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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:38 pm 
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thanks!!

I ordered a coilover-set from hotbits because my yellow koni's just arent good enough..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:49 pm 
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Thanks for sharing..i love seeing more track cars on here..


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:38 pm 
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Salto wrote:
thanks!!

I ordered a coilover-set from hotbits because my yellow koni's just arent good enough..
:mrgreen:


I've heard good things about hotbits. A friend uses them in his AWD Mazda 323 rally car and in the 3 years he has had them on and in use, has never once touched them.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:53 pm 
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Ok. Let's hope my set will be as good as his. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:22 am 
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Onboard video.. a bit boring.. bat still nice i think..

next time i will be shooting from inside the Swift

http://vimeo.com/40452987


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:57 pm 
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Changed my bonnet today, i'm hoping for a little bit better cooling

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I started stripping my valve-cover aswell..

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:48 pm 
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painted the valvecover
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green/yellow-ish headlight wrap
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:13 am 
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japanese car festival 29th of april on zandvoort cirquit, second round of time-attack.

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and.. I bought myself a New summer cruizer..

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:12 pm 
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Salto wrote:
thanks!!

I ordered a coilover-set from hotbits because my yellow koni's just arent good enough..
:mrgreen:


Definitely a good choice. I have been using hotbit suspension in my race car for the past 4 yrs. Great product. ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:22 pm 
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Yesterday @ zandvoort circuit:
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Suzuki Swift GTi vs Nissan Skyline R34 by Alex Kamsteeg, on Flickr

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Suzuki Swift GTi by Alex Kamsteeg, on Flickr

Had some cooling problems, so drilled some holes today :mrgreen:
Now looking for a bigger radiator...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:29 am 
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Love the work you do on the Swifts ;) Got any updates on the MK1?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:16 am 
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mk1 is drivable again, but still needs a new knuckle/hub/bearing.
But we updated the rest of the front suspension, and steering, so it should be better at the track.

The 30th of july is my next 2 hour track session, i hope the mk1 will be able too.

The hotbits-set which i payed 1400 euro for in advance, will probably never end up no this side of the globe, so i will have to do with my crappy suspension and still be 1400 ligter (fook).

Still killin evo's out there (on the picture above i was actually a full lap on the rear bumper of that 34 GTR)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:09 am 
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Salto wrote:
Had some cooling problems, so drilled some holes today :mrgreen:
Now looking for a bigger radiator...


Might be more airflow but is it going through the radiator or are you encouraging it to move around it? Perhaps better cooling by flow directing the air to the radiator and blocking air coming into engine bay to left of radiator (presume you have removed shield plate to fit turbo).

Using water and waterwetter only (not antifreeze)? Perhaps up pressure of cooling system with 1.3bar cap?

And importantly additional cooling through using a remote oil cooler.

Number of people racing turbo GTi's in Australia and this appears to meet their needs.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:48 am 
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Thanks for the input!

I think it's just my stock radiator that couldn't handle the heat..
It's a stock radiator handeling turbo-powazz at 30+ degrees, with me (newbie idiot racer) driving in anger++++
That on top of the fact that the stock GTI-bumper and the Swift engine bay lack the space to cool very efficient(as youprobably knowyourself :mrgreen:).
And my intake is a problem aswell (blocking the radiator and stuff).
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But updates are on the way..

-I'm going to order a new radiator tomorrow, should work a lot better.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CIVIC-92-00-EG-EK-ALUMINUM-RACING-RADIATOR-/200510470518?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2eaf5af976#ht_923wt_905

-Oil cooler and filter-relocation should keep oil temps down and mount my oiltemp-sensor again
-Oil temp gauge will be working again
-Watertemp gauge will be fitted so i can monitor this problem better
-Battery will move to the back for more space for airflow and cooling in general
-Complete Whiteline bushing set has been ordered

and then we go back to my usual trial and error.. :alien:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:23 pm 
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I think that you will find that oil cooler will make a big difference. Also allows you to move filter to somewhere else easier to access (with turbo standard location is a huge pain).

There are plenty of racers out there using standard radiator. I am also looking at upgrading the radiator in the future but I dont think this needs to be your first step and it wont be mine (I also worry a little about quality of a lot of the cheap china made "race" radiators, quality can be so variable and may not work as effectively as claimed, OEM is a better made more reliable item - generally).

