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    Transporter's Crafter 4Motion 2021

    G'day fellow vaners.
    It's time to revive our Crafter section, with the good news. I'm finally back in the new 2021 Crafter 4Motion, with slightly changed specs - the LED headlights were swapped for the towbar. The LED headlights looked good but I hardly ever drive at night and the ordinary globes are much cheaper to replace when they fail.

    Changes in model 2021 compared to 2020,
    my observation so far;

    - deleted USB port from top of the dash
    - USB ports are now USB-C
    - no SD card slot anywhere
    - the radio has only 2 physical switches now and the rest is touch screen, I prefer the physical buttons
    - the vehicle Wifi cannot be turned off, which is a major privacy concern in todays world and it'll have to be disabled, pushing the switch off does nothing.

    Pictures to follow shortly.

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    You have had a long wait for this one. I hope ownership this time will be a happy experience.
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    Hopefully you have more luck with the 21 model, its good to see that they are moving over to usb c, its a cleaner look and it chargers faster.


    i'm personally looking forwards to seeing how much they charger for the factory fitted seikel suspension for the 22 model
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    i'm personally looking forwards to seeing how much they charger for the factory fitted seikel suspension for the 22 model[/QUOTE]

    I have just discovered this forum and am planning on purchasing Crafter 4motion, Bryn23 your message mentions factory seikel, I have never seen mention of this before and the options list doesnt mention it. Where did you hear of this?
    Rtee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtee View Post
    i'm personally looking forwards to seeing how much they charger for the factory fitted seikel suspension for the 22 model
    I have just discovered this forum and am planning on purchasing Crafter 4motion, Bryn23 your message mentions factory seikel, I have never seen mention of this before and the options list doesnt mention it. Where did you hear of this?
    Rtee[/QUOTE]


    Hi Rtee

    yeah it's going to be offered later this year, i'm guessing when they offer the MY22 model.

    Im personally hoping that they offer a factory tire size increase as part of the off-road seikel package, as then the speedo will be accurate and its all legal in all states.

    2021 Volkswagen Amarok and Crafter: Seikel off-road accessory range due second half of 2021 | CarAdvice

    The crafter part is at the end of the article.

    As for the tire size, the Torus Terrastorm appears to be 265/75 R17

    Torsus Terrastorm off-road bus revealed | CarAdvice

    I'd expect that if the VW package include larger tires, then they wouldn't be this large, it would most likely be a tire that keeps it around 50mm including suspension lift.
    Last edited by Bryn23; 12-04-2021 at 07:33 PM. Reason: added the torus info
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    The crafter part is at the end of the article.

    As for the tire size, the Torus Terrastorm appears to be 265/75 R17

    Torsus Terrastorm off-road bus revealed | CarAdvice

    I'd expect that if the VW package include larger tires, then they wouldn't be this large, it would most likely be a tire that keeps it around 50mm including suspension lift.[/QUOTE]


    It would be right up our alley to have that factory fitout, we did order a Crafter yesterday and today I asked about the possibilty of the lift. I dont think it will happen but no harm in asking. We also dont want to wait for it to be "on the market"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtee View Post
    It would be right up our alley to have that factory fitout, we did order a Crafter yesterday and today I asked about the possibilty of the lift. I dont think it will happen but no harm in asking. We also dont want to wait for it to be "on the market"
    Congrats on the purchase, and i can understand not waiting around to see if it is indeed offered as an option

    but, it's not a huge deal as the seikel lift kit can be purchased and fitted if required later down the track
    Last edited by Transporter; 23-04-2021 at 06:24 PM. Reason: Fix quote
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    We will probably do the post delivery fit, i just would have preferred straight from the factory, only one place to go back to if something goes wrong....maybe

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