Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by ViralEye » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:11 pm

Literally just found some Brescia style of eBay for a cracking price.

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by mark1a » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:17 pm

@ViralEye, nice one, that's where I got mine from. Was originally concerned about the longevity of replica wheels, however over 2 years & 35k+ miles they've stayed true and properly inflated. Getting a few signs of corrosion in places due to UK winters, but I figured that what I paid on eBay for a set of 4 was less than half the price of a single genuine one, and by the time they're in need of refurb, I'll just get them stripped and sprayed black for winter use, buy another set for summer/best and maybe go for something different or upgrade to 19s.
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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by ViralEye » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:20 pm

I e been pondering over a set of 19's R8 reps, or 18's for a nicer ride, and I think 18's are a winner for me and the crap UK roads

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by ViralEye » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:20 pm

These...

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3996944931

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by mark1a » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:23 pm

Looks about right at £600 inc tyres, mine were £389 without tyres on eBay, then I used a 25% off voucher code that eBay had sent, so £95 off and then £294 paid, then got the tyres locally.
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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by ViralEye » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:25 pm

Rally good price that tbh. I know I'll get "cheap soft metal" from others etc, but for £600 I can't really complain

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by R10LOC » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:00 am

Can’t decide whether to go with 19s or 18s. Will he used as a daily driver for work, currently is on h and r springs but was thinking of putting some coil overs on. Just thinking the 35 tyres are gonna trash the ride.

On 17s at the mo.

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by R10LOC » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:02 am

Got the side strips, spoiler, door cover and front grilles booked in to be sprayed in January. Got a splitter in the post and am hopefully being given some sidebars, which I wanna get powder coated black.


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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by 5hane » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:21 pm

I really like this look!!

I'll be doing an similar approach as lowering it isn't practical here in the Southwest.

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by 5hane » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:24 pm

How are you finding the ride with springs?

I'm looking at a similar height & practicality so don't need a "sporty firm" ride.

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Can’t decide whether to go with 19s or 18s. Will he used as a daily driver for work, currently is on h and r springs but was thinking of putting some coil overs on. Just thinking the 35 tyres are gonna trash the ride.

On 17s at the mo.

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by R10LOC » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:46 pm

5hane wrote:How are you finding the ride with springs?

I'm looking at a similar height & practicality so don't need a "sporty firm" ride.

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Not too bad at all, it’s a workhorse so is perfect for that! This is it today!


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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by 5hane » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:33 am

Thanks for the reply. I appreciate the insight!

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Not too bad at all, it’s a workhorse so is perfect for that! This is it today!


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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by prophead » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:59 pm

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No ways I would ever lower mine! As others have said the look is governed by how big the tyre is relative to the rim. This pic is with 15" rims. The original (17") rims look a little bit weird (not so much that I'd do anything about it), although the wheel size (rim + tyre) is exactly the same. I expect the gap has to be the same or smaller than the tyre profile to look "good".

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I think that looks great, whats the tyre size and spec please. Also any problems with it rubbing the arch liners on full lock or anything like that?

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by anoneamus » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:15 pm

prophead wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:59 pm
I think that looks great, whats the tyre size and spec please. Also any problems with it rubbing the arch liners on full lock or anything like that?
VW 15" SIMA alloys (sprayed matte black) with 205/70R15 Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA+. Rear clearance on the arch liner is about 10mm, so bigger tyres wouldn't work. No rubbing on front or rear (even when fully loaded), or any other issues (apart from AT tyres making more road noise than non AT tyres).

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Re: Can a modified caddy look ok without being lowered

Post by prophead » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:52 pm

anoneamus wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:15 pm
VW 15" SIMA alloys (sprayed matte black) with 205/70R15 Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA+. Rear clearance on the arch liner is about 10mm, so bigger tyres wouldn't work. No rubbing on front or rear (even when fully loaded), or any other issues (apart from AT tyres making more road noise than non AT tyres).
Perfect man, they look just right to me so good to know. Thanks for that 👍

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