Micah's Glacier White 220 Trophy

sevenfourate

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With some research ref what you're looking for - i think springs alone can provide serious bang-for-buck 'improvement' over standard. Be that softer, firmer, progressive rate, less crashy or just for the looks etc.

I think the point is; its finite customisation to your needs and no-one else's.

Hope you love them.....
 

Micah

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With some research ref what you're looking for - i think springs alone can provide serious bang-for-buck 'improvement' over standard. Be that softer, firmer, progressive rate, less crashy or just for the looks etc.

I think the point is; its finite customisation to your needs and no-one else's.

Hope you love them.....
Cheers Shuv.
Interestingly the rear springs were longer than standard, so we can only assume it does something different. I’ll take @Big Ben out again on Thursday and see if he notices the difference post-Spa.
 

Big Ben

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Cheers Shuv.
Interestingly the rear springs were longer than standard, so we can only assume it does something different. I’ll take @Big Ben out again on Thursday and see if he notices the difference post-Spa.
Very much looking forward to it:grinning:

As Shuv said there’s bound to be some improvement. Hopefully it’s what you were after...
 

nutnutwelshman

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I was about 110 though blanchmount not on it and 80 though pouon and 90 though Eau Rouge looking forward to July and October but remember iam a SLOW OLD MAN
 

Pav

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good to hear Micah..a coliover kit will improve its handling..can confirm this..
anyway,enjoy this Thursday....
 

rupe30

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Blanchimont flat in 5th and hold onto your nuts! (Don't suppose you were recording when i was infront were you?)

I'm so excited for a dry track day.. I reckon you're gonna see a good improvement with your springs. Tyres will probably hold you back though, 20 minute stints then cool down otherwise that tread's gonna disappear.
 

tombate911

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I was about 110 though blanchmount not on it and 80 though pouon and 90 though Eau Rouge looking forward to July and October but remember iam a SLOW OLD MAN
These figures in the wet from Easter I presume?
110 through blanchmount 1 I presume not 2?
80 into/though Pouon is pretty fast I know my exit speed was mid 80's due to the nature of the corners, entry was 70's for me and that was the limit of grip on the way in. Would be interested to see some videos with some data overlay if you have any. I'd imagine you'd have put together some fast laps with speeds like that?
 
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nutnutwelshman

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Have a lot ill go though its
Blanchimont flat in 5th and hold onto your nuts! (Don't suppose you were recording when i was infront were you?)

I'm so excited for a dry track day.. I reckon you're gonna see a good improvement with your springs. Tyres will probably hold you back though, 20 minute stints then cool down otherwise that tread's gonna disappear.[/QUOTE
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These figures in the wet from Easter I presume?
110 through blanchmount 1 I presume not 2?
80 into/though Pouon is pretty fast I know my exit speed was mid 80's due to the nature of the corners, entry was 70's for me and that was the limit of grip on the way in. Would be interested to see some videos with some data overlay if you have any. I'd imagine you'd have put together some fast laps with speeds like that?
It was my 14th trip Tom I had a few big moments but that' how I drive it you out in October too
 

rupe30

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My first twitch happened through there, gunning it around 105mph and the back end was going!! Poo came out I'm pretty sure.
Had a few twitches at Blanchimont 2 because I had to lift. Glad i brought spare pants.

I was about 110 though blanchmount not on it and 80 though pouon and 90 though Eau Rouge looking forward to July and October but remember iam a SLOW OLD MAN
Christ, I was 115 through blanchimont but entry to pouhon was max 60, just no grip through there for me
 
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peter

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Had a few twitches at Blanchimont 2 because I had to lift.
yeah, rule #1 at blanchimont is 'don't lift'. there's enough of run-off area to hop over the kerbs, steady on the green stuff and then lose speed on the tarmac behind.
 
