Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

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Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by Dafla » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:19 pm

Been looking at prices for lowering the caddy and it's not cheap can a caddy look ok without being dropped has anyone got pics? I've got a white prefacelift

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by Caddyluv » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:24 pm

Of course but because caddy’s ride so high your just have the big gaps between the wheel and arch. Caddy’s look good any way. But as I said vw set them so high you feel your in a monster truck. But there are many around that look good.


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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by dan@biali » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:28 pm

If you're not lowering it I think you need to choose the wheel and tyre combo accordingly. I had 19s on before it was lowered and it just looks weird. Needs lowering a bit when you have large wheels with low profile tyres - doesn't have to be super low just take some of the space between the tyre and the arch.

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by Sean1066 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:00 pm

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I haven’t lowered mine yet and as you can see it has a big gap.
It doesn’t look to bad.
But for me I think they look better lowered.


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Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by Caddyluv » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:04 pm

So I think what we are saying is. If you care about the look, lower it. There are cheap options but it’s the labour normally the cost. But you do kinda get what you pay for.


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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by nodeward » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:30 pm

Mine with 17's, standard height, I think it looks ok, would really rather it was lower but don't want to sacrifice the ride! Image

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by Dafla » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:31 pm

Yeh they do need lowering got quoted 750 for AP coilovers 🤨

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by Dafla » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:32 pm

I think the maxi can pull it off tho

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by Andy132 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:08 pm

The stance+ coilover kit is cheap. Gives a nice ride aswell, not to hard.
How much have you been quoted for the labour for fitting?


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Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by Andy132 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:13 pm

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This is what I fitted on mine.
Only £300 for full kit


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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by Dafla » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:33 pm

Can't remember the break down of the price just thought it was Abit much

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by Dafla » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:33 pm

I'm thinking maybe eibach sportline's atm

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by Sportvan » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:37 pm

Mine is on the standard suspension, but is lowered? It’s a bit crap in all honesty, it bounces all over the place and is far too soft, it’s damaged both front mud flaps on the B roads round here. Image


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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by anoneamus » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:38 am

No ways I would ever lower mine! As others have said the look is governed by how big the tyre is relative to the rim. This pic is with 15" rims. The original (17") rims look a little bit weird (not so much that I'd do anything about it), although the wheel size (rim + tyre) is exactly the same. I expect the gap has to be the same or smaller than the tyre profile to look "good".

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by Sean1066 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:43 am

The gap doesn’t look to bad with them big chunky tyres

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