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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I'm getting kind of tempted to buy a cheap Nb to throw some shocks and tyres on just so I can get some seat time without wasting cubic $ on race tyres for the sports sedan. What shocks do you tend to use?
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    Best bang for buck- B.C coilovers, the $1190 ones. Standard Spring rates, 6 and 8 kg's. Big front sway bar $300 or so. Don't worry about bushes, I never do them. Use stock rims and 195's if you want to keep it low budget, definitely fine. And you want a Torsen diff. Then as funds permit get a seat, harness, rollbar. Running costs and maintenance will be peanuts.
    This Combo would get you under 2:00min at P.I.
    I did a 1:59.9 with "new" old R specs and very average track brake pads (EBC reds). No other mods, including open diff. Well it did have a carbon fibre hardtop. So shows they don't need a lot.
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    I cut out some polycarbonate Windows, painted borders on them and stuck them to the frame. I also cut the hole in them so you can open the doors from outside. Then after a bit of mucking around I got the door skins to line up with everything. Bonded them to the inner half, and now the doors are rock solid. It really is amazing how floppy the doors are without the door skin, and how solid they are now. An open box has no strength.
    Anyway, they are pretty much done. I just need to decide if I should clear coat them, or paint them black. I think I will still just go black. And at a guess, I would say the doors complete with hinges would be around 4-5kg's. I will weigh them when I take them off next.
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    Are they the Mars MP-MS wheels on this? Or the 949 ones? Looking at the Mars ones for the track hack but unsure on quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    Are they the Mars MP-MS wheels on this? Or the 949 ones? Looking at the Mars ones for the track hack but unsure on quality.
    Advanti storm S1 by the look.
    Last edited by rowdytoot; 26-02-18 at 07:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowdytoot View Post
    Advanti storm S1 by the look.
    Yeah, on the laptop i can see that. On the phone they looked like these: http://marsperformance.com.au/MARS-Wheels/MP-MS
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    They are S2 Advanti storms. Import them yourself. Quicker and cheaper. Cost me about $850 landed. Just go on eBay us. I buy whatever is cheapest with shipping at the time. 15x9's. As long as they are light and strong. 949, Avanti storm, and a couple of others are ok.
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    Looks like they are all around $1100 shipped to Aus now

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    Just wait until you find a set for $60US delivery. I have bought 3 sets now at $60.
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    Actually, Brendan had a few sets. Try Beavis Motorsport.
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    Just had a look. $730 Aus plus post. Send a msg and get them to do a shipping deal for a set of 4. Should only be $80 Aus.
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    And I said the door would be between 4 and 5kg's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightyear View Post
    And I said the door would be between 4 and 5kg's.
    The scale seems happy about it (there's got to be a joke in the brand name as well).
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    I have the same scale. But all the printing has smudged from solvent. It now basically says WelHung

    Quote Originally Posted by lightyear View Post
    Just had a look. $730 Aus plus post. Send a msg and get them to do a shipping deal for a set of 4. Should only be $80 Aus.
    Is that the listing for individuals or a full set? The full set ones come up as $280 shipping
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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    Are they the Mars MP-MS wheels on this? Or the 949 ones? Looking at the Mars ones for the track hack but unsure on quality.
    What sizing are you looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbeavis View Post
    What sizing are you looking for?
    15x8s, +25. Same as everyone else
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    15 X 9's fit easy.

    The car is back together. I need to wait until I get a new fastback and boot so I can paint it to match. But otherwise it's pretty much a useable car.
    I am looking forward to finding out the final weight.


    Last edited by lightyear; 27-02-18 at 08:36 PM.
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    And a pic outside. Should look ok when it gets its stickers and stripes and the new roof and boot get painted to match. And the spoiler is not staying.
    Last edited by lightyear; 28-02-18 at 02:58 PM.
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    Looks great, will be interesting to see final weight. Why no spoiler? Going with a wing instead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    Are they the Mars MP-MS wheels on this? Or the 949 ones? Looking at the Mars ones for the track hack but unsure on quality.
    had them on my Soarer mainly as street wheels, but also did some hillclimb/gymkhana stuff with them. Just bought a set for my Levin too. They're OK.

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    The wing gives much less drag, and more downforce. Top speed was 197.
    With a wing on my old car top speed was 206. That was on the limiter in 6th gear using 4.3 diff gears. This car has 4.1 gears, but it's lighter by 50kg's.
    Last edited by lightyear; 04-03-18 at 05:31 AM.
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    I am throwing on the aero that has been laying around for the last 2 years, it's not ideal, but it's quick to bolt in as its already made. May as well do a track day over the long weekend. And when I get time I will get a nice aero package together for it. This works, so it's going to stay on for now. I might bring the flogged out A050's up to Winton with me (3 of them still grip well), just incase the RS3's don't feel grippy enough. I need to do a sub 1:36 to be happy. The tall diff ratio is going to hurt at Winton.
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    circuit club on monday?

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    Yep. I plan on going to Phillip island Friday night for the p.i classic. Then Saturday night to Shepparton to do some renovations at the in laws, Monday morning to Winton for the track day. Then back to Melbourne Monday night. It's a long weekend of driving and cars. Plus the Reno work :/
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    I saw that, he spent some time on it. I don't get why you wouldn't out a turbo on it, so much cheaper, and you get more power. But I bet it's fun as is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightyear View Post
    I saw that, he spent some time on it. I don't get why you wouldn't out a turbo on it, so much cheaper, and you get more power. But I bet it's fun as is.
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    Fuck, thats impressive
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    The car is loaded up and ready to go. I think I will struggle to get a 1:36 with the RS4's and tall diff ratio. But as always will give it my best shot. I bought some alloy flexible duct so I can make it a bit cooler inside while driving. Will just poke it out the side window and point the other end at me.

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    Are you planning on making cf or glass bits for other people?
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