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Tada's GReeeeN Lupo GTI - Last update 1.11.2014

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Hi, got back from vacation.

Ive been getting alot of questions regarding the Alcon's, here is the answer.

Yes those are the exact same calipers I used. They are lug mount calipers, so you need to have them drilled at a machine shop,and they will bolt right onto the steering knuckle with stock bolts. You do not need custom brackets, but they were not perfectly centered on the rotor, so I used 6mm spacers to set back the calipers a bit. You also need to source brake pads, and custom brake hoses. I ordered a custom set from Goodridge, which were not cheap. All in all, the collection of parts and labor will cost quite a bit (more than double, almost triple, the price of Wilwood kits)

The DCOE manifold you have, is that the "off the shelf" Weber VW 16V manifold or has it been custom made?

I really wanted to get a sorg manifold but they were impossible to get, so I opted for a Dbilas manifold (which I think are off-the-shelf)

Hope that answers all questions.

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Going on the length of your bodies, you will be much better off getting an adaptor plate made up to fit them to the head, otherwise you might need to cut a rather large hole out of your bulkhead.

John

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Cheers tada,

I think I may opt for the Alcons, I'll try to sneak them through the machine shop at work to save money.

I found the Dbilas website, I'll get the manifold ordered next week.

Thanks again and keep up the good work.

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Going on the length of your bodies, you will be much better off getting an adaptor plate made up to fit them to the head, otherwise you might need to cut a rather large hole out of your bulkhead.

John

Cheers John :cheers:

Yes, I may have to cut a hole in the bulkhead, but I prioritized ideal runner length. The total length (manifold, bodies, trumpets) is 228mm right now. Should be very close.

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what is happening with this car now ?

Wow, haven't posted in over a year.

Well, I was really busy last year but there were some mods done.

Trackday Dec.23.2011

After that, I had a custom rear wing mated to the hatch.

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front view

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Brake ducts

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I also swapped the DBW throttle body for a DBC (in prepration to move to throttle bodies)

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And now running on a standalone (MOTEC).

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The engine revs past 7,500rpm now.

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New exhaust to lose weight

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Cut the body a little to make room for the exhaust

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I ended up cutting out the entire trunk area and welded in a plate.

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The car is in the bodyshop right now to make it a little wider LOL

and I'm making a rear diffuser for better aerodynamics.


Engine work will follow later this year, as I finally found another Lupo engine block.


Will try to keep this thread posted.

Cheers,


Tada

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This is some quality work!! Loved reading from start to now seeing the progress you've made, I really want a test drive! Ha. Invest in a GoPro camera so we can see some better quality videos on track ;)

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Great work :shades:

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Great to see an update :thumbsup:

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