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    Race on in early january??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason.s View Post
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    Race on in early january??
    What Race chap? I'd dearly love to go racing in some form or another. but I'm not allowed to until we have bought a house
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    Noticed the A3 quattro in the pics above with the orange wheels. Only seen a brief build thread on that. Dont think it was very well documented unless i was blind and missed it elsewhere.

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    I usually hate cars with a lot of body mods but that 8P looks like a complete beast! Love it. your car is looking pretty ace aswell prawn, bet that crash at the ring seems a million miles away now after all the improvements made since then, top job!
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    Theres a huge difference between functional purposeful exterior mods and fibreglass bodykits so that`ll be why your opinion has changed towards that car i bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    What Race chap? I'd dearly love to go racing in some form or another. but I'm not allowed to until we have bought a house
    Im feeling that pain too,
    I jokingly ment a quick 0 to 60 test ( which with any luck would be on icey or snow covered roads )
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    Top job there Prawn. Bet she is a real beast to go now. Very jealous of the tfsi conversion. Had been speaking to Dan about it when I was deciding on what spec hybrid to get, but as yet still not available for the S3, although probably not a bad thing with the amount of money that I have recently spent(the receipts are there but they have not been added).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavis89 View Post
    I usually hate cars with a lot of body mods but that 8P looks like a complete beast! Love it. your car is looking pretty ace aswell prawn, bet that crash at the ring seems a million miles away now after all the improvements made since then, top job!
    No, two million. Oh heck i'm getting confused, that was the damage to the armco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason.s View Post
    Theres a huge difference between functional purposeful exterior mods and fibreglass bodykits so that`ll be why your opinion has changed towards that car i bet.
    Definitely, although it makes no sense, function seems to have an impact on how you feel about how something looks.

    As i think I said at the time, when I first fitted the wing, i really didn't like it, and thought the whole thing looked a bit silly, even though it seemed to work.

    Now, with the splitter added, and the whole thing looking more complete, I'm really liking how it looks, and the wing can stay!

    Still needs something in the middle to balance it out, and some form of rear diffuser which plans are underway for, but that's what winter is all about
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    Have you fixed your front fence after the valeters broke it?

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    I've made a new half for it yea, but with the daylight gone I need to wait until the weekend to get it fitted, due to the length the air dam is made from 2 parts and glued in the middle, so I'll need to carefully separate the join and glue the new part to the old one, then drill the holes all in the right place.

    Argh, ******* car wash people, no cost involved, but it's effort I could do without in this miserable weather!

    In other news, the 3 year lease on the megane of joy came to an end, and work demanded that I pick something new from the awful car list to replace it.

    went for something in the lowest grade to save on tax and fuel, with the least amount of doors available, and the brightest colour available at no extra cost.

    End result was this, a '13 Fiesta Zetec S TDCI. Not had a chance to really drive it yet, but it seems nice enough for a free car so far, and doesn't look like a company car



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    I drive these at work as I work for vospers ford rentals there surprisingly a nice car to be in and to drive
    Obviously you cant beat your own car but heyho ..

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    It's a nice enough car mate. Like said above its free and under warranty!

    ive got a big white , uncomfortable , ****ty transit van as my company vehicle I nearly hate it, not quite but nearly...... But it's free too and a diesel card is included so I'm happy.

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    Most stuff is better when it's free . They're supposed to have a fun chassis underneath those new Fiesta's. There is one plus point to having a small diesel Ford hatch though Prawn, makes the A3 feel even faster when you get back in it.
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    Currently looking at the possibility of a splitter, full under tray, rear wing and carbon diffuser, all in Nightfire Red. Just to get it up to 80mpg from the standard spec of 75.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigal 1 View Post
    Currently looking at the possibility of a splitter, full under tray, rear wing and carbon diffuser, all in Nightfire Red.
    Actually, it's called 'Race Red'
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    Nightfire red sounds so much better
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    Isnt nightfire red a rover colour??
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    it's called nightfire, because the best thing to do is set it alight at night, and watch the pretty flames
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    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooo

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    Ultima have cars in Nightfire Red.

