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  1. spoken to them. what nice people! have ordred the pins - thanks. also getting some solid ally interior door handles rather than the plastic coated ones they sell for the corrado and mk2. Should give me a nice quality feel.
  2. Darren, whats wrong with me in a mk3? 107k miles, P plate, total closure, unmarked three door in mystic pearlescent blue. ABS and my first car with anairbag. full VW history, and drives as if she were brand new, complete with unmarked alloys. I was so chuffed I can't tell you, and I got 1500 change from my G60 to put towards the mortgage after the impreza continues to cripple me. (btw, going on engine dyno on 16th june, if she breaks 900bhp/550lbft, I will let you know :D) miss the corrado, would say I should never have sold it, but needed to put the plate on something. whilst I am here, will someone please go to the dvla website and buy the number plates C11RGE, C11ARG and C11RGD, they would suit any forced induction car! trimsport link doesnt work, is it correct? would rather not go with chrome, but if there is nothing else immediately available.....
  3. thats an idea, but at the mo the car is totally standard, and I would like it to stay looking that way. don't want it having even a small degree of max powerness, thats what the main car is for!
  4. Guys, I need help. Have sold my corrado :( bought a 205 which I hated and since gone backt o my routes with a mk3 golf gti. Its not as pretty but as a second car it suits me fine and I needed a newer than M reg car to put on a number plate I dont want to keep on retention anymore. Anyway, I am wondering if you guys know of companies that make shorter door lock pins that cant be pulled up if the window is smashed and someone tries to hijack you or break in at night. I tried to ask on the gti site, but they review every message before it is posted and it never went up there, plus you guys ahve always been more friendly. I know that people into their corrados are routed in golfs anyway! Any help would be greatly appreciated
  5. sorry dubcharged, but just wanted to pick you up on something, turbo chargers do not like back pressure at all. the best exhaust on a turbo charged car is no exhaust since you want the largest pressure ratio accorss the impeller as possible in order to get it to spin as efficiently as possible. The only time you would ever want back pressure is before the turbo has spooled up, at which point the engine is effectively normally aspirated. On turbocharged engines, the torque gain realised by the turbo far exceeds that which comes from having high back pressure when offboost, so most of us choose to remove the back pressure just to bring the turbo in as soon as possible.
  6. Dubcharged, you havent seriously patented these chips have you? I only ask because I dont believe it is possible.
  7. hi guys, need some sat nav help of my own. have fitted a becker sat nav din size cd based unit but cant get it to behave. plugged in gps aerial and have connected up reversing light sensor and speed pulse sensor. Have tried twice to get it to work, this is what happened each time. when I first connected it up I was in bradford. I set my destination and waited the ages it took to calculate a route, it told me my current position (road name) and what I should do. at this point nothing else happened, it was not aware that I was moving. the road I was on remained the same (was correct when it found it) and the instructions did not change. when I checked current position (gps coordinates) it did appear to be changing. I gave up and listened to music instead. next time I tried it was recently. I removed the unit and checked the speed pulse wire connection (told by darren that it was blue and white and part of the iso plug) as I thought it was not getting a signal and therefore assumed I was stationery. the connections were fine. I input my destination and again waited the age it required. It then told me exactly where I was and what I should do, but once again, my current street address did not change, nor was I getting any nearer to the point at which I should turn left or whatever (should count down in metres). This time when checking my current gps coordinates, it did not appear to be changing. I bought the unit second hand for £250 and it is an excellent cd player so am not completely bothered, but since it came out of a mercedes or something, it isnt a recognised normally available product and I wouldnt know who to talk to to suggest how I might resolve the issue. nor could I take it to a becker dealer as it doesnt say becker on it anywhere, despite being obviously a becker from the design! My thoughts are it could be a dodgy gps antenna. although it worked initially to work out where I was at the beginning, it doesnt appear to be changing after that, so maybe the unit was lucky to get one reading from it and is struggling to get another? I seem to remember last time that it was at any one point telling me that it could see 6 satellites so I presumed it was working fine. Any other ideas people? ps. car is a G60
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    any ideas on who operate classic policies?
