Did you get stevie wonder on the photoshopping?
Oh and red ftw.
Something different not the same old colour!
Great work with the car, I keep looking to change my wheels as i hear un sprung weight is a massive problem ,
Are PCD adapters realy strong enough for track use? I was always worried about threads into alloy ( helicoiled or otherwise ) holding out after alot of heard cornering/ braking
I voted the Kawasaki Green - Even if it does look like someone's been sat there for hours with a highlighter.
I've heard urban legends of PCD adapters breaking and wheels coming off but never ever seen any proof.
Not heard of anyone having issues with spacers before. I spend a lot of time on Driftworks and 90% of people on there run fair sized spacers and not seen reports of issues.
For example, the PE only ever used to flow 280.33 g/s (Although I suspect that that was the limit of the MAF). That's only 350 BHP's worth of airflow, however with the additional timing, she made 370 bhp.
A little extra timing goes a long way...
I genuinely think that the best chance, based on my manifold research, of hitting 300 BHP on K04 hardware lies with using the XS manifold. It flows so so well, mainly due to it's design. Thinnish runners and a great merge collector.
Time will tell...
Plus the exhaust system is the biggy. If I get 3" back from the de-cat and get the XS mani on it might be happy days.
Ive got porsche wheels on my Mk2 golf for winter and to be honest... ive rechecked the torque on the wheel bolts and they have been difrent to what i set them to... The car does get "used " hard
On a side note...
The wheel colour, I would say purple or blue
Be diffrent. We have a green at work thats a colour like the green you mention... In the flesh it just doesnt work IMO
Jason I cant edit the poll so just choose red or green man :)
Purple works for everything!!
Sorry jase but just isn't my cup of tea!
The two colours you have selected are not wild enough to not look tacky,
Sorry just my opinion, I realy dont get wild colours on wheels be them track ones or road,
Each to their own though
Great thread westy enjoyed reading it.
On a seperate note westy is a top man and has helped me out a few times in the past.
westy, how about this.
Fck could you imagine! Looks like those old fiat pandas you used to be able to get that had different coloured panels.
Imagining going round a track looking like a *** rainbow is exacty why I won't be doing it :)
Taste the rainbow
Westy next car (the Limited Edition Polo Harlequin!)... with those rims.... sicker than a bulimia victim after a three course dinner!
Just collected my R32 ARB from VW. Thanks to Jason again for that.
Not really driven my car much since my track day at Bedford until today and I'm loosing boost somewhere. Used to peak at 21psi and hold 19-20psi but now it's only holding 16psi :( time to hunt the problem down.
Fitting it on Monday hopefully. Also going to do the earthing straps next week too.
You kept posting on here i was worried you`d forgotten haha!
Brands will be a proper little meet up won't it? I can't wait!
Fitted my R32 ARB tonight. Nice easy job, and here's some pics for anyone wanting to try it:
Car jacked and on stands:
Un did both rear drop links:
Undid 2 bolts each side of the backbox that hold it up:
You may find that a lot of the bolts and holes in the heat shield are corroded away and I had one bit fixed last year by my local exhaust place.
When I picked the car up from them the guy told me he had to "weld a custom bracket" to fix it........ this is what I found:
"custom". Ok I''ll give you that, but "bracket" WTF! This is a piece of plate metal with a nut on it. There appears to be a piece of coat hanger that has been welded onto the plate so the guy could hold it still while he but the bolt into the thread!!!! Anyway it works and he only charged me £5 but I wont be using them again!
With the heatshield and exhaust brackets loose there is just a centre exhaust rubber holding it all up, Tack this off the mid section and prop up the back box:
Now unbolt the 2 screws each side that hold the ARB brackets on:
You can then remove the ARB:
The new 19mm Golf R32 bar next to the standard 15mm bar:
New poly bushes to go on the new bar:
New bar bushed up and ready to go back on:
Back on car. Refit the same as removal:
Just as I went to take the car for a spin it started to lightly rain so I started off taking it easy. I found a few big roundabouts that I know what the cars limits are round it. I was amazed that even in the wet it was very reluctant to understeer at all! I'm sure I've had understeer in the dry at the speeds I just went around in the wet!!! Very impressed.
Cant wait to see the difference on track at Brands Hatch in January. :racer:
1 man band tonight as Tam wasn't allowed out to play after spending the entire weekend work on his mates car. I tend to take more pics when I'm on my own anyway.
The tailpipe is *** shocking. You can see why I want to get a cat back put on ASAP! I've got a blow torch here to soften the welds on the other bit of trim so I can remove it.
Awesome news Westicles.##