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    you do know that calor gas in a diesel is like NOs in a petrol

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    I think I've got a 19kg bottle on the BBQ Jim, where do I plumb it in

    Was wet and miserable this evening, so couldn't be bothered to take the track car for a hoon, so took the fiesta instead.

    Cracking fun when you're not paying for the tyres
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    19kg BBQ bottle? That's mental. I only have an 8.5 kg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    19kg BBQ bottle? That's mental. I only have an 8.5 kg
    The locals must really look down at you! "Do you call that a BBQ mate?!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    19kg BBQ bottle? That's mental. I only have an 8.5 kg
    We need the bigger bottle as it needs to power the bbq for much longer, the frost needs to be melted first over here
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    And I thought everything in OZ was bigger. We have a 5kg 19 kg AND a 49 kg. Beat that.!!!

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    Hey Prawn , Page 23 , some reading for you

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    Good info Jim, thanks for that, enjoyed reading it.

    Winter plans are afoot, a few parts have been sourced, I'm just taking a bit of a break from the car at the moment and chilling out a bit more, it gets a bit full on at times constantly working away at it every weekend.

    random bump for the sake of it and a few more pics I got sent from ADI.

    Love how it looks on the white wheels:





    Still have a few bits and bobs to upload from Spa that Dad took, currently on the other laptop which doesn't get fired up too often at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    The locals must really look down at you! "Do you call that a BBQ mate?!"
    Haha, classic. Well 8.5kg is the biggest you can get down the servo (what they call a petrol station)! There's probably a decimal place missing from the UK ones 49kg would be insane. That's for welding surely!
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    Finally got round to uploading a few pics Dad took at Spa, only 2 months late

    Dad and I met up with Andy and Emily on the M25:



    We met Jamie and Willie at Dover, jamie in the Megane Rs250, known as the Super Baguette!

    Amazingly, we made it onto the ferry with minimal scraping!




    On route somewhere in France:











    It was lovely having the 6 speed, revs nice and low when cruising:



    We somehow managed to drive past our hotel, the Radisson. No idea how:







    Parked up with Jamie in the Super-Baguette:



    Interesting size comparison between a late 90's hatch back and a late 2000's hatch:



    Down Town Spa:



    We unpacked and took a drive up to find the track.

    Found it!





    Eau Rouge, holy crap this is steep in real life! The TV cameras and photos really do not portray just how crazy it is!

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    We had a few beers and a pizza, then a few more beers, and headed off to bed.

    The next morning, we set off bright and early for the track:



    We had to unpack all the stuff, which Andy kindly let us stash in the S4. i got on with that, whilst Dad took a load of random pictures











    Then it was time to nervously que up for our first laps of the famous Spa F1 circuit:



    Wow. What an incredible track! I got literally 2-3 laps in the dry first then, then the heavens opened.

    I've posted the vids previously, but for the sake of a complete report on 1 page, here they are again



    Dodgy sideways moment during one lap







    I took emily out for a few laps just before lunch. many cushions were required so she could see out!



    Traditional cheesy shot at lunch time:



    Unbelievable weather all day, the view from a few laps in Jamies Baguette



    Dad took a few clips whilst I was out with Andy in one session:



    Time to head back to the Hotel:



    the next day we popped up to the track, watched for a bit, then all went our seperate ways, home for Dad and I to prepare for ADI 2 days later.

    The weather heading home was horrific, some of the worst conditions I've ever had to drive in:





    A quick splash and dash half way back:



    And we were on the ferry:



    Home and safe, straight to bed, then a welcome return to reality the following morning with a Pasta N sauce for breakfast



    Good trip! roll on next year!
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    were those clips going through Eau Rouge in the rain taken with a Sony 7.2 megapixel handheld camera by any chance???.
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    you and that bloody camera

    Currently watching back the ADI and Spa vids on the Tv reminding myself of a time when the sun came out and I could wear a T-shirt outdoors!
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    You do realise 1080p video is technically only 6.22 megapixels (when you consider video requires 3 sensors normally)
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