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  1. I’ve only had the piston rings changed so the bearings are the original which have done 134k. I had it mapped at around 97k miles so a good 37k miles ago👍🏼
  2. I'm back home from another amazing Nurburgring trip, this time I done a private trackday as well as I felt I started to get comfortable on the track after around 65 laps now. It was an extremely busy weekend as it was Car Freitag and the first time in over 2 years its been covid free. The atmosphere around the place is just something else, truly a special place. The trackday was on the Tuesday and after doing a few TF laps over the weekend I was feeling confident I would beat my BTG time around there comfortably. I actually done that on my second lap with an 8.27! The car felt the best it's ever felt for sure! BUT, it didnt end as well as i'd of hoped, 6 laps into the day and my engine let go. Coming down through Brunchen (youtube corner) I changed into 4th and immediately felt the engine bog, let off the thottle and knew there was damage to the bottom end. I haven't got the car home yet to investigate further but it doesn'd sound too bad and hoping a quick rebuild will get it back on road and track fairly soon. Overall, a trip I will never forget for good and bad reasons lol. Hope you enjoy some of these photos and the video of the lap. I'm back home from another amazing Nurburgring trip, this time I done a private trackday as well as I felt I started to get comfortable on the track after around 65 laps now. It was an extremely busy weekend as it was Car Freitag and the first time in over 2 years its been covid free. The atmosphere around the place is just something else, truly a special place. The trackday was on the Tuesday and after doing a few TF laps over the weekend I was feeling confident I would beat my BTG time around there comfortably. I actually done that on my second lap with an 8.27! The car felt the best it's ever felt for sure! BUT, it didnt end as well as i'd of hoped, 6 laps into the day and my engine let go. Coming down through Brunchen (youtube corner) I changed into 4th and immediately felt the engine bog, let off the thottle and knew there was damage to the bottom end. I haven't got the car home yet to investigate further but it doesn'd sound too bad and hoping a quick rebuild will get it back on road and track fairly soon. Overall, a trip I will never forget for good and bad reasons lol. Hope you enjoy some of these photos and the video of the lap.
  3. Thanks mate. iIt was actually the doorcards, they were finished a few days after the video was shot😅
  4. Thankyou. It is the TT version I have, they are the same👍🏼 I got mine originally from a UK company but they don’t sell them anymore. A friend recently got one from the USA and it is the correct one.
  5. This is something I am very proud of, if everyone could give this PistonHeads video a watch it would be greatly appreciated, over the moon with how it turned out! Doing Lupo GTI owners proud👊🏼
  6. This has been one of those things on the list for so long, finally got the door cards retrimmed in Black Alacantara with Black stitching to keep things subtle, 2mm neoprene for the extra cushion. Tom @eastcountycustoms has absolutely nailed these, came out better than I ever imagine👏🏼 That’s the interior 100% complete, never thought I’d say that🤣 rip instagram pictures
  7. Managed to get a few spare hours after work today before the light went so I got my Wilwood calipers off to give them a fresh rebuild, the dust boots had started to split and deteriorate so I thought I’d get it done before more track action this year. New seals, dust boots and stainless bleed nipples
  8. Another fantastic day at Snetterton yesterday with Opentrack despite the weater. Once again the Lupo was brilliant, amazing how good it is in the wet with how short the wheel base is. I ran on my Michelin PS3’s and they do a good job in the cold and wet. I noticed a clicking from the passengers side CV joint towards the end of the day so that’s something to sort. I’m back there on the 25th for one more day before my trackday at the Nürburgring in April with Circuitdays. [/url]
  9. As I said, I don’t know the science behind it but I’m sure race teams have done some testing with all metals🤷🏼‍♂️
  10. I’m not clued up on metals but I know a race team uses titanium for it and it seems to be the popular choice, i copied this from another site👍🏼 The reason for the titanium brake pad shims has nothing to do with strength or expansion, it has to do with the fact that titanium transfers far less heat than aluminum, steel or stainless steel.
  11. Was scrolling through the inter web over the weekend and come across some titanium brake pad shims to help dissipate the heat produced by the caliper and stop it transferring back into the caliper. Not sure why I hadn’t thought about it sooner. You can’t buy them for my Wilwood calipers so I ordered a sheet it titanium and got the grinder out lol. Turned out pretty well, not perfect but it doesn’t need to be 100%. A nice cheap upgrade that should help a lot on track! g][/url]
  12. I set them in the position with the LED pointing upwards, I tried pointing down but the beam pattern wasn’t as clear
  13. It is definitely a great alternative, the ballasts are hard to find and expensive! The beam pattern is identical, I was worried about that too but I was pleasantly surprised. I’d be amazed if anyone failed an MOT on them, no one would ever know without removing the whole light and taking it apart and we know how much of a pain that is lol. The kit I got comes with a 5 year warranty so I’m hoping they last that at least👍🏼
  14. When I last out in the car I had Xenon die on me. I was praying it was a bulb instead of a ballast but guess what, it was a ballast. I reckon I’ve changed them about 10 times in my ownership and at about £150 a piece it’s a bit of a pain, plus the bulbs are around £90 too. I looked into a solution and found a company called ledperf.co.uk who sell a D2S xenon to LED conversion kit. I took the plunge and got them fitted last night, very simple to do it’s just a case of joining two wires together. This way I’ve got rid of the ballast and D2S bulbs all together. I went for a drive last night to see how the compare, there really is no disadvantages. Beam pattern is great, light output is marginally better, a very crisp white light. Overall I’m glad I made the jump to LED’s, anyone thinking of doing the same thing drop me a message on Instagram @claytonjoness 👍🏼 The first picture is the LED’s, the second is the Xenons to give you an idea, I know a picture isn’t the best way to show the comparisons.
  15. In a straight line mine is slightly faster, around a track they are very similar. I’m yet to come across a standard one but it really does depend on the driver. I’ve been faster than some modified ones but some have been faster than me. The Clio no doubt has the better chassis but they are common as muck so it’s more fun keeping up in something you don’t expect👌🏼
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