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Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:23 pm PostPost subject: Car Advice.
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Been thinking quite a bit recently about my car. Its an extremely good car, infact I love it BUT I want to do a fair few track days this year whilst fitting in a trip to the 'Ring. So here's the 'problem'-

For the Glanza to become track ready its going to need a few bob spent on it.

Clutch - I have one just need it fitting 200+
Brakes - 800+
Remap - 500ish
Rear ARB - 150
Adjustable Panhard Rod - 100
Track wheels & R888's - 500-600
Oil Cooler - 400+

Plus a few other bits and bobs I have probably forgotten. Anyway, thats around 2000+ worth of parts just to make it suitable + safe for track use. I cannot afford this in 1 go so will have to be spread out over a few months. This car is also my everyday car so won't be getting stripped out etc.

So my thoughts are, plough all the money into the Glanza or sell it and buy myself another 106GTi or similar N/A hothatch. Even thinking about an EK9 Type R, Cliosport 172/182 etc

I'm led to believe the N/A will be more track & everyday reliable than a turbo. Also, with a 106Gti it takes two minutes to strip and swap seats so I could put in a pair of buckets and bolt in cage the day before a trackday and for every other day have it fully kitted out with its leather seats etc.

I know the 106, EK9 etc will not be as quick as the Glanza, but theres more to straight line speed - right?

Any advice, comments, suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:45 pm PostPost subject: Re: Car Advice.
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easty-5 wrote:
I know the 106, EK9 etc will not be as quick as the Glanza, but theres more to straight line speed - right?


Yes but it rear wheel drive Wink

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Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:16 pm PostPost subject:
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firstly....

800 for brakes and 400 for oil cooler.... and a wee 1.3 lightweight car :! Seriously, you can do them MUCH cheaper! Designer names arent always the best option if thats why they are so expensive.

CAr - Go for an EK9. Arent they still silly money though?
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:56 am PostPost subject:
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You should of just kept your 106... hind sight and all that. Sad
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:00 am PostPost subject:
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I know tell me about it, prices are stupidly high. its closer to 900 infact for brakes and thats just for a pair of Willwood calipers, 3g disks and pads. you dont want to know how much AP and Tarox are. Alternatively i could go for a set of R33 4pots but i no longer have the facilities to fabricate brackets for them to fit. All the coolers suitable for a starlet seem to come from Japan so prices are skyhigh. I have been told to avoid the diy kits.

EK9's are still around the 5k mark.
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:36 am PostPost subject:
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I have R32 4pots you can have for free!

Oil coolers are mix and match! Check out the selection of sizes and row DemonTweeks offer. Also supply multiple sandwhich plates etc.
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:56 pm PostPost subject:
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Think automotive for oil coolers.. Their site is quite complicated unless you know what your looking for but they are very helpful if you give them a bell. You wouldnt pay anywhere near 400 and would come away with something tailoured to your requirements, ie hose lengths, fitting tpes, cooler size etc.

http://www.thinkauto.com/

Go for adams offer and pay someone to fabricate you some brackets. Im sure you can get some made for less than 900 Smile
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:29 pm PostPost subject:
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ThinkAuto are good, but charge over the odds too Laughing I got my kit from them, then realised its all parts they source from Mocal/Aeroquip etc. Do some research and find out thread sizes for oil filter to get a sandwhish plate... Thats all you really need to get right.

A 16row 150mm Mocal cooler will be fine, order 3m or braided line if you want it to look swish (rubber hose if not) and aeroquip push on fittings!

Are you after a remote filter kit too?
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:30 pm PostPost subject:
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Thanks for that. will have a look and give them a bell.

Yea taking adam up on his offer. just had a quick browse and found a fitting kit. 980 quid for spacers, disks, hoses and brackets and bolts. th Think this is goin to be more expensive than i thought.
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:05 pm PostPost subject:
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you just need the brackets.

Look on GTRoc or skylineowers etc for discs etc.

Standard discs will be ok for the paperweight!! We used the 4 pots on track and couldnt fault them! They were reburbed under 2years ago though, so that prob helped!
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:43 pm PostPost subject:
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Stick with the Galanza dude, its going to cost you more to buy another 106 and get it up to track standard, than it would be to prep the Galanza. Just spend your money wisely, and don't always go for the fashion labels!

EK9's imo are over priced, I'd look into DC2's if you wanted to go Honda Wink
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