Big Bens Albi T

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Big Ben, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Thanks mate.

    When I changed them over from the standard Clio alloys you could tell there was a weight difference unfortunately.

    Think someone did a comparison recently and it was as much as 2kg a corner.

    Not ideal for racing but I think they look decent:wink:
     

  2. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    756
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Ouch. 2kg rotational is a fair whack!

    I was tempted by a set as they're pretty cheap
     
  3. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    That was the difference for me. Paid £50 for them then £250 to get them refurbed. A lot cheaper than I set of Oz's but you pay for what you get...
     
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  4. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Really glad to hear that things are sorted for you Ben, it must be a massive weight off your mind! Things do happen for a reason as they say, so perhaps that RR day came just at the right time :wink:
     
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  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Went to work for a couple of hours this morning only to come home and find the missus and Son had cleaned my car:fearscream:

    To be fair they'd used all the correct products... it only took me an hour to put right:grinning:

    Couple of photos. Who can spot the new addition to my car cleaning kit in the background?

    reflect.png tap.png
    I've started saving for B14's:wink:
     
  6. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    haha..good post Ben..kind of my nightmare,someone else cleaning my car..no one can do it as well as me :poke:
    looks great
     
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  7. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Outdoor tap at the front.....

    A self-retracting hose, outdoor plug and tap to the side are high on my list of wants right now too.

    You don't know how jealous one man can be of that picture........ :smile:
     
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  8. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Well spotted that man:grinning:

    Refurbed the downstairs loo so was perfect opportunity to fit an outside tap whilst the plumber was here.

    Ordered a kink free expanding hose! Can stash it away when not using it.

    Just need an outdoor power point now...
     
  9. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    God it looks gorgeous mate. Those wheels still make me happy!

    SO wish we had somewhere proper to clean ours.
     
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  10. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Lol at the hour to correct it :smile: at least the proper products were used, and not fairy liquid and a flannel :wink:

    Good work with the outside tap Ben! I would also appreciate a dedicated cleaning area too :smile:
     
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  11. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    same here..such an advantage..
     
  12. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Definitely Pavster, these people don't know how lucky they are :smile:
     
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  13. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Quiet spell for the car as contemplating selling. Did the quick 1 hour clean on Sunday as crap weather was forecast.
    Did see a quick video of Brunodias making his map sensor fit tighter so gave that a whirl. Bit of plumbers ptfe tape and voila. Fits like a err glove

    Couple of photos

    before sensor.png after sensor.png
     
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  14. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    Hi my little brother you're car is perfect in my eyes love the colours @Big Ben
     
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  15. Cossers

    Cossers Paid Member

    511
    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    That little mod is one I'll be going out to do shortly bud, thanks for reminding me :smile: you still selling the car? Looks really well esp with the gold wheels
     
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  16. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Thanks Kev. Looking forward to seeing you again on the 2nd bud
     
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  17. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Yep still for sale.

    Wouldn't be the end of the world if I keep it.

    Still love driving it:grinning:
     
  18. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Nice Ben !

    I gave my Map Sensor a bit of a pull to try to remove it when i first got the car - but it wasn't budging easily. I then tie-wrapped it - but might well now go for some PTFE tape too.

    Did yours come out fairly easily. Warm the engine prior to 'tugging' ? (Cant think of no better term right now :smile: )
     
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  19. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Yeah a short journey is required beforehand to warm the block a bit. Then unplug lead and give it a twist and rock it about a bit before giving it a "tug". Popped out easy with little force. :smiley:
     
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  20. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Essential mod for all RS3 owners! Good to see the car is still getting love even though it's up for sale mate. Says a lot about you as an owner.
     
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