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Discussion in 'MK4 Toledo' started by Alan Kyp, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Alan Kyp

    Alan Kyp Old Farts ****

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    I’ve now done a few upgrades which includes mud flaps, wind deflectors, dash cam hard wired in and a clip on key cover.
    One small thing left is to line the inside of the armrest to eliminate noise from items moving around and rattling.
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  2. camelspyyder

    camelspyyder 2 SEAT-er

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    I don't love the arch gap on the Toledo - looks very like a 4X4 :)

    I wanted to put lowering springs on my last one, but my daily commute was 25 miles of bumpy country roads so it would have been a pain.

    Now I'm not doing that trip ever again, I might just put Eibach 30mm shorter springs on all round to massively improve the looks, and sharpen the handling.

    Might change the wheels for something easier to clean too - The old model 5 spokes were so easy to look after.
     
  3. Alan Kyp

    Alan Kyp Old Farts ****

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    I don’t mind the ride height as these days I like my comfort, and yes I agree the wheels are a bit of a challenge to clean.


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  4. Alan Kyp

    Alan Kyp Old Farts ****

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    A couple small refinements made, cost £6.95 from The Range(other outlets are available ).
    I’ve lined the armrest with felt and made a mat for the storage area in front of the gear shift where my Key can sit and not slide around.
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  5. camelspyyder

    camelspyyder 2 SEAT-er

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    I never take my key out of my pocket.

    Is it possible to lock it in the car if left there?
     
  6. Alan Kyp

    Alan Kyp Old Farts ****

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    Just been looking on Briskoda and it would appear to be no.
    But I may go and check it out.
    I also have my key in my pocket but for the occasional longer trips than my commute I would like to take out out.
    It’s a shame the head unit doesn’t warn you to take your key with you as it does with your phone


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  7. Toledo TSI

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    The dash cam is a handy addition.
     
  8. Alan Kyp

    Alan Kyp Old Farts ****

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    With the amount of numptys on the roads it’s a good investment.
    Once installed you forget it’s there


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  9. Alan Kyp

    Alan Kyp Old Farts ****

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    Now got my pedal covers..genuine VAG.
     

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    these look good, how easy were they to fit ?
     
  11. Alan Kyp

    Alan Kyp Old Farts ****

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    Brake and clutch done in a couple of minutes. Throttle is a bitch. I removed the pedal unit from the car and fitted it. Much easier as you can see what your doing


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  12. sharpy1071

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    Just seen your post about locking the key in car. YES it is possible in a freaky sort of way. I put my keys in my bowls bag when I returned to the car I just went to the boot and unlocked put the bag in the boot, with the key inside, and shut the boot down. I then went to the drivers door to get in and nothing happened. We my wife and I got a taxi home got the spare set and went back and got in car that way. So make sure you either have the keys on your person or unlock door before boot!
     
  13. camelspyyder

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    Ooops.

    On the accessory front I have a roll out rear rubber bumper protector that's velcro'd inside the boot.

    Since the women in our family always overpack their suitcases, it's a must.
     
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    Its not the comfort I want to change Alan, its the godawful handling with the back jacked up so high. Those who've fitted the Eibachs on Skoda versions report little ride quality difference but lots of handling improvement.
     
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