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    Thread: lowering a mk1 caddy

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      01-21-2012 04:53 PM #1
      well its a basic question. i have a mk1 caddy, currently non op untill i work on the motor or find another 1.6 or 1.9 aaz diesel motor.

      any way i was just looking around black forest industry and looked at a few of the products they offer for lowering the rear .
      so witch method would work best for a nice stance
      -axel flip
      -drop plates
      - rear coils

      has any one tryed one of these methods ?

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      01-21-2012 05:11 PM #2
      You will get everything you want right here.

      http://oldskoolvw.com/

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      01-21-2012 09:45 PM #3
      epic thanks man

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      01-21-2012 09:57 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by MicroCADDY View Post
      You will get everything you want right here.

      http://oldskoolvw.com/
      so by looking at there products , you aim for drop plats and not a axel flip ?

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      01-22-2012 06:48 PM #5
      so i looked at some threads and both plates and axle seem reasonable , just the flip will take a lil work , like pin holes and super bettle shocks, the plates seems like bolt and go, no info about the break lines yet.

      but here is a good questions, with the drop plates moving the wheel up 3" and the axle keeping the same travel will there be issues with wheel bottoming out in the wheel well when i hall things here and there , or will new longer bump stops fix that ?

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      01-22-2012 07:53 PM #6
      go with the oldskoolvw drop plates. They do the trick. i got them on mine.

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      01-22-2012 08:05 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by smallcombo View Post
      flip will take a lil work , like pin holes and super bettle shocks
      Axle spring seat already come with the centering holes
      http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Susp...e/TRSS300.html

      unbolt 8 nuts, place spring seat on top of leafs, place axle in seats, install U bolts tighten, Enjoy you 4.1/2" drop + when you switch from gas shocks to oil filled it will lower even more.

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      01-22-2012 10:44 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by MicroCADDY View Post
      Axle spring seat already come with the centering holes
      http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Susp...e/TRSS300.html

      unbolt 8 nuts, place spring seat on top of leafs, place axle in seats, install U bolts tighten, Enjoy you 4.1/2" drop + when you switch from gas shocks to oil filled it will lower even more.
      so no cutting and welding to move the current , and no welding the new seat ? plus will need longer u bolts right?

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      01-22-2012 11:45 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by smallcombo View Post
      so no cutting and welding to move the current , and no welding the new seat ? plus will need longer u bolts right?
      NO, Would be smart to put some welds on the cradle to axle so not to spin in the seat & ummmm NO not really I didn't have to.

      send me your e-mail in a PM & i'll show you my flip

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