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    Hi guys, car is in th garage getting more bits done but opening up a question to anyone with track experience or experience with setting up a track car?

    I have no idea on this but general what is best for handling when setting up a car for a track for grip? im looking at adjustable camber arms and want to be able to set the car up just for track but have no idea where to start really. The rear of the car lets loose quite easily, but I think that might be more me with letting off the accelerator, but the rear antiroll is set to the firmest setting which maybe I should reduce?

    What tires should I be running for track days as well, im currently on PS4's but looking to get a set of wheels just for track.

    Open to any recommendations etc as well.

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    8 Pot Ksports are now finally on the car, they should defenitly help with being able to stop it now.

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    Right so had the hybrid has been refurbished by AET up north which is getting fitted on the car at the moment. Car will then get mapped after thats on, so it will be good to see what its really running.

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    So turns out the Airtec stage 4 kit (Intercooler and boost pipe) doesnt fit the car, and also struggling with space to fit the external setrab oil cooler. cannot find a place at the front for it really, so going to need to rethink where this is going to go, as I do want it on the car.

    The current bell intercooler is the biggest off the shelf unit you can buy for these cars, which is still quite small for the power its running. Going to have to start looking at water meth I think.

    Also just having a new TCV popped on at he current one was failing.

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    Right so turbo went on and got a question for anyone that might be able to help as I have run into a few problems.


    On the standard K16 the car was running fine on 405bhp, as soon as the K16 hybrid went on the power output was 320bhp


    The mapper said the wastegate pressure wont increase about 30%, it just flats out.


    Couple other guys, helping me with the build mentioned: Crack in the manifold where the wastegate flap sits as a crack around it wouldnt let it build boost.. also be worth checking the wastegate is setup properly as it maybe too loose to hold and boost.. sure psl would know what preload it needs.. just wants a vac pump to set it up.


    Just wondering if anyone else has experience or knows anything on the above. Boost solenoid has been changed as well, this didnt fix the issue.

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    That's a big drop in power for what should be an upgrade that should develope more power, does sound like the wastegate isn't shut properly, as you said It is probably best to check it and set it up with a vac pump, rule of thumb is the hole in the actuator rod should sit half way across the wastegate peg so the actuator needs to be compressed to slip the rod onto the peg, then you can check it with a vac pump. Also you can then add a half turn or more if required to the rod to get exactly the target pressure you require. Hope that helps and good luck.

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    right so .... mostly bad news and maybe some good news? I have no idea really.

    Managed to find the leak from the turbo with a smoke test and seal that, but there were still some major issues. The turbo is just spitting out oil really, just putting it down to a poor refurb job by AET. So anyway the K16 hybrid has been pulled from the car and the standard K16 has been popped back on again. I think this is the end of the road for power wise, maybe in the future I might try another route ... be thats it for now really.

    Anyway swapping the oem boost solenoid with an electrical one as well which should be nice.

    Car should be done this week finally ready to visit the tracks again.

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    As projects go they always need work.

    Anyway the car map was finished on the standard K16 and ran a healthy 407bhp, the turbo still has room but the heat in the engine bay is a massive problem.

    So the only route is water meth as I currently have the biggest intercooler you can fit off the shelf before having to go custom.

    Also now correcting the airflow from the intake to the turbo as there is a size difference from the intake cone to the maf, and then a different size from the maf to the intake pipe which will be reducing air intake.


    Also found that my custom exhaust from flux fabrications that I have had about 1 year and a half now or nearly 2 of not much use has completly split the center box. Pretty unimpressed by it really, looked good but defenitly did not last long at all.

    Driveshafts at the moment look a bit worn, but they are still the oem driveshafts on the car and the mileage is 157k now which is pretty good.

    getting some bonnett vents on there to let some hot air escape as well as replacing the fogs with some piping to channel air flow to where it needs to go.

    So still a bit of a list to get on with at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpiemagic View Post
    As projects go they always need work.

    Anyway the car map was finished on the standard K16 and ran a healthy 407bhp, the turbo still has room but the heat in the engine bay is a massive problem.

    So the only route is water meth as I currently have the biggest intercooler you can fit off the shelf before having to go custom.

    Also now correcting the airflow from the intake to the turbo as there is a size difference from the intake cone to the maf, and then a different size from the maf to the intake pipe which will be reducing air intake.


    Also found that my custom exhaust from flux fabrications that I have had about 1 year and a half now or nearly 2 of not much use has completly split the center box. Pretty unimpressed by it really, looked good but defenitly did not last long at all.

    Driveshafts at the moment look a bit worn, but they are still the oem driveshafts on the car and the mileage is 157k now which is pretty good.

    getting some bonnett vents on there to let some hot air escape as well as replacing the fogs with some piping to channel air flow to where it needs to go.

    So still a bit of a list to get on with at the moment.
    Usual ups and downs of car tuning, make a few improvements and then find the next weak point or hiccup, I used an AEM water/meth kit and never looked back sorted a load of issues in one go....well chuffed with it.

