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There isn't one of these threads going already that I can find so here's a thread about what changes/mods/fixes you've made to your Taos recently.

I haven't done it yet but I just ordered the hitch and wiring kit from Amazon, I have a box with new JVC speakers for the doors sitting in my closet, and also just ordered some CrossClimate2s in 215/55/R18 from BJs to replace the winters. Got a lot of stuff to do once the weather gets nicer.


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Blacked out the chrome trim, might replace w/ vinyl wrap. Might color the logos and add that ESS bypass plug-in, other than that I'll just enjoy the drive and great mpg!
 

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I need to get a hitch ordered for biking season and I've been looking at how some of the vendors have designed them. the one you got won't work for my AWD.. I wonder how much bumper cutting each one requires.

Our big upgrade was ceramic window tint. This is a very impressive product

also the VW matte finish bumperdillo, not the chrome one.
 

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I need to get a hitch ordered for biking season and I've been looking at how some of the vendors have designed them. the one you got won't work for my AWD.. I wonder how much bumper cutting each one requires.

Our big upgrade was ceramic window tint. This is a very impressive product

also the VW matte finish bumperdillo, not the chrome one.
Can't legally tint any more than factory here, not that I would, I like light being able to actually get inside the car lol. Where did you find the matte one though, I might pick that up.
 

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Yellow arrows are blacked out; the red arrows I’ve yet to do…almost done. And I want to tint the front windows to match the factory tint of the rear ones. I am a little sad the Taos does not have power folding mirrors and integrated blinkers.
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Yellow arrows are blacked out; the red arrows I’ve yet to do…almost done. And I want to tint the front windows to match the factory tint of the rear ones. I am a little sad the Taos does not have power folding mirrors and integrated blinkers.
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Yeah I'm also disappointed at the lack of integrated turn signals. I don't care about the folding mirrors (though mirrors that angle down to the ground in reverse would be nice, which apparently require the folding mirrors to get). I don't really understand the lack of mirror turn signals though, that's getting to be nearly universal in the US now.
 

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Haven’t heard of this. What does it do exactly? Also, a Tiguan part does what it needs?
Basically it reverts the Engine Auto On/Off button functionality. So when you start your engine it is OFF by default, and if you want (for some reason :) )you can turn it back on.
It not a tiguan part. It's just how guys in china labeled this. Works great though.
 

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With gas prices right now I'm just going to leave it as stock, I personally don't understand spending time and money to disable it considering how well VWs implementation works, but hey to each their own.
 

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With gas prices right now I'm just going to leave it as stock, I personally don't understand spending time and money to disable it considering how well VWs implementation works, but hey to each their own.
In my mind Stop/start system is intended more for environment saving rather than gas saving. And from my personal experience engine mounts live a longer and happier life with this deactivated.
 

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How much fuel does the start/stop actually save on a 4 cylinder at idle?

How much does it cost to repair the feature if it stopped working?
7-10% on average according to a test in Japan. It only takes 7 seconds of idling to equal the amount of fuel used by restarting the engine.
 

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Restarting increases wear and tear.
Once the engine oil is near operating temp there is pretty much no additional wear on the engine itself because all the rotating bits are already well lubricated. Nearly all wear on a well maintained and normally operated engine happens during cold starts before the oil pressure is high enough to start lubricating things. When ESS is used the engine is already warm and oil is already coating all the important bits. And they use heavier duty starter motors than on non ESS cars so starter wear isn't much more of a concern than any other car.
 

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If you're just leasing it, it won't matter for the long term. Heavy duty, means more $$$ than a normal starter. Extra battery or HD battery must also be considered. You know that is taking a toll. Alternator has to keep up. So when the stop starting system starts stopping, you'll start paying tons of money to stop the stop starting issue, so prevent it by stopping the use of the start stopping feature.

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