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your Touareg is looking good!
curious about spare carrier tho. I plan to just keep mine in cargo area inside and I got roof cargo box for everything else since I will have passengers on my next adventure. Looks like you will have to remove your spare every time you need to access your cargo area thru hatch or hatch glass.
I will have one pin at the top that attaches to the roof rack, i can pull it and lower the tire away from the rig as its mounted to the receiver on two hinge points.. Im just kinda playing with it right now. I wanted one that did not block any sensors or the camera / lic plate. Kinda failed a little with the plate.

When lowered, the tire should be about 1 foot off the ground. Ill post a better pic an a bit.
 

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Here are some better pics. I was thinking about having it stop about 1 foot off the ground but having it drop all the way down makes it much easier to attach the tire im finding out.

Everything is still very rough. I still need to cut a bunch of metal off the new receiver mount.

I tried to follow the body lines..





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If you extend your verticals up to the transition point and then triangulate into the safari rack, it will provide you a better attachment point for your "hub" plate.... that wheel\tire combo isn't light and since you'll most likely be offroading, there will be considerable fatigue being induced in those "stand offs" while you bounce over stuff.... you'd have more integrity if you "spread" the load across the triangle.... plus this will fully expose your license plate which is most likely the only thing the fuzz might give you heat for.

Here's by paint blueprint of what I'm suggesting.
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If you extend your verticals up to the transition point and then triangulate into the safari rack, it will provide you a better attachment point for your "hub" plate.... that wheel\tire combo isn't light and since you'll most likely be offroading, there will be considerable fatigue being induced in those "stand offs" while you bounce over stuff.... you'd have more integrity if you "spread" the load across the triangle.... plus this will fully expose your license plate which is most likely the only thing the fuzz might give you heat for.

Here's by paint blueprint of what I'm suggesting.
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Thanks for the tips, i have a bunch of scrap steel here and I am not afraid to cut it apart and redesign if needed. Im waiting on some vw lug bolts and m14 x1.5 nuts so i can tighten the tire down to the mount and abuse it a little for testing.
 

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If you extend your verticals up to the transition point and then triangulate into the safari rack, it will provide you a better attachment point for your "hub" plate.... that wheel\tire combo isn't light and since you'll most likely be offroading, there will be considerable fatigue being induced in those "stand offs" while you bounce over stuff.... you'd have more integrity if you "spread" the load across the triangle.... plus this will fully expose your license plate which is most likely the only thing the fuzz might give you heat for.

Here's by paint blueprint of what I'm suggesting.
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I took your advice.
This is just tacked together but you can see where its going. The plate is visible now.
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It will look good when done.... And custom so good on you. Check the reversing with it on. If the rear sensor still "sees" it, there an adaptation you can perform to tell it to ignore the first few inches, etc.
 

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It will look good when done.... And custom so good on you. Check the reversing with it on. If the rear sensor still "sees" it, there an adaptation you can perform to tell it to ignore the first few inches, etc.
I beefed up the tire mount a bit more with some 1" round bar to the sides. There is no wiggling anywhere. Its solid.

Ross tech should be here soon along with my lug bolts and metric nuts. The backup camera and sensors have no complaints so far either.
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Finished the spare tire mount (minus new rear brake light) Finished painting the wheels matte black. Im a finisher...

I do have the backup alarm going crazy once i get into a turn as its seeing the uprights.

Ross tech came in today so i should be able to adjust it there, i think....
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I got into some soft sand a few minutes ago at the beach and we felt the touareg sink in pretty good. We were stuck...

My wife was freaking out i could tell....

I had to put it in off road mode and she (the touareg) just climbed right back on top of the sand.

It was glorious.. I was impressed
 

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I got into some soft sand a few minutes ago at the beach and we felt the touareg sink in pretty good. We were stuck...

My wife was freaking out i could tell....

I had to put it in off road mode and she (the touareg) just climbed right back on top of the sand.

It was glorious.. I was impressed
Abs and TCS will really hurt you in deep sand and snow. Off-road mode and TCS off is the ticket
 
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Thanks, i did not even think to turn off TCS. I dont think the tires even spun as it climbed out of the sand.

Will play with it more today.
TCS kills too much wheel spin, which you NEED in deep snow and sand sometimes
 
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