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by FaisalJ
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Trackdays and Meets
Topic: Performance German Day - Sat 13th July 2019 (instead of Audi Driver International)
Replies: 24
Views: 850

Re: Performance German Day - Sat 13th July 2019 (instead of Audi Driver International)

Good pics Nick and Gary! Will try to make it next year - looks decent!

The guys doing engine work on my TT (TSR Performance) were running a red mk5 golf GTi, and possibly a Leon, doing passenger laps on track - really would’ve liked to get a pax ride!


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by FaisalJ
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

Got some pics through from TSR today.

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by FaisalJ
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's RS4
Replies: 397
Views: 81216

Re: Faisal's RS4

I've agonised over this for months - but I've finally decided that I'll be selling the RS4. I'll probably put the advert up towards the end of the month, and I'll be trying to sell through the forum in the first instance. It's such an epic car - but it just doesn't get used any more - a couple of t...
by FaisalJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

RuskiWeldShit You've heard of JCWeldFab ? Now meet - RuskiWeldShit (AKA Pule333, or Ilya to his comrads). I'm claiming 10% royalties on the name... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190703/4c30f799772735fab75621371a858ce2.jpg Ilya volunteered (worryingly enthusiastically) to do some jobs on the TT...
by FaisalJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

I enjoyed reading that. Getting a bit more interested in track toys of late. Cheers :thumbs: Glad you enjoyed! I think you got in there before I added some of the pics Damn Faisal. I didn’t know you done so much to it. I’m so glad you ditched those f**king horrible red seats though. They were the m...
by FaisalJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

The Ring The above updates basically take us to April of this year - with a few of these jobs done specifically to prepare the car for a trip to the Nurburgring - with some fellow RS246ers. Well - what an epic trip!! The ring is daunting at first. Videos don’t prepare you for the blind crests and s...
by FaisalJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

Weight Saving Nothing too exciting/involved at this point. The interior was mostly stripped when we bought the car. In addition, the wheels saved about 5kg/corner, removed misc. brackets/OEM seatbelts and fittings, and removed the toe eye assembly and "rear harmonic damper" - basically a 16kg weigh...
by FaisalJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

Lights The headlights were so bad that it actually seemed dangerous driving back from trackdays at night. These are xenons, but over time the lens gets cloudy, and the internal reflector falls apart and stops – er – reflecting. The light output is like a couple of candles – useless. So – Trups (who...
by FaisalJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

Exterior I washed it. 3 times in total since march 2017 I reckon. I even let the sprogs help – and I took it to a hand car wash once! Oh – and I applied gtechniq to the windscreen. And some stickers in the windows That’s about it https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190703/87f8d5026370c6170860291ead6...
by FaisalJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

Engine and Cooling So this was a problem area. My liquid TT gauge has a nice multiguage view that shows live temps of oil, coolant, intake, and exhaust. On track – the oil and coolant were getting way too hot (over 120 degrees), too quickly. I had several stabs at sorting this and eventually got te...
by FaisalJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

Interior The OEM steering wheel weighs a ton, so was swapped for an OMP alcantara jobby. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190703/6ece58bb1a47fe4649bf841b77d97e32.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190703/2a3dfc6097187769888f4c4ba7228ba7.jpg I got hold of a Liquid TT Gauge - this plugs into th...
by FaisalJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

Braking As we bought the car – the brakes were not actually a problem on track. Flipping noisy on the road (think London bus that’s pads have worn to the metal) – but the Carbotech pads and race fluid were doing a decent job. Good bite and stopping power, with no fade. But then some used Seat Leon ...
by FaisalJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

Wheels and tyres The stock 6-spoke TT wheels weigh a ton! 13.8kg to be exact So – they had to go. There are numerous lightweight 17” options – popular ones being Rota Grids (8.4kg), Team Dynamic 1.2s (8.2kg) etc. I stumbled across the autec wizard on tyreleader, at a bargain price of £430/set and t...
by FaisalJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

Haldex: So, the haldex system splits power between front and rear, by sending more power to the rear when it detects some slip. Otherwise the car is essentially FWD the rest of the time. However, the system is a bit unpredictable – which is the last thing you want on track. I found this out the har...
by FaisalJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Readers' Rides
Topic: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: Faisal's TT - The Turbo Hairdryer

Geometry: In order to generate maximum grip around a corner, you want the outside wheel to have maximum tyre contact – i.e. 0 dynamic camber. To achieve this on the TT, and help turn in – you need about 4 degrees of camber! There isn’t enough adjustment in the stock suspension – so this requires up...

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