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VWt Issue 102

VWt Magazine is aimed at owners/enthusiast of the Volkswagen Transporter from the T4 model upwards. The magazine includes features about T4s and T5s, product reviews, road tests, shop tours, road trips, Transporter history and reader’s rides. VWt Magazine is all about reader value. Each issue has 100 pages jammed packed with everything anyone would ever need to know about T4s and T5s and costs just £3.95.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
tried and tested

In conclusion, this kit was simple to fit and adjust and, once dialled in and aligned, it was clear that not only did it provide enough adjustment to reach the desired ride height (i.e. 70mm lower and level all round) but also the ride quality was very good indeed. Improved handling and a sportier feel yet without the crashing or choppy ride we’ve experienced with some coilover kits. Jim said, “I’ve covered just over 5k miles thus far and I’ve been really impressed with not only the ride and handling but also the load carrying side of things, too – even when I’m carrying a load it doesn’t sag or scrape, which was the biggest issue I had with my previous van that was fitted with cheap lowered springs”. A…

1 min
2020 vw t6.1 swb 150 dsg startline t30 modifications

Engine: standard 150 tdi, DSG gearbox running the super impressive drivability software from TVS Engineering Chassis: 20” BBS CH-R II Split wheels with bronze centres, Lowered on Lowdown air ride suspension using Solow Suspension dampers, H&R anti roll bars, front wheel arch seems cut back and welded and rear chassis notched Exterior: Fuel flap removed and smoothed to the door, Japanese spec tailgate with high level brake light removal and shortened number plate recess, Transporter HQ H7 LED bulbs (so I can actually see at night!), Transporter HQ sequential side repeaters, Solow Suspension Sun Strip Interior: Flat botton R steering wheel with paddle shirt and perforated leather, seats re-trimmed in THQ GTD style tartan, matching rear triple bench seat fitted, Ovano Switch XL kombi bed and heavy duty draw, fully carpet lined, sound…

1 min
wrap superstars

Owner Mike was keen to embrace the full bespoke wrap design experience. Extensive research was conducted by David at Wrap Bespoke, through diving into various vintage racing car photos, including the 1960’s rebellious cafe racer motorbike era. So a combination of retro racing cars and refined pinstripes set the theme to develop the Popup Joes design. Everything was digitally hand drawn from scratch and the entire process took around 4 weeks to complete. The end result is a stunning rich blend of retro styling, complimented with intricate details that can only be seen upon closer inspection. The wrap colour is a combination of black and grey shades, highlighted with a vibrant orange and white. The design was then fully digitally printed on a metallic off-white vinyl with a matt laminate finish,…

8 min
daily grind

I’ve bandied around the idea of owning a coffee shop a lot over the years; what could be cooler than owning a Shoreditch style coffee shop? The smell of artisan roasted beans, coffee sacks, scaffold boards, distressed walls and mismatched industrial furniture. The thing is, as much as I love frequenting these places for an oat milk latte (I know, such a hipster), I’ve realised that it’s the experience of sitting and soaking up the vibe with a nice cup of coffee that appeals to me. Having watched more than a few Baristas go about their work, I’m pretty convinced I’d know how to put a fancy leaf on top of a flat white, or one of those patterns that look like a cock and balls, but I’ve also seen enough…

3 min
andrew’s t5.1

When I got the T5 it had around 200,000 miles and it was an ‘old builders van’. In fact, it still had some stuff in the back from the previous owner and it was dirty inside and out. There were definitely some signs of wear and tear, the steering wheel was one of those parts which had seen better days. The rubber wheel was breaking up in my hands and now being the Covid conscious germ freak I have become, it started to dawn on me just how dirty a steering wheel probably is. I used to visit a business that sold vans, I would photograph their stock for them and some of the vans were fresh from the auction house, I would photograph them before they could be cleaned. Even…

1 min
1991 vw t4 swb 2.5 tdi modifications

Engine: Decat and EGR delete, side exit exhaust, 88 (currently) but 130 remap from PP Performance in Louth soon Exterior: VW Techno blue paint, Genuine VW foglamps repaint in factory colour, Fiamma bike rack (painted black), 4.2m Thule awning, Westdubs pop-top with scenic canvas Interior: Owner-built interior comprising a Sprinter cabinet with owner-added Tambour doors, Smev 9722 cooker/sink, Evans Campers ¾ bed, VW captain’s chairs on swivel bases, Van-X blinds Chassis: VW T5 GP 17” steels with 195/45 and 215/50 tyres, dropped 40mm on Vogtland springs, Scarface Lowrider front drop plates, Bilstein shocks all round. Thanks to: Combe Valley Campers for always helping out with all the little bits I needed and CMS Coachworks for the paint and bodywork.…