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Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by Ollie » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:04 am

Hi, I am from South Africa and new to the forum. I have been reading a lot of posts of modified Caddy's and are highly impressed with the quality of some of the builds. I have a white 2014 Caddy Maxi 2.0 Tdi and have done some mods, like Black Roof, a few Chrome accessories, like Grille Strips, Side Rails, Roof Rails, Prodiesel Chip and aftermarket Satnav.
I enjoy driving it and of all my cars, I tend to grab the Caddy every time I need to pop out to the shops.
Still have a lot planned for the van, like GTI steering, dropped suspension, Scirocco seats, etc.
I will still be leaning on you guys for some advice on some of my mods.
I tried to post a pics, so let's see if it works!
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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by torque777 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:38 pm

Hi lawrence and welcome along to the forum

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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by Ollie » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:41 pm

Thanks torque777, have just read through your post of the dropped suspension issues. I am looking at going for Eibach as i dont want to go the whole coilover route, just a mild drop. I am increasingly worried about the swaying/flexing of the rear mod after reading your comments on the extra length brackets. I found a GTI flat bottom Mfsw and would also like to get it all to work. I will start a new post to enquire about things like slipring and harness for this, before installing it

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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by anoneamus » Wed May 06, 2015 8:21 am

Nice Caddy! Was wondering what a "Prodiesel chip" does exactly, and where you got it in SA?

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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by Ollie » Fri May 08, 2015 6:57 pm

Thanks anoneamus, you can vistit their site on prodieselchip dot co dot za

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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by torque777 » Sat May 09, 2015 5:56 am

I think you will find the rear will move with anything other than standard Suspension, but it's not dangerous and you can't feel it when driving only noticed it in mirror when going over bumps, in UK vw won't recommended the vw eibach kit for maxi and only recommended it for swb, for some strange reason

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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by Pawelkrk24 » Sat May 09, 2015 7:03 am

Great example of a Caddy mate

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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by the long one » Sat May 09, 2015 8:17 pm

torque777 wrote:I think you will find the rear will move with anything other than standard Suspension, but it's not dangerous and you can't feel it when driving only noticed it in mirror when going over bumps, in UK vw won't recommended the vw eibach kit for maxi and only recommended it for swb, for some strange reason
the reason I believe is that the rear set up of the eibach is rated at 1200-1250kg (rating depends where you look - had two different ratings from the same place) where the rating of the caddy rear is 1300 kg
if you look at the maxi section and look at the silver maxi of gresley he has fitted eibach and finds that there are no issues with it
104 bhp maxi - rcd 510 dab remap 162 bhp facelift highline cluster

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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by anoneamus » Sun May 10, 2015 6:57 pm

Ollie wrote:Thanks anoneamus, you can vistit their site on prodieselchip dot co dot za
Thanks, looks like I'm better off picking it up in the UK while I'm here. So, it makes a noticeable difference, is easy to fit/remove and totally worth it? :)

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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by Ollie » Mon May 11, 2015 6:32 pm

Yeah, you can speak to Andrew at Prodieselchip. We use them on all our diesel cars. Very easy to fit and worth it.

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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by Bigharty » Mon May 11, 2015 6:48 pm

Welcome to the caddy family buddy. Nice van
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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by Ollie » Mon May 11, 2015 7:22 pm

Thanks for the nice comments guys!
Appreciate the comments on the suspension mod. I believe i will then go for the Eibach, as i don't carry heavy loads with my van. It will be used mostly for the delivery of the Auto Accessories we supply and it should never exceed about 120kg's at a time. I intend having it wrapped like the racing vans with a chequerred flag
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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by the long one » Fri May 15, 2015 6:26 am

There is a group buy of the eibach set up in the for sale section
104 bhp maxi - rcd 510 dab remap 162 bhp facelift highline cluster

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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by Ollie » Mon May 25, 2015 9:47 am

I saw that, thanks, but I am in south Africa, so shipping would kill the deal :(

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Re: Newbie New Maxi PV

Post by anoneamus » Tue May 26, 2015 11:40 am

Ollie wrote:Yeah, you can speak to Andrew at Prodieselchip. We use them on all our diesel cars. Very easy to fit and worth it.
So, I got one in the UK. Back in SA now, fitted it yesterday. Not sure I can tell the difference though...

Out of interest, what setting do you have it on? It came shipped on '3', but by now I'm up to '7' or '8' and not convinced it's doing anything (it's correctly fitted and all lights on unit flash the way they're supposed to, so it is active)...

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