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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm-Troll View Post
    I have a few Heico Bits on my T5 but I think Ill have to keep adding them. see if I can find an S60 T5 Heico kit lol.... I like the look of the C70 one...
    like this ST

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    The Heico piccies look the nuts but I wonder what kind of suspension mods have been carried out because I believe there is an inherent steering fault with the later C70 if you go anything bigger than seventeens.

    I am running an 06 C70 T5 in silver and apart from the roof control unit throwing it's hand in (400), thankfully under warranty it is a lovely relaxed drive.

    I can't help noticing though when I get back in my 96 854 T5 auto the build quality is light years apart.

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    If there was a fault with anything over 17inch why do they fit 18s as a factory fit extra?.
    Personally i would say the build quality is better in the new C70+ interior wise than the old 850s "ie" better plastics

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    Project Wobbly continues unabaited.

    Project Wobbly continues unabaited.

    Right - I am still not selling - so have decided to continue this thread as my own modifications project thread....

    I think there must be something in the water in Shropshire.

    Anyway I continue to spend, spend, spend - to bring you (& me) the best possible C70 as I see fit.

    Purely debateable whether this aim will be achieved and I do have a serious online shopping habit.

    Bought recently and fitted...

    Shiny cap for the oil filler cap. Like a magpie I have fallen for more of PFVs/IPDs shiny tat!

    Bought and still to fit...

    Rob's ex (intercooler)
    Samco sport hoses..
    short shifter kit
    Bluetooth integration kit for the Alpine IVA D310 head unit
    Ipod integration kit for the Alpine IVA D310 head unit
    HB3/9005 4300K HID kit for main beam.
    H1 Osram Night Breakers for Fog lights.

    Will someone take this credit card away?!!?!

    Anyway it's my birthday next week and this is all the excuse I ever needed.

    Still to do...

    Refurb 19s (or flog 'em)
    Data logging and final stage remap.
    Software integration to show boost gauges and other telemetry on the Alpine unit display.


    Will this make me more attractive to the opposite sex??

    No.

    Will anyone care that I have a 10yr old 130 THOUSAND MILE C70 with shiny bits in the engine bay?

    No.

    Should I stick the samco sport sticker somewhere prominent.

    Forehead - definitely.

    Views and abuse welcome. That's why I come here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbly Dave View Post
    Project Wobbly continues unabaited.

    Right - I am still not selling - so have decided to continue this thread as my own modifications project thread....

    I think there must be something in the water in Shropshire.

    Anyway I continue to spend, spend, spend - to bring you (& me) the best possible C70 as I see fit.

    Purely debateable whether this aim will be achieved and I do have a serious online shopping habit.

    Bought recently and fitted...

    Shiny cap for the oil filler cap. Like a magpie I have fallen for more of PFVs/IPDs shiny tat!

    Bought and still to fit...

    Rob's ex (intercooler)
    Samco sport hoses..
    short shifter kit
    Bluetooth integration kit for the Alpine IVA D310 head unit
    Ipod integration kit for the Alpine IVA D310 head unit
    HB3/9005 4300K HID kit for main beam.
    H1 Osram Night Breakers for Fog lights.

    Will someone take this credit card away?!!?!

    Anyway it's my birthday next week and this is all the excuse I ever needed.

    Still to do...

    Refurb 19s (or flog 'em)
    Data logging and final stage remap.
    Software integration to show boost gauges and other telemetry on the Alpine unit display.


    Will this make me more attractive to the opposite sex??

    No.

    Will anyone care that I have a 10yr old 130 THOUSAND MILE C70 with shiny bits in the engine bay?

    No.

    Should I stick the samco sport sticker somewhere prominent.

    Forehead - definitely.

    Views and abuse welcome. That's why I come here.
    well you dont need to worry about the opposite sex because you have a misses ,with the 19s back on your car looks nice .but i have 1 question you are putting all this stuff on and remapping it etc ,when are you going to learn to drive it lol
    its a joke dave ive seen your driving

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithy View Post
    well you dont need to worry about the opposite sex because you have a misses ,with the 19s back on your car looks nice .but i have 1 question you are putting all this stuff on and remapping it etc ,when are you going to learn to drive it lol
    its a joke dave ive seen your driving
    I thought Dave was an experienced off roader lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKESC70T5 View Post
    I thought Dave was an experienced off roader lol
    sure am! mind you the 2 experiences I have had - one over a hedge and the other spining out on a track day are more than enough for my lifetime.

    I have the Ipod adapter now fitted - the lead comes up inside the arm rest which is pretty handy.

    Sadly the BT handfree had to go back to Alpine as it was the wrong one.

    It's OK Smithy - I can take the comment in the manner with which it was intended. See you all at the track
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    to be honest i cannot wait to see how the car goes with all the mods you have done it should go well just plant your foot mate and go for it it should be fast

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    well I too am looking for some better results - but cannot remove the major flaw in the plan - namely the big nut behind the steering wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbly Dave View Post
    well I too am looking for some better results - but cannot remove the major flaw in the plan - namely the big nut behind the steering wheel.
    lol you could grease the nut to make it more relaxed mate lol.if i was you mate just spin the tyres to get them warm before going on strip and go for it your car can take it with them mods mate .

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    cheers mate - no matter what I do - I always get far too excited when the lights change.
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    bulb fettish

    Daresay we should rename this - Wobbly's C70 development thread.

