Tractor Boy

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by ///M, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    I'm more on the side of not mess with it and hope to god the manifold cat will be enough!

    :smiley:
     
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  2. Northloopcup

    Northloopcup Gold Member

    328
    AG 200 FF
    @///M I looked for you today, but couldn't see you!
     
  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Try the beer tent ?
     
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  4. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

    752
    b e l g i u m
    RB7 #166
    lol! my first thought exactly!
     
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  5. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Came over to your car twice mate but you weren't around. Next time fella.

    Car looked gorgeous. And seemed to be going well too :thumb:
     
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  6. Northloopcup

    Northloopcup Gold Member

    328
    AG 200 FF
    say what?! There was a beer tent?!
    Ah shame mate! Yeah definitely buddy!

    Cheers! How did it sound in action?? I have video, but it was taking a bit of time to get settled in with the car tbh. Cup 2's were fucking awesome though!
     
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  7. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Sounded great!

    Cup 2's are awesome indeed! Short life though. But a good one :smile:
     
  8. Northloopcup

    Northloopcup Gold Member

    328
    AG 200 FF
    Did you see me when I was having the battle with the white 200? Was proper comical! He had the better brakes, but I was able to exit quicker. Real nip and tuck stuff!

    I now know that ds2500's are no good up front as well, so it's going to have larger diameter 2 piece J hook discs up front and some ds1.11's. I'll replace the rears with some J hook plain discs to match. Currently on M tech discs all round.
     
  9. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Missed that mate.

    Been back today and have to say, the French folk did a WAY better job than the Germans. Especially on track.
     
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  10. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

    55
    2010 Renault Clio RS 200
    This, and I had heard it could take months...OE manifold: 1300€, new flexi's + welding: 160€
     
  11. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Thanks Ken, I'd expected a scary back-order scenario sadly. If it was just flexi's then I'd have no trouble getting a reconditioned one, but as it's a cat problem it's a little more complex unfortunately! :worried:
     
  12. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    So, no emissions lights for two months...

    Maybe a few cycles of VPower have cleaned things up enough. Hopefully...

    In light of this, and following a lengthy discussion with Sean at Jade Developments we think the best way forward is to get it on the rollers and get a proper idea how it's doing.

    Fingers crossed (like really) if everything is ok, we'll press ahead with mapping.

    Booked in with Engine Dynamics a week Tuesday. Had a good chat with Andy. Seems a really top bloke.

    #worried #hopeful
     
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  13. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    You know my thoughts !

    ENJOY :smile:
     
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  14. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    I think your hat is officially in the ring mate! Yes I know your thoughts!

    :smiley:
     
  15. matt9566

    matt9566 Paid Member

    627
    Barnsley
    Ultra Red R27 #91
    Good to hear Tractor Boy seems better, I had the same emissions light but also haven't had it since. I've fulled convinced myself it was due to fitting the Akra and the car getting used to it as I'd never had the light come on in the previous 3 years of ownership on the standard exhaust.

    Fingers crossed all goes well at Engine Dynamics, which I'm sure it will! I'm itching to get mine to Rs tuning but I've got other things to sort on the car first, maybe one day.

    P.s More pictures please :grinning:
     
  16. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    It definitely seems like the best way forward Mes, to get it looked at properly. I think we've all been there when some little issue has popped up and we've kind of 'hoped' it would go away over time... But to get a definitive answer will take a big weight off your mind, I'm sure.

    Good luck with it all!
     
  17. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Fingers crossed for you mate. I'm still not wholly convinced but at least I know once it's on the dyno we'll know for sure!
     
  18. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Exactly mate. As I said to Matt above, at least we'll have a definite one way or the other, and if it goes how we want it, we'll be driving away with it mapped at last. Will be good to finally get the most out of the mods.
     
  19. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Andy's a good guy Mes. Think you'll like him a lot. The map he put on my 197 first time round was very very good.
    My meg Clio will be going back there very soon. That says enough.
     
  20. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    you cant go wrong with taking your car to them..they are a very reputable garage as from our members reviews...
    let us know how he's done..
     

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