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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Well today has been a fantastic day, I’m sure most of you know or have heard of Sideways Sid. I took the car to him today for him to make a video on and to get someone else’s opinion on the car! It seems like he absolutely loved the car and he was really surprised by it. He is a super nice guy, we wasted a good 2 hours just talking car stuff lol. Not too sure when the video will be out but i’ll be sure to post it in here when it goes live!
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Hello everyone, after looking for a GTi for about 3 months i finally found a lovely Tornado Red one. On 64k miles Here are a few pictures - Thanks for looking.
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Video of how it sounds for anyone interested!
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Plenty of miles being put on the Lupo lately, all fun miles too! As it’s not my daily driver, every time it gets taken out it gets ‘driven’! Winter plans are to remove front subframe and everything else on the front end and powder coat the lot, the underneath will then be finished. The dash and doorcards will be getting flocked as i hate the texture on the standard dash and the doorcards are a horrible grey material. Gave it a thorough clean today, wheels off and arches all cleaned up, something i find really satisyfying to do.
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    Lupo GTI modifying from scratch advice

    Much prefer a revvy N/A engine, don’t need more power👍🏼
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    Lupo GTI modifying from scratch advice

    There is nothing about a 1.8t i want👍🏼
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    A couple of pictures from the trackday -
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Well today was the last trackday of the year for me and the Lupo, at Snetterton again. I cannot describe how good the car feels compared to the last time on track. The new rear beam and geometry really has transformed the way the car behaves, so much more balance and composure through the high speed corners! The extra power is massively noticeable also, much more low down torque out the tighter corners. But, the best part is the brakes. They really are incredible compared tonthe standard calipers. Overall it was a good day, other than one little moment I ended uo facing the wrong way. I was chasing an MR2 for 3-4 laps, we was both pushing hard then suddenly he has a lot of smoke coming out. Can only assume the engine blew up and dumped all his oil on the track, causing me to do a 360 almost instantly lol!
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Well today was the last trackday of the year for me and the Lupo, at Snetterton again. I cannot describe how good the car feels compared to the last time on track. The new rear beam and geometry really has transformed the way the car behaves, so much more balance and composure through the high speed corners! The extra power is massively noticeable also, much more low down torque out the tighter corners. But, the best part is the brakes. They really are incredible compared tonthe standard calipers. Overall it was a good day, other than one little moment I ended uo facing the wrong way. I was chasing an MR2 for 3-4 laps, we was both pushing hard then suddenly he has a lot of smoke coming out. Can only assume the engine blew up and dumped all his oil on the track, causing me to do a 360 almost instantly lol!
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    Lupo GTI Rear Beam

    Good condition, just swapped for a freshly powder coated one. £60 collected or arrange your own courier.
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    😂😂😂 they are chunky ole track tyres!
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Yeah this way my thought, other than that i’m keen. They are a bit heavier, i think they are around 0.4kg a wheel heavier.
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    After driving it some more, it’s safe to say its a little rocket now. Had a side by side rolling race through Mexico with a mate in his Clio 182 which has a full exhaust and a map. 50mph 3rd gear pull, i’m ahead up until about 100 then his 2.0 gradually pulls back. Pleased with that though! Also tried on my mates Enkei RPF1’s, what do you think? I really like them!
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Unfortunately it’s hard rev limited, it was annoying till i got used to it. No doubt you’ll feel the same once you drive yours some more. Yes i did, new rings and seals every where. New valves and all the other bits in the head. I reckon there is more to be had out of yours👍🏼
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Unfortunately it’s hard rev limited, it was annoying till i got used to it. No doubt you’ll feel the same once you drive yours some more. Yes i did, new rings and seals every where. New valves and all the other bits in the head. I reckon there is more to be had out of yours👍🏼
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    It was, but thats cars! Thats nice to know, do you know who mapped yours?
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Update time: 21st November, mapping day. We made the 4 and a half hour journey to Manchester the night before ready for the morning. Drove over there for 9.00am, chatted to Wayne for an hour before putting the car on the dyno. Wayne done some pre-checks and his diagnostic tool flagged up a fault code i hadn’t seen before, “Camshaft position actuator malfunction” - great! Wayne pulled the VVT solenoid out and put some power through, turns out it was working so the problem is else where. Without this working its pointless to attempt mapping, so i made my way home and said i’ll figure it out and come back. So I get home, I had a spare VVT solenoid I thought i’d try, plugged it and took for a drive, an instant different in mid range power! I took it back out to compare them, turns out the holes for the oil were different so they wasn’t matching up to the holes on the head. Who ever sold me the head over a year ago now, we can only assume it was off a different 16v engine that uses a different solenoid, luckily the spare one I had was the one I got sent with the head. So after all that it was a simple fix that cost me nothing, other than a load of fuel wasted. I got back in contact with Wayne straight away to let him know the good news, he said he was free Friday. Confirmed it with him and made the early journey back up early Friday. We got it back on the Dyno, checked everything over and all was good! Wayne set to work, it’s a difficult ECU to map so it took all day, but the results are good! It made 159bhp, around 34bhp over a standard car! The biggest gains were through the midrange, around 3-4k before the map it was making about 80bhp, after the map it now makes 110 at 3-4. The rev limiter has also been raised from 6700 to 7300, thats where all the power is! Safe to say I am over the moon, I highly recommend anyone to visit Wayne if you are looking to get a map done, the blokes been mapping cars longer than i’ve been alive! He goes above and beyond! Just been out for a spirited drive, the car is an absolute weapon now. The extra revs allows me to to save upshifting on certain straight i previously had to! Overall, extremely happy!
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Just realised I didn’t reply to this, standard injectors are 190cc. More than capable with mods I have.
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    Lupo GTI Rear Beam

    Yes it is👍🏼
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    GTI Front Side Light Bulbs Recommendations

    They are 501, i’ve tried so many different Cree LED bulbs and its hard yo get a good match. Depends on what Xenons bulbs you have as well
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    GTI Upgrades

    Those bolts are a pain in the arse for me as well, i think i may steal your idea next time i have to pull the box out👍🏼
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    Lupo GTI modifying from scratch advice

    When it was dyno’d it was just a 4-2-1 decat manifold, Intake with a cold air feed and lightened flywheel. It’s now got a port and polished head, polished inlet manifold and Piper cams. I highly recommend a lightweight flywheel, my favourite mod for mine👍🏼
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    Lupo GTI modifying from scratch advice

    As people say, 20-40bhp with the right mods. But it makes them a different car to drive, mines currently 141bhp and its a hell of a lot faster than a standard GTI. I’m hoping for 160bhp now the head and cams are on. The only guy i’ve found who will map these ECU’s is Wayne at Chip Wizards, mine goes to him on the 21st so i’ll report back then👍🏼
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    Recaro Seats Custom Trimmed

    These are originally from a Corsa VXR, can be made to fit any car with slight modification. Trimmed by Lavish, perfect condition other than a few little scratches on the backs of them. £1000
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    Recaro Seats Custom Trimmed

    They sold a long while ago now mate!
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