My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Pics from around the web
Benn1 the fish
Caddy2k Groupie
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue May 09, 2017 10:29 am
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (75bhp)

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby Benn1 the fish » Fri May 19, 2017 12:53 pm

Love the look, I think when I'm ready that bumper is on the list as a must have. Did you lower the rear too or is that standard? This is the ride/lowered look I'm going for but I will be on 18" dare dcc when they get delivered


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
New to Caddy ownership, modding and forum posting. Sorry if I mess any of it up
1.6 remapped 75 TDi in piano black with mods to come hopefully

User avatar
hef355
200BHP+
Posts: 227
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Wales

My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby hef355 » Fri May 19, 2017 5:15 pm

Can well recommend Simon at Procad to do the work! Yes lowered with Eibach shackle kit 60mm rear also mate and its really comfy to be honest on 20"!! I've got another Caddy with Simon in pure grey which will have staggered 20x10j rears and 20x8.5j fronts and lowered about 80mm on KW coilovers! This will be a fun van rather than work .... wheels just in today!ImageImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Last edited by hef355 on Fri May 19, 2017 5:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

geo.stronach
Caddy Fan
Posts: 77
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:29 am
Engine size/power: Other

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby geo.stronach » Fri May 19, 2017 6:42 pm

Can't wait to see this van now they wheels look sweetcan't come quick enough lol

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk


RKDesigns
Caddy Fan
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:30 am
Engine size/power: 2.0 TDI (140bhp)
Location: Best
Contact:

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby RKDesigns » Sat May 20, 2017 12:54 am

20 inch wide set 8.5J and 10J will look like this, have had it for 'meetings and shows' on my previous caddy. Was for show use only.

Image
Image
Image
Image

Nangkang are you serious? hope it's only for meetings and shows.
For comfort adjustable dampers is really a must with those rear wheels! Otherwise it's way too hard. V-Maxx Extreme works fine as kit.
Seats with lumbar support, also a must, they will give more comfort on your back for the lower back especially with a set 20's and even that wide rears.
Inner arches, the plastic ones, modify them correctly otherwise it will cost tires and maybe in a bad case the caddy itself as well and the driver I don't want to think about. Be careful with it or let those inner arches completely out!
Rear axle may not swing that much anymore, if you don't block it enough the wheels will hit the body of the caddy itself in the inner arches. can cost also wheels. It's doable I have had it, for meetings and shows I would do it again. For daily use, just a tip, use another smaller set of wheels at the rear.

As daily set I used the same wheel in 19" 8,5J all round, the 20's in wideset look stunning, but are a pain in the ass here with all the speed bumps. I don't have the patience during the week when I have to work to drive like a Sunday driver. I drove with the daily set on Michelins, Pilot Super Sport XL, always grip doesn't matter in what kind of circumstances ;) my 1.6 TDI was remapped.

User avatar
hef355
200BHP+
Posts: 227
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Wales

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby hef355 » Sat May 20, 2017 1:16 am

Hi mate, have the wheels on but havnt driven it yet. Your van inspired me! These wheels are going on a show van, nice colour, pure grey. Spent a lot on specialist gaz custom made rear shocks, 20 position damping and the best, in my opinion KW adjustable front coilovers. Nankang, although a budget tyre i feel is ok, as I have my daily natural grey caddy on Audi S8 20"x8.5j with 225x30 Nankang all round. Its lowered on Eibach spring only and drives superb. Ive also haf 20" staggered wheels on my m series BMW for years with Nankang. I have taken the plastic inner guards out temporarily, but will fit in near future, thank u mate


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
hef355
200BHP+
Posts: 227
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Wales

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby hef355 » Sat May 20, 2017 10:31 pm

Hi Rk, took the plastic arches out completely and made some stand off brackets to keep the brake pipes away from the inner wheel. Have you changed the front and rear drop links and anti roll bar at all? If shimming doesnt work then I will remove and re fabricate the bottom inner sliding door ImageImageImageImageImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

RKDesigns
Caddy Fan
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:30 am
Engine size/power: 2.0 TDI (140bhp)
Location: Best
Contact:

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby RKDesigns » Sat May 20, 2017 10:39 pm

I tried myself first to solve it with the sliding door, in the end a plate worker did his work well. Where the door - the inside part - will hit the wheel it was professionally dented in that far that even the door panel with small modifications could go back on. Wasn't worth the work in the end, I never use the sliding door I have to admit. Could better disconnect the handle that the door can't be opened by others to protect the wheel, would have saved a lot work.

RKDesigns
Caddy Fan
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:30 am
Engine size/power: 2.0 TDI (140bhp)
Location: Best
Contact:

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby RKDesigns » Sat May 20, 2017 10:43 pm

ps ... nice stance but over here it would wreck the cheeks of the tires, I couldn't go that low, f* speed bumps ... and needed to load the back with sets of wheels as well and other stuff.

User avatar
hef355
200BHP+
Posts: 227
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Wales

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby hef355 » Sat May 20, 2017 10:44 pm

I love challenges and fortunately have a friend who is a steel fabricator who will remove the lower inner section of the sliding door and reattach with a 10mm step and carpet it! Did you do any work on the links and roll bar!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

RKDesigns
Caddy Fan
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:30 am
Engine size/power: 2.0 TDI (140bhp)
Location: Best
Contact:

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby RKDesigns » Sat May 20, 2017 10:48 pm

No otherwise you will see it outside that it's not smooth anymore, I dented in the inner section where it would hit the wheel, the panel got in 3 pieces but was carpeted as well, so no one would recognise it. What you say is also an option.

User avatar
hef355
200BHP+
Posts: 227
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Wales

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby hef355 » Sat May 20, 2017 10:49 pm

Its the lowest it will go on the front just to see what it looks like! Will raise it a touch before alignment and assess how it rides! Lovely lovely wheels though and thanks for the idea!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
hef355
200BHP+
Posts: 227
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Wales

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby hef355 » Sat May 20, 2017 10:58 pm

Thanks for your advice, altho I'm from a mental health psychiatry background, I love pushing limits and fresh ideas! We have a real asset locally in Simon making the mirrors/gti bumpers too! Will keep you updated on progress!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

RKDesigns
Caddy Fan
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:30 am
Engine size/power: 2.0 TDI (140bhp)
Location: Best
Contact:

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby RKDesigns » Sat May 20, 2017 10:58 pm

It worked for me, it's not really plug and play indeed, but it takes some effort to drive safe on 10J rears. Only the speed bumps and to put like 4 sets of wheels in the back was necessary to lift it a bit up 1cm in front and 1 hole at the back.
My Caddy 4 is to low as well now, so have to do that as well with this one. But have another idea for this caddy, have contact with a company in Australia for tires... they aren't available in that size over here...

User avatar
hef355
200BHP+
Posts: 227
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Engine size/power: 1.6 CR TDI (102bhp)
Location: Wales

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby hef355 » Sat May 20, 2017 11:29 pm

Ahhh you mentioned! The 21" wheels?! Wow that will look incredible!! Whats your name my friend? Fantastic conversing with you!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

RKDesigns
Caddy Fan
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:30 am
Engine size/power: 2.0 TDI (140bhp)
Location: Best
Contact:

Re: My Caddy on 20inch and gti mk7 fromt

Postby RKDesigns » Sun May 21, 2017 8:54 pm

;) Ronnie


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest