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    amarok accessories

    Put a deposit down today on a new high line, will pick it up in a couple of weeks.
    So now I'm in the market to accessorise it. First are front bar and canopy, now the canopy is easy, arb smooth surface jobby is the go, but the bar I'm not sure about.
    Will more than likely be going an Arb bar (as I'm doing all the wiring on a new Arb store starting tomorrow), but undecided which one, I really like the look of the Sahara bar, but the deluxe bar gives more protection. The deluxe bar can also have side bars added if need be.
    What have others fitted? Pics would be good too.
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    I have been looking at these too. Pity they don't make an extended cab 2 door. I like the fuel economy for the diesel. Jim
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    Give me a bell 2moro on 97861818 I might have a solution that might save a few bucks for you.

    Cheers
    Julian

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    have a look for the amorak forum, redback on here is a member and sure a fair bit of info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkie View Post
    have a look for the amorak forum, redback on here is a member and sure a fair bit of info.
    Tried but was closed due to software update, will try later
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorJ View Post
    Give me a bell 2moro on 97861818 I might have a solution that might save a few bucks for you.

    Cheers
    Julian
    No concern about the bucks, as I said, wiring up a new Arb store, doin the old barter system
    Damien
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    Hi Damian

    Congrats on the Amarok, Really happy with ours, the towing capability, comfort and fuel consumption along with the handling has both of us very happy. The only dramas so far is they are bigger than they look, parking at the supermarket can become an adventure!

    The other minor drama was the paint work had a few faults, lumps in the paint and a bit that looks like it has been cut and polished fairly badly. This has come up on the Amarok forum a few times. (The Silver ones ).

    When you pick it up spend some time & go over every inch.

    Another thing to check is the screw in tow hook is supplied? Mine was missing from the toolkit & after pointing this out to the salesman he managed to find 2, one for the front and another for the rear.

    There are no other points to recover from except the tow bar. The supplied hooks look quite strong and I think be ok for a gentle winch or tow but I wouldn't attempt a full on snatch??

    I have so far fitted a brake controller for the van, (Red ARc From AR, Roof bars, a fire extinguisher & UHF. I managed to fit the extinguisher without any drilling under the rear of the Drivers seat, the roof bars just bolted on and the UHF required a bit more thought.

    Running the wires for the power & arial were the worst bit. I Have my ariel temp mounted on the roof bar until I can afford a Bull Bar.

    There is a lot of discussion as to fitting tow bars/ Brake controllers on the Amarok forum, If you get it wrong there will be dramas! The Amarok trailer plug senses via a micro switch that a trailer has been hooked up. LED trailer lights can also become a problem. I had to clean up all the earth wires on the caravan to get rid of the globe warning lamp on the dash.

    Apart from the above she tows better than any vehicle I have owned, economy is great. Ours is a manual & tells me when to change up or down, It suggest a higher gear a long time before I would normally change, Tried it and it works really well. The torque from the little 2 lt is amazing.

    So far the worst thing is the side mirrors, very hard to judge distance when reversing. Should have put the thumb screws in a bit harder and got VW to throw in reversing sensors??

    No off road yet & I do not expect the same as the Disco. Mainly due to the long wheel base, Steps & ground clearance. But when the road tire's wear out I might go a bit bigger with some decent all terrains.

    I think you will be really happy Good luck.
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    Mirrors is not a problem as this is the third VW and they all seem to be the same, tow bar however. From what I'm told, no tow bars have been available since before Xmas, have simply run out
    Bull bar and can of pees have been ordered from Arb, so they will go on soon after pick up of the car.
    I will have to look into the brake controller and the duel battery system however.
    I hope this vehicle isn't that good, could be the end of me in the land rover world
    Damien
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    Did you get a manual with low range or a sludge?

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    Its the wife's car

























    She opted for the manual
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