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    • isellacuras

      Posted

      I’m always down for a little project but sounds like y’all are a little more crazy than me. I have a little know how and lots of connections to help with this kind of stuff but getting the car with the $650 tow package was a no brainer. 

    • UWSkier

      Posted

      2 hours ago, dalt1 said:

      How are these pumps holding up? I am about to start my install on my 18 LSV but still have not got any help figuring out how factory hooked pumps up to the Raptor 410! I have a couple threads out there now fishing for help but so far nothing. The Crew is letting me down.

      The way I had installed mine last year had the impeller at a low point in the return loop. I didn't use it for about 8 months and it wouldn't spin when I tested it in the fall. Took it out, cleaned out some sediment and reinstalled in an inverted orientation. Been working great this winter. 

    • Malibudave83

      Posted (edited)

      Okay guys, 

      I have a 1990 malibu euro f3 mystere. I’ve rebuilt the stringers and the floor and the motor is healthy with a decent comp cam. I have an 1100 pound fatsak L shape I put in the rear and a 650 that goes either in the ski locker or bow depending on how many people are on the boat. I also have a swell shaper v1 that I use. I’ve got a rideable wave. I’m just looking to see what I can do to improve it. 
      thanks,

      David

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    • gregtay

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      1 minute ago, jjackkrash said:

      Mounting the hitch isn't the issue I was concerned with, it is the wiring harness, trailer control module, and having to recode it.   My understanding is the wiring needs to be  re-threaded and the new electronics for the hitch must be added and wired in.  Then you need to re-calibrate all sensors located in the rear bumper, including the camera.  My buddy was looking at one without a hitch and was quoted $2500 for all this so he passed.  Messing with German wiring and electronics is above my comfort level, but I'm not that big of a gear head either.    But maybe its not so bad if you know what your are doing.  

      Oh right.. I did forget about that PITA part. It has been a few years, can't remember if we added a new computer of just needed to recode the existing "convenience module."  I have a VAGCOM cable so I could do most of the recoding myself.   I think in one case we just needed to recode and the other we needed to replace with a newer module and I had to pretty much take apart the rear storage area of the car to get to it. Thanks for the painful reminder :-O.  But once we were done it worked like a charm.. well not till you realized you needed a special Audi 7pin adapter otherwise the trailer lights wouldn't work correctly.  Love the Germans.  But if you disconnected the trailers harness while the car was locked the car alarm would go off to scare people away.. so at least they thought of that.

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    • jjackkrash

      Posted (edited)

      2 hours ago, gregtay said:

      Actually adding a the OEM hitch to the Q7 isn't all that bad, pull the bumper cover, pull off the non-tow bumper bar and replace it with the tow hitch version.  You need the new number cutout cover which really depends on which trim you have. I have done it twice. And for US vehicles they all come equipped with the extra coolers, etc. 

      Mounting the hitch isn't the issue I was concerned with, it is the wiring harness, trailer control module, and having to recode it.   My understanding is the wiring needs to be  re-threaded and the new electronics for the hitch must be added and wired in.  Then you need to re-calibrate all sensors located in the rear bumper, including the camera.  My buddy was looking at one without a hitch and was quoted $2500 for all this so he passed and waited for one with a factory hitch.  Messing with German wiring and electronics is above my comfort level, but I'm not that big of a gear head either.    But maybe its not so bad if you know what your are doing.  

      Edited by jjackkrash
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