I paid a visit to Nick at R-Tek today after speaking to him about getting an exhaust for my car. He had previously looked underneath the car and had a few ideas on how it could work.
Once on the ramp, the exhaust was removed completely (after having to gently remove one nut on the flange to the turbo which was a troublesome little fatherless child). He used a boroscope (sp?) to have a look inside the turbo once the front pipe/cat was removed - all was looking good
He then fitted the rest of the system to the car and after a few tweaks to a hanger, he managed to get the exhaust to fit without knocking / rubbing. I got plied with coffee throughout the time that I was there, the service was excellent and the price was better than expected - bonus.
I also took the opportunity to take Nicks own car, a standard Golf 4 GTI with a remap that he had written himself recently (allowing for it to run to 8K rpms!). This thing flew, and I mean really flew.
It's what you would expect a bigger turbo to achieve in terms of holding a decent level of boost throughout the rev range, it kept me stuck to my seat right up to 7.5k (I didn't have the balls to quite push it to 8K despite Nick telling me to 'give it some and don't let go till you reach 8K'). Big respect to Nick and the boys, it's not often that you hear about the good services received from companies, we always seem to hear about the bad so this is my way of redressing the balance
(I'll post some pics up when I can get them off my phone...)