Alphabetical Index of Parts/Equipment

My various pages feature a lot of parts, most of which I cover on the pages, while some were overlooked as minutia. I decided to list everything in one place. Here is a complete list of parts I use on my car, each with a link to my write-up or a manufacturer’s website.

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Air Filter (Engine) – aFe Power Magnum Flow Pro Dry S (Amazon)

Amplifier – Rockford Fosgate T500X1BR – (Amazon)

Automatic Power-Off (for electronics panel) – APO3 – (Amazon)

Battery – X2Power Premium AGM with 100A Circuit Breaker for Electronics

Battery Cover – Click here to search AliExpress for “Volkswagen Battery Cover”

Battery Wiring – Stinger 4-gauge OFC – (Amazon) with 12V Relay – (Amazon)

Cargo Box – Yakima Showcase 15 – (Amazon)

Cargo Liner – Canvasback – (Amazon)

Clutch – RSR kit by HS Tuning

Display Mounting (for Ham Radio and Tablet)ProClipUSA

ECU Upgrade – APR Stage 2

Engine Oil – Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40 w/OEM Filters

Exhaust – APR Cast Downpipe w/high-flow catalyst; stock cat-back exhaust
…………… .Vibrant 17950 Resonator  – (Amazon)
……….. …. Borla Pro XS Muffler – Part of Baun Performance Catback Exhaust

Fire Extinguisher – H3R Performance HG250B Halotron – (Amazon)

Fire Extinguisher Mount – H3R Performance NB300 Flat Surface Mount

Floor Liners – Findway F518

Ham Radio – Icom ID-5100A Dual-Band DSTAR – (Amazon)
………………… Yaesu FT-857D Multi-Band/Multi-Mode Transceiver (Discontinued)
……………. …..Raspberry Pi3 for 4G D-STAR interface – (Amazon)
…………… .…..DVMega UHF D-STAR Mezzanine Board for Pi3 – (Amazon)
……….. ……… Breedlove Model #504 with one of the following antennas mounted…
……….. ……………. Comet SS-460SB – 1/2-wave Dual-Band (18″) – (Amazon)**
……….. ……………. Comet SSB-5 1/2-wave Dual-Band (38″) – (Amazon)
……….. ……………. Comet SSB-7 6/8-wave Dual-Band (55″) – (HRO)
……….. ……………. Laird Technologies 450-470 MHz Phantom Elite – (Amazon)*
………………………*UHF-only; mounted when I have a cargo box on the car…
…………………….**My favorite antenna, usually mounted…
……………….. Scorpion SA-680 Black Widow HF Antenna – (Temporary Mount Only)

Hitch – EcoHitch Model #X7310 1-1/4″

Hitch Ball Mount – Curt Class 1, #C45018 (nice and short; still clears the bumper)

Hitch Bumper Guard – Tow Ready #80400, protects bumper from “trailer kisses.”

Hitch Rack – Pro-Series 6500 for 1-1/4” Receivers – (Amazon)

Infotainment Upgrade – VW Helix Sound System, 8-inch Display Upgrade

Intake – Stock Airbox with the following changes…
…………. Snow Screen Delete
…………. aFe Power Magnum Flow Pro Dry S (Amazon
…………. ECS Big Bore Turbo Inlet Pipe
…………. ECS Silicone Turbo Inlet Hose

Intercooler – APR w/APR Hose Kit

Oil Pan – USP Steel Upgrade, with Fumoto  F106SX Drain Valve

Phone Dock – D-Dock

Roof Rack – Rhino Rack Vortex 2500 RS – (Amazon)
………………. Yakima Baseline with JetStream Crossbars

Scan Tools – OBDEleven Pro, OBDEleven Tool Holder
…………… …..VCDS HEX-NET

Spark Plugs – NGK PLFER7A8EG Laser Platinum – (Amazon)

Stereo Upgrade –  VW Helix Sound System
……………………….. 8-inch Display Upgrade

Subwoofer – Rockford Fosgate T1S1-10 – (Amazon)

Suspension – Stock

Tint – Huper Optik Ceramic Film + OEM Pop-In Sunshades

Tires – Firestone Firehawk Indy 500, 225/40R18.
……….. Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+, 225/40R18

Trailers –  2015 Carry-On 3.5x5LSHS utility (heavily modified);
…………… 2016 Homesteader Fury 4×6 enclosed cargo

Trailer Lighting Adapter – ZCI #119250KIT – (Amazon)

Trailer Wheel Adapters – No longer used, but get yours at AdaptIt USA 5×4.50-to-5×112

Tuning – APR Stage  2

Voltage Inverter – Wagan EL2601 Elite 400W Pro Pure Sine Inverter – (Amazon)

Voltage Regulation for Ham Radio –  N8XJK Super Booster

Wheels – Stock 18″ VW Nogaro, Gunmetal Grey Nogaros

Wireless Phone Charger – No Longer Used…  Read Here


Please feel free to contact me if you think anything is missing and should be featured.