Jump to content

Welcome to the brand new 205GTIDrivers.com website! We hope you'll enjoy it! Read the full notice here.

  • Welcome to 205GTIDrivers.com!

    Hello dear visitor! Feel free to browse but we invite you to register completely free of charge in order to enjoy the full functionality of the website.

Rippthrough

[misc_work] Still Nothing To Do With 205's...

Recommended Posts

Rippthrough

Slightly wider new wheels :lol:

 

OldWheels.jpg

 

NewWheels.jpg

 

 

And a pic in the sunshine!

 

DSCF9561.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
welshpug

banded or new wheels?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough
banded or new wheels?

 

Made new ones, 16" instead of 15" so we can run Fedima Xtreme 2's, much deeper tread, wider side lugs, kevlar + steel banded sidewalls.

Edited by Rippthrough

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jimistdt

Where are you likely to run this season, is it a regional comp or do you get about a bit? So to speak. I bet the kids would love it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough

National series so we get around a bit, events list:

 

R1 - 13 March - Sidbury Hill

R2 - 25 April - Waterbeach

R3 - 29-30 May - Baden Hall

R4 - 27 June - Bleddfa

R5 - 25 July - Somerset (TBC)

R6 - 22 August - Sussex (TBC)

R7 - 18 September - Sweetlamb

R8 - 24 October - Ebbw Vale

 

 

Sweetlamb is about the best one to go watch, as the british championship and a northern series will be there too, all running the same weekend, followed by bleddfa and waterbeach imo, rest tend to be a bit wet and muddy for spectating!

 

 

 

Better quality video today:

 

Edited by Rippthrough

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough

New wheels:

 

BuggyClean.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough

Buggy2.jpg

Buggy3.jpg

Buggy4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
welshpug

tis starting to look a bit more beasty now, still getting heat issues?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough
tis starting to look a bit more beasty now, still getting heat issues?

 

Nah, she's fine now.

Just need to get rid of the roof mounted numberboard courtesy of Adam's shiny stickers!

 

And start dialling in the suspension settings, which'll be a long job.

Having trouble with it occasionally eating alternators but I think it's just the rpms and shock, trying a larger pulley on it to slow it down and see how that goes.

Edited by Rippthrough

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fast_eddie

Not been on for a while but good to see you working hard!

Any chance of more pics/vids of the v10 jobbie?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough
Not been on for a while but good to see you working hard!

Any chance of more pics/vids of the v10 jobbie?

 

It's not got that much further bar the interior going in to be honest, as it's in the middle of being shifted to some new workshops.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough

Forgot to post these two earlier:

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough

1st in class today, 9th overall

And there were a lot of big power 4wd guys there today, so pretty happy with that! :D

 

Would have been 8th but the throttle cable snapped 200yards from the finish line on the very last run, and we ended up finishing 4 seconds behind the bloke who was 8th, doh! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough

Bit more work on this now since the last race, stripped down and revalved the rear Fox dampers as the oil was knackered and the old bilstiens on there have lost some damping.

They're not revalvable though - sealed units - so I've altered the shims and pistons in the Fox's instead, as they're cooler running anyway.

Should have a bit more traction over the rough stuff and be a lot better landing and taking off over jumps, hopefully.

 

Stripped the rear calipers down and rebuilt those as they were sticking a bit, had all the nuts and bolts off the drivetrain and suspension and renewed the locktite as it tends to soften up after a few events.

 

Front upright has had a couple of new bearings again and a sleeve on the shaft to take it up to the next size bearing - see if we can get them to last longer than a season!

 

Also sorted out the number board by taking off the top where it looks bloody ugly and putting some proper stickers (thanks to Adam!) on the side of some Carbon/Kevlar panels on the side of the car.

 

Tweaked the airbox to get another litre of capacity in there just for a touch easier breathing for the engine, and sneaked a bigger filter in so it doesn't get clogged up as fast with the dust and mud.

 

Other than that, just routine maintaince - oils/filters/water/grease bushes/regass dampers.

And ready for the next race next weekend - novelty being ready this early for us!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nickmatthewsrallying

That looks like really good fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough

New numberboards:

 

NewNumber3.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough

2 first in class trophies, and this:

 

baden2195.jpg

 

:P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
oz.

I'd love to see you do that in your 306!

 

Well done on the trophies

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough

I'll do it if you pay for the repairs :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TT205

Looks ace well done mate :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough

Lots more work left yet, she still understeers like a bitch and the suspension is still only 2/3rds of where it wants to be.

Hopefully we can sort all that out bit by bit this year, and then see about another 100bhp :D

 

 

Understeer city!

 

baden1866.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
welshpug

more camber and more ballast, or lift off :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippthrough

Can't get any more camber without some serious chopping, bloody vw beam setup - 4000 bushings, shims, and bearings to wear and still fark all adjustment.

 

Going to move the fuel tank to the front I think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Joe-Tait

Cool toy :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SurGie

Sorry its off topic but,

 

Thats one way of building up your post count :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×