Jack's Off-Road Built TDI Touareg | Owner Spotlight

Jack is a Tech at our VW/Audi Repair shop in Charlotte NC (DAP Repair), and he has a rather unique car! After years of owning lowered Volkswagens built to be fast, he has decided to go a different route for his newest addition. His TDI Touareg has been built for the sole purpose of going Off-Roading. In this video, we go under the car to see how much damage has been caused by his many trips into the woods, and also show how catastrophic undercarriage damage can be avoided.
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  • I‘d like to own one with rear diff lock, but only can find without. can you guys tell me how capable a t-reg is without diff lock?

    Adrian WosniakAdrian Wosniak19 күн мурун
    • They are still very capable, they still have a great traction control and with good tires your pretty much set.

      Erick SanchezErick Sanchez10 күн мурун
  • yo will this stuff work on q5

    patrick gronemeyerpatrick gronemeyerАй мурун
  • Do you have the optional rear locker?

    Schaun PetersonSchaun Peterson2 ай мурун
  • I’ve been looking at getting one of these. Can you tell me more about the “diesel gate”

    Dalton MilesDalton Miles2 ай мурун
    • In 2015 be was caught cheating the epa and vw had to fix their diesel cars several hundreds of thousands of them, one way of doing that is offering a extended warranty on older diesel models.

      Erick SanchezErick Sanchez10 күн мурун
  • Rad project? Would you guys know how to do this for an Audi Q5?

    Troy BrajkovichTroy Brajkovich2 ай мурун
  • Jack, what a nice and simply honest review. I live in Belgium and some years ago drove a 1958 Unimog 404s with exchanged MD 5 cil 300D engine from my place in Belgium to South Afrika. (25.000km of Sahara desert, Central Afrika jungle and other roads). I would love to do it in a V6 TDI Touareg one day.... But it would probably miss the load capacity; fuel, water,... Anyway, have fun & safe driving I wish you!

    Peter RPeter R2 ай мурун
  • Curious if you have the locking DIFF (2 options here) and air suspension? I don't think the 6cyl TDI's had these options standard like the V8 and V 10's do.

    Brian MccallumBrian Mccallum3 ай мурун
    • All touaregs and cayenne's 2010 and prior had a center diff lock. Some had 4 corner air some did not. The rear diff lock was optional on all, not standard but after 2008 in USA the touareg normally doesn't have rear diff lock. His doesn't have 4 corner air...you can see the steel springs at 5:33 timeframe.

      Fred TurnerFred Turner2 ай мурун
  • Wow nice showcase on the EW armor.

    Ryan FRyan F3 ай мурун
  • Consider changing your suspension to air. It is very rare in US (I own 2009 Touareg 4.2 with air suspension) but you can convert. It is MUCH more capable offroader with AIR suspension. 300mm ground clearance. Do you have locking rear diff? If not it can be added too.

    GenieVatsGenieVats3 ай мурун
  • Hola. Buen vídeo. Que opina de poner en un Touareg V6 TDI una 265/65 r18? Sería demasiado grande? Un saludo

    Luis PLuis P4 ай мурун
  • You guys should move in EU you will love the cars here I promise

    Sel NarcisSel Narcis4 ай мурун
  • LOVE THOSE TIRES(205-75-15 MK4 TDI and 215-65-16 MK7.5 Alltrack) but they suck in the mud. lol

    J. ChurchJ. Church4 ай мурун
  • do you mean diesel tank skid plates lol

    astronaut dolphin detectiveastronaut dolphin detective5 ай мурун
  • Very good off roader, but i can't find any under body protection in my place. I use 33" ×12.5 ×18 tires.

    V8 VW V12 MBV8 VW V12 MB5 ай мурун
    • @Nicu Pănescu what's the electrical problem you got? The biggest tyre for TDI without any modification is 275 65 18 or 275 70 17, 32 inch. For those size nothing wrong.

      V8 VW V12 MBV8 VW V12 MB2 ай мурун
    • @V8 VW V12 MB for about 1 year, I have a V6 2007 facelift with 225 cp and I equipped them with 265/65/17, approximate 31x10.5x17. in my area I can't find mechanics who know too much about the subject of differentials and that's why I asked you. For me, the difference between the size recommended by the manufacturer and what I put, is about 2 inches and so I have no problem with speed. The speed displayed by the car is also the real speed, I checked with gps and vcds. I have some electrical problems that give me headaches because I can't find a solution even at the local dealer, but overall they are very capable cars offroad, although most people, initially when I tell them where to go with it, they say I'm crazy. In addition, it is an exceptional all-day car

      Nicu PănescuNicu Pănescu2 ай мурун
    • @Nicu Pănescu i ruined my front axle, but i think it maybe damaged by water coming in, for gear ratio nothing wrong with it, only for speed camera you have to reduce speed by 10% approximately. Another effect is downhill speed control, the abs sensor thinks the car is under 3mph, but the actual spped is faster, so some time a bit scary when down very steep slope, now i always use my foot to control the brake when too steep slope.

