B16Swt's Turbo/Track Build

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  1. jesse888

    jesse888 Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven Staff Member Donator

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    early 2000s are making a come back!
     
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    EK9 Matt Well-Known Member

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    I have experience of early 2000 moddidng.....:fapfap: Screenshot_20170610-135449.png
     
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  3. B16Swt

    B16Swt Boosted Staff Member Donator

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    Haha I think not!
     
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    Bring back those angel eyes haha!

    Looks good its surprising how much weight the fibreglass resin adds
     
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    B16Swt Boosted Staff Member Donator

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    Lots of sanding has been done, and plenty more to go!

    I’ve got a nice smooth curve around the bumper now. Put some more filler in to smooth out a few imperfections. Two more days of sanding and blending and she’ll be somewhere near ready for primer.
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    B16Swt Boosted Staff Member Donator

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    I think I’ll pass on the lights! Haha

    I think when it’s finished the bumper won’t weigh much more than a standard bumper tbh. I’ve cut allot out.
    But there is a fair bit of filler in places lol!
     
  7. B16Swt

    B16Swt Boosted Staff Member Donator

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    First coat of primer. A few imperfections I need to sort out but so far so good?

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  8. Deans96r

    Deans96r Attempting TRACK! Donator

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    I like that a lot mate well done!
     
  9. jesse888

    jesse888 Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven Staff Member Donator

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    youd never know that was an oem bumper with a chargespeed lip!
     
  10. B16Swt

    B16Swt Boosted Staff Member Donator

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    Last load of primer! I’m happy with how smooth it looks now.
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    Not too bad for rattle cans
     
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    B16Swt Boosted Staff Member Donator

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    So what do you think? It’s not perfect but it’s pretty good imo.

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    Will get it fitted on the car soon!
     
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    Deans96r Attempting TRACK! Donator

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    Spot on! Can’t wait to see it on the car
     
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    B16Swt Boosted Staff Member Donator

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    Cheeky test fit after work, excuse the poor lighting.
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    Will be doing some other bits on the car on Friday so will get some better pictures then.
     
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    Today was my day off! So I spent my day working on the ek9!

    Got the nearside boost pipe done, although I’m not 100% one of the silicone joiners will last long lol

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    Front bumper mounted and I put the byc air dam I had lying around on the bottom edge. I can’t fit the splitter as my old one is too small for this bumper!!

    Quite happy with how it’s turned out.
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    Probably not to everyone’s taste! But I like it!

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    Better photo of the tuned by sticker.

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    Bit of a shame the airdam doesn’t reach all the way around, will probably get another one but it’s not essential.

    Also have the engine a service, engine oil change and new spark plugs. All looking good in there.
    I wanted to have a play with the oil pressure relief valve so I took the sump off and put a 2.7mm shim in to bump up the pressure a bit.
    My car has always been on the low side when it comes to oil pressure.
    But after doing this mod the pressure seems much better!
    Must of been just a weak spring.
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    Having the pan off also gave me a chance to inspect the internals, all looked good.

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    That’s better!

    Next on the list is new suspension bushes on the front lower arms.
     
  15. Deans96r

    Deans96r Attempting TRACK! Donator

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    That’s front bumper is minted I love it lol
     
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    Cheers man I’m happy with it!!!
     
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    Another thing I realised when I was doing the oil pump shimming the spring was slightly bent, I put the lack of oil pressure down to this! Anyone else seen weak springs or seen a slight bend in them?
     
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    For the front bumper could always paint the edges that the air dam doesn't cover Black to make it look less obvious.

    I like it, Hopefully will see a difference with intake temps with it fitted channelling air right into it.
     

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