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    wanted to ask peoples advice on this. I am 25 and pay 1400 on my impreza with full no claims and living in london. Because the corrado needs to be insured too, I lookedinto insuring it. Impreza is a seriously modded import so I cant move from privilege who are currently insuring it as no one else comes close. I drive the corrado currently on the 3rd pary allowance meaning it isnt insured against theft at the mo. It is registered in someone elses name incase you were worried about that clause. I rang privilege and because its a second car, I have been with them for 6 years, and not claimed on the other car which is a high performer, they will insure me on the G60 for £1050 a year, despite having no no claims. That is fully comp and an entirely new poilcy which is unreltaed to the other so if I claimed for theft, I wouldnt lose my no claims on the other car. In that offerm they have given me an introductory discount of two years no claims, which they will award me if I leave them after a year. thing is , the impreza is costing me £131 for the remainder of the policy, the corrado is going to be an extra £90 or so a month. In this position, am just wondering who would leave it as it is, and who would pay the extra and start building a second no claims bonus, remember ing that if you dont use them at any one time for more than two years they die. So if I start building it I have to keep using it! pay £90 more or stay as I am? votes please.
  10. is this jeroen dik? if so I remember him extending a mk 1 golf some time back in the days when no one was fitting VR6s. I would doubt for a second the quality of his work, thee is just a big part of me that thinks why spend so much money on a car for seriously diminishing returns when you can still have an incredible example that maybe doesnt perform quite as well, but is in keeping with the designers plans. I love the corrado, wouldnt have bought one otherwise, I just think it is almost rape to make it four wheel drive. No questioing the skill to do it, and in terms of business sense it is a wise move in terms of showcasing capability of his firm. But I cant imagine there will be many JD customers who would go down the 4wd drive route. Unfortunately being restricted to fwd is a major limitation. In his position I would spend a lot of time focussing on getting the corrado standard chassis to handle te same 350bhp that his 4wd is.
  11. why bother sticking a heavy 4wd system into a car then giving it only 350bhp. surely would have been better off leaving the corradot o whats its good at and buying something like an impreza or evo. Imprezas can weigh in at 1100kg ie less than the 2wd corrado but can be taken to 500bhp in a chassis that is relatively standard.
  12. sorry I wasnt clear in the physics lesson before guys. all circuits in a car are obviously parallel to eachother, else yes if one died the lot would fail, plus 12v would not be enough. But if considering one circuit, such as the lighting for one headlamp, then along the link between the battery and the bulb and back, it is a series circuit, and all the voltage drops along that path must add up to 12v and all the currents will be the same at any point along that same path.
  13. Or does the tensioner take up the slack? plus has anyone bought a chip that raises the rpm limit on their G60? been told that the 8v head may not be able to cope with an extra 500 to 1000 rpm.
  14. we are all new to this forum, but welcome anyway.
  15. Current in a series circuit is the same everywhere, only the voltage drops.
  16. dont mean to be rude, but I cant imagine the additional length of wire will drop the P.d. by 2volts. If it did it would be getting seriously hot and would have to have massive resistance. Are you sure there are no diodes etc in the wire you are removing? on another note, my favourite mod has been whatever p.d. did to my air box to get me the induction roar I now have. Where do I go for a chip and pulley then? Can feel the car crying out for more power now and think it would make a worthwhile difference.
  17. Have to say thankyou to darren and mike and p-d motorport. It went in for a supercharger rebuild, came back with a stage 4, new head gasket new cam belt supercharger belt pas belt cam belt tensioner spark plugs air filter induction roar mod :D - love it oil filters accelerator cable brake discs brake pads. In short, they had the car a week and all I can say is it feels like new. I didnt know these things needed doing until I saw the parts that came off. Had the AA take it to them as the charger was making noises. Rather than just fix it and send it on its way, they gave the car a once over and found a seized cam belt tensioner (rock solid) and leaking 8v composite gasket rather thant he G60 steel one. All I can say is thanks guys for being so thorough. Hate to admit it, but having broken down the bill, it was bloody good value! Can definitely recommend them, and will be using them again. Thanks guys. Now, can anyone confirm to me that the noise from a milltek exhaust isnt that loud? plus I dont want a boy racer style back box, would rather it looked standard. what does the milltek like. more importantly, how do I get the power and torque of darrens car? Chip and pulley? if so, where from?
  18. not my thing really. I dont believe in forced induction without dropping the compression ratio. Decent NA cars are 10:1. running 10:1 with low boost is really a little lame if you ask me. AFAIC if you are going to do it, you have to do it properly, this means low compression forged pistons, and billet rods, with some decent head work. Aside from that, it never occured to me that the 2.9 was such a heavy engine. I presume these are all steel blocked? the engine in the impreza is entirely ally (apart from bores and rods of course), and if you are fairly strong and ahve a good grip, can be lifted by one man!
