Thanks, I just couldn't get myself to either... I took it for a drive this morning to test out the mirror (only have the drivers side mocked up) and I think it should work perfectly.Nice, zero chance I would EVER spend $1000 on mirrors.
So far I am really impressed. It has plenty of power and pulls really nice. She spools up nice and pulls hard. It definately has a long power band. And I haven't really gotten after it yet. We took it pretty easy today cruising around some dirt and tar roads. We cruised along at 60 mph on the tar, testing out how it handled, etc. Getting used to the short throw shifter I put on. Not sure yet, if that was a good idea or not, I'm sure I will get used to it, then it should be fine. I have no worries about taking it on the freeway at some point. There was plenty more pedal to go.How are you liking the engine/transmission combo?
Will do! Now that it is here. I think it would tuck under there just fine. I seems smaller in person than going from measurements. I am quite certain that opinion will change as I am trying to tuck it up as far as I can. lol. I will try to get some good pics for you tho.I have been considering the Vapir 3 as well. Please take some pics of it up under the dash, so I can get a good idea of fitment. I am wondering if I were to remove 8 or so inches from the back of the glove box, if it would tuck up into that area... Who needs a glove-box for anything other than paperwork anyways?
NICE, I knew it would handle the truck well. I have seen and driven the VW in other trucks of similar weight. 180hp is fairly nominal for the engine you have in there. I would say a decent tune and injectors would get you over 200. For me looking towards 300 I am already planning things to keep her cool. Of course a larger intercooler but I am also planning a water/methanol injection kit to help build a little more HP but also to keep things cooler. Running high RPM's in the summer will surely warm your truck up. A larger aluminum radiator is going to help, electric fans a little more, stay cool in the radiator will add a little more. Other than that you'll just have to keep an eye on it. I'm shooting for 3500 pounds or under. I've shed a LOT of weight for sure but I have more to shed I think.Right now I figure it is about 180hp. I still have room to turn it up. We will see after I get some more miles on it and get a few bugs worked out. I only have about 100 miles on it so far. And only about half that is on the pavement just driving it to work. The other half is cruising the dirt roads and field roads. Which, don't get me wrong, that is where I would rather spend my time. But I would like to get some more road time to check temps, etc... Right now with all the salt on the roads here I have been keeping it to the dirt roads. It does have plenty of power to move the 40 along. I am looking forward to seeing how fuel economy does and how all the temps do this summer. I am trying to use this winter to get all the bugs sorted out so that I can enjoy the rig this summer!!