Had the car a couple of weeks now, and managed to get it taxed and tested (raze car mot :wink: )and also been on a track day to croft with the HOT lot
The car was really good, but I felt there was more to get from it, so arranged for TDi to check it out and see what they thought.
Paul put it on the dyno, and it pretty much took a full dyno session to sort the shît map out. Ben also took a look at the geo, which was almost perfect apart from the toe. That would explain why the diff was trying to pull my arms off on roundabouts.
Once it was all done, the test drive was eye opening. More power, more stability and grip, it's a right weapon now!!
Next up is getting the weight out of the car. I'm getting it weighed tomorrow, and then the angle grinder out at the weekend.
Spent some more time with the cutter and snips, and have taken out
All heater system(blower, matrix etc)
Air bag system complete
Lighter door mirrors (non electric, not heated)
All in all took out about 27kg :-D
Still a lot to take out, hopefully
But it's quite empty in the front now
Also been down to TDi f to fit a new Competition Clutch stage 4 and a Clockwise motion flywheel. At 2.9kg weighs 1.7kg lighter than the Dc5 fly. Fantastic service as ever from the bits and the car feels fantastic after a few little tweeks by Neil & Adam.
Ian's changed his flywheels a little, but they are still a thing of beauty!!
Next stop new discs and then get ready for TOTB next weekend
It turns out I'm a bit of a knob, and that by doing this I have taken most of the structure from the rear end :sad:
Thankfully Shaun at SW motorsports has seen it all before, so I took it down for him to sort out. I discussed other points on the car as well, and he's going to further beef up the rest of the cage to help with safety and also rigidity.
There's been loaadsssss of late nights, early mornings and scraped knuckles, but that's it in a nutshell. In the process of preparing the bodywork at the moment, ready for a colour change. Luckily I have a workshop, so I'm in at 6 every morning for a hour or do before work and then after and weekends.