    Ipod adapter was fitted for the Alpine Headunit - got a 16Gb 5th Gen Nano for my birthday 2 weeks ago. Very happy but search function via the display is slow. I also had to buy a Scorsche adapter so it can charge on the lower/newer 5 volt charge voltage.

    Put the egg crate grill (the full detail is imminent once the 19s are repaired and returned).






    Fitted the shiny new oil cap cover ages ago but today I also put in the
    • Short shift kit - disappointed the brass bushes for the earlier M56 don't fit but short shift is a success and I like it.
    • Samco sport hoses - except the bottom I/C which I will put in when I swap the I/C - fitted partly to indulge my inner chav but also think after 130K the old hoses were a bit soft.
    • HB3/ 9005 HID kit for main beam. Very bright indeed. I am now officially outed: Bi-Xenon
    • H3 Osram night breakers on the fogs - much better than the old ones - though not a perfect colour match.
    Still more to come yet but here are the pics.

    This also may be the first time you'll have seen the MY2003 front lamps.
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    hey dave get some pics up what where your times last year at york

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    I don't remember but they were nothing to write home about. Photos got lost but now reattached
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    More tuning is yet to come and the bigger FMIC.
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    well done mate with the shiny bits looking nice there

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    Well I did a mini Valet today and despite still being in her winter wellies - I still think she looks well?

    I used carlack 68 degreaser under the bonnet (under side) and engine bay. Rinsed and then dressed with Aerospace 303 protectant.

    Hand applied (no applicator used) one of my fav waxes (easy to use even in March!) -

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/ch.../prod_337.html
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    130,000 mile service & more bits

    I have to take my hat off to Tom @ HLM - the man has talent.

    I have been waiting a while to get the newly acquired intercooler- born out of the accident that T5ROB had in January - installed.

    Sometimes I think that maybe I should have had a go at getting it to fit, but given that it took Tom some hours with all the modern tools and a ramp to play with - I am glad I left it well alone, (Not that I am without talent when it comes to mechanicin' things)

    There was some additional fabrication involved to get the thing squeezed it - but you can only tell by looking at the slight gap in the plastic fairing at the top to see that anything has happened.

    Even managed to preserve the Air/Con and retain the plastic underfairing without too much plastic surgery.

    Very cool job - quite literally.

    We even found time to do a semi-scientific comparison of the manifold intake temps before and after, using the autologic.

    Overall on the same air ambient temp (9.75 degrees C) - in the morning and then later in the afternoon, there was a 5 degree drop for siimilar acceleration in the same gear for the new intercooler.
    Cruising temp was 2 degrees down on average.

    The max possible temp seen was about 10 degrees lower on the newer.

    However the new IC is far from light. It is anything but light!! I reckon this will help traction as the weight is forward of the front wheels! I am only guessing but I think it must be 3 or 4 times heavier than the OEM IC.

    Credit where credit is due. Tom worked patiently and diligently to get the work done.
    Top job from HLM again. Never let me down and the guys stayed on late to finish the rest of the service - and a big thanks for letting me use the wireless LAN to continue working.

    Having driven her a few miles now - it just seems to be getting better and better. I feel sorry for the front tyres.
    (sort of)
    I would hope to see if the rolling road is complimentary about the intake temp drop.

    Pic shows the new IC plumbed in just before putting the underguard back on. 19s next and some araldite. I have 120 decorative screws to glue in!! FFS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbly Dave View Post
    I have to take my hat off to Tom @ HLM - the man has talent.

    I have been waiting a while to get the newly acquired intercooler- born out of the accident that T5ROB had in January - installed.

    Sometimes I think that maybe I should have had a go at getting it to fit, but given that it took Tom some hours with all the modern tools and a ramp to play with - I am glad I left it well alone, (Not that I am without talent when it comes to mechanicin' things)

    There was some additional fabrication involved to get the thing squeezed it - but you can only tell by looking at the slight gap in the plastic fairing at the top to see that anything has happened.

    Even managed to preserve the Air/Con and retain the plastic underfairing without too much plastic surgery.

    Very cool job - quite literally.

    We even found time to do a semi-scientific comparison of the manifold intake temps before and after, using the autologic.

    Overall on the same air ambient temp (9.75 degrees C) - in the morning and then later in the afternoon, there was a 5 degree drop for siimilar acceleration in the same gear for the new intercooler.
    Cruising temp was 2 degrees down on average.

    The max possible temp seen was about 10 degrees lower on the newer.

    However the new IC is far from light. It is anything but light!! I reckon this will help traction as the weight is forward of the front wheels! I am only guessing but I think it must be 3 or 4 times heavier than the OEM IC.

    Credit where credit is due. Tom worked patiently and diligently to get the work done.
    Top job from HLM again. Never let me down and the guys stayed on late to finish the rest of the service - and a big thanks for letting me use the wireless LAN to continue working.

    Having driven her a few miles now - it just seems to be getting better and better. I feel sorry for the front tyres.
    (sort of)
    I would hope to see if the rolling road is complimentary about the intake temp drop.

    Pic shows the new IC plumbed in just before putting the underguard back on. 19s next and some araldite. I have 120 decorative screws to glue in!! FFS!
    nice job there mate and to keep the aircon too a credit to hlm.mine was a bit different to fit because of all the custom piping and i decided to take the aircon out because i had no need for it .also i have a new pressy too a 19 row mocal oil cooler kit now just have to fit it lol.


 

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