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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by FishermansFriend » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:31 pm

Hi Barbel,

You are the brake expert, your posts on brakes have been very helpful. Love your Brembo's and everything else you have done to your van. After some thought I was thinking of getting rid of the spare wheel and just getting a tyre repair kit if I do go down the R32 route.

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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by Barbel330 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:05 pm

Next time I take my wheels off I’ll try a standard wheel on the back just to see.

I don’t carry a spare these days. I did carry the space saver for a while but I don’t have the room for it in the van anymore. I have one of those pumps and a can of foam but most importantly an AA membership :)
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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by Connell » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:41 pm

FishermansFriend wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:18 pm
Installed the VW Golf Mk7 2013- GTD Gear Shift Knob & Boot. Manufacturer Part Number 5G1711113DCBT.
How much was this gear knob? Thanks

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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by FishermansFriend » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:13 pm

Hi Connell,

It was 130 euro, got it on Amazon.

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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by FishermansFriend » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:49 pm

I cant decide what to do with the rears, I would like the R32 set up but the only thing stopping me is the Commercial Van Road Worthy Test (CVRT). I'm kinda worried they will fail me for changing the front brakes, i'm not 100% sure but.

I've been reading the Testers Manual and it does say a reason for failure would be "Any obviously unsafe repair or modification" to the brakes. I'm not sure if they mean a unsafe modification or just a modification itself. Anyway I will take a chance on the fronts and see what happens but I think I will keep the rears for now and see how I get on with the fronts first, the test is not until next May so i'll get to enjoy them for a few months at least.

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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by FishermansFriend » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:25 am

Looks like I will be able to move forward with getting the van lowered at last, was a bit of a stumbling block with the Commercial Vehicle Roadworthy Test (CVRT) here as they would have failed me because of the rear axle flip.
After doing some research I had to find an engineer with the appropriate accreditation who will fill out the RSA Modifications Report and sign off on it all. I then present the report to the CVRT testing center.
Ill have to use the Eibach Spring Kit as it has a TUV Certificate. The engineer said if the kit didn't have a TUV Certificate he wouldn't have signed off on it.
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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by FishermansFriend » Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:28 pm

Caddy2K sticker packs arrived today and what a difference they make.
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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by Caddyluv » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:27 pm

It’s been officially proven they add around 10bhp.


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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by FishermansFriend » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:39 pm

Hey Caddyluv, if thats the case I may have to get the engineer to sign off on the sticker pack also.

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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by Tagllana1 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:58 am

Wow, that’s a lovely looking Caddy!


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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by Caddyluv » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:43 am

Think so mate.


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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by FishermansFriend » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:21 am

Thank you Tagllana1. When I look at the some of the builds on this forum it feels like I haven't done a lot. I was reading your build tread yesterday, glad you got your photos sorted, all the best with your van and im looking forward to your future posts.

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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by CwmurfNI » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:43 pm

Beautiful van :D

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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by FishermansFriend » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:36 pm

Thank you CwmurfNI.

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Re: A Good Caddy

Post by FishermansFriend » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:41 pm

Got the MFSW and cruise control stalks installed today. Everything working as it should.

Also had the van remapped today from 75 ponies to 150BHP. Its a lot more responsive and i'm hoping it will help with the fuel consumption, since I put on the 19" the fuel consumption has been bad.
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