Best mod & worst mod...?

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Papa Bear » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:51 pm

Same as j13ayt, getting rid of the cream trims and headlining. Took time on a maxi life but worth it.
Worst, drl bulbs, replaced 3 times now. Shonky ebay seller. Sent them back and they are supposedly testing them but now they can’t find them.
I know it’s a small thing but every penny counts to us.
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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by C Chis » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:08 pm

Best mod - air con by far, of course it needed a new dash, carpets, etc to go with it

Worst mod (so far) - lowering my van myself end of day 2, 2 drop links cut out, 1 snapped bolt on the sub frame, 3 top suspension bolts cut out and day 3 tomorrow keep telling myself it’ll all be worth it in the end


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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Craig Cheatham » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:26 pm

DeanWhit, I second that rear seat conversation by far the best mod done to my van.
Now remapped to 145 BHP

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by ViralEye » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:53 am

DeanWhit wrote:Worst Mod - I bought one of those aero wipers off ebay. In fact I bought 2 and both snapped. Absolute crap.

Best Mod - getting the seat conversion done, by a country mile. Being able to use the van with the family is great.
Hey Dean! Did you do this yourself or did you pay someone to have it done? It's on my list of things to do next

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Dwalton12345 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:23 pm

Best mod is the sdi to azv conversion
Worst mod is the touran electric seats which don't have power running to them... yet 😂

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by ViralEye » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:36 pm

Best and worst is the same mod.... Lowering it!! Looks so sick lowered, but now I've gotta slow down for speed bumps and avoid pot holes!

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Beaker2135 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:28 pm

Best - Short Shift, just because I love it
Worst - Chrome Bumper Inserts off eBay, only lasted half a winter before they were pitted
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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Grantek » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:49 pm

Beaker2135 wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Best - Short Shift, just because I love it
Worst - Chrome Bumper Inserts off eBay, only lasted half a winter before they were pitted
Does the short shift tighten up the throw a bit? I find my caddy is a bit stirring soup some times...
Do you have a link to the part?
Easy to change?

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Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Beaker2135 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:10 am

@Grantek yes it has improved the shift massively but it’s still not notchy, probably because it still has the OEM counter weight. l also fitted new 42DD bushes from Awesome and they have tightened it up no end
No link For the shifter I’m afraid it’s from Shorty’s Short Shifters in Canada (via Facebook) but I think he has stopped doing them now. It would be easy enough to do your own though just move the pin nearer the pivot and fit a new relay lever. You must get the right one for your ‘box though as 5 & 6 speed are completely different
It was really easy to change once I’d removed the air box, I just had to drill out one of the cable housings (relay I think) as the cable was slightly too long and causing a bit of tension

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Rigguz » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:02 am

Best mod by far is the remap! Worst mod is an aftermarket arm rest that I didn’t even bother fitting!

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Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by mijkie » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:11 am

Same here, best mod sofar is the remap, 196 bhp and 355 Nm torque

And my Xenon conversion !

No bad mods sofar .....

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Sandur-Rx » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:33 am

Best moe was changing the aftermarket armrest for a leather adjustable touran one. No more plastic creeking.

Worst was buying xenon look headlights and trying to fit them with led ones. Back to stock at this point...

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Grantek » Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:49 am

@beaker Thanks a lot mate. Very helpful!

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Mikee66 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:36 am

Rigguz wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:02 am
Best mod by far is the remap! Worst mod is an aftermarket arm rest that I didn’t even bother fitting!
What armrest was it?

I have the Armster and it's great

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Rigguz » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:06 pm

It was an eBay special that I bought before I picked up the van.. and before I discovered this forum. Lesson learned. I’m yet to buy a replacement, but it’s either an Armster or Touran one!

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