Best mod & worst mod...?

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Treads
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Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Treads » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:36 pm

As per the title. What’s the best mod on YOUR Caddy and the worst mod on YOUR Caddy. Feel free to explain why...
2012 Caddy, 1.6 TDi (needs a chip tune!)

2k12 Natural grey,
102PS,
Side rail cover,
Coilovers & Axle flip,
18” black alloys,
Touran seats, bases, drawers & arm rest.
Colour coded door handles,
Colour coded Touran bump strips,

Auto lights upgrade,
LED interior lights,
Touran mirrors (not yet folding!)
MFSW,
Needle sweep on start-up,
Westfalica removable tow bar & OEM electrics,

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by neil278 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:54 am

Best mod I’ve done is lower it - dark side axel flip kit and H&R front springs.

Worst is alloy valve caps (previous owner). Had to replace the valves on 2 wheels because they were corroded on!

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Craig Cheatham » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:27 pm

If you have alloy valve caps just apply a smear of vaseline inside each cap and each time you clean the the van just unscrew each cap a couple of turns and then re tighten. Simple fix!

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by neil278 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:49 pm

Not sure I would trust it again to be honest. Better left on Halfords shelves!

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by PaulC61 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:54 pm

Best mod is cruise control. Nice to plod along on long journeys plus it lets me rest my right knee which tends to ache after about an hour of driving.

Worst mod is tailgate spoiler. I still may replace it for a better quality one as it doesn't quite sit flat at one end.
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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by tonyhill » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:39 pm

Best mod, side rail cover. Simple, but completely finishes the van off.
Worst mod, universal seat covers that fit like a glove on a foot :oops:

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by anoneamus » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:25 am

Best mod: OEM Bi-Xenon headlight upgrade - so much more light, and they follow curves in the road.
Worst mod: OEM mudflaps - didn't fit rear bumper properly, ugly, ineffective.

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by petrev » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:29 am

Yes, best mod OEM Mk4 Xenons @35W - Brilliant.

Worst mod, whatever involved getting the A pillar trim off - Bastard top clip...

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Stickertone » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:40 am

A good mod is the acrylic bulkhead covers , stops you hearing the noise in the back , improves air con and heater efficiency, also did mk5 hit leather seats and flat bottom steering wheel, makes it feeel like a car :)

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Treads » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:39 pm

I think my best mod was lowering it on coil overs. Makes it sit just right and look so much better.

Worst would be getting nice Touran carpets, followed by carpet mats to protect them, followed by rubber mats to protect them
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(But carpet in the front is lovely and makes it more car-like) 👍
2012 Caddy, 1.6 TDi (needs a chip tune!)

2k12 Natural grey,
102PS,
Side rail cover,
Coilovers & Axle flip,
18” black alloys,
Touran seats, bases, drawers & arm rest.
Colour coded door handles,
Colour coded Touran bump strips,

Auto lights upgrade,
LED interior lights,
Touran mirrors (not yet folding!)
MFSW,
Needle sweep on start-up,
Westfalica removable tow bar & OEM electrics,

Genuine VCDS available if anyone is nearby...

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Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by Caddyluv » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:45 pm

Out of all my many many many mods I think my best one is my monexon bulk head. It make the cab so quite and more luxurious and I can still see though my rear window. Or my seats. But the best thing is the 90% or more I’ve done myself.

Worst mod are all the bits I’ve already taken off


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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by totty79 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:10 pm

Best, carpeting the ply lining, gave a much greater noise reduction than the deadening and insulation.

Worst, 12" fli underground sub. Sounds alright, but takes up way too much room, should have gone for an under seat.

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Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by the swan fiend » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:44 pm

The best mod I’ve done was fitting my head unit and reverse camera. It was something completely new to me and gave me confidence. (I had a lot of help from forum members I have to add)

The worst mod was leaving my handbrake off one day and ‘remodelling’ the back end.


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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by J13AYT » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:08 pm

The best mod for me has to be, I painted all the cream trims satin black and dyed the headlining black too, makes it feel more car like

Worst nod which wasn't done by me is MK4 gti seats which will be going soon as I have Audi S3 seats ready to go in, in the next week or soo

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Re: Best mod & worst mod...?

Post by DeanWhit » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:54 pm

Worst Mod - I bought one of those aero wipers off ebay. In fact I bought 2 and both snapped. Absolute crap.

Best Mod - getting the seat conversion done, by a country mile. Being able to use the van with the family is great.

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