If you have the money buy a real aluminium race radiator. About USD700 but designed and made by people who really know what they are doing http://www.pwr.com.au/#/view=products/s ... sb=Suzuki/ (their websites a bit of a dog but the radiators are really good :-P )

You can also do simple things like minimizing number of items in front on radiator or reducing their profile (air filter there doesnt help :) ).

You can also make sure your fan shroud is effective (ie. make sure all gaps are filled around edges so fan can pull air only through core). Blocking the gaps might sound like a minor thing but actually can make a big difference, air will take the path of least resistence and going around a radiator is much easier than going through it.

More room behind fan probably wont help. You need to understand if there is a pressure difference between front of radiator and behind radiator. If you can lower pressure behind radiator it will help air be pulled through core (with air going around radiator and not easy to escape engine bay the pressure behind the radiator might be quite high).

Is your bonnet vent allowing air to flow into engine bay or out? Towards front of bonnet air will flow out, towards rear air will flow in.

Go to autospeed.com and read articles on aerodynamics (will also help you with some of the cars other dynamics).

http://www.autospeed.com.au/cms/A_108646/article.html
http://www.autospeed.com.au/cms/A_2159/article.html

Buy a Dwyer Magnehelic Differential Pressure Gauge off ebay (they can be quite cheap 2nd hand). With some clever design and testing I think you can dramatically improve a range of aspects of your setup.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:11 pm 
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Thanks mate.

This winter we're gonna rebuild the engine and turbo setup, so most mods ar sorta temporary.
My current radiator isnt in the best shape, so i'll try this ebay one..
If it works it works.. if it doesn't.. well lots of cooling laps i guess.

well budget is tight too( i'm broke :mrgreen: )

We keep on improving the car step by step..and the biggest problem is still my own lack of experience and talent..

I'll keep you guys posted :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:12 am 
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thanks flying grape!

Now i want to drive around with pieces of wool taped to my car..
:mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:06 am 
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:lol: Know the feeling :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:47 am 
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testfitted my new oilcooler today :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:48 pm 
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Last week a mate of mine contacted me a mate of his was selling his turbocharged GTI with built block and everuthing.
So we went to see it and i ended up buying it.. Chassis was fubar, but the turbinetech(!) turbosetup is salvageble and the engine will have to be fully check it before we can judge.. So i will be driving a TD04 turbo @ 1 bar next year i hope.

Pictures and a lot of dutch blabla found @ http://www.deuce-7racing.com


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:02 pm 
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Great thread but whats up with that Baleno passing you on the track . Was that thing turbocharged too?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:44 am 
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Salto wrote:
testfitted my new oilcooler today :mrgreen:

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Looks good in that location. How much more oil would you say that you'd have to add, in using that oil cooler? And would you recommend an oil cooler even for a n/a but modified G13b engine?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:00 am 
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The baleno didnt pass me on the picture.
But the guy in the baleno has special kamikaze skills and a better suspension setup (mine Just sucks) behoren he sold it we were a few hundreds apart..

And i think an oil cooler is only needed when you do trackdays. Not for streetuse.
The size i'm gonna be using is prettig big, so will have to see wat the temps will do.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:21 pm 
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Salto wrote:
And i think an oil cooler is only needed when you do trackdays. Not for streetuse.


Really? Hmmmm. Tell me more Salto, you've piqued my interest even further.
My reason for considering one was the fact that our average daytime temps here are 32^C on a sunny day, plus the fact that my 35km commute to work takes at least an hour on mornings due to traffic congestion. Also, since I will be idling @ circa 1100rpm with the 210/340 cams, I thought a SMALL oil cooler may be beneficial for my daily driven gti.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:44 pm 
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A cooler isnt gonna help you when you're stuck in traffic..;)

I'm no engineer but i thinking in daily traffic you'd be fine as long as you don't push your car to the absolute limit.
I would buy a oil temp meter and a coolant temp meter to check out How high the temps get .. (shouldnt be anywhere near alarming)
If you were to invest in cooling, I would upgrade the radiator and fan first.


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