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Aidy P

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I’ve had my Ocean now for over two years and I’m thinking of aesthetically ‘enhancing’ it with side bars, new alloys, possibly some decals.

When I bought ‘Nemo’ I got a set of steels for winter tyres and used the cascavels for summer. The steels have rusted now and look pretty terrible (& not like this photo from when I picked up the van) and the alloys have a few dints and scratches I’m thinking of putting the winters on the cascavels and getting a new ‘sportier’ set of summer alloys.

I’m looking for inspiration to see how others have personalised their vans. Please post your pics of what you’ve added to make your van look a little different. Thanks.

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Perhaps just some new boots and lower slightly.
 
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I had some riva suv 18" wheels on. Thought they looked better than the normal sportline wheels. They are set aside now for when we get a beach model.
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I like some of the 3sdm and vossen wheels but they are mega bucks for a set.
 
Aidy P

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I had some riva suv 18" wheels on. Thought they looked better than the normal sportline wheels. They are set aside now for when we get a beach model.
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I like some of the 3sdm and vossen wheels but they are mega bucks for a set.
I’ve just googled Vossen wheels and some of them are £8k for a set of 4. That’s crazy! But there are some great designs.
 
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Can you slam a 4motion van?
I’m not sure. Worth having a look on the T6 forum.

I am going to do a modest 30mm drop on my new van and fit wheel spacers to the Devonport alloys.
Subtle, but makes a massive improvement from what I’ve seen.
Want to stay close to OEM equipment
 
Aidy P

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We kept it simple: replaced the wheels with some 17‘ Platin P69.
Nice. I think black will work well with the blue paint of my van, black awning, black bits of trim and window tints. What colour is your van?
 
Aidy P

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I’m not sure. Worth having a look on the T6 forum.

I am going to do a modest 30mm drop on my new van and fit wheel spacers to the Devonport alloys.
Subtle, but makes a massive improvement from what I’ve seen.
Want to stay close to OEM equipment
Please post pics when it’s done. How far can you go without affecting the VW warranty? My 3 years are up in March.
 
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Nice. I think black will work well with the blue paint of my van, black awning, black bits of trim and window tints. What colour is your van?
Thank you. You‘re right, I changed the awning from silver to black also the rails.
The van it self is kind of grey blue (2005).

BTW here with winter tyres/alloys

I am sure yours look great with cascavels
 
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image.jpeg Bought my Cali in January and the previous owners' enhancements really made this one stand out. The front spoiler, side bars and T6 wheels look great and I added the Heko win deflectors. Turns heads whenever we are parked up.
 
Aidy P

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View attachment 34308 Bought my Cali in January and the previous owners' enhancements really made this one stand out. The front spoiler, side bars and T6 wheels look great and I added the Heko win deflectors. Turns heads whenever we are parked up.
I like the front spoiler.
 
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I think sidebars always look great!

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A guy posted this yesterday on another forum. It’s subtle modifications which look the best.

I think this is spot on and will do similar with mine over the next year.

Can you spot the mods...?

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I can see the easy ones! front splitter, lowered, side bars, alloys... Is that some extra chrome on the grill? Looks good!
The grill is VW. Maxton splitter and lowered on B14s with 20s.
I’m not a fan of 20s, but otherwise looks great.
Less is more and all that ;)
 
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