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Post by tkusnier » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:38 pm

Thanks, I'll go buy it tomorrow, but I also take it

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Post by Sag1 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:31 pm

With the car booked into the bodyshop I got some of these magnetic number plate mounts for the front.
No need for holes or sticky pads

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Also picked up some upgraded headlamp bulbs from Autobeam on Black Friday.

LED H4’s & side lights. Some before, during and afters below.

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No errors yet but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time from reading others experiences.

Hopefully a few more updates this coming week. I’ve written my Christmas list to Santa early this year!


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Post by Was » Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:02 am

First of all i love your sirius caddy upgrades, i have a question.. do you think you might need a steering ball attached to your set up ? as i have just the push pull set up and found that going down hill to a roundabout and taking the last turn off in moving traffic , having to steer round the roundabout while excellerating and then breaking it was ok until i tried it without the ball and ran out of steering wheel turn on the same roundabout.. I was thinking of the same upgrade and wondered how easy it is with your set up, also after seeing your scuttle panel plus and wiper caps, i checked mine which were missing and discovered the leaves were a reason the carpet kept getting wet, yours are upside down by the way... thanks for the posting, i now have a dry floor... my caddy gave me so much road noise from the back i thought the tailgate was open or not sealing properly, could hear the rain road noise.. i did used silent coat over the arches and inside all the doors and some under the wheel arches to stop viberation and then put the 5mm Dodo mat over the top in most places and filled any door void with a sound proof fleece.. that exhaust drone has gone, its really quiet, i was surprised.. the doors have lost that boingy sound and when tapping the outside panel it sounds like a much more expensive car.. you feel much more safer when driving it.. around £250 made a different vehicle , i took pictures if you interested.. ive a 2016 Sirius 1.4tsi driver transfer... ps the tray under the engine which vw do not surply was around £59 and it does keep the dirt off the engine, all the fittings are already there.. thanks again for for input..warren

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Post by Sag1 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:32 pm

Hi mate. Thanks for your message!

I have tried a steering wheel ball in the past but it hasn't suited me or my controls. As my accelerator is mounted to the steering wheel, I always have my hand/hands on the wheel so find it easy enough to control. I did use the push/pull controls on their demo caddy and it scared the life out of me to be honest!

Ahh I'm so glad someone else has know the pain of the awful road noise and lack of carpet/insulation. It sounds like you've nailed the proofing. I'd love to have a look at some pictures to see if it is something I could do!

Speak soon :D
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Post by Sag1 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:43 pm

Got my new wheels on earlier in the week. Rotiform CVT's 8.5x19 ET45 with Uniroyal RainSport 5 tyres 235/35/19.
Purchased and fitted by the fantastic guys at TransporterHQ.

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It now sits embarrassingly high so I am doing the rounds trying to get it dropped. With the mess of a setup at the back most people don't want to touch it but I do know I can get it on Hydraulics so that's an option.

As an indication of how badly the back end has been chopped up, with my new wheels on the NS sliding door opens up with no issues however the OS door fouls the rim so can't get it open more than half way. Luckily for me the doors on this side never get used.
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Post by Giddy » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:44 pm

Perhaps your rear suspension has been removed to do all the conversion work and then reassembled on the lift with the wheels up in the air. This happens quite often when people lowering the vans. It worth slackening up all the rear suspension bolts and tightening them up with a fully loaded suspension, i.e full van weight is on the wheels. It may fix your issue. You'll need to find a garage with a pit or 4 post lift.
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Post by Sag1 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:41 pm

That’s a very good point and very probable too.

Thanks for the input & advice!


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Post by Sag1 » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:39 pm

Got the Caddy back from the bodyshop last weekend. Managed to get most of the work done but I had to get it back early for a couple of weeks due to work commitments.

Quick list of what got done:

- Repaired damage to rear quarter and tailgate.
- New Touran R hybrid front bumper & gloss black grill.
- Frame-off magnetic number plate mount fitted.
- Alltrack side skirts.
- Edition30 side strips.
- Alltrack arches.

New 16” Plates from Titan Plates

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Rear Quarter

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All back together

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It should be going back in next month to get finished and fit the Touran R rear bumper and tidy up some other small bits.

One issue I do have is the alltrack arches meeting the new front bumper.

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Thinking of buying another set for the front and chopping them up to fill the gap to the splitter. I’m certain I have the same issue at the back.
Not sure what other options I have but will figure something out with the bodyshop.


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Post by Ripley55 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:58 am

Hello @Sag1
Did you resolve the issue with the arches mate ? 😃
I’ve ordered the Maxi set from RGM Automotive, and now wondering if I’m going to need extra bits to extend fully ? 🤔
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Post by Giddy » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:03 am

I'm pretty sure Sag1 fitted OEM arches and they designed to work with OEM front splitter. Yours will be a full length ones.
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Post by Sag1 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:03 pm

Not yet mate.

As Giddy said, mine are OEM Alltrack arches and aren't designed to work this bumper.
The one's you have are a lot longer and should reach the bottom of the bumper with no issues.....starting to wish I'd gone down the same route tbh.

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Post by Ripley55 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:04 pm

Cheers @Sag1 and @Giddy
I thought that was the case, I should have been clearer, I'd read your post mate, and saw Touran R hybrid, but now reading again seen it was the front :D it was the rear end I was thinking about. :roll:

I have the Touran R rear Hybrid bumper :D and wondered if my RGM ones were going to be long enough :oops:
Anyway, still waiting for them to arrive, there's been a hiccup with supplies to them, and they think that they'll be posted out to me next Tuesday, so it's going to be after Easter before, I can get mine in for the work.

If they don't fit fully when I get them next week, at least I'll have a shot at asking RGM if they could sell me some extra rear pieces ??
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Post by Sag1 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:26 pm

Ahh yes. We have the same rear bumper and the OEM arches are too short for this too :lol:

Fingers crossed yours work out but as you said, may be worth asking if they can source some spares once you've tried them.

I think that is what I'll be doing with mine too and getting the bodyshop to rebuild the front and rear sections from 2 arches.
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Post by Ripley55 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:34 pm

Sounds like a Plan 8)
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Post by Giddy » Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:38 pm

@Ripley Lengthwise you should be fine, RGM ones wrap around the rear bumper almost to the far bottom edge. You may need to straighten/reshape them to match your custom bumper shape, though.
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