SRS Automotive 300+bhp BKD #Racevan - Ex Darkside Developments

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Re: SRS Automotive 300+bhp BKD #Racevan - Ex Darkside Developments

Post by Mayor West » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:02 am

the long one wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:34 pm
Have you got this back yet ?
Not yet, Iv'e been told the next week or so.

I'll update everyone once it's back, I can't wait :D

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Post by Mayor West » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:07 pm

More progress pictures of the Caddy 4wd conversion here, still quite a bit to do but I think Slide Motorsport  are on the home stretch now (kind of).

Lots of time has been taken to make this look as factory as possible and cut as little of the original Caddy shell.

Hopefully we should have some more updates soon.



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Post by Celticrsmith » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:14 pm

8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Post by torque777 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:08 pm

That's epic...

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Post by the long one » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:21 pm

Soon be back to enjoy 🙏
104 bhp maxi - 6 speed o2q conversion - rcd 510 dab c/w Bluetooth & mdi - remap 162 bhp - facelift highline cluster - caddy 4 tail lights - 19” vw motorsport alloys - bilstein/eibach sportline suspension - r32 front brakes - scirocco front seats - caddy life centre console - mk6 flat bottom mfsw - caddy 4 folding mirrors

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Post by Mayor West » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:24 pm

Another update, this should be finished today, Just waiting on the prop coming back.

Monday the work should start on the next stage of the fab work.

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Post by the long one » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:55 pm

That’s a lot of work 👍🏻
104 bhp maxi - 6 speed o2q conversion - rcd 510 dab c/w Bluetooth & mdi - remap 162 bhp - facelift highline cluster - caddy 4 tail lights - 19” vw motorsport alloys - bilstein/eibach sportline suspension - r32 front brakes - scirocco front seats - caddy life centre console - mk6 flat bottom mfsw - caddy 4 folding mirrors

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Post by Celticrsmith » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:36 pm

Epic 8)

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Post by the long one » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:55 pm

any up dates ?
104 bhp maxi - 6 speed o2q conversion - rcd 510 dab c/w Bluetooth & mdi - remap 162 bhp - facelift highline cluster - caddy 4 tail lights - 19” vw motorsport alloys - bilstein/eibach sportline suspension - r32 front brakes - scirocco front seats - caddy life centre console - mk6 flat bottom mfsw - caddy 4 folding mirrors

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Post by Mayor West » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:58 am

The Caddy is now back from Slide Motorsport and this is the result, around 100 hours went into the 4WD conversion alone. After fitting the rear subframe the original Caddy cross bracing was fitted back in to give the floor some strength.

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Once we get this all seam sealed and under sealed then I think it will look like it came from the factory like this, then we can move on to fitting the shiny parts :D

While it was there Slide fabricated us a custom roll cage, we had asked for the door bars fitting as low as possible so it would still be easy to enter & exit on daily duties, we also asked them to make the rear strut brace removable so we can easily take it out when we're off to collect parts in it.

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There's still lots of work to do before I can actually drive it and we will be going backwards before going forwards (Removing everything to clean & paint) but hopefully it won't be too long before we can get some time on it to get it sorted.

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Post by Loud » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:01 pm

Hot damn!

How do these modifications go with MOT?

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Post by james400 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:44 pm

Loud wrote:Hot damn!

How do these modifications go with MOT?
No problem for mot the most you would look at is if the drivers seat slides back and forwards if your not running harnesses.

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Post by the long one » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:43 pm

Lots of thought gone into this - don't think too much trim will be going back in lol
104 bhp maxi - 6 speed o2q conversion - rcd 510 dab c/w Bluetooth & mdi - remap 162 bhp - facelift highline cluster - caddy 4 tail lights - 19” vw motorsport alloys - bilstein/eibach sportline suspension - r32 front brakes - scirocco front seats - caddy life centre console - mk6 flat bottom mfsw - caddy 4 folding mirrors

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Re: SRS Automotive 300+bhp BKD #Racevan - Ex Darkside Developments

Post by Loud » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:40 am

james400 wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:44 pm
No problem for mot the most you would look at is if the drivers seat slides back and forwards if your not running harnesses.

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So they ignore the engine, 4WD conversion, roll cage, suspension etc and just look at the seats. Kinda defeats the purpose of MOTs doesn't it?

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Post by james400 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:13 am

Loud wrote: So they ignore the engine, 4WD conversion, roll cage, suspension etc and just look at the seats. Kinda defeats the purpose of MOTs doesn't it?
Obviously you would look at it but as you can see it not been chucked together and glued like thay have said when its done and underseal it would look like it was done in the factory. regarding the rollcage as long as there isn't any sharp edges and it doesn't restrict the view of the road it has nothing to do with the MOT at all i mot afew Group B rally cars every year including our world rally car we also have VOSA on site all the time because we have a VOSA Test Lane for the trucks

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