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Post by Vanne » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:46 pm

Driver weight loss? Sadly Nil. :( :cry:

Car weight loss.. a lot.. and a bit more to come.

Crusty, yep, adds a lot of rigidity, but replacement of it by a full or half cage makes up for a bit. They are, mk4 nav comp, entertainment system(tv etc), and amp. in no particular order. :wink:

Lol I hear ya Philbo, CF 2x2 twill enroute, finally got posted a few days ago. :thumbsup:
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Post by Vanne » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:51 pm

Another diet part showed up today.
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Post by Liam22 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:58 pm

Impressive cranking amps! I bought a 480CCA Lithium battery (1kg) but it's not man enough to turn the starter.

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Post by Viren » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:18 pm

Impressive commitment! And love the attention to detail and quality!

Once you're done it would be awesome to do a comparison with a regular z4m or very slightly modded to see how all this adds up in terms of performance. Although assume the feeling it gives you can't be measured!
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Post by TomK » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:24 pm

Liam22 wrote:
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Impressive cranking amps! I bought a 480CCA Lithium battery (1kg) but it's not man enough to turn the starter.
Can recommend one of these. Been running it on the road with my 3.2 for a couple of months so should be fine for yours. 2kgs - 630CCA
https://www.brtmotorsport.co.uk/collect ... et-charger
added bonus is that the bracket fits nicely to the existing fittings for the amp brackets, though maybe you won't want to mount it on the bulkhead for your race car. Hopefully it's slim enough so I should be able to put your 3.0 trim back in to give me a decent shape boot :)
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Post by Beedub » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:30 pm

very neat install tom. id be chuffed with that.

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Post by Vanne » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:49 pm

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Post by MrPT » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:03 am

Oh, lovely. Clever shot.
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Post by Vanne » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:21 pm

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2x2 twill turned up today :thumbsup:
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Post by Vanne » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:48 pm

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Batt is in.. lol my mate told me, yeah do it now.. 25 minute job... Freaking the whole afternoon.. finished at 7pm.. holy crap.. :thumbsup:
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Post by Vanne » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:14 am

Ok, so I finally pulled the finger out of my bum and got going with the door cards. :thumbsup:

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It's curing atm, I learned a few things about dry carbon layups and very easy to work with compared to fiberglass. Sorry about the many pics, thought they could tell the story better than me dribbling on about some rubbish.

Estimating this to be extremely light. :thumbsup:
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Post by Vanne » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:10 pm

A few updates apart. Whole car is now stripped. 2/5ths of the bulkhead removed as I wanted to keep the OEM stiffness. Roll cage installed. Lots more stuff to be stripped.. :thumbsup: wiring loom is next and I sure as s**t am NOT looking forwards to that.

Cage finished, just needs wire brush and primer/paint.

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Car finally home.
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And just in time for Halloween...

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So things have been developing a bit lately, most predominantly the box arrived.

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A bunch more parts in the box.

This was during welding ,Car looks like a bombs exploded in it. lol

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Those with a keen eye will note the ommisions from the cage. X missing from the roof, and X from the rear brace. Ommited due weight and not being a race car, only a track car. Cage adds quite a bit of weight which isn't the objective. :thumbsdown:






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Post by ShaneZ4MC » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:55 pm

Completely off subject, do you have any decent pics of your CSL's, and a paint code?

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Post by Vanne » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:06 pm

Negative on the paint code. :| Sozz.
It's I specified gun metal grey when I bought them.

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