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    looks like my old thread is closed for some reason so I'll carry on here with a small update, I rolled the guards and got some wider rubber...




    first thing that need to go was the instructions...





    I went with 255 which is pretty wide for this chassis...





    looking pretty meaty...





    hopefully I can avoid rubbing the arches, I'm also after more camber which should help...



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    I also ordered some new Coilovers which arrived last week. I ordered them a while ago but due to the world time attack series MCA couldn't get them shipped straight out but I said it wasn't an issue...


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    when I ordered them it was recommended to go back to stock sways so I got on the hunt, not as easy as you might think. luckily Gav came to the rescue as usual and shipped me up a pair from Melbourne for the cost of shipping only. what a legend and he even included the oem brackets..


    ignore the whiteline packaging as he reused the packaging from the replacement sway bars...





    I decided to upgrade the old rubber sway bushings to polyurethane and bought some adjustable rear drop links at the same time, I already have them for the front...



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    a few photos from the last happy laps, thanks to the photographer...


    Untitled by Richard Guile, on Flickr


    Untitled by Richard Guile, on Flickr


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    as much as I'm not a fan of dashboard phone holders I thought the clear mount might be a less obvious option...



    it was easy to install...



    and fairly easy on the eye...



    does a good job with the Waze app that has saved me some demerit points on a few occasions...



    and works well with the track lap timer too...

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    purchased some new 9.5 wide wheels had them fitted with 265/35/18 nexens...





    surprisingly went straight on and I was able to get full lock, just...





    something really looks out of whack with them though...





    going to take a lot of tinkering to get them to work on the track, especially at the back...





    surprising nearly fit inside the front guards...





    not quite though so more rolling and adjustments required. there is obviously good reason I've never heard of an0ther 8p running 265...



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    i finally got it fitted at the weekend, it was quite a mission but its on now and hopefully holds together on the next track day...





    looks pretty flashy and well built but I'm a bit nervous of the installers ability so I'll take it out for a shake down before hand to make sure it doesn't spew oil everywhere...





    i'm not that impressed for a supposed wonderfully designed piece of kit that the 8AN fittings hit the cooler housing so i had to add an extra washer...



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    i gave the carpet a clean at the weekend, i'm not sure if everyone removes the seats to do this...





    while the seats were out i decided to replace them...





    they're a bit snug, i will have to watch the pie intake now these are in...



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    TTE are having a COVID sale so i was toying with the idea of upgrading to the TTE480. looks like a decent size wheel but i wonder if significantly more lag would be experienced...





    see a dyno plot below from a uk tuned car...





    and below is the dyno from the APRTTE420 tune i currently have...





    admittedly the APR tune is based on 104 octane but I hope once my water meth kit is fitted that will raise my octane and improve performance. overall for the significant expense in buying the TTE480 turbo, shipping it, retuning my old turbo and getting a custom tune i decided to stay with what i have. the APR tune feels like it makes good power and so far is reliable and consistent...

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    I still haven't managed to run with the 265 section tyres yet so I decided some rear camber may help and I installed these...





    3.5 degrees negative in the rear now...





    its hard to tell but it looks a bit better than when the 265 was originally fitted...





    I need to gain a bit more camber on the front, pull more guard and try the 265's on there too...



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    I got some motivation back and had a quick tidy in the garage, its the first time I've seen the top of my work bench in about 12 months...





    I installed a rear harness bar...





    and started my battery relocation to the boot...





    to make some room under the bonnet for???



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