New Powder Coated Scirocco Fuel Tank Strap Kit – Mk1 & Mk2


Scirocco Fuel Tank Strap Kit

Price Each Kit Qty 1 = 2 straps

4 in stock (can be backordered)

SKU: 171201651A-Tank-Strap-Kit Categories: , , ,


Scirocco Fuel Tank Strap Kit (2)

The Mk1 & Mk2 Scirocco Fuel Tank Strap kit that we carry in stock is a brand new OES refinished part. First, we strip the paint off the new straps. These are coated in the same OEM satin black color. Next, we add a pretreatment spray to prevent corrosion. Most manufacturers just paint them and call it good. This will make the straps almost impervious from rust or corrosion and double, it not triples the life of the strap. After the straps are treated we allow it to soak in for 24 hours and then powder coat them satin black.

Like all of our builds, we take it to the next level. Firstly, we chemically strip all coatings off the straps. Secondly, we prep the surface by media blasting it with 36 grit aluminum oxide to help add to the powder adhesion. After that, we spray the Scirocco Fuel Tank Strap with a anti-corrosion treatment to prevent corrosion under the powder. Additionally, this anti corrosion / anti rust coating will aid to promote further powder coating adhesion.Ā  Lastly, we shoot a coat of OE black powder coat over the entire strap.

The kit comes with 2 straps. Bolts are not included.

Replaces Part No.: 171 201 651 A / 171201651A

Also fits the following vehicles:

Model Years
Rabbit / Golf / GTI 74. 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 , 1979. 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984
Rabbit Convertible / Cabriolet 1979 & 1980
Jetta / Jetta GLI 79, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984
PickUp / Caddy 1979. 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984
Scirocco Mk1 1974. 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 , 1978. 1980, & 1981
Scirocco Mk2 8v & 16v 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, & 1992

Why replacing Scirocco Fuel Tank Strap Kit is a good idea?

Replacing the Scirocco Fuel Tank Strap Kit is a good idea for several reasons.

Firstly and foremost, the fuel tank strap is responsible for securely holding the fuel tank in place. Over time, due to exposure to weather elements, road debris, and general wear and tear, the strap can become weakened or damaged. For example, this can result in a loose or unstable fuel tank, which poses a serious safety hazard. Also, replacing the fuel tank strap kit ensures that the fuel tank remains securely attached, reducing the risk of accidents or fuel leaks.

Furthermore, a worn-out or faulty fuel tank strap can cause the fuel tank to hang lower than intended, increasing the risk of damage from speed bumps or potholes. By replacing the strap, the fuel tank will be properly supported, preventing any potential damage to the tank itself.

Additionally, a damaged fuel tank strap can lead to excessive vibrations and noise during driving. This can be not only annoying, but also an indication of potential structural issues. As a result from installing a new strap kit, vibrations and noise can be eliminated, resulting in a smoother and more comfortable driving experience.

Lastly, replacing the Scirocco Fuel Tank Strap Kit is a cost-effective measure in the long run. Ignoring a damaged strap can lead to more severe problems such as fuel leaks or even a detached fuel tank, which can be not only dangerous but also expensive to repair. By proactively replacing the strap, you can avoid these costly issues and ensure the longevity of your vehicle.

In conclusion, replacing the Scirocco Fuel Tank Strap Kit is a wise decision to ensure safety. As a matter of fact, this will prevent further damage, reduce vibrations and noise. All things considered, it will save money in the long run.

Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 5 × 5 in