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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:20 pm 
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2015 turbo: GTX2863R with 42mm external WG / 6852 housing

Updated 18-Sep-2006

Project is also detailed (and still a work in progress) at http://www.VermontRacing.com

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Summer 2006:

Safety
FIA Cage (Done)
FIA Seats (Done)
5-point harnesses (Done)
2.5 LB A-B-C fire Ext. (Done)

Suspension
Bilstein Sport shocks/struts (Done)
Shine Racing coilovers and camber plates (Done)
Shine Racing anti-roll car (Done)

Tires/Rims/Brakes
EBC Green brake pads all around & new rotors (Done, thanks for Fast Addiction)
17x8" rims (Done)
Toyo RA1s (Done)

Plans over winter 2006-2007:

Engine
Turbo (still researching what I want)
Performance intake manifold
3" downpipe and side exit exhaust
100 octane programming
Might change oil pan (add baffles and trapdoors)
Fuel injectors
Cam shafts
FMIC
Sprayer for coolant radiator since FMIC will block some of its air flow.
Oil pan (trapdoors/baffle)

Transmission/Clutch
Lightened flywheel and performance clutch.
LSD

Body
No plans other than some minor body work.

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Looking good Steve-O 8)

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Oh, for those of you (no one?) who recieve Grassroots Motorsports magazine, there is a two page spread of three levels of 1.8T engine performance. Interesting reading.

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It's come a long way- the cage looks plenty supportive as well as safe. I sorta wish I picked that car up and did something along those lines. :lol:


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Steve,

How come it appears there are no bars running longitudinally across the lower door opennings? Shouldn't you have some sort of protection beyond the upper bar in the event you hit a tree or like object broadside???

Looks great though. Makes me want to strip the Rocco and do it right!

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Geo... you are correct. Only the rear is done.

Side protection will include a tube below the door opening (this is also the tube that will have the seat frame welded to it) then the full X's in the doors (and of course, the tube above the door opening.). We are duplicating Havas' cage (with some improvements).

He is actually improving upon the original door X (single point weld). See below.

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The image on the left is the typical cage (short weld) and the version that we are going with is on the right. Notice the doubling of tubing to protect the driver/passenger area along with more weld to keep things together.

(yes, it is a terrible, image, but you get the point)

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Oh, ok. I see. I think for my car--since I don't intend to hillclimb it--I will do a hoop similar to what was in Bionic Clyde, with bars going forward from about shoulder height diagonally down towards the halfway point of the door openning then horizontally to the firewall. There would be a second bar I believe similar to the one you are putting in that will anchor the outside of the seats, etc that runs along the rocker tied into the they bar I just described above.

Want to make it easy to get into and out of. Will be doing mostly a-x, and occasional track days. Not gonna have a lot of HP, but this will be easily updatable down the road if the need arrises.

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How much extra weight do you think the cages adds? Also is that an MK1 or MK2?


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Steve is doing a MK4 GTi

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I went from MK1 to MK4 for racing... skipped right over MK2 and 3.

This is a 4-door 1.8T Golf. (don't see a lot of those on the road)

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sweet steve. post more pics when you get them

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I have a million pictures of the tear-down (very detailed with notes on each picture to help me put it all back together.... it is my first MK4 car) and of the cage construction. I am trying to put together someone on the projects page of VermontRacing.com, but I haven't had the time to do it yet.

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really nice.. would like to see this thread develop


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Nice project Steve. :shock:

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Is this the car that was by brads?


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