The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#16 Post by Cromp85 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:21 pm

Im 99% sure at least the R8 exhaust back box will fit. I fitted the OE backbox off a 1.8 MGZS to my 220GSI as a cheap mot fix. The ZS mid pipe looked the same as mine, but im not shure of the front flange as i did not need to replace that pipe.
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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#17 Post by The Origina lNom » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:58 pm

All pipes have arrived. So has Christmas and the lower temperatures, I'll try and get the interior swapped over during the break. Also got an R 25 that needs suspension mods to take it to GTi spec.

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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#18 Post by The Origina lNom » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:32 am

After the Christmas break,
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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#19 Post by The Origina lNom » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:56 pm

Ouch
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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#20 Post by Vinny1979 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:48 pm

Bilstein make shocks for the r8? :o
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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#21 Post by The Origina lNom » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:01 pm

No its a 400 RT bubble. :)

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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#22 Post by The Origina lNom » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:32 pm

Slow progress.
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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#23 Post by The Origina lNom » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:59 pm

Have now fitted the wide bore manifold and Frankensteined the rear pipes and boxes to fit.
Losing power away from the lights and not much more in top of rev range.
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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#24 Post by 1234dist » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:46 pm

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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#25 Post by The Origina lNom » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:41 pm

After surviving a search expedition into the black hole It feels a little like turbo lag when accelerating from a standstill up to 3000rpm
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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#26 Post by The Origina lNom » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:55 pm

I am now about to try 420D front springs to give me the perfect ride height.
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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#27 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:35 pm

Great thread. Any pics of the car? :D
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Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

#28 Post by The Origina lNom » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:01 pm

Pics of car to follow when it has been cleaned.

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