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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #45 on: October 18, 2020, 09:42:10 AM »
Regarding the wheels, I am not sure what wheel arches you will find to fit 9 inch wide, ET20 wheels.
My Kerscher wheel arches are an extra 2.5 cm wider, but, with my camber setting (a bit over 2 degrees) 8 inch wide wheels and ET 40 look just right. I am 99% if you were to go with Kerscher or something similar, the wheels will not fit, nor look good.

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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #46 on: October 18, 2020, 11:47:12 AM »
Regarding the wheels, I am not sure what wheel arches you will find to fit 9 inch wide, ET20 wheels.
My Kerscher wheel arches are an extra 2.5 cm wider, but, with my camber setting (a bit over 2 degrees) 8 inch wide wheels and ET 40 look just right. I am 99% if you were to go with Kerscher or something similar, the wheels will not fit, nor look good.
I’m think I may get the ABS motorsport S2000 arch kit man. Emailed them, said 30-40mm wider.

https://absmotorsport.co.uk/product/vw-golf-mk5-s2000-arch-set-4/


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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2020, 12:18:46 PM »
What wheels (diameter, width, offset) are they using in BTCC?

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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2020, 12:46:28 PM »
What wheels (diameter, width, offset) are they using in BTCC?
I should probably try find an old blog for that!


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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2020, 03:20:59 PM »
So last night I decided to get the engine out in order to give it a much needed clean (as you’ll see in pics below)





Disgusting oil everywhere!













Replacement turbo?









So plans are to pull the box off the engine, along with clutch and flywheel. Put the engine on a stand a strip it down, give the block a good clean and paint.

Get some bits powder coated (we have caged laser next door and very friendly with them )

Get the KO4 set up on it.

Order and fit a billet rocker cover - hoping to then put my catch can over where the charcoal canister was.

Whilst I have the box off the engine I’m thinking about having a diff fitted and 4th gear mod done. May as well chuck a SMF and Helix paddle clutch in.

Wanting some slimline fans also.

Probably more plans I’ve missed but will update once I get the engine on the stand and make a start.

Can’t see this being a quick bit of work. Many ££££ needed with those plans

Cheers all


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