My RS('S) - Current Silverstone GP 30/50

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by nick's, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Wow what a collection of some nice cars there!
     
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  2. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    & me :sunglasses:

    it took 3 days to sell, I'm not missing it yet
     
  3. Adam_C

    Adam_C

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    Love the RB! very clean.
     
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  4. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    Mod's - Can you pls move to 'Projects / Progress Threads' section for me :thumb:
     
  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    done buddy :thumb:
     
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  6. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    Thanks Pav
     
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  7. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    Time for an update on the GP

    On collection, my drivers seat bolster was a bit shot, time for a repair

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    Luckily I've got a mate that works as a car upholsterer, new material from Capital Seating

    It came out really well, he wrapped the foam with felt for protection

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    Shuv's alarm bracket as mine was completely shot

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    Drivers side rear caliper had also seen better days

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    A good excuse for new discs all round, off side rear caliper, Ds2500 front pads, braided lines & RBF600 fluid

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    & a Pure Motorsport rear shim kit, was a bitch to fit

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    Next up, new PS4 rubber, TPI black lockers & centre caps

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  8. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    Like a **** I picked a small part of my steering wheel, bad move, in then peeled pretty bad, so I got hold of an old wheel & dropped it to my mate

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    Time for a new plate

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    & TrackM3's old Akrapovic Evo system, it cleaned up really well in the end

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  9. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    This takes us to August 17

    The family car

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    After booking it in with Mark at MRS & a 6 week wait, it was time to drop the GP off, 2 days before we flew to Gran Canaria for a week. Messages were interesting

    Mark was the only person that bothered getting back to me & answering all of my questions

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    Oops

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    back to RST

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    It made 270/325 which I was pleased with, the donor car was a good buy, in the megane it came from with a 3" exhaust it made 275/330

    Spec, R26 gearbox, 250 turbo, forged rods, Arp's, short shifter, forger actuator, recirc & intercooler, decat, 630 injectors, TTV flywheel, uprated clutch, Samco hoses, fresh fluid's & plugs, Powerflex engine mounts complete (except for the front top left), cam belt, water pump & aux kit.

    1 of my springs had snapped so I opted for a set of Grams while it was at MRS

    Collection day

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  10. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    Refurb'd megane gear knob with reverse in the correct position

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    Front pad change, I hated the DS2500

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    Time to enjoy it

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    More to come
     
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  11. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    That's a brilliant update..no messing about..happy with the conversion?
    Car looks top notch..more pics if your engine bay?
     
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  12. suj

    suj Gold Member

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    Finally an update Nick, lovely car and great to meet you mate.
    Cannot wait for how this turns out :smiley:
     
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  13. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    Love it to bits, money well spent

    There’s a few more under bonnet changes happening very soon, I’ll get loads of pics then
     
  14. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    Great to meet you Suj

    Heading out for this year's 1st ring trip on Thursday 3rd May, incase I forget to let you know

    I'll keep you posted
     
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  15. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Stunning update. Fantastic car. That is a huge torque figure!!
     
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  16. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    Pulls really really hard

    I'm taking it to the ring in august, can't wait
     
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  17. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    How’d you find the grams springs? I have them also
     
  18. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    If I remember, you recommend them Just before I bought them

    There not to bad apart from all the pot holes all over the place after all the frosts we've had & the ear ache I get when the Mrs is in the car

    They'll be off & for sale soon
     
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  19. JMR

    JMR Paid Member

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    Great thread Nick, some brilliant cars you've had!! (and by your own admission...some not so good :smile: )

    S3 daily and a Meg'd RS Clio - you've got a nice choice of 'what car to take?' every day.
     
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  20. Ruben203

    Ruben203 Paid Member

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    How about the pbs?
     
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