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Tada's GReeeeN Lupo GTI - Last update 1.11.2014

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Awsome thread mate, love the colour, love the car.

How did you get the arches so wide cheers

ste

The front was made from fiber glass, then glued on (can't weld because the front fenders are aluminum) The rear arches were welded on.

Now on to the updates......

Spare tire section was cut out and flattened/welded.

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Rear arches were pushed out another 15mm because the tires were rubbing.

I think they are now 45mm wider (each side) than stock.

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Front and rear view

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Rear diffuser

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I wasn't expecting much, but this thing produces tons of downforce.

The downforce inspires confidence while entering corners at high speeds, but the car now understeers....... alot!

I will try to counter this understeer with more downforce in the front.....perhaps a set of canards will do.

This will be followed by a tweak to the suspension, ie damper overhaul (5th time lol)

The center section is done, still trying different looks for the side section.

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I'm not sure I like the wires on the side.

Also don't like the gap between the bumper..... will try another set.

The bodywork will be completed this summer.

In the meantime, the Jenvey ITB's will be installed.

I don't have the funds for a built motor yet, so they will be fitted on the stock motor.

Will try to update again in a month or two.

Cheers, Tada

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Hi just a quick update......

2013 was a slow year, just managed to get the rear diffuser done.

And we fitted ITB's

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It wss to be expected, but I lost a bit of torque in the lower revs....

It is still a step in the right direction though.

I will up the compression and get bigger cams along with cam pulleys.

Should make a screamer for the latter half of 2014.

Here is some footage of the track test, love how it sounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZpl416REkE

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Will post again, cheers.

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Best Lupo ever build, good job man.

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Awesome! Any outside footage? Would love to see it on the move.

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Great work Tada!

:thumbup:

BTW what pipe diameter did you use for exhaust system?

I think I used 2 1/8 inch (54mm) pipes!

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Awesome! Any outside footage? Would love to see it on the move.

No footage, but here are a couple of pictures :yes:

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Do you still have this car? id love to see how you are getting on with the new engine build. The car looks fantastic!!

Sully.

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