Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

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CiaranCasso
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Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Post by CiaranCasso » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:02 pm

Hi everyone,

I just got a Mk4 SWB caddy In deep black in late January.

It’s lowered with 19 inch GTD alloys and a maxton design front lip

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So far I have had the seats retrimmed with leather and GTI tartan

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Then came the speaker upgrade I mainly done this because I had one bad speaker in the drivers door but I’m glad I did as the VW standard speakers leave a lot to be desired! I opted to use alpine units which when spaced out are very tight to the door card but they fit just perfect - the silver foil added was dodomat sound deading to ensure a complete air seal around the speaker

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Next on the list was to get rid of the standard VW radio which I replaced with an RCD360 CarPlay unit it’s a great 20 min upgrade and worth every penny of the 200 euro it cost to have good navigation!

Next on the list was an LED bar which I wired into the headlights for nighttime driving, I went with a Boreman 14” unit the difference at night is unbelievable due to the projector design of the reflectors! It’s also a smoked lens which makes it nice and discreet (just for note it is only mounted on temp brackets until I have the time to remove the bumper just before anyone comments that it isn’t straight)

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That’s everything so far but a lot more is planned!

My current plans is a black headliner, ply lining the cargo area, carpet the cab side of the bulkhead and some other little nice touches!


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Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Post by Snailz » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:28 pm

Looks awesome mate!
Did you have to put any adapters on for the speakers?


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Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Post by dutchy » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:04 pm

Looking great!!..Nice interior 8)

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Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Post by CiaranCasso » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:44 am

[mention]Snailz [/mention] yep I think I had to add about 2.5
Inches spacing to clear the window regulator


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Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Post by gearoid » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:08 pm

Hi Ciaran nice van could you tell me if your new speakers are 180mm or 165mm please as im getting conflicting info about size, TIA

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Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Post by CiaranCasso » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:30 pm

[mention]gearoid [/mention] they are an 8 inch speaker their actually on sale on Amazon at the minute!Image


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Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Post by CiaranCasso » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:17 am

New wheels fitted to the van yesterday evening!

18x8 BBS CH’s with 225/40 tires

Looks far better IMO and there is far more comfort on a long drive with the 18sImage
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