18" wheels on Maxi with no lowering?

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Martyns_Maxi
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18" wheels on Maxi with no lowering?

Post by Martyns_Maxi » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:28 pm

Hi all,

First day as a member and first post, so apologies if this question/request has already been asked?! If so please point me in its direction as sure loads of useful stuff there...

So I've bought a Caddy Maxi and I'm turning it into a camper. New to the game, so first shot at it. So far gutted out the back, sound deadened and insulated it all, put down laminate floor, carpeted the wall panels, and installed a DC to DC charger and leisure battery system with a 12v control panel and some LED lights on the roof. Also cut a hole in the roof and put in a low profile 12v roof fan/vent. It's been a mission, but taking shape now and learnt a good few tricks along the way!!

I'm now looking at replacing the stock steelies with a set of black multispoke 18"s (my maxis grey, so thought that'd look pretty pimpin), but I'm not wanting to lower it if I can help it both as extra expense and don't want the former ride. I can't see any pics of maxis on 18s with factory suspension. So wondered if A anyone has any pics of it so I can see what it looks like, and B if it would drive OK!

Ps Id love to post pics of the progress and open to give any tips where I can of the limited knowledge I know, so please let me know how 👍

Cheers, Marty

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Re: 18" wheels on Maxi with no lowering?

Post by SIMONSNOT » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:02 pm

Hi Marty,

Welcome aboard and good luck with the camper project.

I have a mk4 maxi life. This did have stranded 16” alloys but I have upgraded to 18” VW Serron from a golf. Currently at standard ride.

This drives fine, maybe a little better than the 16’s due to be slightly wider? Handling wise I think mine is pretty good as far as vans go but I don’t think it will ever compete with a car due to size and height.

I don’t think it looks terrible but would look and probably handle better with some lows!

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Re: 18" wheels on Maxi with no lowering?

Post by kneecap » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:28 pm

@SIMONSNOT just yesterday bought some serron 18" wheels for my Life. Pick them up at the weekend. They look great on yours, which is good to know. I think I'll lower mine around 50 mm as wanna be practical.

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Re: 18" wheels on Maxi with no lowering?

Post by Belham31 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:23 pm

Hi mate just wondering where you fed your 12v ignition switched supply for your dc to dc charger please?

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Re: 18

Post by SIMONSNOT » Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:47 pm

@kneecap
Cheers pal.
I wanted something OEM.
Mine where peppered when I got them and needed refurbing. Looked great after that.
I want to lower it but need to sort the mrs out a car first before I start chucking loads of money at it.
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