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Volkswagen Caddy Rear Load-Support Kit | Boss Air

£795.00 £645.00

This is a rear-end load support kit for the VW Caddy. It is made by Boss Air, an Australian air suspension company renowned for making tough and durable air bags.

The kit is a simple, bolt-on conversion that your local garage should be able to fit.

It is a load-support kit, meaning it is fitted in addition to the vehicle’s original suspension to lift the rear and make for a more stable, comfier ride. The air bags can be adjusted to allow for more or less load, meaning your Caddy will always remain level.

It can be inflated simply through Schrader (tyre) valves, or through an air management system of your choice (see ‘Options’ tab below for more info).

For a full list of everything included in the kit please click the ‘Description’ tab below.

We also do installation at AirRide. To book your Caddy in for a fitting, please call or e-mail us.


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Please note that other specifications are available on request. Please contact us for a personal specific quotation.

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Description

This is a rear-end-only load-support kit for the Volkswagen Caddy, made by Boss Air. The kit:

  • is a practical bolt-on installation which is rated as DIY or local garage fit
  • Improves stability and handling and reduces roll
  • Recovers lost suspension motion to improve ride quality
  • Lifts sagging vehicles to reduce or prevent grounding
  • Is superb for help with towing
  • Can prevent broken springs
  • Can help pass an MOT if your vehicle is low
  • Can help re-rating for heavier capacity on some vehicles

The kit comes with:

  • 2 x Boss Extreme Series double-convoluted air bags
  • 4 x brackets (2 upper & 2 lower)
  • Mounting hardware
  • Quality SAE J844 Australian-government-approved air line
  • Dual Schrader Valves mounted in stainless panel
  • Instructions for fitting

Boss Extreme series airbags are rated a t1136 kg per side and have been government approved tested to over 750 PSI.

About Boss Air

Boss Air isn’t any ordinary air suspension company. They design and manufacture air bags to withstand any conditions, including the red-hot terrain of the Australian Outback.

This means that Boss air bags are as tough and durable as possible. They are made from thicker rubber than a standard air bag, meaning that Boss have never supplied a burst bag in 14 years (in that time they’ve supplied more than 13,000 kits!)

But of course, Boss air bags aren’t just used Down Under. Their kits have been used all over Europe, including the sub-freezing temperatures of Scandinavia – quite a long way from the 50-degree heat of Australia’s red centre!

Options

OBA packages come in various specifications as outlined below. If in doubt, please contact us via e-mail or phone.

Schrader valve kits

The simplest kit available. One fitting at the airbag, a length of line and a Schrader (tyre) valve at the other end. The valve can be fitted anywhere convenient to the user and can be inflated anywhere a tyre can be inflated (e.g. garage, petrol station).

Recommended for: Vehicles with a fixed load that does not alter and users who want an entry-level system. Ideal for motorhomes because they are always very heavy vehicles but the weight does not usually vary considerably. Users need to find an air source (i.e. at a garage or petrol station) to adjust the pressures (emergency tyre inflators rarely last if asked to inflate air suspension regularly.)

Schrader valve gauge blocks

A gauge block with two Schrader valves and two gauges. No moving parts to go wrong, such as taps or levers. Pressure can be monitored from the gauge block, which can be fitted anywhere convenient. Several versions available. This option does not come with a plate that can be fitted to the dashboard.

Recommended for: Vehicles with a fixed load as above but with two gauges for those who always want to know the pressure in the bags.

Budget Duty OBA

Includes a 10% duty cycle compressor, maximum 105 PSI. Comes with an OBA hook-up kit to match the compressor, which comes with an on/off button to get to pressure. Also comes with a cross-locking mini valve. Please note that although the left and right air bags are independent, they cannot be set to different pressures. Does not include a tank.

Recommended for: Infrequent adjustment. When the load varies, due to towing or adding payload to a commercial vehicle, air-managed solutions get the very best from the system. This is an entry-level, compressor control package.

Economy Duty OBA

Includes a low duty cycle compressor, maximum 130 PSI. Please note: The left and right air bags are independent but cannot simply be set to different pressures at the touch of a button. Higher specification than the entry-level kit, making this kit very good value for money.

This kit is simple to install and operate. As the video below shows, it has a single button to simultaneously lift both sides. To deflate the air and lower the vehicle requires use of the Schrader valves at the bottom of the controller.

Recommended for: Users who want a better controller with a heavier-duty compressor but who perhaps don’t adjust the suspension every time they use it and don’t mind waiting 30-40 seconds to lift or drop the vehicle. 

Standard Duty OBA

Includes a low duty cycle compressor, maximum 130 PSI, small steel tank, twin-button-and-gauge controller and an OBA hook-up kit to match the compressor. Please note: The left and right air bags are independent and can be set to different pressures. Used for regular adjustment. The compressor is pre-wired with only the connections to the switching relay and three to the vehicle to be made. Four buttons allow users to lift or drop the vehicle from the control panel in a few seconds.

Recommended for: Users who regularly adjust the suspension and want to do so in a few seconds. If you have grounding issues on a motorhome then this is the controller for you. This is the minimum recommended for commercial vehicles. Ideal if you have a steep drive, problems with ferries or regularly change the weight of your vehicle.

Premium Duty OBA

Includes a 100% duty cycle compressor, maximum 200 PSI, 200 PSI tank, twin paddle/gauge controller. Used for daily adjustment. Top general spec. This is a far higher spec than the Standard Duty but essentially the same principle. Single, combined button for up and for down, and a single gauge for both left and right (twin needle).

Recommended for: Ideal control for commercial use and for motorhome users who just want the confidence from fitting the best compressor and a simpler/smarter controller. If you adjust multiple times per day then this is the ideal option.

Ultimate OBA

Includes a 100% duty cycle compressor, maximum 200 PSI, 200 PSI tank. Used for daily adjustment. Top spec, includes computer controller with programmable pre-sets and standard height adjustment for general running but can be overridden when conditions require.

This system can adjust up to four corners and, as the name suggests, is the ultimate controller. Everything is located in one integrated unit, which makes installation simple, and the remote function from any Android or Apple phone or tablet is a real bonus.

Recommended for: Users who want the best computer we offer and a remote control. Anyone who wants the best On-Board Air money can buy should go for Ultimate OBA.

If you need further clarification or your needs are not listed, please do call 0800 772 0315 or email enquiries@airide.uk and we will be very happy to help, or to raise a personal quotation.

Warranty

AirRide Sales Limited offers a warranty on Boss Air products for a period of five years from the time of purchase. This warranty is limited to the original purchaser and subject to registration at the time of fitting. If you fail to register, a one-year warranty is offered.

If the kit does not appear to fit – stop and call us, as a vehicle misidentification may have occurred. Kits will be accepted for return and exchange only if they are undamaged. The buyer must cover the return postage fee.

Delivery

Delivery on Air Assistance kits is currently £19 for Mainland UK excluding Highlands. Please get in touch to find out an exact date for dispatch. We sell items outside the UK but website postage prices are for UK. Additional charges will be levied for non-UK and they will be invoiced separately. Alternatively international customers can email their requirements to enquiries@airride.uk and we can raise an invoice including international postage. Please do call if you need more information or to know the stock situation which changes from hour to hour. Please do not assume that because you phoned last week and found it was in stock that it is still in stock.