  19. thanks for the responses guys, very helpful. Its all academic as I have bought the G60, but I didnt buy it to mod it. Personally would not want to deal with some of the companies mentioned as I had horrors with them in my old golf days when one of them supplied me with a dash board. I got the impression I was being conned, was sorted eventually, but a word of warning, dont get an amateur to put a mk 3 golf dash in a mk2 car! Anyhoo, darren etc already has my car and will do until hopefully this weekend. I suspected the charger might be on the blnk so I had the AA take it to him/them. Turned out my charger was lasting well, the fact that my cambelt tensioner had seized made me feel all the more better about sending it to them to get everything done in one go. I take it darren has a good rep on here then? he certainly seems to know his stuff, has been very helpful on pricing and has lept me informed all the time. So far have been very happy. Must admit, at first I thought it was the general consensus to go to jabbasport etc. who seem to have cornered a market. Is there anything special about the likes of jabbasport and tsr? so far I prefer the personal style of service I am getting, plus darren seems to genuinely care about what happens to the car!
  20. when I bought my g60 last week, I had no idea that the vr6 was the replacement for the G60 as the flagship model. I bought the G60 cos it was cheaper, but am just wondering, if more power is sought, surely it is much easier to get extra power from a forced induction car than a 2.9 litre normally aspirated? I admit that you can always super charge/turbo charge the vr6 but that is a lot of work. money in changing engine internals etc. If you arent going to go too wild, doesnt this make the G60 a far better and cheaper proposition for modding? also, without changing internals, what are the realistic limits of tuning of the g60? I shouldnt really think about this, but without the impreza finished, the tuning bug will simply attack my other car! thoughts would be most appreciated.
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    Xenon headlights?

    I have a fast car that looks shite (subaru) so I suppose I fall into the second category. Have never tinted windows in my life, although the 22B came with dark rear glass and back windscreen, and since it isnt a film, there is nothing I can do about it, plus I kinda want it to look standard! Have never put on a large exhaust except for when it makes a difference to performance, eg. turbo charged cars :D!
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    Xenon headlights?

    lol, are nova boys hated by everyone? I thought it was just the biggots on scoobynet, but it would appear they are the scum of the car enthusiast world! poor guys, we all have to start somewhere! thankfulyl I chose the golf!
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    try privilege and most of all aplan. privilege are covering me on 500bhp worth of impreza for under 2k! I dirve the corrado thrid party and register it in someone elses name! but then am 25 with max no claims, no history, claims etc. greenlight have been known to be dodgy with my friends. They wont touch imports, but I guess that doesnt affect you lot. A friend of mine declared all his mods but not the power increase. then bragged about it on the net and had his results published on a dyno website, showing a 140bhp increase over standard, needless to say when he had a total loss claim, greenlight found a way of not paying, and he has lost about £30k as a result. Think he contacted the ombudsman, and is trying to sort something. not heard horror stories about adrian flux, but will remember. try elephant as they are cheap, as are tescos for younger drivers. as I said, definitely sticking with privilege and track days are no extra cost!!! :D
  24. Is it possible to convert from the sliding bar to the later style heater controls? I think theese are the only thing which really date the interior, apart from possibly the dash board LED status indicators. Would like to be able to swap to later style, but not at the expense of ruining the function. Will only bother if the final product is literallt completely factory. Had a mk 3 golf dash put in a mk2 some time ago and the conversion was awful and simply didnt work. Ended up paying to go back to a mk2. Was a bloody nightmare! Whilst I am at it, can you retro fit air con?
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    corrado sunroof mod

    Guys, dont you find there is somethign quality about a steel roof? I much prefer it, and find the car looks better with it as it doesnt interupt the colour of the roof and emphasizes the lines. I would change to a glass roof if you paid me the costs of doing it and did it for me. Must say I am concerned about my mechanism going, but then I never use the roof anyway. This is the first electric sunroof I have had, and certainly the first tilt and slide, its quite a novelty but all I can see myself doing is tilting at most. My has a pirhana alarm which closes the windows. Is the standard car equipped with total closure or has mine just been fitted with after market window lifters, because the alarm doesnt close the roof. I could test this, but I have sent the car away to have the supercharger redone and a whole list of other things. (thanks pd!).
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