Blackberry Life

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Servicon » Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:57 pm

Nice read and great build. I still have a long ways to go lol

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:00 pm

Thanks for reading. We've all got a long way to go, these vans are never finished.
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 190TDI 6MT OEM+
Santiago 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Wind deflectors
Remap 190bhp | H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter | RKD side skirts
Android HU | Focal 2.1+2 audio | Dynamat | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:45 pm

Audio upgrade done today. Really happy with it, Focal PS165 in front, Dynamat in front doors with ICU100 in back, iBus2.1 active sub in one of the underfloor compartments. Wish I'd done it years ago.
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 190TDI 6MT OEM+
Santiago 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Wind deflectors
Remap 190bhp | H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter | RKD side skirts
Android HU | Focal 2.1+2 audio | Dynamat | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Jollbox » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:43 pm

Where did you get those no. Plate surrounds please ?
mark1a wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Quite like the look of pressed plates, and ordered a pair with some euroclip style surrounds, look good I think.
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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Jollbox » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:51 pm

Hi , I pick up my 2015 blackberry caddy life , 2.0 DSG 140, mfsw, heated seats, factory tints , factory 7 seats . Totally standard . Really enjoyed reading your build thread . I’m also a cyclist , I have lots of plans . Picking up some oem GTI 18x7.5 alloys Sunday , needs to be lowered ASAP
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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:55 pm

@Jollbox, thanks for reading...

Got them from eBay, they've doubled in price now (I paid £8.99 in 2017, they're now £18.99 ☹️).

Link here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191775766349
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 190TDI 6MT OEM+
Santiago 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Wind deflectors
Remap 190bhp | H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter | RKD side skirts
Android HU | Focal 2.1+2 audio | Dynamat | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Jollbox » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:02 pm

They’re cool though
Thank you so much for the link
I’d like to send you some pictures of my van / wheels . His do you do
A DM on here? I’m new to forums

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:18 pm

No problem and yes they’re cool, I’d have paid the new price then if that was what they were at the time.

Not sure if you can send DM yet until you make the posts you need to do and qualify your account. Instructions for that are at the top of a few sections, it’s something the mods do to keep spammers out of the forum, it works.

Why don’t you set up your own thread in the members gallery build thread section? It gets your posts up and everyone can see your van.
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 190TDI 6MT OEM+
Santiago 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Wind deflectors
Remap 190bhp | H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter | RKD side skirts
Android HU | Focal 2.1+2 audio | Dynamat | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:23 pm

Good to see another cyclist too, LWB Caddy makes a great bike van, makes a change at events to park in a row of T5 & T6 and be the one that wasn’t worried about the height barriers on the way in.
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 190TDI 6MT OEM+
Santiago 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Wind deflectors
Remap 190bhp | H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter | RKD side skirts
Android HU | Focal 2.1+2 audio | Dynamat | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Jollbox » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:54 pm

Ha yes agreed
I have just posted in the new member section.
My ban is basically the same as yours albeit a bit older !
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Pick up some 2018 mk 7.5 GTI alloys Sunday 18x7.5 with 225x40x18 tyres , May I ask what size the wheels/ tyres you have are please

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:04 pm

Wheels are 18" x 7J ET45,
Tyres are 225/40ZR18 92Y,
Rolling radius must stay the same when replacing wheels & tyres with different sizes otherwise there's a world of pain with speedo & gearing.
This site is useful for comparison https://www.willtheyfit.com
Be careful with the offset on a Caddy, because of the sliding doors clearance - the ET45 on mine is fine.
Also with lowering, there's many options for this, but the 60mm drop on mine is just right for filling the arches, looking OEM and not bottoming out all the time. Just saying as there are many lower vans, but it's your preference.
Good luck and look forward to seeing your mods, you'll be penniless now you've found this forum!
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 190TDI 6MT OEM+
Santiago 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Wind deflectors
Remap 190bhp | H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter | RKD side skirts
Android HU | Focal 2.1+2 audio | Dynamat | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Jollbox » Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:18 pm

Thank kindly
Yes I’ll be looking for a 60mm drop max .
Because mines done 85k miles the shocks will need replacing but I really wanted the dark side rear shackle kit , so not sure what to do about shock and springs as yet !
Need to get windows blackened note ASAP
Also ha

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by derekskidmore » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:45 pm

Sadly I cannot see your pictures, but I am sure it looks great.
How did you take apart the rear trims to fit the rear speakers or take out the back set of seat belts?
Its a job I am determined to get done as I have a set of Rockford Fosgate 4x6 to replace the stock units, will eventually get around to fitting Focal AS165 upfront.

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:58 pm

Seatbelts came out in week 1 (page 1 of this thread), and yes to do this the rear panels had to come out. They’re held in with clips, peel back a bit of the rubber tailgate seal and start poking with a flat trim tool. Just take care not to snap any clips. Panels had to be removed again for the speakers. The the panels should pop back on as they came off.
2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 190TDI 6MT OEM+
Santiago 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Wind deflectors
Remap 190bhp | H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter | RKD side skirts
Android HU | Focal 2.1+2 audio | Dynamat | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by derekskidmore » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:35 pm

Thanks, will have a proper poke about when it warms up a bit!

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