Big Bens Albi

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

  1. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Think of a number and double it time!

    Hope you've built in some contingency mate!

    Worth it when it's done.
     

  2. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    There's always two budgets Mes. The original budget that the missus has agreed to...
    And the top up cash budget that I shamefully hide from her so I don't get my nads ripped off:grinning:
     
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  3. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    3" downpipe and de-cat pipe going on as well as 630cc and re-map. No turbo upgrade yet!

    Edit: holding the power back to 280 lol
     
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  4. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    And so it begins! Hopefully costs will be kept to a sensible amount Ben and you won't have to keep forking out - I imagine that's a fear for anyone who's going down this route.... Although I'm sure there's enough info out there to know what to expect - good or bad :smile:
     
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  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    I can have a simple meg conversion Jimmy no problem well inside my budget.
    It's the spending now on extras to save labour down the line that's going to put the pinch on. One things for sure though mate. It's should get down the road pretty quick once it's finished:grinning:
     
  6. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    And that's totally what it's all about mate! :smile: I have big admiration for anyone who goes down this route, and probably a touch of envy when they have so much boooooost under the bonnet :smile:
     
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  7. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    @Sean197 @Pav
    Or anyone else...
    What did you boys do with the standard recirculation valve on Meg?
    Leave it on or upgrade to a Forge or dump valve etc...?
     
  8. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Leave it standard. Forge one is a waste of money and is apparently quieter anyway.
     
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  9. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    798
    Doncaster
    RB 200 cup
    Vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrm "psssh" :wink:
     
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  10. jamesgw200

    jamesgw200 Paid Member

    558
    cambridge
    Megane 275 Trophy
    dont put a dump valve on. Just a upgraded recirc so it holds the boost better and you get some flutter. Sounds like you run over a turkey.
    unfortunately the akrapovic on mine sounds like darth vader having an asma attack so i cant hear it that well
     
  11. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Don't fancy a dump valve. Loving the description of your recirc akra combo though:grinning:
     
  12. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    798
    Doncaster
    RB 200 cup
    Atleast it doesn't sound like a 747 jumbo tho
     
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  13. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    I'll kill myself if mine sounds like that jetliner..!
     
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  14. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Recirc valve doesn't help hold boost, the actuator does. Recirc valve directs boost away from the compressor when off throttle to stop compressor stall and subsequent damage to the compressor. It's basically a dump valve except it doesn't direct boost to the atmosphere like a dump valve does.
     
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  15. jamesgw200

    jamesgw200 Paid Member

    558
    cambridge
    Megane 275 Trophy
    o right. I was told to that it holds the boost better especially when mapped hense why i have one fitted.
    learn something new everyday :tearsofjoy:
     
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  16. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    from what I heard the recirc valve is good for holding the boost.even Paul said it when I was at RST..i would spend my money on one if I had the money..still waiting...but a standard one is fine too Ben...
     
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  17. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    im away till Friday Mes..will sort something out when I get back..many thanks
     
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  18. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Cheers Pav. How'd the Witch go on the run to Wales?
     
  19. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Had to chuckle at that mate. Know the story!
     
  20. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    brilliantly..she is spot on now..touch wood..going back home tmr so may give her a little beating :thumb:
     
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