light and strong Audi R8 V8

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:24 pm

HYFR wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:23 pm
Why can I see steel brakes in that picture?
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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:41 pm

Hi

The freshly painted GT rear fenders are also finished. 8)

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:58 am

Hi

The next lightness is on the underbody, the last rear cover.

Magnesium AZ31B is used here because this material is as light as carbon fiber.

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Covkiller » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:27 pm

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:56 pm

Hi

And here is the leftovers from the AZ31B for the hand hole cover tank with 50% savings.

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Nige_RS4 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:42 am

I'm continually amazed at your obsession with reducing weight on your R8.
Did you try helium in the tyres to save a bit more?
On a more serious note, have you been keeping track f how much it's cost to get as far as you have?
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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:27 pm

Hi

I don't know.......... too much.

Tuning is like motorsport, fun costs money.

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Post by DavidRS4 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:25 am

Good on you. I bet it is rapid!
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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:31 am

Hi

The next highlight and here are brand new titanium screws that are hollow in the longitudinal axis.

I ordered 50 pieces.

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:21 am

Hi

Titan wheel bolts (20) in the US for under $ 200 ! https://www.uspmotorsports.com/17826.html

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:14 am

Hi

The next with ease, here the end links of the rear axle from the stabilizer.

Steel not made of aluminum.

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:29 am

Hi

The supplied metal sleeves in the picture on the bottom left are of course too weak for the required tightening torque, so beveled washers are a must.

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Fri May 08, 2020 4:37 pm

Hi

Finally, the raw air supply via Sideblade is as I always imagined.

Uniform pipe cross-section from the grille of the sideblade so that there is a laminar flow of air.

In addition, over a kilo of weight are saved.

The carbon tube comes from England :bigwave:

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by chunky79 » Fri May 08, 2020 4:44 pm

How much weight have you saved in your bank account? Do you know how much it has cost you so far, Tom?
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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Sat May 09, 2020 7:59 am

Hi

I don't want to know, it's very, very much of the feeling.

It is not possible to take it with me, I experienced that myself last August, so it doesn't matter, the main thing is fun.


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