Damian, I'm taking my time on this. You've trail blazed and I'm slowly following your trail of smoking tyres. Next on the cards is to be able to slow down as quickly as I got from zero to quick, GTA and brakes come to mind.
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Enjoy the modification journey. The later 330mm GTA brembo setup is a really lovely thing to have at this kind of power. I would recommend performance friction uprated pads too. The confidence it gives you is another level.
I think its bloody awesome for the community to see what this little 1.9jtd can achieve, and thanks to Autolusso without a huge outlay. And how much usable power can be had. To have the reliability factor too, once the car and engine is sorted. I use my car hard on and off track, with a high degree of mechanical sympathy of course. I get high 40's/50mpg and the depth of power the hybrid gives never ceases to put a smile on my face. I was holding off some fast multi cylinder machines on track.
As to FMIC and exhaust. Well for me the extra flow was an added bonus, always good to release some back pressure on a tuned turbo car. I have the FMIC and WMI, for me both made a difference in the way i use the car, especially now i want to continue doing track days. These mods are niceties not necessities for fast road. And are more preventative medicine, maintaining intake temps and power. More combating heat soak.
The standard GT exhaust system is not the most restrictive in the world. Plus boosted diesel engines tend to run cooler than their petrol cousins. The price of a decent exhaust system is not cheap, neither is an installed WMI kit. Probably talking nearly hybrid turbo kit money again for both.
With this type of increase in power i would be looking into upgrading the brakes. Autolusso does a set of performance friction pads for the standard GT callipers. Which make a major noticeable difference. But the oem+ way to go is with the GTA 330 kit. I went with GT 3.2 uprights, and had them powder coated. But i now hear there is a bracket you can buy in Italy, to fit the brembo callipers to the 1.9jtd uprights. Which will make the conversion more financially feasible.
"Who thought diesels could be this bloody fun"
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.
"big thanks to Ned and the lads at Autolusso"