MadManMike

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Great success. Happy with those figures from a 2.0 na

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Pfft. I got 211 on that dyno from a 1.0L ;)

Seriously man that looks awesome, both the car and the curves! Top work on the DIY exhaust too, very easy to make a mess of that area but you did a mega job. You must be super chuffed!

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Haha cheers Ads! Really appreciate that. Vtec now engages at 4200rpm which is just mega. Can't wait to get it on track :D

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Got anything booked? I'm at Oulton 24th August and trying to sort something with messrs Prawn and Rainbird...

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Car is up and running!!

Had it mapped on Monday, sadly my exhaust is restricting it somewhat but it made 200bhp and 220lb-ft of torquey goodness.

It really is incredible to drive. Such a difference from the pinto engine I took out.

 

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Are those Jeep headlights?

Looks awesome, I think I'm going to look at something like this once we've got a house - a proper weekend car that I can keep in the garage :)

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22 minutes ago, MadManMike said:

Are those Jeep headlights?

Looks awesome, I think I'm going to look at something like this once we've got a house - a proper weekend car that I can keep in the garage :)

They sure are. Or jeep style anyway. I think they look good and the actual light output is crazy good (standard ones were like candles also...) .

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Cheers! I would absolutely recommend a 7 style car to anyone. So much fun! 

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I only quickly glanced and got dead excited at twin turbskis, dissapointed when saw they were lights.

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On 08/07/2020 at 4:30 PM, Wrayvon said:

Car is up and running!!

:)


Would you recommend DanST? Only discovered recently he’s very local and could be very handy in providing me a local tuning solution for customers cars if he knows his way round a Honda. 
 

Mammoth task EP3 re-shell I’ve been on with is all but complete as of last night. Brakes to bleed, boost and AFR gauges to wire and install tonight and I can take it for a test drive and see just how useless 440whp is in a Civic. 

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Really getting quite busy now. 
Lovely Civic EK4 VTI in for gearbox bearings and some wiring gremlins to sort: D3705B01-034E-4F72-B9A7-1620ECD25E7E.thumb.jpeg.4c209484519654636e0dfedb3b73b613.jpeg
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And another stunner of a CRX VT for a shorter final drive and LSD fitting: 

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2 hours ago, SamKidney said:


Would you recommend DanST? Only discovered recently he’s very local and could be very handy in providing me a local tuning solution for customers cars if he knows his way round a Honda. 
 

Couldn't recommend him enough. He's been so helpful during the build I definitely couldn't have done it without him. No idea if he has any experience with Hondas though....

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CRX went through its map session on Monday with no issues whatsoever and made bang on the numbers the lad was after. 262bhp 231nm. 

He’s promised me a drive when it comes back sometime. 
 

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Happy days! :)

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Anyone have a K04 064 for sale?

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For a TFSI, or are you planning to fit it to a 1.8t?

1 hour ago, David said:

Anyone have a K04 064 for sale?

 

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10 hours ago, Luke Rainbird said:

For a TFSI, or are you planning to fit it to a 1.8t?

 

For a TSI (EA888 Gen 1). I'm now driving an Octavia VRS.

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Ah cool. I'll ask around for you, although think the couple I knew of for sale recently are now sold.

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5 hours ago, Luke Rainbird said:

Ah cool. I'll ask around for you, although think the couple I knew of for sale recently are now sold.

Dick move :lol:

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Spent a little time on the EG6 today for the first time in what seems like forever.. test fitting my impulse deal/buy that was too good to turn down. 
 

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sooo.... ~350 wheel k EG??? 30-76? 35-82? What's the rest of the setup/plan?

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8 hours ago, CC12345678910 said:

sooo.... ~350 wheel k EG??? 30-76? 35-82? What's the rest of the setup/plan?

It’s a first gen GT3582R, a bit large and agricultural for what I need really. The car the kit came off was running around 430 at the wheels. Looking to drop down to a newer GTX3076R, power goal somewhere around 400whp as it’ll be on a standard engine. 
 

Oem K20A2 with the only modification being a new headgasket and ARP headstud/nut kit. 
Oem ratio gearbox with an M Factory plated LSD, Stage 5 paddle clutch, LA Fabrications sidewinder exhaust manifold and 3” exhaust from the turbo back. Bosch 1000cc injectors, GFB 48mm wastegate plumbed back into the down pipe. 

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Rest in peace, Red. 1992-2020

I'm gutted to announce that my car is now scrap. The engine was indeed totalled and a previous bodge on the rust means that it's way worse than first thought... after a thorough inspection by a specialist, it's like a cheese grater underneath (Unfortunately without any tasty cheddar to be had).

So, she's being broken.

I've had six years of fun and I'm absolutely gutted it's come to this... I was hoping for a quick fix on the engine and just rear sills sorting, maybe a bill of around a grand, worst case :(

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THROW MONEY AT IT!!!!!

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It's not worth it. It's done 265k, it would be the 4th engine if I swapped it again and the cost to sort the rust is literally thousands...

You can get a pretty clean one for £2k, so there's just no point, other than attachment. I'm buying a house in the next few months, so it would be silly to spend loads on this or a new one. I'll probably just get another one for around a grand just to play with - maybe an MR2 for a change of scenery.

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2 minutes ago, MadManMike said:

It's not worth it. It's done 265k, it would be the 4th engine if I swapped it again and the cost to sort the rust is literally thousands...

You can get a pretty clean one for £2k, so there's just no point, other than attachment. I'm buying a house in the next few months, so it would be silly to spend loads on this or a new one. I'll probably just get another one for around a grand just to play with - maybe an MR2 for a change of scenery.

New house got a garage? 

Get a 7! :D 

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1 minute ago, Wrayvon said:

New house got a garage? 

It's one of the requirements, yeah - 3 bed, garage and garden.

And yeah, once we have it, I plan to get something that needs storing in a garage. I really like the 7 actually, it's tempting!

What would a half decent one set me back?

Other cars on the list are S2000 and Boxster, but I'm open to other non-roofed options.

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