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I've been testing a new airbox from a company called Sprogley Motorsport the last few months. It replaced my BMC airbox which had nothing wrong with it but Sprogley got in touch and said he's sure he can make a better design than the BMC. So he sent me one out before my first Nurburgring trip this year, the car definitely had more induction noise so it was giving that placebo affect that it must be making more power lol. 

Yesterday I went to where Sprogley is based and to the local dyno to test it out. We tried to make the test as fair as possible, we let the car idle for 5 mintues before we tested each filter and we done 3 runs with each. The only thing that isn't 100% accuarate is that the BMC filter wasn't brand new but it has always been cleaned and maintained properly.

We tested 5 different filters and the results were -

SM Airbox - 169.9bhp / 159.0lb/ft
SM Pro Airbox - 169.1bhp  / 154lb/ft
BMC CDA - 165.8bhp / 154.7lb/ft
eBay Airbox - 165.2bhp / 154.2lb/ft
Ramair Open Cone - 163bhp / 146lb/ft (dropped down to 158bhp over 3 runs due to heatsoak)

I was rather happy myself that the car made a healthy 169bhp and 159lb/ft. That's 42bhp and 47lb/ft more than stock!

Successful day for Sprogley too, he said at the start of the day that he would be happy if it matched the figuers of the BMC because his product if about £70-£80 cheaper and is more appealing to the eye. 

He vlog'd the whole day so once he edits and uploads the video, ill be sure to post it in here :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpudonnuWqA&ab_channel=ClaytonJones

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After 8 years of ownership, you must be getting to a point now where the car is perfect? I'd say that there isn't a lot more you could do now other than radical stuff. And the car is still pretty much stock other than carefully considered tweaks and improvements. Tell us what you're thinking? It's a gorgeous machine now and the envy of everyone on here. 👍🏻

Have you had it valued (for insurance purposes- just in case...)? I'd guess maybe 7k?

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1 hour ago, mk2 said:

After 8 years of ownership, you must be getting to a point now where the car is perfect? I'd say that there isn't a lot more you could do now other than radical stuff. And the car is still pretty much stock other than carefully considered tweaks and improvements. Tell us what you're thinking? It's a gorgeous machine now and the envy of everyone on here. 👍🏻

Have you had it valued (for insurance purposes- just in case...)? I'd guess maybe 7k?

Yeah it’s getting there, it will never be perfect to me but it’s close. Still a few things I’d like to do, Alcantara door cards to get rid of the horrible material on the standard ones. 
 

Appreciate that👍🏼 It’s been valued with the my insurance for £7500.

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Couple of changes made to the car, I’ve been after a set of 15” ATS DTC’s for a long time now. Since they don’t make them anymore in the correct size they are very hard to come by. A set come up for sale in one of the FB pages I’m in, they were in Belgium but I had to have them, he agreed to post them. Fast forward a few days later and they are on the car, they will be getting a refurb in a month or so but I thought I’d wear out the AD08R’s they came on first. 

I’ve also fitted a new exhaust from Kam Racing that I’ve been waiting for a while now. It sounds great, will leave some pictures and video’s below. 

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https://youtu.be/SMChZLTVEuc

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Latest little mod, @baf_motorsport K Brace installed, very well made and super easy to fit! Not sure if rigidity will be improved, it is bolted to the top struts and the floor but at least I can put things in the ‘boot’ and not have things flying forward. 

Also, took my new favourite picture early Sunday morning! (Doing the milk run of course) 

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Hope everyone had a good Xmas and got some car goodies! I certainly did, my old Garage Midnight stud kit was starting to look very tired. So rather than replace, upgrade right? I went for the PSDesigns Titanium stud kit. Fitted them today and my god the quality is just something else, first time experiencing titanium and I can believe how light they are. I weighed both sets and the titanium set came in at 800 grams and the steel set came in at 1500 grams. I know it’s only a small saving but impressive on such a small piece of metal. 

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Gave the car a deep interior clean recently, seats out, everything wet vac’d. Came up like brand new, so satisfying seeing it in such good condition!

Also treated myself to a new pressure washer, the Kranzle K10/122TS. Something I’ve wanted for a long time!

And some recent pictures of mine and the missus car from a little shoot.

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On 31/10/2020 at 1:11 PM, CLAYTONJONES said:

Couple of changes made to the car, I’ve been after a set of 15” ATS DTC’s for a long time now. Since they don’t make them anymore in the correct size they are very hard to come by. A set come up for sale in one of the FB pages I’m in, they were in Belgium but I had to have them, he agreed to post them. Fast forward a few days later and they are on the car, they will be getting a refurb in a month or so but I thought I’d wear out the AD08R’s they came on first. 

