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    Lupo Gti Classic mini

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  1. Cheers for the reply, will see how i go with removing the spacers, the super pro ones like they have a similar concept with the longer inner tube, r32 is an option, however not so easy to swap to a spare arm if one gets bent but will have a think, thinking abouT getting an alignment next week if I can sort the subframe out so will see
  2. Hi all, It looks like im not the only one that has subframe/caster issues on oneside or the other. As previously mentioned on other topics, loosening the subframe bolts enables the subframe to be shifted about to align them. Ive tried this and havnt had too much luck. Im running powerflex bushes in my lower arms and remembered they have a washer/sleeve you insert above and below the rear bush into the subframe..... which thinking about it removes all adjustment for the subframe ? Ill give removing these washers a go on the weekend and see how i get on, attached are th
  3. ive a similar problem in my gti, im putting it down tot he resistor in the fan as i cant hot wire it to come on slow. Fans are pretty pricey so i just wired it to come on at a low temp, ill cough up the cash one day to get a new one
  4. Hi all, I stripped my rear calipers, sliders and all at some point. Failing to take note which slider goes where, normally wouldn’t be too fussed but I’ve noticed that they are not all the same. One is straight like a normal one/front one and the other is stepped (Christmas tree like). does anyone know which way they go? Cheers
  5. they do a manifold, and they do a cat-back like Janspeed. They are 2 separate items
  6. I got one brand new a while back, I think it was in the region of 55 quid
  7. My gti has always had less caster on one side, I’ve moved the subframe forward on that side which has helped a tad, would be interested to see if something like this works
  8. Flywheel update: Epytec have been great in dealing with the above issue and have just dispatched a replacement fywheel for me, so pressume they sent the wrong one by mistake initially. A helix friction disk is likely to be mounted to it over winter/offseason now there are no more events.
  9. i had a creak/rattle coming from the backrest of the rear seats clips into the top (quick release style), i ended up packing it out at the time
  10. Cheers for all the Ideas, After looking into it and pictures from the suppliers website i think i may have been sent the wrong flywheel or there has been a machining mistake, i'm in talks with them now so hopefully can sort something out I think my post about the shaft was maybe abit misleading, when the engine mount broke, the engine moved back towards the bulkhead and then broke an inner CV (i havnt pulled it apart yet to work out exactly what failed). The clutch im running is the stock one with a sprung hub. If the box comes out again i think ill put it a helix sprung 4 paddle
  11. Thanks for the reply, I measured up the flywheel last night and it appears the friction face on the flywheel is only 215mm, the gti clutch is 220mm, I looked on your thread and yours seems different to me (your friction surface is bigger) doesn’t explain the ring gear issue but they may have sent a different flywheel I’d filled a mount with poly resin before and it failed, the rubber on it was pretty worn and cracked tbh which probaly doesn’t help, may try it again, but gets expensive when it breaks shafts and potentially gets me out of the rally in the process
  12. yea good idea, i had thought of that but didnt know if itd been done before (if the gti one was hollow or anything like that) , will have a look into it over winter
  13. It’s an epytec one, I know quite a few gti’s run them so maybe a one off problem or something, not spoken to them yet as not sure I want to put another on to have a similar issue Had a great event on Saturday finishing 1st in class and 6th overall (out of 9 entrants). The new power definately made a big different on the longer sections and uphill areas. areas that need addressing before the next event: oil leak to fix leaking oil filled engine mount to fix gearbox oil leak to fix maybe fit an updated clutch and it was abit smelly at times
  14. Quick pre event update, Ive been having some starter motor grinding issues which havnt been solved with swapping the starter, however the car has always started... until tuesday night... Starter motor stopped engaging with the ring gear, swapped starters again only to find the issue wasnt fixed. Was a late one pulling the box out tuesday night to find the teeth on the lightened flywheel were absolutely goosed! aswell as signed of uneven wear on the friction disc against the flywheel also. the clutch never felt the same after fitting the lightened flywheel so i suspect it was eit
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