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redmondthomas
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My first caddy

Post by redmondthomas » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:19 am

I have been meaning to make this for a while now, too busy lurking on all the awesome caddys on here already I guess.
Bought my 2013 1.6tdi 102bhp black caddy at the back end of last year. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: My first caddy

Post by redmondthomas » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:29 pm

Bought 19 inch veemans before purchasing the van which was a mistake. 9.5j is too wide for the sliding door and I had to learn that the hard way.ImageImage

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Post by redmondthomas » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:15 pm

I’ve changed them to 18 inch Nogaro’s. Nicer looking and suit the van much better tooImage


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My first caddy

Post by redmondthomas » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:57 pm

I started out just wanting to change a small few things like changing the seats and upgrading head unit but the longer I have the van the longer the list seems to get Image

The mods I’ve done to the van so far are :

Gt seats on touran bases
Touran center console with ratchet armrest
Touran door cards
RCD 330 head unit
Reverse camera
Side rail cover
Mk4 smoked rear lights
Team heko wind deflectors
Smoked sequential side repeaters
Round heater knobs
Gti gear knob and gaitor

Mods left to do:

Cruise control
Mfsw flat bottom
Sun strip on windscreen
Touran dash
Caddy life wing mirrors
Re map
Mk4 rear bumper
High line instrument cluster
And most importantly get her lowered
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Re: My first caddy

Post by tonyhill » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:26 pm

You've also added a rear spoiler 😉
Looking good. Wish they did sequential side indicators for the mk4.

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Re: My first caddy

Post by redmondthomas » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:45 pm

tonyhill wrote:You've also added a rear spoiler Image.
Oh ya forgot about that Image
Thanks buddy. I think the t6 sequential side repeaters will fit with a small bit of modification.


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Re: My first caddy

Post by FishermansFriend » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:20 pm

Good luck with your caddy. I've been learning the hard way to, did the same buying the wheels before the van. I see you have lowering on your list, I bought coilovers to lower my van, i'm having a real hard time finding an insurance company to insure me. You may want to make a few phone calls to insurance companies to see if they will insure you before you make your purchase.

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Post by redmondthomas » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:06 pm

Thanks Fisherman, i think coilovers are a no go but you should be okay with lowering springs and a rear flip kit that is road legal.

I renewed my policy a few week ago with fbd and had a chat with them about lowering while I was on the phone and that’s what I was told.

I think I’m going to go with eibach springs, just not sure whether 40mm or 60mm yet. And find a rear flip kit that isn’t “for off-road use only”

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Re: My first caddy

Post by Bjoates » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:26 pm

just wondering was the arm rest in it or did you fit it yourself?

Also, love the look of the seats :D

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Post by FishermansFriend » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:38 pm

I'm going through this now and it looks like ill go with 40mm Eibach springs. I called Eibach this morning and they emailed me the TUV certificate, from what i can make out you need to bring this certificate with you to the CVRT center, otherwise they will fail you for the axle flip. i am going to call the CVRT center tomorrow to make sure before I proceed as I have learnt the hard way on this mod also :lol:

A lot of users on here seem to have got the Eibach kits on amazon Eibach E10-85-019-02-22 Performance Pro-Kit Springs, seems to be the cheapest.

The insurance agents and brokers I spoke with didnt mention a difference between coilovers or springs, once it was been lowered they said they wouldnt cover me. Ill call FBD tomorrow and specifically mention springs and see what they say.

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Post by redmondthomas » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:45 pm

Bjoates wrote:just wondering was the arm rest in it or did you fit it yourself?

Also, love the look of the seats :D
I installed the armrest myself. The van was completely standard when I bought it and all mods so far have been carried out by me.
I want to do as many of the mods as I can by myself but I’ll need to get someone else to do things like coding etc.


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Post by redmondthomas » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:49 pm

FishermansFriend wrote:The insurance agents and brokers I spoke with didnt mention a difference between coilovers or springs, once it was been lowered they said they wouldnt cover me. Ill call FBD tomorrow and specifically mention springs and see what they say.
I might have told a white lie to FBD when I was enquiring about lowering the van. I told them that it would be lowered by a vw dealership but as they use the eibach setup anyway I don’t think it will matter who does the actual install.


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Re: My first caddy

Post by Bjoates » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:49 pm

redmondthomas wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:45 pm
I installed the armrest myself. The van was completely standard when I bought it and all mods so far have been carried out by me.
I want to do as many of the mods as I can by myself but I’ll need to get someone else to do things like coding etc.


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Just wondering where did you pick it up?

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Re: My first caddy

Post by redmondthomas » Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:48 am

I bought a touran for breaking for €100 so I've taken all my parts out of that

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