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    Nugget 1.8T

    Hi everyone, after a few years off from owning a Corrado, I decided to buy this '91 1.8T that I found on Pistonheads. The interior wasn't in great shape and the Bilstein coilovers had seen better days. The engine conversion was carried out by Voodoo Motorsport and is running DTA standalone ecu and K04 turbo.

    IMG_20120930_135845 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

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    IMG_20120930_135907 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr
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    Stripped the car and bought a late spec interior from a friend, who turned out to have my Corrado about 10 years ago.

    FB_IMG_1474550781245 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    Didn't really like the rear lights, so went for a set of full reds.

    IMG_20130203_161056 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    Had a subframe and cross member lying around from a previous Corrado and had it shot blasted and painted black. New ball joints, wishbones, discs etc installed. The car came with Audi S2 front calipers and I fitted a set of HEL braided brake lines.

    IMG_20130228_213951 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    Full Vibratechnics engine mounts, wishbones and rear trailing arm bushes used, along with Powerflex for the cross member.

    IMG_20130123_211454 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr
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    Thanks Sean_jaymo, the plate didn't stayed like that for long! She's a '91, but the previous owner fitted a late spec bonnet and grill.

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    Heat wrapped the K04 downpipe and bought a few Forge goodies - DV008, turbo inlet pipe, EGR blankig cover and carbon engine cover. Also installed Lupo front wipers.

    IMG_20120916_133331 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    IMG_20150301_155124 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    To help the suspension, bought Wiechers carbon fibre front & rear strut braces, along with the front lower brace.

    IMG_20120904_081635 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    IMG_20120904_081704 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    IMG_20120916_155425 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    The Bilstein coilovers had seized solid and couldn't adjust the height, so a set of KW Automotive Clubsports coilovers with adjustable top mounts were installed.

    IMG_20140807_165338 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    8x17" Calibre Vintage with 205/40/17 Kumho V70 track tyres to finish it off. ET30 front and ET25 rear.

    I do car detailing when I can and gave the Corrado a 3 stage machine polish, topped off with Auto Finesse Illusion wax

    IMG-20141116-WA0003 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr
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    IMG_1710 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    IMG_0739 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    After doing a few track days at Silverstone and Bedford Autodrome, I managed to strip 3rd gear of some of its teeth

    IMG-20141215-WA0003 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    IMG-20141215-WA0004 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    I can highly recommend Abbey Transmission Services in Nazing. The gearbox was fully rebuilt with new diesel gears, Peloquin limited slip diff and uprated clutch fork

    IMG-20141215-WA0001 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    IMG_20141217_133946 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    IMG_20141217_133934 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    IMG_20141201_092047 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    IMG_20141201_092036 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    Also fitted a Epytec clutch release lever before the gearbox went in

    IMG_20150115_192812 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    IMG_20150115_192921 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr
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    Whilst the gearbox was out, I decided to fit a Forge baffled sump as the car does a lot of track days.

    _20141118_153114 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    IMG_20141207_134353 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr
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    Wanted to make the most of the new refurb gearbox, so bought a GEMA short shifter and will be installing the Gruven short shift for reduced side to side.

    arz_short_shifter by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

    My rear number plate holder was broken, so the Corrado got treated to a carbon one from LWS Design

    corrado_carbon_number_plate by Paul Taylor, on Flickr
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