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Track/Hillclimb A3 1.8t

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Nick_sheep, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Nick_sheep
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    Nick_sheep All The Gears But No Ideas

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    [Aug 16, 2014]
    The 35mph speed limit, number of old people, and £400,000 average house price out weighs the car restrictions and "tax dodging" as prawn calls us. But yeah more then welcome.
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    Oi just seen this lol

    Suppose their is a pattern forming with 2 of these now, but it has been said that my gear changes resemble a DSG box :racer:

    Just started reading through this and will catch up and get up to speed over the next few days as I'm sure there's lots of useful info I can use

    I'm just starting to strip mine out to a simular level so hopefully you would have done all the hard work and research and I'll just follow behind and copy ;)
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    Nick_sheep All The Gears But No Ideas

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    [Aug 17, 2014]
    A bit of progress today we got the o2j out
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    Old clutch off
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    And new flywheel on
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    Also new wheel bearings in the front hub
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    And test fitted the arb on the rear axel
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    We will be working on it through the week as we have a long way to go and running out of time.
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    Nick_sheep All The Gears But No Ideas

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    [Aug 18, 2014]
    Coilovers have arrived a month after I ordered them only problem is I can't play with them till about 6 so I have been teased with this photo.
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    Nick_sheep All The Gears But No Ideas

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    [Aug 18, 2014]
    A little bit more progress tonight. Il let the pictures do the talking.

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    Enough colours?
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    I like the detail of the tool kit.
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    [Aug 18, 2014]
    the colours look well cool!!!
    man i drag my feet compared to everyone else on here!!
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    Nick_sheep All The Gears But No Ideas

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    [Aug 18, 2014]
    We don't have a choice we have 3 weeks left to get it all back together aligned and tested before it gets hammered around a track
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    [Aug 18, 2014]
    Still waiting on some photos or a slow progress build thread from you daz
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    [Aug 18, 2014]
    hahaha. im too lazy mate.
    love reading this one though. whens your fisrt trackday?
    and where?
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    Nick_sheep All The Gears But No Ideas

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    [Aug 18, 2014]
    First track day for this car is September the 12th at Loheac in France. It's a nice track in a motoring dedicated town. I have been before when I first got my daily 3 years ago
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Aug 19, 2014]
    What's the state of the test of the car at present lads?
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    [Aug 19, 2014]
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    Wiring is done. Just need to order bushes, put clutch and new pipe in, gearbox in, new steering rack in, new hubs on, bushes putting in wishbones then fitting and suspension all putting on, dogbone mount back on, sub frame on, discs all round, front end back on, anti roll bars need putting on, front end needs to go back on, seats need frame making and welding in, gear shifter need frame making and weld or bolting in, wheels need tyres putting on, clean and tidy inside then polish then take to have tracking done and camber setup.
    Think that's about it.
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    [Aug 19, 2014]
    I literally just took those 3 photos whilst writing last post.
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    [Aug 23, 2014]
    Tyres are on wheels and new sump is on. [​IMG]
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    [Aug 24, 2014]
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    Seeing that you all like guessing stuff. What do you think these wheels were originally from?
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Aug 26, 2014]
    Part of me wants to say Leon FR Tdi of some year?
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    Nick_sheep All The Gears But No Ideas

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    [Aug 26, 2014]
    Nope sorry guess again.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Aug 26, 2014]
    Are they OE? VAG?

    I still think Seat of some kind from the style. but if they're not an OE VAG fitment then I'm stumped!

    Impreza? Celica?
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    Nick_sheep All The Gears But No Ideas

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    [Aug 26, 2014]
    They are vag group but not from a Seat.
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    Nick_sheep All The Gears But No Ideas

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    [Aug 26, 2014]
    They are oe fitment too but off a much newer car. And they are not normally black either. (i didn't spray them tho)
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Aug 26, 2014]
    newer car and 5 x 100 fitment means smaller.

    I'm thinking small skoda or VW. Perhaps something like a yetti or a fabia / polo?
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    [Aug 26, 2014]
    Very good. Skoda fabia vrs. Wasn't sure at first but they are growing on me. Plus they look better with the bigger tyres on.
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    [Aug 26, 2014]
    Before
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    I thought I'd see if my Golf would suit black wheels. They are identical tyre size but Tim said I couldn't put the tyres on my Gti
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