Oh, you lifted a “sports” car? I approve.
here it is again in case you want to review photos to give you ideas on where to go. Let me know if you have any questions about anything that wasn't addressed in there. I'm looking forward to your road trip/build thread!
Going through ND just so I can cross it off of my list. Couple of years ago(2015), I got pulled for doing 3mph over in Minnesota by South Dakota border, officer asked me if I was in a hurry somewhere..
I would love to do this with my A6 and take it straight up to Prudhoe Bay. In either case, your door needs this..
Whole car for reference..
I really dig the look of that, looks really cool. Sounds like a great trip, too, especially since it sounds like you won't be pooping in bags or suffocating from a computer case hacked into a wood-burning stove.
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We drove the GTSR 4 times in an '85 Westy Weekender a couple years ago. Such a great trip and such a slow vehicle, but given the lack of shoulders and drop offs, I'm glad I didn't have anything more "fun" to drive.
Also hitch hiked it back up to the Westy which was parked at Logan Pass. Trail put us about half way to Lake McDonald.
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I don't know why anybody's hating on OP for this. A buddy of mine did something similar with his FC RX7 a couple decades ago and it was actually great for the fire road trails we rallied around on. OP should have a great time, as it sounds like his previous road trips have been great as well. Still serves as inspiration for me once I have the ability to do so.
As long as you recognize the limitations of the car you'll be fine. An LSD would definitely help, but is also... Expensive. Or an AWD swap one day. We need a modern day Golf Country.
I wouldn't sweat the LSD too much. Sure it's better, but IME it's more of an inside-tire-fire solution than a no-traction one. That car should have the brake-based one which can help a little from getting stuck.
OP, did you use the regular GTI shocks? I'm not sure what the Tiguan spring rates are, but I'd be a little concerned about a potential mis-match causing handling problems.
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