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mr.mindless

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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #105 on: November 17, 2019, 05:10:30 PM »
$30 and I’ve got bluetooth to the stock head unit via cd changer connection.

Embarrassingly large amount of time though. Radio didn’t want to go back in it’s home with the harness adaptor in place so after fighting with that for too long I backed the pins out of the adaptor and shoved them in the stock harness.
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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #106 on: November 25, 2019, 11:17:18 PM »
Rear brakes done after groceries and dinner. Couldn’t find my VW rear brake tool, so had to improvise. Found a bolt and washer setup that worked as good as the right tool. Eventually.

Planning to try and do the frontend tomorrow. Much bigger job, essentially a full strip.
All control arms, struts, one axle and brake pads.

Maybe voodoo on one knuckle to work around wear from old loose parts, or maybe not.
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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #107 on: November 26, 2019, 09:52:36 AM »
i have had your brake tool i believe for years, and i have reminded you that at least 3 times lol 

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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #108 on: November 26, 2019, 10:21:46 AM »
I thought you'd given it back to me a year or 2 ago, but the most recent time I remember seeing it is when I remember you giving it to me, so maybe I forgot to bring it with me and you still have it? I wasted a fair bit of time looking for it, so you still having it in spite of my memory would make a whole lot of sense!
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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #109 on: November 26, 2019, 10:22:28 AM »
A half inch bolt and some washers along with a large grinder pin spanner wrench did the trick
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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #110 on: November 26, 2019, 01:45:12 PM »
i might be wrong.  i despise the thing so i could have blocked it out returning it or not haha

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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #111 on: November 26, 2019, 11:26:36 PM »
Left front done. Brakes, axle shaft, 4 suspension arms and replaced a bad boot on tie rod end. Rod end was easy to move, but no click. Right front hopefully before rain tomorrow. Then cooking.

Axle that was essentially bootless on the inner cv really hadn’t worn much. Barely a click. If it’s a spare for more than one corner, I’ll hang onto it - but part numbers are different for all 4 iirc. At least for each front.

Stock air bag up front goes scary low. Dead straight ahead has the tire tucked inches and into fender liner all over. Any steering angle would do body damage and remove the flare. Will add spacers soonish. Zero driving ability if anything goes wrong with air as is. Bit worse than I expected. Seems like more relative uptravel than the rear has when flat.

Hoping for no issues so I don’t have to swap shocks back right away. Shouldn’t be too bad to do if I need to.
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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #112 on: November 26, 2019, 11:27:37 PM »
And hopefully I don’t forget to hook up the sway bar. Didn’t align well enough to put on w one corner in the air.
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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #113 on: November 27, 2019, 11:11:22 AM »
sounds like a PITA and potential trouble down the road.

Why not convert the air suspension to coils?

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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #114 on: November 27, 2019, 03:34:06 PM »
It already was on coils when I bought it, done very wrong. I figured I’d try it as the Germans intended as my first effort on un fucking it before I give up.

Took me a little while to get ride Heights adjusted where I wanted them, all set and just did a nice test drive. Appears to be full success… For now
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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #115 on: November 29, 2019, 07:55:14 PM »
Fronts leak down overnight. Soap spray showed no bubbles at the struts. I blame Molter.
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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #116 on: November 29, 2019, 08:06:40 PM »
boo! hiss!!

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Re: MMTR Allroad Idiocy
« Reply #117 on: December 01, 2019, 12:38:46 AM »
lmao