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    Gave the car a bit of a shake down with a run up to Santapod for a day on the 1/4 mile to see if I can better my time. Car ran faultless so smooth all day, was brilliant. And did it all on a single tank of fuel! around 260 miles there and back and a day on the 1/4 and didnt fillup till I got back home (wasnt even on reserve) defenitly wasnt pottering around going there or coming back.

    So previous PB was 13.6 with most of the day struggling to get any traction and getting more times in the 14's

    With the addition of a smoother map and and an LSD, my new PB was 13.3

    a bit of improvement and more consistant times than the last visit, but the tires are defenitly letting me down (They are 3 - 4 month old PS4's) So I think next year im going to ditch the PS4's and change to some semi slicks.

    Grabbed a second set of Midir alloys (Again) and fitting some winter boots on those for winter driving.


    Couple of other things coming up that will need doing, the oil cooler pipes are looking a bit worn. Ordered some airtec replacement silicon ones, link below if anyone else is looking for a replacement:
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    Also going to replace the driveshafts soon before they fail. I am still on the original driveshafts for the car on 160k now. Car has been doing tonnes of hard work, they should of gone years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpiemagic View Post
    Gave the car a bit of a shake down with a run up to Santapod for a day on the 1/4 mile to see if I can better my time. Car ran faultless so smooth all day, was brilliant. And did it all on a single tank of fuel! around 260 miles there and back and a day on the 1/4 and didnt fillup till I got back home (wasnt even on reserve) defenitly wasnt pottering around going there or coming back.

    So previous PB was 13.6 with most of the day struggling to get any traction and getting more times in the 14's

    With the addition of a smoother map and and an LSD, my new PB was 13.3

    a bit of improvement and more consistant times than the last visit, but the tires are defenitly letting me down (They are 3 - 4 month old PS4's) So I think next year im going to ditch the PS4's and change to some semi slicks.

    Grabbed a second set of Midir alloys (Again) and fitting some winter boots on those for winter driving.


    Couple of other things coming up that will need doing, the oil cooler pipes are looking a bit worn. Ordered some airtec replacement silicon ones, link below if anyone else is looking for a replacement:
    https://www.airtecmotorsport.com/pro...y-coolant-kit/

    Also going to replace the driveshafts soon before they fail. I am still on the original driveshafts for the car on 160k now. Car has been doing tonnes of hard work, they should of gone years ago.
    13.3 is a good time, my PB is 13.4 and ran consistant 13.6's and as you mentioned tyre's are the key, I was on full slicks for a lot of the 13.6's but I did feel these were too hard and difficult to get some good heat into before a run, I would like to try R888's again next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    13.3 is a good time, my PB is 13.4 and ran consistant 13.6's and as you mentioned tyre's are the key, I was on full slicks for a lot of the 13.6's but I did feel these were too hard and difficult to get some good heat into before a run, I would like to try R888's again next time.
    Yeh was mega happy with that time, did it on the 2nd run of the day and then managed it again towards the end of the day. But then spent the rest of the day in high 13s and in the 14s.

    Nice, 13.4 is really good! what tires were you running? and do you do that burnout at the start? I dont really understand this part, and not sure how long I should be there doing it for.

    was thinking along the similar lines there and getting some R888's on for next year. They should defenitly do the job there and on track im hoping. Will start gutting the car out as well this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpiemagic View Post
    Yeh was mega happy with that time, did it on the 2nd run of the day and then managed it again towards the end of the day. But then spent the rest of the day in high 13s and in the 14s.

    Nice, 13.4 is really good! what tires were you running? and do you do that burnout at the start? I dont really understand this part, and not sure how long I should be there doing it for.

    was thinking along the similar lines there and getting some R888's on for next year. They should defenitly do the job there and on track im hoping. Will start gutting the car out as well this winter.
    Set my 13.4 on old worn out r888's with a good burnout, I have since changed to bigger maf and injectors but need to get some road time to get some data on how this is working. P.S. if your going to do a burnout at the start of your run, drop the tyre pressures to compensate for it .

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    Not much change at the moment, recently got the standard winter wheels back on with some winter tires.


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    Car just passed its MOT so all good for another year, but the mapper at the garage found a new setting on the ME9 ECU on a Focus ST225 which shares the same ECU as mine. They recon they would like another try at mapping the K16 Hybrid again on the car to see if we can control the boost. I havent sold the turbo yet, so thinking of revisiting this, but will need to get some water meth in as the car with the current power is already running very hot.

    Have also started returning the car back to a nice clean oem look again after all the mods. So it has a new front bumper and will be spraying all the calipers back to an oem silver colour. Next thing this winter will be to strip the rear of the car and get some bucket seats.

    I have seen some roll cages as well and spotted some lower cost adjustable roll cages, are these worth looking into? or just not bother with these?


 

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