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Old 01-18-2016, 07:23 PM   #69
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Hey Dave,

Check your PM's later on today I'm going to send you some pictures.
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:17 AM   #70
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This looks very good. I wish you had weighed everything before installing it, so we could know how much weight it adds. And also if you have any inkling as to how much of an improvement in aerodynamics this makes regarding a) in vehicle noise, b) gas mileage / fuel economy, c) driving dynamics
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:59 AM   #71
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This looks very good. I wish you had weighed everything before installing it, so we could know how much weight it adds. And also if you have any inkling as to how much of an improvement in aerodynamics this makes regarding a) in vehicle noise, b) gas mileage / fuel economy, c) driving dynamics
All info in the posts just read it more.

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Weights? The skid tray was 5kg, all other items one hand (no wrist strain)easy lift so light weight & probably under 0.7kg

Vehicle noise? NO additional noise, makes car quieter

Driving dynamics? The car feels more stable in cross winds & also in corners where it wants to lift the rear inside wheel. The rear axle tray makes the most difference part IV post5.

Fuel economy? considering I have added between 1m to 2m of flat (covered 1m to 2m of rough) to the underside of the car, the air will be more efficient & therefore better economy (basic aero laws).

Because I was adding these items in stages & on a new car the engine was not run in so direct before & after comparison is not achievable. Also I do not do a regular commute!

However I get the middle VW quoted figure on my car driving in sport mode (running on Shell Nitro) all the time so 42 to 48 accurate mpg (UK) in a 1.4TSI
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:59 PM   #72
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All parts for the front tray can be ordered from Europe for about $250USD. I just placed an order along with a bunch of the other pieces in this thread.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:44 PM   #73
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All parts for the front tray can be ordered from Europe for about $250USD. I just placed an order along with a bunch of the other pieces in this thread.
Let us know all about them when you get them. I'm interested in these as well.
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:43 AM   #74
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All info in the posts just read it more.

Recap:=

Weights? The skid tray was 5kg, all other items one hand (no wrist strain)easy lift so light weight & probably under 0.7kg

Vehicle noise? NO additional noise, makes car quieter

Driving dynamics? The car feels more stable in cross winds & also in corners where it wants to lift the rear inside wheel. The rear axle tray makes the most difference part IV post5.

Fuel economy? considering I have added between 1m to 2m of flat (covered 1m to 2m of rough) to the underside of the car, the air will be more efficient & therefore better economy (basic aero laws).

Because I was adding these items in stages & on a new car the engine was not run in so direct before & after comparison is not achievable. Also I do not do a regular commute!

However I get the middle VW quoted figure on my car driving in sport mode (running on Shell Nitro) all the time so 42 to 48 accurate mpg (UK) in a 1.4TSI
Thanks much! I have a growing list of mods I want to do now, and this just made the list.

Anyone in the US, post up what the total cost for all this comes out to (I see we've already added $250 for the front tray, curious what the full monty costs).
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Old 02-20-2016, 08:00 PM   #75
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All info in the posts just read it more.

However I get the middle VW quoted figure on my car driving in sport mode (running on Shell Nitro) all the time so 42 to 48 accurate mpg (UK) in a 1.4TSI
On my trip home from NH to NJ through CT I saw an indicated 37.7 US mpg which would be 45.28 UK mpg. The distance traveled was 326mi with an average speed of 63mph. I made the trip in one sitting, no stops for anything. The duration was about 5 hours and fifteen minutes. I'm pleased with the observed results. The claimed highway mpg for my car is 36mpg US or 43.2 UK.

I believe my current typical average is 34.5 US mpg or 41.43 UK mpg. This is not surprising as I have the 1.8 TSI while Dave has the 1.4 TSI.

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Old 02-22-2016, 04:26 AM   #76
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All parts for the front tray can be ordered from Europe for about $250USD. I just placed an order along with a bunch of the other pieces in this thread.
Where did you order from?
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:17 PM   #77
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e-acca.com
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Old 02-22-2016, 04:52 PM   #78
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Thanks Mr. Remonster!
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:43 PM   #79
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My parts arrived today but one of the tabs on the front of the oil pan undertray was broken off in shipment due to poor packaging. I'll update the thread when I hear back from acca and how they are going to handle the issue.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:30 PM   #80
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I just placed my order last night, hopefully all my parts will arrive in tact.
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:59 PM   #81
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I believe part II (5Q0 825 229) is now replaced by

5Q0 825 230F
I ordered it for 5 euro's, I will let you know if it will fit.
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Old 03-02-2016, 04:01 PM   #82
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I just placed my order last night, hopefully all my parts will arrive in tact.
Hopefully. e-acca is acting like scammers trying to claim that it was my fault that FedEx left the package while I was at work and that I should have been home to open the packaging while FedEx was standing there. Paypal claim filed.
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Old 03-02-2016, 05:53 PM   #83
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Hopefully. e-acca is acting like scammers trying to claim that it was my fault that FedEx left the package while I was at work and that I should have been home to open the packaging while FedEx was standing there. Paypal claim filed.
Damn, that's some bs. Even if you were home no delivery person is going to stand there while you open and inventory your packages. Im second guessing ordering through them atm.... How long did delivery take and was everything else ok/included?
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Old 03-02-2016, 06:45 PM   #84
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Damn, that's some bs. Even if you were home no delivery person is going to stand there while you open and inventory your packages. Im second guessing ordering through them atm.... How long did delivery take and was everything else ok/included?
Yeah, they're pretty scummy. I've never lost a paypal claim though and I'm positive that I won't lose this one.

Delivery was quick once it finally shipped thanks to fedex. We use them exclusively at work and they're great.
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:39 PM   #85
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FWIW, I easily won my Paypal case against e-acca and it will be easier for others to do so in the future since another strike has been placed against their account.

I'm going to try to repair the damage to the skid tray and install next week. Not sure if it will work or not.
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