I’ve also fitted a new exhaust from Kam Racing that I’ve been waiting for a while now. It sounds great, will leave some pictures and video’s below. 

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https://youtu.be/SMChZLTVEuc

I'm just about to order the kam racing exhaust. How easy was it to fit, straight swap from the original? Did you need any other new parts?

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1 hour ago, mslater said:

I'm just about to order the kam racing exhaust. How easy was it to fit, straight swap from the original? Did you need any other new parts?

Yeah very straight forward fit. Just make sure you get the adaptor to fit on to the existing exhaust 

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42 minutes ago, CLAYTONJONES said:

Yeah very straight forward fit. Just make sure you get the adaptor to fit on to the existing exhaust 

Thanks for the reply, yeah I had seen you could include the adaptor, just not 100% sure I'm confident doing it myself. Your GTI is incredibly btw, absolute goals. 

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5 minutes ago, mslater said:

Thanks for the reply, yeah I had seen you could include the adaptor, just not 100% sure I'm confident doing it myself. Your GTI is incredibly btw, absolute goals. 

It really is straight forward mate. Thanks man👌🏼

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Hello sorry for my English, i'm comming from Belgium en i have a Lupo for trackday. I have buy a coolerworx to but i don't have any assembly instructions. Do you have any tips or pictures.  CAE runs cables from inside, you had to make special modifications. Thanks for your help. Guy. 

Le 31/03/2020 à 16:47, CLAYTONJONES a dit:

Quelque a choisi d'autre que je voulais faire depuis un moment maintenant, depuis que le levier de vitesses Coolerworx est installé, la zone inférieure m'a toujours ennuyée. Cela avait juste l'air un peu vieillot, au moment de l'essayage, nous n'avions malheureusement pas le temps de le faire, c'est pourquoi cela m'a pris si longtemps à faire. Juste pour dire que ça s'est plutôt bien passé:)

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Been quiet on here lately but made the journey to Spires Tuning today to get the car setup properly. 

Eibach rear camber/toe shims, corner weight and a full geometry setup done today by @spirestuning. I hate letting anyone working on this car but watching Matt work his magic gave me full confidence that the car was in good hands. The rear beam being dialled in to the correct settings has made it feel like a different car, left turns noticeably better. Highly recommend @spirestuning, well worth the near 3 hour drive. Car weighed in at 929kg with half a tank of fuel.

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On 5/6/2019 at 5:53 PM, CLAYTONJONES said:

I purchased some Poly Resin

Clayton, what did you get for this?  I've got some shore A 60 stuff left over in the garage but don't know if that's too soft.

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Cool, will give that a go at some point thanks! This is quite an epic thread you’ve made, I’ve made a bookmark on it 😆. Your Piper 270 cams - did you send away your originals to be re-profiled? I read they’re good for +8hp which isn’t mind bending but I guess with all your other mods it adds up?? Unless I read incorrectly... 🤔

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7 hours ago, cpcpeter said:

Cool, will give that a go at some point thanks! This is quite an epic thread you’ve made, I’ve made a bookmark on it 😆. Your Piper 270 cams - did you send away your originals to be re-profiled? I read they’re good for +8hp which isn’t mind bending but I guess with all your other mods it adds up?? Unless I read incorrectly... 🤔

Yeah I got hold of a spare set and sent them away, the turnaround was about a couple of weeks. I would say these engines are definitely worth tuning, mine is night and day faster than a stock one 👍🏼

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Trackday at Cadwell Park yesterday, what an awesome track it is. I’ve only done passengers lap round it previously so it was good to finally get the Lupo out on it. It felt so much more at home compared to Snetterton. The balance of the car has been transformed since the Geometry and corner weighting has been done. I done a total of 62 laps without any issues at all! Fresh set of Nankang AR1’s performer great too! I’ll leave a video below of me chasing a mate in his Clio 182. 

https://youtu.be/NFlNmoyUzzU

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On 3/28/2021 at 11:10 PM, cpcpeter said:

Cool, will give that a go at some point thanks! This is quite an epic thread you’ve made, I’ve made a bookmark on it 😆. Your Piper 270 cams - did you send away your originals to be re-profiled? I read they’re good for +8hp which isn’t mind bending but I guess with all your other mods it adds up?? Unless I read incorrectly... 🤔

" Your Piper 270 cams - did you send away your originals to be re-profiled?" Can someone explain, sorry 😐

Thanks 👍

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