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Anyone else added any little extras to their car ? I've pimped mine with some blue tyre caps and twin chrome tail pipes. The tail pipes were Skoda originals which I had on my Jaguar XE for two years and wiped them down and pushed them on to the Tiguan. The tyre valves were from E bay, cost just over a quid , took three weeks to come and the colour might well wash off at the first hint of rain but hey ho, keeps me happy. Might go for some tailored carpets in either full blue or just edge stitched but will pass on the furry dash for now.
 

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Ditto my friend.... added the chrome exhaust tips (£18 off Amazon), some £2 VW motif tyre valve caps and a stainless steel scuff plate on the rear bumper .
Would like to try a booster ecu chip but it's a lease car so I daren't attempt anything too invasive !
 

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Beware those aftermarket tyre caps...been there done that years ago!

If they are alloy, and the tyre valve parts a different metal, they will corrode, and at worst will seize onto the valve stem. In so doing prevent you accessing air to tyre etc...a new valve, necessitating tyre off will follow shortly after.

Helps to lube the threads, ideally with silicon grease as that will not affect any rubber oarts it contacts. Reg grease or vaseline not good.
 

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As sad as adding number plate surround ?
 

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The other problem with metal valve caps is if you have the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) fitted, as VW say in the manual NOT to use metal caps with TPMS ;)

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Ditto Wolfsburger comment........ did exactly the same with my LR Disco some years back, the caps welded on to the tyre valves and had to go to a tyre specialist to get them cut off and replaced with new valves on all four corners.....costly mistake, never to do again :oops: :roll:
 

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Wolfsburger said:
Beware those aftermarket tyre caps...been there done that years ago!

If they are alloy, and the tyre valve parts a different metal, they will corrode, and at worst will seize onto the valve stem. In so doing prevent you accessing air to tyre etc...a new valve, necessitating tyre off will follow shortly after.

Helps to lube the threads, ideally with silicon grease as that will not affect any rubber oarts it contacts. Reg grease or vaseline not good.
Thought about the bimetallic corrosion issue on the valve caps & wrapped some PTFE tape around the threads on the valve, which will (in theory at any rate) isolate the two parts and be a bit less gungy than smearing with grease.
Time will tell if it works ! ;)
 

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Mm, shiney and coloured. I don't think you will need to worry about them corroding on. The local kids wil no doubt relieve you of them for their bikes long before that happens.
 

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Sounds like you have a good plan. Well done!
 
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