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Hello, I just bought a 2007 V6 (gas) and spent quite some time already on clubtouareg.com. Great forum!!!

The car will be used both as a family car and to go off road 10/12 times per year, from not medium rock crawling to higher speed desert run.

Although 265/70r17 and “Alex’s” lift kit would look great, it may be too much for the everyday rides, specially since it’s a V6.

I am considering running 265/65r17 Terra Grappler G2 with an aftermarket air lift kit:
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Do you have any experience with aftermarket air lift kit? Are they good off road?

Thanks,
Jerome
 

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For all the hassle of installation, you might be money and frustration ahead by buying one with factory air suspension. That way, any VW mechanic can work on it, too. Some shops may not be familiar with an aftermarket system and now they're learning all about it on YOUR dime!
 

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For all the hassle of installation, you might be money and frustration ahead by buying one with factory air suspension. That way, any VW mechanic can work on it, too. Some shops may not be familiar with an aftermarket system and now they're learning all about it on YOUR dime!
Factory air suspension designed and tested by VW engineers are likely better, but I've read they are quite pricey to fix in case of and issue on an older car, $1,500-$2,000 per suspension. I don't know if that's true or not.
 

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WOW that's expensive at ~300 per 12mm of lift! Aren't they just fitted aluminum rings?
I agree! But there are not many options out there for Touaregs.

I don't know if Alex Gee is still selling them but I found a kit very similar on eBay from Romania: 4.5mm $400
 

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<----- That's me


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I was going to post the other day, but more in response to the link that was posted about a Mesa, Az shop and their parts.

I'm in the Phoenix area, myself. I've never heard of that shop, with respect to air setups. From a couple quick glances on their site, they look like they are more of a "slam your truck" kinda place.

There is another shop called Exklusiv Motorsports in the local area that does a lot of VW work. They have parterned with/share shop space with Grunion Fabrication, which does a TON of air suspension work.

When I was needing some parts for my setup, I went there to pick them up. I'd probably try contacting them for some suggestions.
 

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This Touareg project was left on the side for some time, but I'm reviving this old thread for futur reference. Here is another aftermarket air lift kit:

x2industries.com/volkswagen-2004-2007-volkswagen-touareg-complete-air-suspension-kit-p-5874.html

I won't go that route though. I'll PM Alex Gee to see if he still willing to do his spacers.

For tires I'll probably go an unusual size. I don't want them to be too heavy because it's a V6. 255/70R17, they are lighter and half inch taller that the 265/65R17. I'll update the 'VW Touareg T1 & T2 - Maximum Tyre Sizes' spreadsheet once tested.
 

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As far as we know Alex is done with the Touareg stuff. I know a few people have tried to get ahold of him including myself. I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own. I've had my kit installed for a year now and I love it. Gave me a 50mm lift front and rear. I just finished up making a set for another member on here. If you're interested PM me.





And here's a shot a couple weeks ago with them installed (and me bringing home my new project)

 

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MmmBoost, I am interested but I can't PM you anymore... I am blocked because I don't have 15 posts yet! Can you PM me your email address so we can continue the conversation? Thanks!
 

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Hi, the same deal with me, I don't have 15 posts yet but I am very interested in a lift kit. Can you PM me your email, please?
 
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