. Forgot to mention. Easy to do.
      Helps with the dogs getting in/out of the vehicle without scratching the bumper.
      Cheers!

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      12-21-2016 01:24 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by markd31scottvw View Post
      I took my Alltrack in for the second time for vibration in the seat,floor and steering wheel. The said one wheel/tire was off with roadforce so they grabbed one from another Alltrack and the tech is driving it this weekend. Hope that solves the problem.
      So I got my Alltrack back yesterday after road force balance and went for a ride with the dealers top tech. They fixed some of the vibration but he told me that all of the tires still registered in double digits after the balance. He did say that for passenger cars to drive smooth the numbers should be in single digits and possibly because the Alltrack has stiffer springs it wouldn't achieve the lower numbers or that the sub par Falken tires are to blame. Does any one else that has an All track with the Falken tires have the vibration problem or do any of you have any ideas. I have to get back to him after Chistmas as I will be driving 4 hours north to Maine which will be a good road test to see if it's acceptable. I don't want settle because why should I. I have a mk1 Audi tt and a B5.5 Passat that don't vibrate.

    12. 12-21-2016 02:03 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by markd31scottvw View Post
      So I got my Alltrack back yesterday after road force balance and went for a ride with the dealers top tech. They fixed some of the vibration but he told me that all of the tires still registered in double digits after the balance. He did say that for passenger cars to drive smooth the numbers should be in single digits and possibly because the Alltrack has stiffer springs it wouldn't achieve the lower numbers or that the sub par Falken tires are to blame. Does any one else that has an All track with the Falken tires have the vibration problem or do any of you have any ideas. I have to get back to him after Chistmas as I will be driving 4 hours north to Maine which will be a good road test to see if it's acceptable. I don't want settle because why should I. I have a mk1 Audi tt and a B5.5 Passat that don't vibrate.
      The dealer is blowing smoke up your keister. Have them put on a new set of tires. Think about it, many 17" Alltracks have been sold and if it was a problem, we'd have a 50 page thread on it now.

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      12-21-2016 03:47 PM #11


      Not 24 hours old and already filthy. Getting winter tires on.
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      12-21-2016 05:11 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by jjvincent View Post
      The dealer is blowing smoke up your keister. Have them put on a new set of tires. Think about it, many 17" Alltracks have been sold and if it was a problem, we'd have a 50 page thread on it now.
      If service gets denied by VW on replacing the tires then I will escalate the issue with them.

    15. 12-21-2016 05:33 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post


      Not 24 hours old and already filthy. Getting winter tires on.
      Is that a dead body in the back?

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      12-21-2016 05:37 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by jjvincent View Post
      Is that a dead body in the back?
      Who have you been talking to?
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      12-21-2016 06:52 PM #15



      What did I do to my Alltrack today? 20% tint all around, installed my Thule Aerobars with bike trays. Took delivery yesterday and was able to complete lowered trunk mod, installed 65w h7 headlight bulbs (versus 55w stock, temporary until I get eds replicas), and Recaro baby seat. Deauto brake, trunk, glovebox and fog leds are on the way. Will post updates!

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      12-22-2016 09:27 AM #16
      Could you please tell me what headlight bulbs you bought?

      Thanks.

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      12-22-2016 12:29 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by jsmBora1.8T View Post
      Could you please tell me what headlight bulbs you bought?

      Thanks.
      Osram H7 65w, German bulbs. I reused them from the mk6 tdi golf I had which was bought back.

      http://store.candlepower.com/osraulhiouh7.html

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      12-22-2016 01:12 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by jaypoto View Post

      What did I do to my Alltrack today? 20% tint all around, installed my Thule Aerobars with bike trays. Took delivery yesterday and was able to complete lowered trunk mod, installed 65w h7 headlight bulbs (versus 55w stock, temporary until I get eds replicas), and Recaro baby seat. Deauto brake, trunk, glovebox and fog leds are on the way. Will post updates!
      is the Recaro a forward facing or rear facing? Also, how is the space with one installed?

      I ask because we are expecting in March and still browsing seats.

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      12-22-2016 02:29 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by brnscofrnld View Post
      is the Recaro a forward facing or rear facing? Also, how is the space with one installed?

      I ask because we are expecting in March and still browsing seats.
      The recaro seat is forward facing for our 2 year old. Recaro seats are engineered for safety and heavily bolstered so it is a little on the big side and has a taller armrest. I do recommend it because it is simply a cool seat and very safe with not 1 but 2 cupholders! I will try to get pics later.

      We also have a 7 week old and we use the Britax base for that. Basically my wife and I both have the base and the little one can get passed between cars in the baby seat and locked in, rear facing. Also recommend just out of convenience because the baby seat also works with the Britax stroller. It's a very popular product, you see them everywhere with new parents.

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      12-22-2016 03:39 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by jaypoto View Post
      The recaro seat is forward facing for our 2 year old. Recaro seats are engineered for safety and heavily bolstered so it is a little on the big side and has a taller armrest. I do recommend it because it is simply a cool seat and very safe with not 1 but 2 cupholders! I will try to get pics later.

      We also have a 7 week old and we use the Britax base for that. Basically my wife and I both have the base and the little one can get passed between cars in the baby seat and locked in, rear facing. Also recommend just out of convenience because the baby seat also works with the Britax stroller. It's a very popular product, you see them everywhere with new parents.
      Thanks for the info.

      We have looked at some convertible seats but are finding them to be a little bulky in the rear facing configuration for these smaller cars. When our little one gets old enough to be front facing, I've had my eye on a Recaro. My wife had no idea what the brand was.

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      12-22-2016 06:26 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by jjvincent View Post
      Is that a dead body in the back?
      You didn't see nothin'. NOTHING!

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      12-22-2016 09:41 PM #22


      Snows on. Blizzak WS80. Not my first choice but they still had their baby fur on them and htey were mounted on steelies with TPMS monitors and nitrogen filled...$300.00
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    25. 12-29-2016 09:08 PM #23
      New tint today. 35% all around. Sorry it's so dirty, but that's why I bought an Alltrack.


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      12-29-2016 11:24 PM #24
      Ordered rear bumper cover.
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      12-31-2016 10:27 AM #25
      I picked up my Alltrack, to replace my Dieselgate Golf TDI, on November 30th but finally got around to giving it a good wash and waxing a couple of days ago. It was overcast so the white doesn't show quite as brightly in this picture as it would on a sunny day.


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