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Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:02 pm
by CiaranCasso
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

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:28 pm
by Snailz
Looks awesome mate!
Did you have to put any adapters on for the speakers?


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Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:04 pm
by dutchy
Looking great!!..Nice interior 8)

Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:44 am
by CiaranCasso
[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

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:08 pm
by gearoid
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

Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:30 pm
by CiaranCasso
[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

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:17 am
by CiaranCasso
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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Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:06 am
by Kris
Would you be able to advise me a good quality speaker for the doors, with out having to do any spacing, just straight swap and would using the existing wiring be ok

Regards Kris

Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:03 am
by CiaranCasso
Kris wrote:Would you be able to advise me a good quality speaker for the doors, with out having to do any spacing, just straight swap and would using the existing wiring be ok

Regards Kris
I’m not sure on this to be honest, the rings to match these speakers in only took about 10/15 mins to cut out for both doors out of some ply board then I just pre drilled the door and screwed in!

The existing wiring is adequate but I had to solder in extensions as my connectors were on the bottom side of the speaker vs on top of the standard caddy speaker.

I probably will when I get the chance re wire the speakers with heavier gauge wiring the whole way back to the radio but that will be down the line!


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Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:16 am
by FishermansFriend
Caddy is looking great. Is that John Bogues in Monaghan?

Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:03 am
by Doc
I definitely is, I'd recognize that jet wash a mile away. Many a stop was made there to clean the daily dirt from my caddy.

Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:15 am
by CiaranCasso
You’s have a keen eye guys it is Bouges surely! the filling station also now has one of the best delis in the land


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Re: Deep Pearl Black MK4 SWB

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:04 pm
by FishermansFriend
Next time I am there I will ask at the deli counter if they have seen this Caddy.