      V8 VW V12 MBV8 VW V12 MB2 ай мурун
    • Hello! Do you have problems with the differentials due to the bigger tires? I mean the ratio of the gears in the differential if it does not change and if it affects something

      Nicu PănescuNicu Pănescu2 ай мурун
  • Haven't they ever seen a Amarok

    SeikoFPSSeikoFPS5 ай мурун
    • Not available in the US, Mexico is the closes place that have them.

      Erick SanchezErick Sanchez10 күн мурун
  • You should do a build breakdown of the blue Cayenne shown in the video. Bryson has a ton of stuff done to that thing.

    Bryan TurnerBryan Turner5 ай мурун
  • The impression of Paul was quite funny

    ataba demideataba demide5 ай мурун
  • Loved the impression of Paul. Love the Touareg.

    Kevin DoyleKevin Doyle5 ай мурун
  • I have a 2013 Golf TDI 4d 2.0l and I just saw the video with the all track. How much would it cost to turn it off road capable? Also do you have any recommendations on where to look at things to get? Definitely gonna watch this video to see if it helps me but plz lmk. Thank you!

    Motiv_Motiv_5 ай мурун
    • Send me a dm on Instagram if you have. @jackintherig

      John HoffmannJohn Hoffmann5 ай мурун
  • Check out darkside developments channel in the UK, they built a v10 tdi touareg

    matty rhodesmatty rhodes5 ай мурун
  • I guess you could say that this Treg is a little "Jacked" up?

    Jonathan ThomasJonathan Thomas5 ай мурун
  • I have a Gladiator Rubicon but wanted something to f-with my buddies in their Tacoma’s and it’s funny when I bring the my Touareg out and they get stuck and my Treg passes them on the trail.

    Scott UrichScott Urich5 ай мурун
  • Love this video, thanks for sharing. I don't feel so alone. COME OUT WEST!

    Blaine JacobBlaine Jacob5 ай мурун
  • Hey man, I'm at my third Touareg, although V8 4.2...I was wondering where you got that awning from. Can you give us a brand and a part number? Thanks

    adi mihadi mih5 ай мурун
    • @John Hoffmann Thanks !!

      adi mihadi mih5 ай мурун
    • I got the awning from a company called Yescom USA

      John HoffmannJohn Hoffmann5 ай мурун
  • After watching the previous video on the trail and this one I'm a bit more interested in all of this. Nice work with these, and awesome Touareg, Jack!

    Mike's Virtual GarageMike's Virtual Garage5 ай мурун
  • Great video love any touareg content

    Colin KensleyColin Kensley5 ай мурун

    Trevor SandersTrevor Sanders5 ай мурун
  • Happy to see that the corny dad jokes and overall humor at DAP is not exclusive to Paul. :-D

    Chris DeiterChris Deiter5 ай мурун
    • @Herta Pirieda I will try it out now. Seems promising :)

      Miles ZanderMiles ZanderАй мурун
    • Dunno if anyone gives a damn but yesterday I hacked my girl friends Instagram password using Instaportal. Find it on google if you wanna try it yourself

      Herta PiriedaHerta PiriedaАй мурун
  • Jack's off lol

    John JohnJohn John5 ай мурун
  • I took my 09 VR6 Treg out on a 4x4 trail for the first time on Sunday and was blown away with it's capability. The looks from hardcore 4x4 vehicle owners was priceless.

    Anton Van GraanAnton Van Graan5 ай мурун
  • I'm a Land Rover technician & own a Touareg myself. I can honestly say these Touaregs are a killer bang for the buck overland / off-road vehicle.

    Luke PughLuke Pugh5 ай мурун
    • Easily the off road Sleeper. Is that a nice Jaguar steering wheel?

      Chris 425AmpChris 425Amp4 ай мурун
  • should've left the rock in there

    Lucas rLucas r5 ай мурун
  • BrRrRrRrRrRrRp

    Sae SaeSae Sae5 ай мурун
  • I really like his insight and ability to explain his car and hobby. Good video guys!

    Steven RitcheySteven Ritchey5 ай мурун