So little bit of an update on my modified GT.
Its been real fun enjoying the new power since Autolusso fitted the new front mount JTD performance intercooler. The difference is staggering. And the car feels and sounds so healthy. Have to remember she still has only 36 thousand miles on her and i really think she will get stronger as more mileage goes under her wheels.
So whats next. Well the first thing to address is the clutch. She let go good and proper yesterday on the way home from work. Its ok, i was expecting this. Infact i was pleasantly surprised the oem clutch took the new torque levels for as long as it did. Luckily i purchased a new stage 1 JTD performance unit a few month ago in preparation. So made appointment with uncle Ned next monday to have the new unit fitted, and some of Autolusso's new stock excellent Fuchs sintofluid gear oil.
Also second decision made is that i will be going for the GTA 330mm big brake conversion soon when funds allow, with Autolusso's performance friction pads and uprated brake lines. To be honest i cannot wait to have proper brakes again. My last project had big brembo's and going back to std GT brakes has been comically educational.
I will also be looking into WMI. Everyone i talk to in tuning the JTD says this really does make a hell of a difference. I also see it as great engine security and preservation when using higher boost levels. I would like to do track days this coming summer. So max engine cooling is key. As i go to the usa alot with my work the USA snow performance kits look a good option for me, and have a good rep for reliability.
I also fitted some Pirelli 235/40/18's to my clovers last week. I prefer the wider taller rubber than the oem 225/40/18 elastic bands. Better fast road ride quality, and give a chunky 1980's race look to the wheels..lol.
On Monday she goes in for paint at SPR coachworks for a week. The lads there do an absolutely amazing job. And although its miles away from my house its worth the distance getting her there. So will be nice to have all the vandalism gone from that some nasty mindless ****** did to her in November.
So the bun fight continues. I won't say this project has been easy cause it aint been. You have to really have a passion for a car to go to the lengths i have so early in my ownership, with a low mileage example. Yet i am starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. The engine is now super strong with all the work done. And with the new clutch will bring increased confidence in putting the power down. Just love my GT, nothing changes there.