As I always wanted to have my own track day car, I decided to turn my German GTi6 (S16 in Germany) into one.
Last year, I first collected some lightwheight C5 aluminies and some Nankang NS2R tyres:
Then I went to the Nurburg Ring.
That tasted like more! So, then I bought some additional goodies: OMP upper and lower strut brace, de-cat from Spoox, straight pipe from de-cat to Remus back box.
The lower strut brace still has to be fitted...
Then I went to the TT circuit in Assen where I did some laps with an instructor first. After lunch I went on the track where a absole c#nt in a rented BMW missed his braking point and slammed into my car!
But, this does not mean I quit! In contrast: a friend of mine has quit his track day car project and sold me his upgrade parts:
- GAZ Gold adjustable coil overs;
- BakerBM adjustable top mounts;
- GAZ Gold adjustable rear dampers;
- Xsara-306 revised rear axle;
- Peugeot Sport (?) roll cage;
- Peugeot Sport rear brake disks.
GAZ Gold with BakerBM adjustable top mounts. Never fitted
Roll cage and in the back the Xsara-306 hybrid axle
And from other sources, I collected: front wishbones with Powerflex Black P-bushes and Powerflex Purple front bushes, deepdish steering wheel with boss, OMP seat bases, door straps, and some other bits.
So, now we are in lock-up, I decided to do some work on the track day car:
Coil overs that are currently fitted. Most likely V-Maxx
While I am at it, will change these as well
This pipe needs to be replaced. Will fit an oil catch can as well
Even this unit is leaking
The window control unit, I want to fix in the space for the speaker
All the plastic trims have come off as well
Removed everything in the rear
The wire mess from the Gemel alarm
Rear part carpet: out
No idea what this connector is for
Bit of water under driver seat
Are these for the side airbags?
Again: sh!t load of wires from the alarm
End result so far
Gave the cars a good wash yesterday
Next on the list: Removing current coil overs, creating a bit space for the BakerBM top mounts, fitting GAZ Golds. While I am at it: change old droplinks for new, and wishbones for the one that has the Powerflex bushes fitted.
________________________________________My car park:
'96 Sigma Blue XSi6
'98 Diablo Red GTi6
'99 Onyx Black S16
All RFS powered!
Plus various other Peugeots