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Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by RobDon, Dec 18, 2007.
Here you go Craig:
Not touching anything now! Thanks for pointing it out though.
Yellowstuff pads on a TT...
Sorry, forgot to post the link... (see post 25)
I suppose the TT will be a lot heavier up front than yours so you'll probably be okay
We'll see, those look terrible though eh, mind you the TT is heavier and the 5-pot engine is heavier as well. This comment was interesting though:
"I actually raced a 1500 kg 550hp 996 Porsche Turbo for 3 years on nothing but Yellowstuff and they were great - but the TTRS with it's weight up front is harsh on pads."
Plus the 'ring is a huge strain on brakes and must generate alot of heat, 13 miles per lap, huge fast straights and sweeping bends with hard braking all over the place.
Kerb weight of the TTRS is 1450kgs, in the book my car is 1308kgs (will be less due to lightweight seats and carbon bonnet). With the 5-pot engine it could be as much as 200kgs heavier than my car.
Yep I agree, spotted that comment from him later, TT is 60/40 weight front/rear, 996 turbo will be the other way around so less weight up front and probably the reason he found them good on the Porsche.
The guy is a racing driver and the ring would exert extreme abuse on the brakes so I'd say you'll be alright with them.
the robbin' bs !!!!
have you pulled them up on it Rob?
Happened years ago, but just one of many reasons why I stopped using them and doing all the work on my car myself.
Thats what makes the car so special when you do the work yourself unfortunately im not quite as mechanically minded as you so i usually get my mate to do the work.
Just out of interest Rob have you heard any good things about a place called Pistons & Components located near glasgow? Ive been thinking about taking my engine out and buying all the parts needed but get them to fit new rods and re hone the bores etc
Never heard of them TBH.
Hey @RobDon I couldn't help but notice in this picture that you got rid of the fuse box and the annoying cover on top of the battery and I'm wondering how you done that? Where are they placed now?
Wow - old pic! It is now down flat underneath the air filter area.
The Gunson Eezibleed arrived, so now I can change all the pads and bleed the brakes, just need time and good weather!
Thats a Handy bit ove kit to have
What was needed to relocate the fuses?
Nothing, the box that sits on top of the battery just sits under the air filter now, didn't do anything with it other than that.
Tried adjusting my boost today, but for some reason turning the Forge UNOS up made no difference whatsoever? After removing it, cleaning it up and swapping the spring out for the stronger one that comes with it, I went back out and hey presto, more boost again. After a few runs and some adjusting, it now peaks at 1.75 BAR and the car is flying again.
This might explain why my boost had dropped from 1.7 to 1.5 BAR just before the dyno day, trying to adjust it back up did nothing with the old spring in it - weird?
So my car made 323bhp at just 20psi with a failing/failed boost controller with a knackered spring. It's now at 25psi and feels stronger than ever!
Sounds promising for 350 BHP+
You got any firm plans for venturing onto KH this year?
Very much hope to yes Willie.
Dunno what is going on with my boost, but today it felt like something came unstuck and boost is now shooting up beyond 2 BAR! I think the wastegate actuator may have been jammed and now has suddenly become free again. With the stronger spring in the boost controller this has caused the boost to shoot up way too high now.
I have contacted Forge to ask about a new Forge actuator.
Rob, did you see Danny lads (might have been someone else) thread with his melted plastic piece in his actuator?
It didn't show up this type ofd problem but might be something to speak to Forge about during your conversations.