Just installed a JB4 "piggyback"

Alltrack is a lifted (1.4 inch) SportWagen with full time AWD - 4MOTION. With the same 1.8 liter 4-cylinder as the SportWagen, it's a fast, fun wagon available with a manual (!) or auto transmission.
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Just installed a JB4 "piggyback"

Post by Matt » Wed May 17, 2017 5:47 pm

I just installed a Burger Tuning JB4. Took her for a quick spin: I like it. It's not life-changing power, but she's now as fast as my Volvo 850 T5 with a manual boost controller.

I'll have more thoughts on this tonight or tomorrow, and a full Alltrack JB4 Install DIY in a day or two.

Random notes while I have it on my mind:
  • The install took about 2 hours.
  • I removed the battery to get the OBDII wire through the firewall. It makes it so much easier with the battery gone.
  • Some people say they can get the lowest connector done without jacking the car or using ramps. I have no idea how. I didn't even try without jacking and removing the belly pan/splash guard.
  • Some of the connection clips are difficult to undo. A very small flat blade screwdriver helps, and IMHO is the best tool.
  • Battery terminals: 10mm socket.
  • Belly pan torx: T25.
  • Belly pan bolts: 13mm socket.

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Re: Just installed a JB4 "piggyback"

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