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  1. Tom5190

    Tom5190's Dolphin S3 8P

    Right so I'm back from the ring, the car was fine no problems to report. It was a good farewell to the car, I've had it up for sale for the last 2 weeks and its had a fair bit of intrest so far. No on-boards from this trip as i didnt take my go-pro. So since the last post I've changed the...
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    Tom5190's Dolphin S3 8P

    Cant believe its been that long since the last update on this. Basically not a lot has happened so here's a quick run down of some stuff. Nankang NS2R's - I'm onto my 3rd set of these, the tyres are brilliant, I've used them all year round even in the snow. They are noisy but as an all-round...
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    Reyland - 2-piece 362mm Rotors

    Quick question for all with a 2-piece 362mm setup. I've got the Vagbremtechnik/AP 2-piece kit on my S3, the discs are shot now so I'm looking to replace. Reyland make a rotor to replace the AP ones, they are significantly cheaper. I've spoken to Reyland who have told me that the downsides to...
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    Offset & Tyre Advice

    I run team dynamics 1.2: 18x8 ET45 with a 225/40 tyre. I'm around 30mm lower than standard height. The car is fine for general & fast road use, it doesn't rub. But it DOES rub on track. It rubs on the inner front arches just above the arch liner screw (I removed the screw when I fit the...
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    Tom5190's Dolphin S3 8P

    Cheers mate, I haven't I've left it at this height (below) I think its just because of how steep the roads were when I've stopped for the photos. DSC07498 by T.walker5190, on Flickr
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    Tom5190's Dolphin S3 8P

    So Le Mans was fine no problems on the trip.... sort of... which is always a bonus. I ripped my LCR splitter off while we were camping, which im not going to replace so the splitter has gone now. The car got pretty muddy!: DSC07568 by T.walker5190, on Flickr The car hit the 200,000 miles mark...
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    Leon Cupra R Splitter

    Annoyingly I've just ripped mine off in France!! but yea I liked the look of it, some don't but meh. DSC07500 by T.walker5190, on Flickr
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    Leon Cupra R Splitter

    Exactly how that guide says. Basically just trim the ends down to suit how far forward you want it then attach it with self tappers. Couldn't be any easier! Just make sure you get the ends trimmed correctly. I did mine with the wheels off so I could attach it completely then trim the edges down...
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    Le Mans 24Hr 2016

    Did any body else attend? Here's a few shots I managed to get: DSC08820 by T.walker5190, on Flickr DSC08767 by T.walker5190, on Flickr DSC08760 by T.walker5190, on Flickr DSC08708 by T.walker5190, on Flickr DSC08024 by T.walker5190, on Flickr DSC07696 by T.walker5190, on Flickr DSC08500...
  10. Tom5190

    Tom5190's Dolphin S3 8P

    Quite rough to be honest. I used some stainless self tapping screws and screwed it into the bottom of the bumper, there is a large flat section underneath.
  11. Tom5190

    Tom5190's Dolphin S3 8P

    I was really happy with them. I was engaging ABS quite a lot over the 9 laps I did with them. I don't think I could be any harsher on them at all they stood up to everything I gave them and I'm just using them on the road daily now. The stopping power from cold is only a little better than...
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    Tom5190's Dolphin S3 8P

    So its Le Mans next week, I wasn't supposed to be driving this year but there has been a change of plan last minute so I've done this for the trip over :) The white A4 is my dads too: DSC07537 by T.walker5190, on Flickr DSC07553 by T.walker5190, on Flickr DSC07558 by T.walker5190, on Flickr...
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    Tom5190's Dolphin S3 8P

    Had a change of plan with the car, I didn't keep it off the road again. Weather has been too good & the dates for Ring in August/September are looking pretty bad in terms of what's on each weekend. So I'm in limbo a bit with that at the minute, thought I may as well just drive it daily again and...
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    KW v1 Coilovers HELP!

    That's ok you should be fine then you can always just play around with the heights and find what suits you best anyways. 1st image below is were I've had to go to avoid rubbing on the road, which Is about 15mm higher than the previous post, and the second image is the height I had to use on...
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    KW v1 Coilovers HELP!

    No they don't, but with 225 profile tyres on TD wheels with et45 you will get rubbing at pretty much anything below standard height when you push it hard. This rubs: DSC07075 by T.walker5190, on Flickr
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    Nurburgring trip - July 1st - 4th

    A few of us will be booking up for this as soon as payday comes around. Thought I'd throw it out on the forum as well if there is anybody who fancies tagging along. Ill be travelling on an overnight ferry from Newcastle on the Thursday. Accomodation is priced @ £400 for 5 people for 3 nights...
  17. Tom5190

    8p best footwear!!

    Nankang NS2R's: Came with 6.5mm tread - 180 Hard Compound - £77 per tyre - 225/45/18 After 2000 road miles & 120 hard track miles: The fronts have lost 1.3mm The rears have lost 0.9mm DSC07104 by T.walker5190, on Flickr DSC07107 by T.walker5190, on Flickr DSC07102 by T.walker5190, on...
  18. Tom5190

    Tom5190's Dolphin S3 8P

    Jesus no wonder these things are so heavy! I wish I had weighed the new brake setup. I weighed the old setup for postage & I'm pretty sure it was around 45kg's for calipers, carriers pads & discs! I had to sent it on a small pallet :scared2:
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    Tom5190's Dolphin S3 8P

    I've messaged a few suppliers I'll see what I get back if I can stick with 1 name on all the bushes id prefer too. I noticed Powerflex doing an ALK too but I've not seen anyone using that yet. Jesus that's a lot!! I don't suppose you weighed the front seats did you?
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    Tom5190's Dolphin S3 8P

    Ah ok I see, I think that's likely to be too much for me then. The cars never going to be 100% track use I'm more sort of trying to build it into a cross between 100% flat out abuse at the ring, but with a comfortable drive over & easy to take on other European road trips. Something I can drive...
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