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Seat swap

Post by RY_VW » Mon May 04, 2020 9:27 pm

Will 2014 Audi a1 seats fit straight on to 2013 caddy bases? If so is there any restrictions in seat positioning? Like not go back as far or down as much? Also more seat suggestions that fit straight on to 2013 bases would helpful, model, year and restrictions would be a massive help:)thankyou 8)
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Re: Seat swap

Post by HDCH13 » Mon May 04, 2020 10:13 pm

Hi, from my own research I believe that the smaller VAG model seats fit straight onto the Caddy rails ie A1, Polo, Ibiza, Fabia. Once fitted the seats should have full functionality and movement. Anything fitted to bigger VAG cars, such as Golf, Passat, A3, etc are wider and so need the Touran bases. Regarding years, the seats from the latest two generations of Polo (2009 onwards) and all A1's fit.
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Re: Seat swap

Post by hef355 » Mon May 04, 2020 10:39 pm

Yes mate had some Audi A1 sests in a Caddy, straight fitImageImage


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Re: Seat swap

Post by RY_VW » Mon May 04, 2020 10:59 pm

Thanks for the info big help 8) ^they're smaaart, really need to start modding, I want a oem double din unit too but got told you cant unless it's been wiped of knowing what car it came out of? Do you guys know anything on that front??
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Post by hef355 » Mon May 04, 2020 11:00 pm

Know nothing hardly re audio mate sorry


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Re: Seat swap

Post by RY_VW » Mon May 04, 2020 11:11 pm

No worries lad, hef when you gave me the offset range for a caddy what would be the problem if the width is 8j and an offset of 41? 17" scirocco alloy?
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Re: Seat swap

Post by hef355 » Mon May 04, 2020 11:16 pm

I think that wheel would be fine mate! I have some Scirocco 18” blade wheels here that have been on a Caddy for a short while in good condition. So im sure the 17” will be fine for you


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Re: Seat swap

Post by RY_VW » Sun May 10, 2020 10:10 pm

If touran seat bases sit higher am I right in thinking you can drop the seat more to match my seating position now with standard seats?
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Re: Seat swap

Post by rich181 » Mon May 11, 2020 9:42 am

@RY_VW
I can't speak for the Audi A1 seats specifically, but the touran bases are only slightly higher. The adjustment on the Golf seats that I recently fitted allow me to sit lower than I previously was in the Caddy seats.

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Re: Seat swap

Post by RY_VW » Mon May 11, 2020 11:54 am

@rich181 so you can get the same seating position as standard seats?is that right?and is that on touran bases and what year golf was it bud?
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Re: Seat swap

Post by rich181 » Mon May 11, 2020 12:09 pm

@RY_VW

They are Mk7 Golf GTD seats in a mk4 caddy.
I guess the overall height of the seat is a couple of cm higher than standard due to the bases, but I was able to sit lower by moving it backwards and using the lever on the side to drop the back down quite a bit.
I guess it comes down to the adjust-ability of different seats, and the driver's seating position preference.
I was originally wary of sitting too high after reading a few things on here as I am 6ft 2, but pleasantly surprised with how much I could adjust the seats once they were in.
I can only comment on the Golf GTD seats mind, no experience of any others.

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Re: Seat swap

Post by rich181 » Mon May 11, 2020 1:50 pm

@RY_VW I forgot to add that I’ve removed the bulkhead which might be why I can get them that bit lower.


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Re: Seat swap

Post by RY_VW » Mon May 11, 2020 5:33 pm

Could you get it as low as the standard seats with bulkhead in?
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Re: Seat swap

Post by rich181 » Mon May 11, 2020 5:48 pm

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I’m not sure sorry mate, bulkhead was already out when I put them in. This is how far back they are if this helps at all.


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Re: Seat swap

Post by Dubbsley » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:06 pm


When bolting in your MK7 seats did you need to modify any wiring or anything?


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