SOUTH AFRICAN MEMBERS THREAD

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Post by Servicon » Mon May 17, 2021 5:33 am

Hi @Russ74, I just seen that you have a silver diffuser on the rear bumper. Nice touch that I didn't notice before. How did you do that mod?

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Post by Russ74 » Mon May 17, 2021 6:38 am

Hi @Servicon
The Cross Caddy’s come standard like that.


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Post by enstuff » Mon May 17, 2021 5:50 pm

Hi

Yeah, a South African Caddy Thread! I have a 2019 Caddy MK4 Crew Bus and would like help with following:
1) Have anyone added the rearview camera to the barn door?
2) The headlights are not the greatest, what is the best, non Xenon, bulb upgrade recommendations?

Thank you

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Post by Russ74 » Mon May 17, 2021 7:32 pm

Hi I did the rear view camera to the barn door. Works very well must say.

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Post by enstuff » Tue May 18, 2021 7:04 am

@Russ74 Did you this yourself and what was the costs? Thanks

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Post by Russ74 » Tue May 18, 2021 3:19 pm

Yes I did it myself pretty simple. I got my reverse camera off AliExpress.

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Post by anoneamus » Tue May 18, 2021 3:59 pm

Russ74 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 7:32 pm
Hi I did the rear view camera to the barn door. Works very well must say.
Wow, PDC and reverse camera! I just use towbar... :lol:

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Post by Russ74 » Tue May 18, 2021 4:38 pm

funny enough with my wife’s R I had reverse camera and pcd and I still managed to hit a tree at Dassiesfontien the farm stall just before Caledon Cape Towns Side


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Post by Russ74 » Thu May 20, 2021 12:06 am

6 speed conversion done today. Man I must say it’s a well worth it mod.
I needed the 6 speed Box from a Jetta/Golf BKD.
BKD Starter.
The mounting that bolts on the box for the cables. The linkages. BKD dual mass flywheel and clutch.
Golf 5 side shafts.Left and Right.
Also the pipe for the slave cylinder.
Took about 6 hrs to fit start to finish providing you have all the parts.


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Post by KaddiShak » Thu May 20, 2021 6:35 am

Are the gear ratios closer together on the 6 speed giving you quicker acceleration through the gears or where you looking for that overdrive 6th gear ?


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Post by Russ74 » Thu May 20, 2021 8:12 am

The ratios are a bit closer but the 6th has dropped considerably about 300-500rpms


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Post by anoneamus » Thu May 20, 2021 11:38 am

Wow, impressive. Did you use 2nd hand or new parts? I had a warranty replaced (5 speed) gearbox recently, and wanted the agent to swap it to 6 speed instead of replacing 5 speed. They were having none of it though. Extended warranty cost me R500/month, the replacement gearbox and clutch (replaced separately, both under warranty) were about R140K! :shock:

At some point I may try a (4x4) synchro upgrade. It's gonna be eye-wateringly expensive. Might try shipping 2nd hand parts from Europe if I can't find a way to do it from parts that are available 2nd hand here. I do a lot of "Cross" in the Cross, but so far the clearance has been more of an issue than lack of 4x4 (AT tyres do help).

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Post by enstuff » Thu May 20, 2021 11:48 am

What headlight upgrades (Halogen bulbs) will you recommend that are locally available?

I have seen two recommended:
Osram night breaker laser or Philips? Any others

Secondly, does the Caddy use H4 or H7 for normal headlights?

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Post by Russ74 » Thu May 20, 2021 12:17 pm

Hi Your caddy should take H7s
Both of the brands Phillips or Osram is good.
Midas Autozone should stock them.


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Post by Russ74 » Thu May 20, 2021 12:18 pm

@anoneamus"]
I managed to get a new KRM box. Gearbox code says it comes out in the 2.0tdi Sirocco.


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