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Micah

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Was meant to update this thread after Snetterton! Was a blast, car was great and the Cooksports have really improved the handling of the car. Just a shame I was on the Michelin's and not something stickier :worried:
Just a few pics...
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So, my next surprise purchase didn't actually turn up in time for the track day, and they actually arrived yesterday. Not too disappointed, as I'd have preferred them to arrive later rather than the day after Snetterton!
Apologies for the picture spam, but they just look so good on a clean white car :tongueout:
Sparco Assetto Gara (the poor man's OZ!) in 17 x 7.5J ET45 with 215/45/17 AD08R's - best price I found was from Demon Tweeks. The delay was due to them being sent from Italy.
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Before and after...
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Bit of pick up from Snetterton on my Super Sports. Only on the rears, so will swap them round to scrub it off when the Trophy wheels go back on the car.
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To me, the offset looks perfect, here are some close ups.
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Just about enough room between the wheel and the top lip of the rear wheel arch - it was my biggest concern when ordering these, as the Cooksports drop it just a fraction lower at the rear.
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Nice clean, shiny car in the beautiful Kent weather today!
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Trophy wheels taking a breather!
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Overall I'm very pleased with them. They really do look the part, and not too small compared to the 18's. But the biggest difference is the weight. Sorry to trawl this up, but @Marsch, the difference is night and day as @///M has been going on about lately. These aren't the lightest of wheels, but the standard 18's are truly tank-like in comparison. I cannot wait to get this beast back on track!
If anyone has made it this far, sorry :smiley:
 

-Eddie-

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That looks brilliant lowered and on the Sparcos. I’m getting the loan of a 220T from work in the couple of weeks for a weekend and can’t wait to try it out!
 
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Micah

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That looks brilliant lowered and on the Sparcos. I’m getting the loan of a 220T from work in the couple of weeks for a weekend and can’t wait to try it out!
Thanks Eddie, I'm mega pleased with the progress. The standard Trophy is very good, but I've just wanted to make this a bit more track focused.
I think you'll be suitably impressed - just remember to keep it in Sport/Race mode and manual for those cheeky upshift farts :tongueout:
 
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-Eddie-

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It looks brilliant. They are a great looking car, definitely a shape that has grown on me and I’m sure others!

I’m not saying I’ll buy one as I will be keeping my 200 for a while yet, but I’d love to change the other half’s car for one. Her commute is a round trip of 3 miles, boot space may let us down though but it can’t be any worse than her Juke!
 

Big Ben

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Bloody hell that was a long post!!

Worth the read though...

Car looks ace on the new wheels. Look forward to seeing how much difference the Yokos make.

Just need to book another TD now:wink:
 
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sevenfourate

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Brilliant update. Literally ! They look superb. You must be chuffed. I would be. Just the right stance and poke. Nice....
 

CallorFold

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Those Sparco's look cracking and the offset is on point! You're definitely not helping my ever growing shopping list haha
 

Johnny 99

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Was meant to update this thread after Snetterton! Was a blast, car was great and the Cooksports have really improved the handling of the car. Just a shame I was on the Michelin's and not something stickier :worried:
Just a few pics...
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So, my next surprise purchase didn't actually turn up in time for the track day, and they actually arrived yesterday. Not too disappointed, as I'd have preferred them to arrive later rather than the day after Snetterton!
Apologies for the picture spam, but they just look so good on a clean white car :tongueout:
Sparco Assetto Gara (the poor man's OZ!) in 17 x 7.5J ET45 with 215/45/17 AD08R's - best price I found was from Demon Tweeks. The delay was due to them being sent from Italy.
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Before and after...
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Bit of pick up from Snetterton on my Super Sports. Only on the rears, so will swap them round to scrub it off when the Trophy wheels go back on the car.
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To me, the offset looks perfect, here are some close ups.
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Just about enough room between the wheel and the top lip of the rear wheel arch - it was my biggest concern when ordering these, as the Cooksports drop it just a fraction lower at the rear.
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Nice clean, shiny car in the beautiful Kent weather today!
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Trophy wheels taking a breather!
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Overall I'm very pleased with them. They really do look the part, and not too small compared to the 18's. But the biggest difference is the weight. Sorry to trawl this up, but @Marsch, the difference is night and day as @///M has been going on about lately. These aren't the lightest of wheels, but the standard 18's are truly tank-like in comparison. I cannot wait to get this beast back on track!
If anyone has made it this far, sorry :smiley:
VERY nice Micah!
 
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