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Old 13 July 2018, 10:32 PM   #151  
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Some further progress today...

Got the car out



Swapped the centre caps to STI ones





And tidied up the rear disc that had started to rust... Still have the pax side to do


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Looking good

I'm loving the AD08R's on my JDM hatch (18")

I have them on the Type R too (17") and was concerned in 18" with the super stiff sidewall the ride would be harsh... which it isn't

Great tyres, great car
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Looking good

I'm loving the AD08R's on my JDM hatch (18")

I have them on the Type R too (17") and was concerned in 18" with the super stiff sidewall the ride would be harsh... which it isn't

Great tyres, great car
Thanks and I agree, fantastic tyres, great all rounder
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Great thread, thank you! Was there a noticeable difference between the Michelin ss and the yokos?
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Great thread, thank you! Was there a noticeable difference between the Michelin ss and the yokos?
The Michelin Pilot Super Sports are a great road tyre and better suited if you mostly drive on the road. On track they get hot and ‘greasy’ quite quickly, they also have quite a soft side wall.

The AD08R’s perform much better on track, handle the heat better and have a stiffer side wall. This comes at the cost of some compliance but I happily use them as an all round tyre like many others.
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Thanks; AD08R'S sound much more like the Potenza re070s that the spec C hatch was built on. Unfortunately 245 40 18's are only available in Japan, so I will have to get wearing the Michelins out!
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Thanks; AD08R'S sound much more like the Potenza re070s that the spec C hatch was built on. Unfortunately 245 40 18's are only available in Japan, so I will have to get wearing the Michelins out!
I would concur with your RE070 comparison - The Yoko's really seems to suit the car well
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Cleaned up the pax side rear disc





Pretty happy with how they look now



I’m contemplating doing the ‘free caster mod’ if anyone’s done it I’d be keen to hear your thoughts
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One thing I’ve always wanted to do to the car is change the steering wheel...



After much deliberation... Damd or retrim the OE wheel

I decided to have the OE wheel retrimmed by Royal Steering Wheels. Really happy with the result, very high quality.
I went with black alcantara with black stitching.

Easy to swap too..







Cars just about there now, a few bits to tidy up then off to RCM for a service.

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Another picture of the new steering wheel...



Free caster mod...
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Full Spec of the car to date:



STI front lip spoiler & skirt
STI black interior trim kit
STI panel filter
STI lower arm bar
STI pillow ball lateral links
STI pillow ball trailing arms
STI bracket & link set
STI 21mm front anti roll bar
STI 21mm rear anti roll bar
STI Grp N engine mounts
STI Grp N pitching stopper
STI Grp N gearbox mount
STI Grp N cross member bushes
STI Grp N diff support bushes
STI Grp N diff mount assy
STI Grp N exhaust mounts
STI Grp N rear top mounts
Whiteline Com C front top mounts
Bilstein B14 coilovers
Cusco rear hub pillow ball bushes
RCM wishbone pillow ball bushes
RCM catch can
RCM Grp N baffled sump
Milltek exhaust system
Zircotec ceramic coating
Odyssey PC925 battery
Retrimmed OE steering wheel
CAE ultra shifter
Schroth Profi II-FE ASM harness
Recaro Pole Position ABE seats
Recaro side mounts
Recaro sliders
Planted seat bases
AP Racing 6 pot front brake kit
AP Racing 4 pot rear brake kit
AP Racing brake pads
Goodridge brake hoses
Speedline Turini wheels
Yokohama AD08R tyres
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Nice spec - that must drive very nicely
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Old 29 July 2018, 04:38 PM   #163  
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Just need a Litchfield turbo now...
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Great car ! Perfect mods
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This is really nice! Do you feel a difference on track with removal of the rear spoiler? I quite like that look.
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Just need a Litchfield turbo now...
I wouldn’t disagree with you

Have you experience of any of them? (400 or 420?)

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This is really nice! Do you feel a difference on track with removal of the rear spoiler? I quite like that look.
Thanks

I’ve not had it on track since removing the spoiler but my blob type uk survived a fair few laps of the ring spoilerless so hopefully it’ll be fine.
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I wouldn’t disagree with you

Have you experience of any of them? (400 or 420?)
​​​​​​Yes I have a ceramic coated LM400 with RCM equal length headers and RCM parallel fueling. Mildly mapped atm to about 360bhp. A little bit more lag than the VF but so much more power and torque consistently through the full rev range. I'm hoping to cut some lag with a 20% meth mix and see where I can push the power on a standard top mount, maybe 420ish?
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​​​​​​Yes I have a ceramic coated LM400 with RCM equal length headers and RCM parallel fueling. Mildly mapped atm to about 360bhp. A little bit more lag than the VF but so much more power and torque consistently through the full rev range. I'm hoping to cut some lag with a 20% meth mix and see where I can push the power on a standard top mount, maybe 420ish?
Is this on a spec c and is it the billet version ? Why did you only have it mapped to 360bhp ?
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Is this on a spec c and is it the billet version ? Why did you only have it mapped to 360bhp ?
Yes I also have a hawk spec c. Previous owners map but there's deffo much more to be had
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Nice car in every way, credit to you Nic.
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