Why are facts based on this forum and an odd "fun day" ?
This forum is not the bench mark for the rest of the world is it??
Prawn does well on track because he is a bloody good driver and the car isnt bad too...:)
Who said anybody was racing? most peoples cars are there daily and cannot afford to bin it at combe, and prawns is actually set up for the track and not a compromise like most cars on here..
You need to get out just a little more ....:beerchug:
Westy ffs hurry up and get a derv so you can strip the sh!t out of the S3 and stand up for our corner lol.
I was expecting it to be snatchy etc but it never has.. but has superb traction when its locked under power out of corners.. The atb diffs on mine would struggle and continually vector torque to one side than another, which made it snake under power... Thats with too much power.
Fear not chaps, the banter about my lack of grip will soon end, BigAl will go and buy more tyres we don't need on ebay, and it'll all get back on topic.
I'm stuck at work until tomorrow night, then this weekend I already have my next improvement project to start, using bits of 3mm steel plate, a drill, some orange paint, a few shiney bits, some random parts from a volvo, and a massey Ferguson tractor brake pedal return spring!
What this space :)
Dave and SK, my post is in reply to all the numptys below saying the car needs Haldex and that the wheels don't spin in their TQS/S3/ whatever.
This next mod is going to be awesome, I am actually finding it hard to contain how utterly stupid and pointless it is. Niki and I had a good laugh about your rage the other day, stupid fatboy lol
I'm not surprised you had a good laugh about it, seeing as you told him I paid 3x what I did for it! If anyone actually paid that much for them, then I'd be laughing too!
Anyway, that is not for discussion here. All will be revealed, if, and when it works :)
A few years back there was a black mk1 TT blasting around at a fair rate of Knots, That was AWD , i think it was matt black , Stripped out. Went well, Does anybody remember it?
I'm really looking forward to ADI next year, with more and more forum members getting track tyres/ building track orientated cars, and swinging towards the trackday side of things, I reckon we could have some great events in the future :)
So wish I could go home and drive the beast now though!
lol paul you very bitter today
From about 99% of what you post i would say the same about you.
Get to know somebody first maybe?
If you didnt like him... Then his car was shat?
I love this thread. Great car Prawn!
Judging by your posts in this thread do you not think you are throwing a stone in a glass house? Just chill out, nobody has said anything about you or to you, so stop with the unneeded aggression and defense and lets all get back to being men :)
Why are you bringing my Dad into this Paul :laugh:
I've found the replies, since the power was revealed VERY interesting. A smattering of sour grapes, envy (nothing wrong with envy) jealousy, lack of knowledge, no or little experience, keyboard warriors, (they've all done the Ring in 5 mins) and those who are clearly motorway drivers, who considerer cornering and braking second.
This car was built as a track car and was also an engineering exercise in what can be achieved. No compromise is the PRAWN motto and it has been successful.
Anyone can have no imagination and build a technically brilliant M3, this is just a good bit of father and son fun and an experiment in seeing what can be achieved :)
Long may it continue :racer:
Having thrown my twopence in the ring it has to be said that the majority of the responses have been great. Its all l about pushing the boundaries and not being complacent.
Yeah i dont think any of us would ever seriously slate Prawn or the car for any reason. Its all a bit of banter which has been mentioned preiovusly.
Deep down we`re all nearly as chuffed as Prawn is at the outcome of the build and without people like him doing these projects and pushing the boundaries then passing on the knowledge to others so that we can follow on this forum would just be people reporting issues and problems with the cars and the place would be dull as hell. People like Welly years ago and still doing it now then Prawn following on from that. Westy for pushing the limits of the standard turbo and proving everyone wrong. Obviously all with the help of decicated people like Bill and Niki.
Just a few names as im sure theres many more that contribute and comments will be made about all those builds/people that may seem like digs or unwelcome opionions but at the end of the day we`re all greatful these people have the time and put the effort into making these great builds that benefit us all in the end.
We all love eachother really :kiss: (Apart from Jardo maybe haha)
Yay, everyone loves each other again :wub:
Dead excited about going home and starting on my next adventure. Tori picked up the last remaining package from the post office last night which has come all the way from Slovenia :laugh:
Bloody hell what happened to this thread?? Prawn, whatever makes you happy. Good effort job done! Everyone go have some fun now.
This weekend will see me combining this:
With some of these:
And one of these:
Along with something like this:
to create something cool :racer:
I've not had to read that much text since I was at school 100 years ago :w00t:
Loving the route the track slag has taken over the last few months.
And to think I said you should re-shell it and start again.
The car truly is the pride of the Terrorist Squad. Big respect to Prawny and big Al
we're all one big happy family :D
I don't care what anyone else thinks you car is fantastic. A true cutting edge car that has pushed the boundrys further on. You should be proud of what you have achieved and all the hard work you've put into it. I'm a little surprised at some of the reaction you recived but hay ho. What's next on the to do list? A bit of aero?
I've got to fit all of the above along with the main addition I've not yet got pics of.
Once that's done, Ive got brake cooling ducts to fit, and new pads all round.
Then, maybe then, ill get myself some plywood and start experimenting!