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DH1995
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Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)

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Post by DH1995 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:15 pm

Afternoon all!

New member here, always had hatchbacks but just bought myself a Caddy maxi due to my hobbie requiring me to take both wheels off by bike to put it in the back of the current car which was beginning to annoy me haha. Should be fun trying to get used to the size of the Caddy!

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mark1a
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Re: New Member

Post by mark1a » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:10 pm

Welcome.

I did exactly the same - bikes wouldn't fit in the car without hassle, so bought a Maxi Life and am having some fun modding it.

You'll appreciate the height & length of a van.

Any mods planned? Any pics of the van?
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 150TDI OEM+
Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Wind deflectors
H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
Android HU | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: New Member

Post by DH1995 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:54 pm

Sadly no pictures yet, I’ll get some over the weekend once I’ve had a chance to give it a proper clean!

Initial mods will be new seats and alloys, unsure on both yet. If you have any recommendations give me a shout. I thought about MK5 GTI seats on the Touran base mounts but looking at what other people have done I’m not sure what to go for yet, what mods have you done to yours?

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Re: New Member

Post by Southhamscaddy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:16 pm

Hi,
Having owned a pickup for a number of years I can't believe I don't have to crawl in the back on hands and knees anymore. As for size I think you'll find that whatever you drive they size shrinks very rapidly once you are used to it

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Re: New Member

Post by mark1a » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:54 pm

DH1995 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Sadly no pictures yet, I’ll get some over the weekend once I’ve had a chance to give it a proper clean!

Initial mods will be new seats and alloys, unsure on both yet. If you have any recommendations give me a shout. I thought about MK5 GTI seats on the Touran base mounts but looking at what other people have done I’m not sure what to go for yet, what mods have you done to yours?
Van is work in progress (think it will always be), mods so far are mostly external (wheels, lowering, tints, splitter, etc), starting on the inside this year.

Build thread http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 150TDI OEM+
Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Wind deflectors
H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
Android HU | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

DH1995
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Re: New Member

Post by DH1995 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:23 pm

Southhamscaddy wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Hi,
Having owned a pickup for a number of years I can't believe I don't have to crawl in the back on hands and knees anymore. As for size I think you'll find that whatever you drive they size shrinks very rapidly once you are used to it
Nice!! It was actually between a Maxi or a Pickup, hope i made the right choice haha.

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Re: New Member

Post by DH1995 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:25 pm

mark1a wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:54 pm
Van is work in progress (think it will always be), mods so far are mostly external (wheels, lowering, tints, splitter, etc), starting on the inside this year.

Build thread http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095
Awesome build mate! How easy was the reversing camera to fit? I may need to take some inspiration from your build in the future.

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Re: New Member

Post by mark1a » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:50 pm

DH1995 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Awesome build mate! How easy was the reversing camera to fit? I may need to take some inspiration from your build in the future.
Thanks, much appreciated...

Reverse camera itself was already in the van as optioned on factory order. However when I changed the head unit I needed an adapter because the camera was outputting a signal via the quad lock connector for the factory head unit (similar to mk7 Golf & Transporter T6 I think), and the new Android unit was expecting a composite signal via an RCA connector. I had some help with the head unit from Car Radios in Dorchester, and they had a lead called "reverse camera retention lead" for around £10 - once that was in, it just worked. The tracking & trajectory lines come from steering angle sensor via the CAN bus.
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 150TDI OEM+
Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Wind deflectors
H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
Android HU | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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