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Prawn and BigAls A3 Track Car

Prawn Dec 29, 2010

  1. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    You're not the first person to say that, many people are surprised that we still drive it to all events.

    I sure did :)

     
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  2. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    it would be NICE to trailer it to track days for sure, so long as it wasn't forced upon us.

    Trailers are big money though, and our trailer is Mini sized only, saxo at a push!
     
  3. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention you also need a vehicle up to the task of towing it!
     
  4. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    what, you mean the Fiesta Zetec S i've got coming isn't up to the task of towing the A3? :sos:

    Dads TDI would probably tow it (until we came to a Hill), but it lives 200 miles away, so no huge advantage there!
     
  5. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    + a licence if the towing vehicle, the trailer and car/vehicle your towing totals over 3.5 tonne plus the trailer needs to be 750kg or less.

    Or you may already have all that gubbins if you passed your test some many years ago :) (pre 1997 IIRC)
     
  6. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    i NEED to know more about this!
    that looks like an old 5 banger in there longitudinally
     
  7. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    Dont let the aero take over though. Its not like it NEEDS it. You dont race in hillclimbs or Time Attack so its not required. Im guessing its more for your own interest and to see if you can make it work for minimal effort and cost?

    Personally i think what you`ve done is plenty. Possible look at futher weight reductions where possible. Any more left to do to the chassis and then a PROPER geo/corner weighting session (which you`ve mentioned recently so good)
     
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  8. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    You're right, it's fast as **** already (for me!), and handles a treat now, with the wing alone it wasn't quite right, and I feel with the splitter alone it wouldn't have been quite right. Any further additions to the underside to focus on getting air out smoothly will act on the whole chassis and underside so shouldn't effect balance at all, just an all round increase.

    the aero is more about having something to fiddle with, and something low cost to experiment with as well, given how little the splitter cost to produce, the gain / cost ratio makes it quite possibly the best thing we've ever done to the car.

    Full geo and corner weighting was discussed with Robin on Saturday, and will take place over winter when I'm 100% sure that all changes to ride height, aero, and such things are finalised :)
     
  9. Sam_

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    I'm thinking of going to the WTAC here this weekend. They take it to a new level...

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  10. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    I love Time Attack stuff. Its utterly rediculus and insane but its so so epic at the same time. The money that goes into it is silly though and it costs a fair bit to take part hence why its mostly companies that do it.
     
  11. Powelly

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    Haven't been on here for a good 6 months but now I'm getting my A3 back on the road I thought I'd pop by, Prawn I thought the car couldn't get any better but I've just caught up on it all all it looks brilliant, it has got to be te best A3 in existence and its a huge credit to all the hard work you have put into it! Keep it up :)
     
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  12. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    Just to drop this in there... They've just posted a video on Facebook of this driving on first role out and its FCN EPIC
     
  13. 666markyboy

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

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    link ?
     
  14. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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  15. bigal 1

    bigal 1 Active Member

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    Looks and sounds fantastic.
     
  16. Danny Cawsey

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    That looks awesome hopefully more footage will be uploaded soon :)
     
  17. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    1500 miles, 2 trackdays, and not a mark on it.

    Then the lads at the local carwash go and break the air damn on the splitter!

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    Great - thanks lads. the one time I decided to go back there for a quick clean, they denied it was them, but it wasn't broken when I left 5 minutes before, and there were bits of their yellow wash mits hanging on the broken edges.

    No cost involved, got loads of spare material for the dam, but it's a bloody nuisance! The air dam and the arch fence are broken.

    :(
     
  18. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    On the plus side, it still looks cool, so it's OK

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  19. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Went out with Tony this morning to take a few pictures, Will add more later and a link to his page, but as a starter, I appear to have been accidentally caught in this shot looking unquestionably like an untrustworthy youth :laugh: just as I thought I was getting old :racer:

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  20. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    So, this morning I went out for a drive with Tony from Deutsch Erbaut: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Deutsch-Erbaut/161541943994053?fref=ts / Deutsch Erbaut

    We found a few cool locations, and took a few pics of the cars together, Tony has a lovely Leon that I've done a bit of work on with him at various times. Was fun cruising around in 2 similar cars :)

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    really good fun, thanks Tony :) And didn't use as much fuel as normal car activities :laugh:

    Full shoot can be found here: Deutsch Erbaut > Audi & Leon Track Car Shoot
     
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  21. Sam_

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    Saw this at the weekend, pretty epic front aero setup :)

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  22. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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  23. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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    ​Car sounds awesome Nick. :)
     
  24. bigal 1

    bigal 1 Active Member

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    And all on a Sony 7.2 mega-pixel hand-held camera. Just like a few shots from from Spa to follow later.:yes:
     
  25. jamiebennett81

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    Glad you enjoyed the day mate

    Few favorites of mine (in fact most of them have come out really well)

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  26. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    Sure?

    Make: Canon
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    Lens Model: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
     
  27. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    He means the little video clip, Canon is Tonys camera :)
     
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  28. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    ahhh.
    I had to double check cause the pics are good and I was really surprised at first thinking it was a little sony camera. lol
     
  29. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Would be a miracle :laugh: Even BBD isn't that good
     
  30. peterg60

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    just read all this thread epic build m8. this had inspired me to go tfsi turbo in the mk1 keep up the good work m8:superman:
     
  31. bigal 1

    bigal 1 Active Member

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    Hey, where are the clips from Eau Rouge, (with my sony hand held 7.2 megapixel camera.) !!!
     
  32. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I love this shot. So Motorsport.
     
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    bigal 1 Active Member

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    It was taken with a Sony 7.2 megapixel, hand held camera. ???
     
  34. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    I DESPISE it...out of complete jealousy
     
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  35. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Enough about the bloomin' camera already, How much wine have you had BBD? :laugh: I'll get the clips up when I've had a chance to edit them together and upload them from the laptop :racer:


    Cheers SK. I'll be the jealous one soon enough, winter is comming, the season of wheelspin from November - March! Joy!
     
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  36. welshy_s3

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    What wheels are they Prawn?
     
  37. Jason.s

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    Rota Force :)
     
  38. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Race on in early january??
     
  39. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Correct :)

    Also available in white :racer:

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    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 :laugh:
     
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  40. Jason.s

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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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