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What happened to your 19"…wheels?
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They are in the garage. The part worn continentals i put on were castellated, and were giving me a headache on the motorway. So some new conti's to go on soon when funds allow. Love the wheels though Al, they look stunning on the car, and give it so much presence..

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They do look seriously good, not something on my radar, but probably as good as it gets
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Thanks Al..

Yes its nice to have my clover 18's and sexy 19's when the whim takes me.

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So a little update on the progress of my GT.

Been a busy week, firstly she had some new paint due to the vandalism done last November. Work was done by SPR coachworks. And what an excellent job they did. They do all the cars for Paragon Porsche so i knew she was in excellent hands. Lovely to have a mint car again.

The the last few days she was chez Autolusso for the fitment of her stage one JTD performance clutch. Big thanks to Ned and Wayne, thorough excellent job done as always. I had some fuchs sintofluid gear oil put in her too. Autolusso is stocking the Fuchs range now and i've always rated it highly.

The drive home was awesome. Just as Joel at JTD P said, clutch action is so nice, and pedal feel is lighter than oem. Clutch bite is lovely and smooth. So very happy with my choice. Also Wayne tweaked my map slightly so more boost, all safely within the limitations of my hybrid turbo. She really flies now. From 3k onwards in 5th gear its really something. The new turbo really comes into its own later in the rev range. I absolutely love the map, just solid linear power.

Its all coming together now. Power and great handling chassis. Next is brakes. Looking forward to that. Much needed now.

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Eibach pro S coilovers. Eibach ARB kit. Autolusso remap. JTD performance high flow downpipe. Bespoke spec Turbo Dynamics hybrid.JTD performance FMIC kit.JTD performance high flow downpipe. Autolusso de swirl flap mod.Autolusso Mocal oil cooler kit. Autolusso smf GTA clutch kit. GTA 330mm big brake kit.JTD perf inlet pipe.Wizard exhaust system. 19x8 OZ superleggera's.
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brilliant to see such commitment to the cause damien..

you are not taking any shortcuts at all..

mine is in with Loz friday for uprated clutch and I have taken your and loz's advice to do the quaife and eibach arb's whilst i'm there..

i've also just ordered the novitec light covers which give the lights more of a 159 look, and i'm having some cloverleaf badges put on, as with the 195HP map and quaife I think she qualifies..!

what do you have in mind for the brakes?
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Thanks Joe

Yes i try and get the best i can when i can. Research is key.
You are going to love the way your car puts the power down and handles when you get her back. I've checked with the Alfa gods and your GT qualifies for a clover badge..lol.

Brakes, i will be going for GTA brembo's and 330 set up with Autolusso's performance friction pads. I already have the 3.2 uprights i bought a while back in preparation. Cannot wait to be honest. Plus they will look dam sexy. And another bit of the car i will fastidiously polish.

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GTA brembo's are a good shout..what the HP now...any dyno info or just etimates.?

not that its important really but i'm just curious..

good to hear my cloverleaf badges are acceptable!..

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http://shop.alfisti.net/Tuning-Styli...ver::2774.html

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Hey Joe.

As far as dyno results are concerned i am waiting for a good petrol head friend of mine, to fit his new clutch to his modified performance audi, and we will go and have a day at a Rolling road to see what our perspective cars are producing.
I am hoping for anything over 200bhp and over 300llb ft. My gut and butt feeling is my GT is there now. She is now without doubt much faster and more responsive than my old remapped std turbo GT. Which was so much faster than my standard 170 cloverleaf. So for me personally this type of power in a GT jtdm is new territory. Next stage for my setup would be WMI. Then a live RR mapping session. But i want to enjoy her in this present state before going to that level. A decent brake setup is first and foremost.

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As far as dyno results are concerned i am waiting for a good petrol head friend of mine, to fit his new clutch to his modified performance audi, and we will go and have a day at a Rolling road to see what our perspective cars are producing.
I am hoping for anything over 200bhp and over 300llb ft. My gut and butt feeling is my GT is there now. She is now without doubt much faster and more responsive than my old remapped std turbo GT. Which was so much faster than my standard 170 cloverleaf. So for me personally this type of power in a GT jtdm is new territory. Next stage for my setup would be WMI. Then a live RR mapping session. But i want to enjoy her in this present state before going to that level. A decent brake setup is first and foremost.

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I've seen good maps on the 170's hit over 210BHP
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I've seen good maps on the 170's hit over 210BHP
Yes and with the Hybrid turbo i should get nice results. WMI is the key to consistent bigger power. Look forward to seeing how she fairs on the rollers soon.

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Think the curve of the power etc is more important than absolute figures.
I'd imagine Dameins will have a very broad torque curve and peak figures.
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Think the curve of the power etc is more important than absolute figures.
I'd imagine Dameins will have a very broad torque curve and peak figures.
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Think the curve of the power etc is more important than absolute figures.
I'd imagine Dameins will have a very broad torque curve and peak figures.
My 10v hit peak power (200bhp) at 3k rpm and held it to 4.5krpm, how about that for a broad curve

If you change up at 4,500rpm, you're still at peak power in the next gear up

Considering its rev range is 800rpm to 5,000rpm, its at peak power for just over a third of the engine's operating range which is pretty amazing!

The multivalve engines do pull better at higher rpms but there is nothing like the 5 cylinder for natural, effortless grunt at any engine speed.
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Yes I remember seeing that dyno and noting how hideously that torque monster was. After seeing that I thought Id I ever get the diesel it will be the 5 pot 10v.

Its just a monster of a unit. I always thought less valves but larger single valves just seemed to suit diesels.
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It just made 209bhp at Red Dots last rolling road day just a couple of weeks ago with its new owner, I think Wayne at Autolusso has been playing with the map. I'm not even at all worried about eeking out another few bhp on a 200k mile engine with the original turbo. It will be just fine. Those 10v engines are the motoring equivalent of Chuck Norris.
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They the same block found on the Fiat coupes per chance?
I know the 10v is older and heavier but its just a better engine. Even if they are shoehorned into a front wheel drive car.
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The architecture is very similar, I think some of the outer parts of the casting are different but to see them side by side there are few differences. Cylinder heads are quite different.
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It just made 209bhp at Red Dots last rolling road day just a couple of weeks ago with its new owner, I think Wayne at Autolusso has been playing with the map. I'm not even at all worried about eeking out another few bhp on a 200k mile engine with the original turbo. It will be just fine. Those 10v engines are the motoring equivalent of Chuck Norris.
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They are in the garage. The part worn continentals i put on were castellated, and were giving me a headache on the motorway. So some new conti's to go on soon when funds allow. Love the wheels though Al, they look stunning on the car, and give it so much presence..

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Don't fancy selling me your Cloverleaf alloys once the 19"ers go back on do you Damien?
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Seriously, I wouldn't sell the 18'' cloverleafs, they really suit the GT
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As much as i would like to help out a fellow GT owner, i wont ever sell my clovers, i love them. Sorry pal.

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Think the curve of the power etc is more important than absolute figures.
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So true Scotty.. And usable linear power. I really didn't like my last cars tuned 1.8t for this. I was at stage 2 with that car just under 300bhp with over 315llb ft of torque. Sounds good in the pub or on paper, but in real terms the power delivery was all up top..Christ you had to row the boat to get the dam thing to go properly. My GT's power delivery is so bloody usable and satisfying. Down a fast country lane power is always on tap. The new hybrids response in the higher rev range is so lovely, with non of the slightly out of puff top end feeling the original unit had. By the sounds of it I doubt its a match for Pud's awesome 2.4 but still i am chuffed to bits with the results.

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